Christian Thielemann conducts Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 9; with Annette Dasch (soprano), Mihoko Fujimura (mezzo-soprano), Piotr Beczala (tenor), Georg Zeppenfeld (bass), the Wiener Singverein and the Wiener Philharmoniker. Christian Thielemann, one of the most recognized conductors of our time, joins forces with the prestigious Wiener Philharmoniker in a monumental project: BEETHOVEN 9, the recording of all nine symphonies by Ludwig van Beethoven for TV, DVD and New Media: the "Beethoven cycle of the 21st century"! Using the newest technology of our century, UNITEL and Austrian Television (ORF) produced this "super-cycle" in the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein in HD and 5.0 Surround Sound. BEETHOVEN 9 brings to a new climax the longstanding collaboration between Thielemann, who enjoys a sterling reputation as an interpreter of Beethoven and the German Romantics, and the Wiener Philharmoniker, which has been cultivating the music of Beethoven since its founding in 1842 and is one of the few great orchestras to have preserved its unique sound.