Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 conducted by Robert Shaw 

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven
LABELS: ASO Media
ALBUM TITLE: Beethoven
WORKS: Symphony No. 9 (Choral)
PERFORMER: Benita Valente (soprano), Janice Taylor (mezzo), Richard Leech (tenor), William Stone (bass); Atlanta Symphony Chorus & Orchestra/Robert Shaw 
CATALOGUE NO: CD 1007 (1988)  

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Recorded live in a single take on 21 May 1988 at Robert Shaw’s final concert as music director in Atlanta, this devoted performance captures the mighty Ninth’s epic grandeur with imposing authority.

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Julian Haylock