LABELS: Music & Arts
WORKS: Symphony No. 9
PERFORMER: Soloists; Bayreuth Festival Chorus & Orchestra/Wilhelm Furtwängler
CATALOGUE NO: CD 1127
The 1954 performance from Bayreuth is for Furtwängler completists only, as the sound is thin, distorted and suffers from tape hiss and flutter. A pity, because there’s an even more serene account of the slow movement buried in there somewhere.