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Old 3rd April 2009, 10:15 PM   #1
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Anyone got a recommendation for a good recording of Beethoven's 9th (or 7th for that matter)?
I've got the Von Karajan version from the early 70's, love the performace but the sound quality is bad - not sure if it was badly recorded, or because it's been 'digitally remastered'..
or maybe I'm reaching the limits of my system.

Sound is cluttered and quite harsh, hard on the ears, particularly at volume (which is the only way to listen to Beethoven)

I only listen to it about once a year when my delusions of grandeur surface... good for drowning out the counry from next door too...
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Old 5th April 2009, 04:35 PM   #3
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I just picked up Christopher Hogwood conducting The Academy of Ancient Music doing the complete Beethoven Symphonies - definitely worth checking out - gives a fresh view of the master.
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The definitive 7th in my mind is Guido Cantelli with the Philharmonia Orchestra on EMI.

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Probably unfashionable and not sure what's available on cd but I have always liked the recordings of Ernest Ansermet and the Suisse Romande Orchestra on Decca.

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Nothing unfashionable about Ansermet. He is one of the most musical conductors ever and of course his Decca recordings are extremely well done - some of the best orchestra sound out there.

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Old 22nd May 2009, 06:48 PM   #7
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Any other suggestions? I'm interested in this as well
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Old 29th May 2009, 02:23 AM   #8
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Yeah same here. Any great orchestra's playing this currently in the Hollywood area?
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Old 31st May 2009, 01:21 PM   #9
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I have no definitive answers to your question unfortunately.

I was always of the opinion that Deutsche Grammafon were at the apex of recording technology and in choosing the best versions of any musical work.

I am less certain of that now.

Linn claim to be unequaled in this field but I can't verify this as I have no Linn recordings. One day, maybe.

Beethoven's 7th from Linn.
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Old 31st May 2009, 02:37 PM   #10
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I used to think DG made great recordings but as my system has gotten better they sound thin and not nearly as good as the Deccas or even Phillips.

I like Jochum's Beethoven 7th on Phillips, probably no longer available. Kleiber's on DG is an amazing performance but the sound is pretty bad.

For the 9th Furtwangler was a real ear opener for me but the sound (although passable) is not the greatest.

Schmidt-Isserstedt did a beautifully recorded complete set of the symphonies for Decca that I enjoy very much, probably would be pretty hard to find though. Ansermet's set also has great sound.

It's fun to listen to many recordings of great works like this, everybody has their own way of looking at them. I'll have to look up the Cantelli - thanks. Ansermet was wonderful wasn't he?

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