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CRQ 453 BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN D OP. 125 'CHORAL': OTTO KLEMPERER PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA: VIENNA FESTIVAL 07​.​06​.​1960

by Otto Klemperer, conductor

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Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer, conductor Broadcast recording of a live performance given in the Musikvereinssaal Vienna on 07 June 1960 as part of the Vienna Festival
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Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer, conductor Broadcast recording of a live performance given in the Musikvereinssaal Vienna on 07 June 1960 as part of the Vienna Festival
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Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer, conductor Broadcast recording of a live performance given in the Musikvereinssaal Vienna on 07 June 1960 as part of the Vienna Festival
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Wilma Lipp, soprano; Ursula Boese, mezzo-soprano; Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Franz Crass, bass Chorus of the Vienna Singverein Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer, conductor Broadcast recording of a live performance given in the Musikvereinssaal Vienna on 07 June 1960 as part of the Vienna Festival

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D Op. 125 'Choral'
Track 1: Allegretto ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
Track 2: Molto vivace - Presto
Track 3: Adagio e cantabile - Andante moderato
Track 4: Presto - Allegro ma non troppo
Wilma Lipp, soprano; Ursula Boese, mezzo-soprano;
Fritz Wunderlich, tenor; Franz Crass, bass
Chorus of the Vienna Singverein
Philharmonia Orchestra
Otto Klemperer, conductor
Broadcast recording of a live performance given in the Musikvereinssaal Vienna on 07 June 1960 as part of the Vienna Festival

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released April 14, 2021

'On 25 May [1960] Klemperer flew to Vienna to conduct a complete cycle of Beethoven symphonies with the Philharmonia. The change of scene seemed to bring about a sudden revival of his energies. The critics marvelled that so frail a body could deliver performance of such power. Their doyen, Heinrich Kralik, wrote that the second concert had confirmed and strengthened 'an impression' of truly authentic Beethoven', even if the tempi were sometimes slower than Vienna was used to. On 7 June the Ninth Symphony brought the cycle to a triumphant conclusion...Karl Lobl, the critic of the Express, could not recall a performance to equal it: 'Klemperer hardly conducted...Sometimes he seemed only to be listening. But what tension and intensity, what virility in the organic growth of the movements..., and what clarity of structure, what melodic expressiveness in the slow movement and hymn-like ecstasy in the finale.' Bruno Walter was also in Vienna, to conduct a farewell concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Klemperer attended his rehearsal of Mahler's Fourth Symphony. It was the last time the two conductors met: Walter was to die in California less than two years later.' - From Otto Klemperer: His Life and Times: by Peter Heyworth, Cambridge University Press 1996, page 285.

Klemperer's 1963 Vienna Festival performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection' is available on CRQ CD422

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