Favorite Beethoven Ninth Symphony?

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rklein

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Re: Favorite Beethoven Ninth Symphony?
« Reply #20 on: 6 May 2016, 10:26 am »
My favorite is the 7th.

While I was a student at The Curtis Institue of Music I performed in the clarinet section of the Philadelphia  Orchestra on ocassjon.   When an orcestra member(past or present) passed away, during a rehearsal, the orchestra would always play the second movement of the 7th symphony. 

As a performer, while the 3rd, 5th and 9th are so powerful, the 7th will always hold a special place in my heart.

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Re: Favorite Beethoven Ninth Symphony?
« Reply #21 on: 10 Jul 2017, 06:15 am »
George Szell conducting The Cleveland Orchestra
My favorite as well.

But my Beethoven favs are his 3rd - Eroica and 6th - Pastoral.  BTW, Tyson, Sony put out the full monty of Szell conducting the CSO performing all of Beethoven's Symphonies in 2016.  Sorry if this is old news. :duh:

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Re: Favorite Beethoven Ninth Symphony?
« Reply #22 on: 10 Jul 2017, 03:16 pm »
The only 9th in my possession is David Zinman with the Tonhalle Orchestra. I love Karajan though and thought I had it. Most ofthe others are
solti, Klieber.