Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Rie Miyake (soprano), Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo-soprano), Kei Fukui (tenor), Markus Eiche (baritone) Tokyo Opera Singers, Mito Chamber Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
“Ozawa may be entering a glorious Indian summer of creativity” Gramophone 45 years after his debut Philips recording of Beethoven’s 9th, Seiji Ozawa returns to this epic masterpiece The Mito Chamber Orchestra features many international star players including Radek Baborák (horn), Ricardo Morales (clarinet) and Philippe Tondre (oboe). The German baritone Markus Eiche leads a quartet of leading Japanese soloists and the Tokyo Opera Singers in a fascinating performance on a chamber orchestra scale.