“It is high time that there was a reliable scholarly edition of this, the most celebrated of symphony cycles ... I think anyone who is at all serious about interpreting Beethoven’s symphonies will find they have totally new insights into the workings of that extraordinary mind”.
(John Eliot Gardiner)
“The number of corrected errors and scholarly opinions now makes it possible to perform these works and meet the most exacting standards.”
“... a very impressive collection, more detailed than other editions ...”
“Any conductor who has studied the variants and comments here is likely to approach the works more freshly, even if many will take Del Mar’s labours on trust.”
(Early Music Review)
“So the main achievement of this edition is the removal of hundreds of errors that crept into the first edition and have been perpetuated, or have multiplied, in subsequent editions. And no one comparing Del Mar with any other edition of the Ninth can fail to be struck by the number of errors that have been identified and expunged.”