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Classic Archive 085 - Otto Klemperer

Agnes Giebel soprano | Marga Hoffgen alto | Ernst Haefliger tenor | Gustav Neidlinger bass
New Philharmonic Orchestra
Otto Klemperer

Otto Klemperer was one of the most important conductors of the 20th century and certainly one of the most original and atypical figures among the great German maestros, in complete opposition with the “romantic” vein personified by such as Bruno Walter. A passionate defender of contemporary music in his youth, his recordings of Beethoven are nevertheless widely acknowledged for their angular, analytical aspect as brilliantly demonstrated by the 9th Symphony with the New Philharmonic Orchestra recorded by the BBC in 1964. The soloists were among the best of the period: Agnes Giebel, Marga Hoffgen, Ernst Haefliger and Gustav Neidlinger.

Repertoire

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Facts

Prog. No.
7484
Music genre
Classic Archive
Length
80 mins
Director
Pierre-Olivier Bardet
Producers
Idéale Audience, IMG Artists, British Broadcasting Corporation, with the participation of MEZZO
Production year
2005
Format
SD