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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh what Joy to have the best remastered!!, 10 July 2003
This review is from: Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.5 & 6, 9 (Audio CD)
Herbert von Karajan's Beethoven Ninth from the complete cycle made in the late 1970s has been a high recommendation for this bulwark ever since it first aappeared. Finally, DG has done a thorough remastering, and the results are incredible. The Galleria issue (415832) was a keeper as it was; I've used it as a hi fi demo for years. I never dreamed it could be improved upon. But it has been. It appears this has not just been remastered, but entirely remixed. The balances between the instruments is much more realistic now. The Galleria issue seems almost sterile by comparison. Just listen to the first few minutes of the finale. The sound of bass violin strings being plucked almost drowns out other sounds in teh Galleria, but there is a great subtlety to it in teh new issue. This is worth the price just for the ninth alone. No hesitations. Even if you own other ninths, or prior issues of this recording, get this one.
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Initial post: 4 Jul 2011 14:32:59 BDT
crocus wood says:
you are right bout the nineth been outstanding..one of the best versions ive heard
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