Explore the music
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony lets you listen, understand and immerse yourself in Beethoven’s late masterwork.
Listen to four of Deutsche Grammophon’s most legendary recordings and switch seamlessly between them with a touch, at any point in the music.
Follow the score, the 1825 manuscript or the hypnotic BeatMap of the orchestra, all precisely synchronised to each performance.
Explore the performances
Choose from Fricsay’s first stereo recording of this work from 1958 with the Berliner Philharmoniker; Karajan’s famous 1962 recording with the same orchestra; the widely loved and charismatic maestro Bernstein’s video recording from 1979 with the Wiener Philharmoniker; and the ground-breaking 1992 recording on period instruments conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
Join the experts
Over 90 minutes of specially filmed insights from musicians, writers and great conductors including John Eliot Gardiner, Gustavo Dudamel and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
The story of the symphony
Specially written book on Beethoven and the Ninth Symphony, plus two levels of real-time analysis and commentary by the pianist, composer and broadcaster David Owen Norris.
Last weekend my iPad sucked me deeper into Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony than I thought possible…an app devoted to the work that rendered me slack-jawed with wonder, like a Victorian on his first visit to a cinema.
there is simply nothing else like this on the market at the moment. It‘s intellectual musical entertainment of the highest quality.