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3.0 out of 5 stars Middle ground, 16 July 2012
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This review is from: Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Audio CD)
A lively account that was recorded, well, live in 1994 at the Edinburgh International Festival.

That means the sound does suck a bit and lacks the sonority of a controlled environment but it's not haunted by anything atrocious (e.g. a tuberculosis outbreak) and there's a certain punchiness to it, although I would enjoy more bass where appropriate. It takes a movement for the orchestra to get into its 'enlightened' mode but after the poco maestoso, they don't look back. The lovely flute playing that can be found in the middle movements is worth the patience and maybe even the price of the disc itself.

When it comes to period performance of the Ninth, Gardiner is still my preferred choice, but this is an inspired, albeit a little disjointed record.
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Initial post: 23 Oct 2014, 05:27:30 BST
Yi-Peng says:
Mackerras takes his place up there with Jeggy and his team when it comes to the new-school historically-sensitive Beethoven performances. Have you had the chance to compare this to his 2006 Edinburgh version with the Philharmonia? The Hyperion cycle is absolutely magnificent and right up there with Jeggy, HvK 63 and Chailly. And, I might add, Abbado's maroon box. I'm wondering how you might feel about this Hyperion Beethoven project?
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