Beethoven: Symphony No 9
Deutsche Grammophon 481 0591
Beethoven: Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125, Choral: II, Scherzo (12:39)
Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra / Myung-Whun Chung
The Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1948, is one of the oldest orchestras in South Korea. Myung-Whun Chung was appointed as music director in 2005, and the following year he led the orchestra in performances of the complete symphonies of Beethoven. The SPO signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon in 2011 to release 10 albums over five years, making it the first time that an Asian orchestra has signed such an extensive contract. This recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony is taken from a concert performance in December 2012 at the orchestra’s home, the Seoul Arts Center.