Beethoven Ninth Symphony
Gerard Schwarz, conductor
Seattle Symphony Chorale
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Choral
I have seen this performed once (Roberto Abbado leading the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus) and listened to it on radio and recordings countless times.
Astounding to think Beethoven was deaf when we wrote it: or perhaps the lack of external sound helped him hear his own music better?