Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 / Bohm, Bayreuther Festspiele
While a distinct improvement on previous exhumations which have done the rounds, Orfeo's excellent new transfer from a Bavarian Radio source only serves to clarify how much Gundula Janowitz dominated her colleagues on this occasion, though they were all more seasoned Bayreuth performers. A significant release from an historical point of view.
Catalog Number: ORF-C935171B
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Performer: George London, Grace Bumbry, Gundula Janowitz, Jess Thomas