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Old 30th April 2005, 03:01 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend the best 'audiophile' grade recording of this? I have the Harencourt (sp?), CD, but I just feel that it is lacking and...muddy..

I have the ability to do DVD-Audio if there is any good recordings of it, however I will only be using this in stereo so multichannel is not an issue.

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herbert von karajan's 9th used to be the standard of comparison
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I thought I had read here on this forum about a great distaste for DG recordings.
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Solti on Decca. Can't comment on whether it's the best recording available, but it's a superb performance.
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Solti on Decca. Can't comment on whether it's the best recording available, but it's a superb performance.
IIRC he did more than one recording of the 9th.,

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In that case, the one I have in mind is the 1987 recording with Jessye Norman and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus on Decca 417 800-2.
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Shouldn't you guys be having this discussion here?

Covers that are arguably better than the originals:
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Shouldn't you guys be having this discussion here?

Covers that are arguably better than the originals:
Only if you've got a recording with Beethoven conducting that's worse than the covers.
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AFAIK he never conducted it by himself (it is difficult to conduct if you are deaf!). To be more exact he never even heard it by himself !!!!

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