Beethoven’s Ninth was hotly debated amongst listeners and music critics at first. But his setting of Schiller’s "Ode to Joy" in the final movement is now sung by classical music fans and many others as a matter of course. However, the catchy theme is deceptive, and the choral writing is in fact much more difficult than it looks. Dizzy heights and frequent contrasting tempo changes demand absolutely everything from the choral singer: here, every detail has to work, for this movement is ultimately the crowning conclusion of the 70-minute symphony.
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Performers: Renate Behle (soprano), Yvonne Naef (mezzo-soprano), Glenn Winslade (tenore), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (basso) – Rundfunkchor Berlin, SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg – Michael Gielen