This a re-release of the SWR Classic Bestseller 93.089 containing all Beethoven's Symphonies conducted by Sir Roger Norrington, renowned for his "Stuttgart Sound". The 9th symphony features the famous singers Camilla Nylung, Iris Vermillion, Jonas Kaufmann and Franz-Josef Selig. The scholarly English conductor, Roger (Arthur Carver) Norrington, is a native of Oxford, England, where he came from a University family with strong musical connections. He was a talented boy soprano, studied the violin from the age of 10, and singing from 17, but his higher education was in English Literature at Cambridge University. After several years? experience as a violinist, tenor and conductor, he returned to his studies at the Royal College of Music under Sir Adrian Boult. Roger Norrington?s work on scores, on sound, on orchestra size, seating and playing style, has had a profound effect on the way 19th century music is now perceived and, not surprisingly, he is in great demand by symphony orchestras world-wide.