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Mahler: Symphony No.9 [Live]

Herbert von Karajan Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (22 Sep 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B0000C24J3
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,980 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Andante comodo
2. Etwas frischer
3. (Horns)
4. Mit Wut. Allegro risoluto
5. (Brass)
6. Bewegter
7. Wie von Anfang
8. Ploetzlich bedeutend langsamer (Lento) und leise
9. Im Tempo eines gemaechlichen Laendlers.Etwas taeppisch und sehr derb
10. Poco pił mosso subito (Tempo II)
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Disc: 2
1. Rondo-Burleske. Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig.
2. L'istesso tempo
3. Sempre l'istesso tempo
4. L'istesso tempo
5. (Clarinets)
6. Tempo I subito
7. Pił stretto
8. Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zurueckhaltend
9. Ploetzlich wieder sehr langsam (wie zu Anfang) und etwas zoegernd
10. Molto adagio subito
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Almost too perfect 1 July 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this CD to supplement the studio recording made 2 years earlier by Karajan and the BPO that I have on LP (also available on CD Mahler: Symphony 9, Kindertotelieder, Ruckert Lieder). The performance is impeccable and the recording excellent. My only reservation is that it is almost too perfectly polished, for example near the end of the finale, the strings are so smooth that they lack the emotionally searing effect achieved in the studio recording.

However, in my view this is the best all-round CD available of Mahler's 9th.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply sublime 26 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is the stand out recording and reading of this lovely work. It is Karajan's second recording and the great man, for me, did not record enough Mahler.

The adagio is simply stunning. This can be highly recommended.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Karajan's Mahler Reaches Its Peak. Incomparable. 16 Mar 2008
By Philoctetes TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
There have been many fine Ninths from the world's super orchestras. Recent recordings from Abbado and Rattle in Berlin received acclaim and let's not forget the 1979 Bernstein recording - his only time with the Berliners.

Karajan's live recording is quite unique within his discography. barely two years on from the award-winning studio recording, he sanctions the release of this stupendous, devastatingly emotional performance captured at the Berlin Festival. As is well known, it is breathtaking in its playing and in its conducting. The sound is excellent and the current Gramophone Award Winners issue is very affordable. If you're ready to tackle the Ninth, you couldn't do better. Karajan really locks onto the philosophical victory being dramatized here.

Amongst the very greatest recordings by this prolific team, just how much so was brought home to me again recently while listening to the eloquent but comparatively safe Haitink/RCO version.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime & Powerful 29 Mar 2009
By Scriabinmahler TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Karajan's live version of the 9th is more powerful and profound than his earlier stereo recording and it matches Bernstein's outrageously explosive live recording on DG in depth and profundity. Karajan really knows how to achieve maximum emotional intensity and richness of Mahler's orchestration and to capture the sublimity of this amazing music.

If you are after super-profound performance of 9th, I can not recommend this one more alonside Giulini, Maderna, Bertini, Svetlanov and Horenstein's powerfully moving performances not to forget James Levine's amazing account on RCA.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great symphony 6 Dec 2013
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it's is a symphony to listen carefully because it interprets the slow abandonment to death and waiver to fight .
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