About the album
Jascha Horenstein (1898 - 1973) - a well known and respected conductor but somewhat in the shade of the likes of Bruno Walter or Otto Klemperer during his lifetime, is having his legacy undergone a remarkable renaissance over the past few decades among record collectors and musicologists. Many of his live recordings are now being discovered, pulled from radio archives and released on CD. He is now considered one the very top ranking conductors of the 20th century. This is the first release of Horenstein conducting Beethoven's 9th Symphony on October 31, 1963.