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Beethoven Symphony No 9'
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9" undoubtedly a great performance: the power of this interpretation is so compelling, its beauty so moving, and the solo quartet is, I imagine, as good as you could find " - Gramophone
A historic version of one of the most famous classical works ever, recorded at the occasion of the re-opening of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus in 1951.LP 1
1. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral': I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral': II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto
1. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato
2. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 'Choral': IV. Presto - Allegro ma non troppo - Allegro assai$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ska Me Forever (Awaiting Repress)Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra celebrates their 25th anniversary with the release of their new album, Ska Me Forever.
The legendary ska band's 19th album boasts a dynamic blend of rock, jazz, ska and punk, and features the lead single Wake Up! with Asian Kung-Fu Generation, plus fan-favorite covers of Cafe Tacvba Eres, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and the classic Latin ballad Cielito Lindo.
From the beginning in the late 1980s club scene in Japan, Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra rose to fame in their native country and have taken their acclaimed live show worldwide, performing to festival audiences in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, including Glastonbury, Supersonico, Coachella, and Vive Latino. The band has collaborated with Manu Chao and Fishbone.1. Damned
3. Wake Up!
5. Tennessee Waltz
7. Down Beat Stomp
8. Ska Me Crazy
9. Storm Ride$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Speakers Corner) (On Sale)
It was clear from the start that Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with its air of solemnity in the final chorus, which calls for brotherly love just as the New Year comes in, would become a musical part of our world's cultural legacy. Hundreds of minds, Beethoven researcher Karl Nef prophesied, have been set in motion by this music in the most varied ways, and it will continue not only to bestow pleasure upon countless thousands, but also to stimulate mental life right at the most fundamental level.
There are certainly only a very few truly cerebral interpretations which stand out from the fathomless mass of recordings. One of those upon which "The Absolute Sound" journal has stamped its coveted seal of approval is the recording with Georg Solti and his perfectly honed symphony musicians from Chicago. Here, this usually somewhat daring baton-wielder plumbs the very depths of the score and allows Beethoven's rich abundance of ideas to ferment into a great whole.
The four soloists prove their worth as first choice for the richly detailed and balanced synopsis of this fissured work. They captivate us as much in the solo as in the group singing with their natural and expressive intonation. The dry, very present sound highlights the fact that this is an artistic performance at the highest level.
- Pilar Lorengar, Stuart Burrows, and other soloists
- The Chicago Symphony Chorus & Orchestra
- Sir Georg Solti (conductor)
Recording: May 1972 in the Krannert Centre of the University of Illinois, Chicago, by Kenneth Wilkinson and Gordon Parry
Production: David Harvey
Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve
About Speakers Corner
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.$69.99 $52.49 Save $17.50 (25%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (On Sale)Ludwig van Beethoven's "Symphony No. 9 in D
minor, Op. 125" (also known as "the Choral"), is
Beethoven's final complete symphony. Completed
in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known
works in classical music. "Egmont Overture, Op.
84" by Ludwig van Beethoven, is a set of incidental
music pieces for the 1787 play of the same name
by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. It consists of an
overture followed by a sequence of nine pieces
for soprano, male narrator and full symphony
orchestra. Beethoven wrote it between October
1809 and June 1810. The "Leonora Overture No.
3, Op. 72a was composed in 1806, and is the most
successful of the three Leonora overtures.LP 1: SYMPHONY NO. 9 IN D MINOR "CHORAL", OP. 125
1. I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
2. II. Molto vivace
3. III. Adagio molto e cantabile 1
1. IV. Presto
2. IV. Presto - Allegro assai 1
3. Egmont Overture, Op. 84
4.Leonore Overture NO. 3, Op. 72a$37.99 $28.49 Save $9.50 (25%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock