Between his first and last symphonies Beethoven journeyed from Classical to Romantic and in the process changed music forever.

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 1 in C Op 21;

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No 9 in D minor Op 125

Madeleine Pierard (soprano), Kristin Darragh (mezzo), Simon O'Neill (tenor), Anthony Robin Schneider (bass), Voices NZ Chamber Choir, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra/Edo de Waart

Recorded in the Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ