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Herbert von Karajan

The Complete Recordings

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356 discs present the totality of Herbert von Karajan’s output for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca – and hence perhaps the most magnificent legacy in the history of recorded music.

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The Art of Conducting

Herbert von Karajan (1908-89) defined the art of conducting for millions over the course of his long career. Since his death, the charismatic Austrian artist has continued to inspire countless music-lovers worldwide through his monumental legacy of recordings, whose depth and richness are now celebrated in the largest box set ever issued: Karajan – Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca.

Pursuit of Perfection

Karajan’s iconic artistry arose from the awe-inspiring power of his podium presence, the poetic fluidity of his gestures and the passionate intensity of his music-making. His pursuit of perfection in performance – reinforced by meticulous preparation in rehearsal – and his cultivation of an ideally-blended orchestral sound were aided by advances in recording technology, from the introduction of the LP and stereo sound to the arrival of digital recording. In 1980 he conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker in DG’s first digital recording; they continued to set trends two years later when they recorded Strauss’s Eine Alpensinfonie for the yellow label’s first mass-produced CD.

Principal Conductor

Deutsche Grammophon released Karajan’s debut recording, the overture to Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Staatskapelle, in 1939. He made his final album for the yellow label, a visionary account of Bruckner’s Symphony No.7 with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, fifty years later. Karajan became Principal Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker in 1955 and held the position for the rest of his life. Their partnership, fully documented by Deutsche Grammophon, delivered recordings of everything from Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos to Schoenberg’s Variations for Orchestra Op.31.

Edition Details

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Everything Karajan ever recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca

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Herbert von Karajan

The Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon and Decca

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Bookshelf-like inner box presenting all sleeves easily accessible from two sides

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The Hardcover-Book with 140 pages: Includes a new extended essay on the phenomenon Karajan by biographer Richard Osborne plus more essays by Karajan experts, interviews and recollections by artists who worked with him, a timeline and numerous pictures.

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Strictly Limited, Numbered Edition

Four tracklisting booklets:
1. The Early & 1960s Recordings
2. The 1970s Recordings
3. The 1980s & Decca Orchestral Recordings
4. The Opera Recordings & DVDs and Blu-ray Audios

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Leather fibre outer case with gold hot-foil imprint

Dimensions:
345 x 316 x 275 mm
14.6 kg

Total Playing Time:
405 hours 27 minutes and 13 seconds

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Quotes

For me, rhythm is the basis of all things.
Life begins with rhythm, with a beating heart.

Herbert von Karajan

He was perhaps the greatest conductor of the 20th century.

Claudio Abbado

What Karajan gave the orchestra more even than the sound,
which was always part of their birthright, was the very, very profound sense of pulse.

Sir Simon Rattle

He had a quite special feeling for sound …
He raised the profession to an entirely new level.


Mariss Jansons

Every artistic achievement is a victory
over human indolence.

Herbert von Karajan

Anyone who achieves all his goals
presumably set them too low.


Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan always rolled out a magic carpet for us, the singers.
With him, our musical work took on another dimension.


Jessye Norman

I believe in rebirth, I’ve no doubt that I’ll return.


Herbert von Karajan

Biography

1908

Born in Salzburg on April 5. The Karajan family originally came from Macedonia in Northern Greece and bore the name Karajannis. Herbert von Karajan’s great-great-grandfather emigrated to Saxony but eventually settled as a merchant in Vienna. For his services in the furtherance of trade and industry, Frederick Augustus, Elector of Saxony, raised him to the nobility on 1 June 1792. As knights of the Holy Roman Empire, the Karajannis family henceforth called themselves “Karajan”.

1912

First piano lessons from the well-known teacher and impresario Franz Ledwinka.

1913

Performs for the first time in public, at a charity concert.

1913-26

Studies at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg, taught by Franz Ledwinka, Franz Sauer and Bernhard Paumgartner, the last of whom also encourages him to be trained as a conductor.

1917

January 27: First public appearance as a pianist at the Mozarteum.

1926

Graduates from the Classical Secondary School in Salzburg, with a paper about “Thermodynamics and Internal Combustion Engines”. Graduate of the Mozarteum.

1926 – 28

Studies at the Vienna College of Technology and at the Institute of Musicology at Vienna University.

1926 – 29

Studies at the Vienna School of Music (piano) and qualifies as a conductor.

1928

December 17: First conducts in public in Vienna during a concert given by students of Alexander Wunderer’s conducting class.

1929

January 22: First public appearance as a conductor in Salzburg. April 19: Conducts Salome at the Festspielhaus, Salzburg.

1929 – 34

Engaged as principal conductor at the Stadttheater, Ulm. Responsible for summer courses for conducting at the Mozarteum International Foundation. Guest conductor with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.

1934

August 21: Conducts the Wiener Philharmoniker for the first time in Salzburg.

1934 – 42

Responsible for opera and symphony concerts at Aachen opera house.

1937

June 1: Conducts at the Vienna State Opera for the first time (Tristan und Isolde).

1938

April 8: Conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker for the first time. September 30: Debut at the Berlin State Opera in Fidelio. October 21: International triumph with Tristan und Isolde at the same venue – hailed by a Berlin critic as “The Karajan Miracle”. First contract with the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft (extending until 1943). First recording: Magic Flute Overture, with the Berlin Staatskapelle.

1939

Appointed Staatskapellmeister at the Berlin State Opera.

1946

January 12: First post-war concert, in Vienna with the Wiener Philharmoniker. First contacts with Walter Legge, Artistic Director of Columbia Records and founder of the Philharmonia Orchestra, London. Assisted at the Salzburg Festival.

1947

October: First collaboration with the Singverein of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna.

1948 – 49

Appearances at the Salzburg Festival.

1948 –

Artistic Director of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna. Principal conductor of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra; close collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra, London. Associate conductor of La Scala, Milan. Numerous guest appearances in Europe and overseas. Runs courses for conductors in Lucerne; appearances at the Lucerne Festival.

1951 – 52

Conducts at the Bayreuth Festival.

1955

Appointed principal conductor (from 1956 for life) of the Berliner Philharmoniker as successor to Wilhelm Furtwängler.

1957 – 60

Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival.

1957 – 64

Artistic Director of the Vienna State Opera; collaboration with La Scala, Milan.

1958

October 6: Marries Eliette Mouret.

1959

Renewed collaboration with the Deutsche Grammophon. First stereo recording: Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben.

1960

June 25: Birth of daughter Isabel (with the Wiener Philharmoniker acting as godparents).

1963

October 15: Opening concert of the Philharmonie in Berlin (Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony). Release of the recording of Beethoven’s Nine Symphonies as an integral cycle, which proves to be one of the most successful projects in classical recording history.

1963 – 68

Exclusive contract with the Deutsche Grammophon

1964

January 2: Birth of daughter Arabel (with the Berliner Philharmoniker acting as godparents). August: Appointed to board of directors of the Salzburg Festival.

1965 –

Production of films of concerts and operas, with Karajan acting as conductor and director; cooperation with French film director Henri-Georges Clouzot.

1967

Inauguration of the Salzburg Easter Festival; founder and Artistic Director: Herbert von Karajan. March 19: Opening of the Easter Festival with a performance of Die Walküre.

1968

March 4: Bestowal of a Ring by Salzburg Province. April 4: Given freedom of the City of Salzburg. April 8: Awarded the Golden Gramophone by Deutsche Grammophon “as a token of admiration and gratitude”. August 14: Appointed Honorary Senator of Salzburg University. Establishment of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation in Berlin, for the encouragement of scientific work on the dissemination of conscious musical feeling. The foundation also organizes a competition for young conductors.

1969

Establishment of a Research Institute of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation for Experimental Psychology in Music, as part of the Psychological Institute at the University of Salzburg. August 31: Awarded the Arts Prize of the City of Lucerne.

1970

New exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.

1973

Inauguration of the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts; founder and Director: Herbert von Karajan.

1978

May 12: Receives Honorary Doctorate from Salzburg University. June 21: Receives Honorary Doctorate from Oxford University.

1979

Prize of the French President for all new recordings made in the year 1978 as part of the Grand Prix international du disque awarded by the Charles Cros Academy in Paris. April 2: Musical inauguration of the International Congress Centre (ICC) in Berlin by Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker. May 17: Karajan patronizes a new foundation bearing his name – gift of the Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde – which is dedicated in the main to scientific investigation in the neuro-physiological field. October 13: Named Honorary Doctor of Philosophy of the Waseda University, Tokyo.

1980

January: First digital recording in Berlin (Mozart’s The Magic Flute). August: The Concert Association of the Vienna State Opera Chorus presents Karajan with the gold Clemens Krauss Medal. December 7: Celebration concert in Berlin on the occasion of Karajan’s 25th anniversary as principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

1981

April 15: Presentation of the “Compact Disc Digital Audio System” during the Salzburg Easter Festival. May: Release of Deutsche Grammophon’s “Karajan Symphony Edition”: 28 LPs, comprising six complete symphonic cycles by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Tchaikovsky, compiled from recordings made in the 1960s and 1970s. July 27: Karajan is awarded the Cyril and Methodius Order, First Class, at the Council of Ministers building, Sofia, “for his outstanding services in collaboration with Bulgarian artists”. December 1: With the Berliner Philharmoniker, Karajan gives a concert for the first time in the new Gewandhaus in Leipzig.

1982

Foundation of Telemondial S.A.M., which, under the Maestro’s personal direction, will produce Karajan’s complete repertoire again for the video disc: a new audio-visual medium. Video discs – in which Karajan has complete artistic control of sound and film – will appear only when the equipment of reproduction has reached that necessary level of perfection which Karajan has aspired to all his life. February: Eliette von Karajan’s debut as a painter, exhibiting her pictures on the record sleeves for the “Karajan Edition” in the new “Galleria” series. 50 original paintings adorn 50 record sleeves for 100 works by composers ranging from Vivaldi to Stravinsky. April 30/May 1: Gala concerts to mark the 100th anniversary of the Berliner Philharmoniker. June 12: Presentation of the first Compact Disc (Strauss’s Alpine Symphony) to Karajan while he is in Hamburg on tour with the Berliner Philharmoniker. June 14: Mayor Jacques Chirac presents Karajan with the “Médaille de Vermeil” in the Paris City Hall. July 29: Salzburg Festival – Karajan’s first ever recording of Puccini’s Turandot (with Katia Ricciarelli and Plácido Domingo) is presented to the public. August 2: First concert given by the Herbert von Karajan Foundation (for vocal studies) in Salzburg. October: First USA tour with the Berliner Philharmoniker since 1976. The tour is celebrated as a triumphant return, and the Maestro is greeted by standing ovations in Carnegie Hall, New York. December: The Governor of Salzburg, Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, presents Karajan (as principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker) with a commemorative plaque, celebrating the orchestra’s artistic participation at the Salzburg Festival over 25 years.

1983

March: The Royal Philharmonic Society, London, honours Karajan with its Gold Medal. April 5: Karajan celebrates his 75th birthday in his home town of Salzburg. The province of Salzburg marks the occasion by issuing a commemorative postage stamp. July 26: The Salzburg Festival opens with a new production of Richard Strauss’s Rosenkavalier (producer and conductor: Herbert von Karajan). A Deutsche Grammophon recording of this opera, with the Maestro conducting Agnes Baltsa, Janet Perry, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Kurt Moll and the Wiener Philharmoniker, is released in Summer 1984. August: UNESCO awards Karajan its International Music Prize. Karajan announces that he has agreed to produce two concerts per year, until 1986, with the Berliner Philharmoniker, for German Television (ZDF Channel). These concerts are broadcast live, with Karajan assuming complete artistic control.

1984

The first digital recording of the complete Beethoven Symphonies with Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker is released on CD by Deutsche Grammophon. The complete Beethoven cycle is filmed by Telemondial.

1985

February: Awarded the Golden Camera by Hör zu magazine. April 2: Karajan signs a new long-term contract with Deutsche Grammophon. June 29: During a celebration of Solemn High Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome, for the Feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, led by Pope John Paul II, Karajan conducts the Vienna Singverein and the Wiener Philharmoniker in Mozart’s Coronation Mass. This marks the first time that an orchestra is allowed in the Holy City to participate during a Mass. Worldwide television coverage and a Telemondial film follows. August: Receives the Honorary Ring of the Salzburg Festival, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Grosses Festspielhaus. December 7: 30th anniversary as principal conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

1986

January 25–26: Festive concert in Berlin commemorating the centenary of the birth of Wilhelm Furtwängler. Verdi’s Don Carlos performed at the Salzburg Easter Festival; the cast includes José Carreras, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Fiamma Izzo D’Amico and Agnes Baltsa, with the Berliner Philharmoniker. Live television broadcast in many European countries. June: In recognition of his artistic achievements, especially at the Easter, Whitsun and Summer Salzburg Festivals, Karajan receives, at a ceremony in Athens, the Olympia Award of the Alexander Onassis Foundation; the prize-money goes towards the promotion of talented young singers. August 23: Presentation of Karajan’s first recording of Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Festival with Samuel Ramey in the title role, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Kathleen Battle, Gösta Winbergh, Ferruccio Furlanetto and the Berliner Philharmoniker.

1987

January 1: Karajan conducts for the first time the New Year’s Concert of the Wiener Philharmoniker in the Great Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. Worldwide television relay. New production of Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festivals. May 1: Opening concert of the 750th anniversary celebrations of the city of Berlin with works by Mozart (Divertimento K 334) and Richard Strauss (Also sprach Zarathustra). June: Tour of European capital cities (London, Brussels and Paris) with the Berliner Philharmoniker. October 28: Inaugural concert of the new Chamber-Music Hall of the Philharmonie in Berlin; Karajan conducts Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Anne-Sophie Mutter as soloist. November: Highly acclaimed six-city tour of West Germany with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

1988

Spring: Karajan Edition “100 Masterpieces”, on 25 CDs, decorated with paintings by Eliette von Karajan, is released by Deutsche Grammophon in celebration of Karajan’s 80th birthday on April 5. Early recordings from 1938–43 are released for the first time on CD, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Karajan’s association with Deutsche Grammophon. April/May: Tour of Japan with the Berliner Philharmoniker. October: Tour of Europe and the USA with the Berliner Philharmoniker.

1989

February: Last guest appearance in the USA with the Wiener Philharmoniker. July 16: While in the process of rehearsing for Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera, Herbert von Karajan dies of heart failure in his house in Anif near Salzburg.

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Repertoire

Early Recordings

1 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 op. 92
Leonore III Overture op. 72a
Richard Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Preludes to Acts I & III

2
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 op. 68
Richard Strauss Don Juan op. 20
Salome op. 54: Tanz der sieben Schleier

3
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” op. 95
Johann Strauß II Die Fledermaus: Overture op. 362
Künstlerleben op. 316
Kaiser-Walzer op. 437

4
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” K 385
Symphony No. 40 K 550
Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” K 551

5
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” op. 74
Bedřich Smetana Má vlast: The Moldau (Vltava)

6
Cherubini · Mozart · Rossini Overtures and Preludes
J. Strauß II · Verdi · Weber

7
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” op. 55

8
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8: Mvts. 2–4

1960s

1
Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben op. 40

2
Johannes Brahms Hungarian Dances WoO 1 Nos. 1, 3, 5, 6, 17–20
Antonín Dvořák Slavonic Dances op. 46 & 72 Nos. 1, 3, 7, 10 & 16

3
Franz Liszt Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Melodies S 123
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 S 359/4
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 S 359/5
Mazeppa S 100

4
Frédéric Chopin Les Sylphides
Léo Delibes Coppélia: Ballet Suite

5
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626

6
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 op. 21
Symphony No. 2 op. 36

7
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” op. 55

8
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 op. 60

9
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 op. 67

10
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” op. 68

11
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 op. 92

12/13
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral” op. 125
Symphony No. 8 op. 93

14
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 23

15
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps

16
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” op. 74

17
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” op. 95

18
Claude Debussy La Mer
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2

19
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 op. 68

20
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 op. 73

21
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 op. 90
Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn op. 56a

22
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 op. 98

23
Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto op. 77

24
Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45

25
Jean Sibelius Violin Concerto op. 47
Finlandia op. 26

26
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique op. 14

27
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 5 op. 82
Tapiola op. 112

28
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 4 op. 63
The Swan of Tuonela op. 22/3

29
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 BWV 1046
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BWV 1048

30
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 BWV 1049
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 BWV 1051

31
Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2 BWV 1067
Orchestral Suite No. 3 BWV 1068

32
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” D 759
Ludwig van Beethoven Overtures

33
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 29 K 201
Symphony No. 33 K 319

34
Béla Bartók Concerto for Orchestra Sz 116

35
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik K 525
Divertimento No. 15 K 287

36
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 17 K 334

37
Richard Strauss Don Quixote op. 35

38
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Maurice Ravel Boléro

39
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 9

40
George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso op. 6/5 HWV 323
Concerto grosso op. 6/12 HWV 330
Concerto grosso op. 6/10 HWV 328

41
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 11 K 251
Divertimento No. 10 K 247

42
Johann Strauß II An der schönen blauen Donau op. 314
Kaiser-Walzer op. 437
Annen-Polka op. 117
Die Fledermaus: Overture op. 362
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka op. 214
Der Zigeunerbaron: Overture
Perpetuum mobile op. 257
Johann Strauß I Radetzky-Marsch op. 228
Josef Strauß Delirien op. 212

43
Jean Sibelius Finlandia op. 26
Valse triste op. 44/1
The Swan of Tuonela op. 22/3
Tapiola op. 112

44
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 op. 36

45
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 op. 64

46
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 op. 93

47
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto op. 61

48
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Shéhérazade op. 35

49
Ludwig van Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 15

50
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto op. 35
Capriccio italien op. 45

51/52
Ludwig van Beethoven Missa solemnis op. 123

53/54
Joseph Haydn Die Schöpfung

55
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky The Year 1812 Overture op. 49
Slavonic March op. 31
Romeo and Juliet

56
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for String Orchestra op. 48
The Nutcracker: Suite op. 71a

57
Cilea · Giordano · Leoncavallo Intermezzi
Mascagni · Mussorgsky
Puccini · Schmidt · Wolf-Ferrari
Giuseppe Verdi La traviata: Prelude to Act III
Jules Massenet Thaïs: Méditation

58
Jean Sibelius Symphony No. 6 op. 104
Symphony No. 7 op. 105

59
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Serenata notturna” K 239
Divertimento for Strings No. 1 K 136
Divertimento for Strings No. 2 K 137
Divertimento for Strings No. 3 K 138

60
Johannes Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 83

61
George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso op. 6/6 HWV 324
Concerto grosso op. 6/4 HWV 322
Concerto grosso op. 6/2 HWV 320

62
George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso op. 6/7 HWV 325
Concerto grosso op. 6/3 HWV 321
Concerto grosso op. 6/9 HWV 327

63
Franz Liszt Les Préludes S 97
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 S 359/2
Bedřich Smetana Má vlast: Vyšehrad / The Moldau (Vltava)

64
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Horn Concerto No. 1 K 412
Horn Concerto No. 2 K 417
Horn Concerto No. 3 K 447
Horn Concerto No. 4 K 495

65
Gioacchino Rossini String Sonatas Nos. 1–3 & 6

66
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 5 op. 100

67
George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso op. 6/1 HWV 319
Concerto grosso op. 6/8 HWV 326
Concerto grosso op. 6/11 HWV 329

68
Franz Schubert Symphony No. 9 “The Great” D 944

69
Antonín Dvořák Cello Concerto op. 104
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Variations on a Rococo Theme op. 33

70
Ludwig van Beethoven Wellingtons Sieg oder die Schlacht bei Vittoria op. 91
Military Marches, Écossaises & Polonaise

71/72
Ludwig van Beethoven Overtures

73
Johann Strauß II · Josef Strauß Waltzes, Polkas and Marches

74
Franz von Suppé Overtures

75
Béla Bartók Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta Sz 106
Igor Stravinsky Apollon musagète

76
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Adagio and Fugue K 546
Ludwig van Beethoven Große Fuge op. 133
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen

77
Arthur Honegger Symphony No. 2
Symphony No. 3 “Liturgique”

78
Tomaso Albinoni / Remo Giazotto Adagio in G minor
Johann Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D major
Luigi Boccherini Quintettino “La musica notturna delle strade di Madrid” op. 30/6
Ottorino Respighi Antiche danze ed arie per liuto: Suite No. 3

79
Igor Stravinsky Symphony in C
Concerto in D for String Orchestra
Circus Polka

80
Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont op. 84: Incidental Music

81 Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto AV 144
Horn Concerto No. 2 AV 132

82
Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Concerto No. 1 BWV 1041
Violin Concerto No. 2 BWV 1042
Concerto for 2 Violins BWV 1043

1970s

1
Arcangelo Corelli Concerto grosso fatto per la notte di Natale in G minor op. 6/8
Francesco Manfredini Concerto grosso per il Santissimo Natale op. 3/12
Giuseppe Torelli Concerto a 4 in forma di Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale op. 8/6
Pietro Antonio Locatelli Concerto grosso “Christmas Concerto” op. 1/8

2
Antonio Vivaldi Concertos for Violins and Strings

3
Felix Mendelssohn The Hebrides (“Fingal’s Cave”) Overture op. 26
Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” op. 56

4
Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 1
L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1
L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2

5
Gioacchino Rossini Overtures

6
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 1 “Spring” op. 38
Symphony No. 4 in D minor op. 120

7
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 2 op. 61
Overture, Scherzo and Finale op. 52

8
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Suite op. 20a
The Sleeping Beauty: Suite op. 66a

9
Jacques Offenbach Gaîté Parisienne – excerpts
Charles Gounod Faust: Ballet Music
La Valse de Faust

10
Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens / Polovtsian Dances
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Eugene Onegin op. 24: Polonaise / Waltz
Giuseppe Verdi Aida: Dance of the Priestesses / Dance of the Little Moorish Slaves /
Ballet Music
Otello: Ballet Music
Amilcare Ponchielli La Gioconda: Dance of the Hours

11
Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 & 2
Sigurd Jorsalfar

12
Carl Maria von Weber Aufforderung zum Tanz op. 65
Hector Berlioz La Damnation de Faust op. 24: Ballet des Sylphes / Menuet des Follets
Franz Liszt Mephisto Waltz No. 1 S 110/2
Bedřich Smetana The Bartered Bride: Polka / Furiant / Dance of the Comedians
Antonín Dvořák Scherzo capriccioso op. 66

13
National Anthems
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral” op. 125: Mvt. 4

14/15
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem

16
Antonio Vivaldi Concertos for Violin “Le quattro stagioni”
Concertos for 4 Violins and Cello
17
Carl Maria von Weber Overtures

18
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
Salome op. 54: Tanz der sieben Schleier
Don Juan op. 20
Tod und Verklärung op. 24

19
Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra op. 30
Vier letzte Lieder

20
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5

21
Gustav Mahler Das Lied von der Erde

22
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 1

23
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 2 “Hymn of Praise” op. 52

24–26
Johann Sebastian Bach Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

27
Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 “Italian” op. 90
Symphony No. 5 “Reformation” op. 107

28
Carl Orff De temporum fine comoedia

29
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 3 “Rhenish” op. 97

30
Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht op. 4
Pelleas und Melisande op. 5

31
Alban Berg 3 Orchesterstücke op. 6
3 Stücke aus der Lyrischen Suite
Arnold Schoenberg Variationen für Orchester op. 31

32
Anton Webern Passacaglia für Orchester op. 1
5 Sätze op. 5
6 Stücke für Orchester op. 6
Symphony for Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, 2 Horns, Harp and Strings op. 21

33/34
Prussian and Austrian Marches

35/36
Johann Sebastian Bach Mass in B minor BWV 232

37
Hector Berlioz Symphonie fantastique op. 14

38/39
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8

40/41
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6 “Tragic”

42
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 4 “Romantic”

43
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 23

44
Franz Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 S 359/4
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 S 359/5
Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo S 96

45
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 op. 64

46
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Coronation Mass” K 317
Anton Bruckner Te Deum

47
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626

48
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” op. 74

49
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 9

50/51
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 5
Richard Wagner Siegfried-Idyll

52
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 op. 36

53
Igor Stravinsky Le Sacre du printemps

54
Johann Sebastian Bach Magnificat BWV 243
Igor Stravinsky Symphony of Psalms

55
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 K 216
Violin Concerto No. 5 K 219

56
Ottorino Respighi Fontane di Roma
Pini di Roma

57
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 op. 21
Symphony No. 2 op. 36

58
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” op. 55

59
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 op. 60
Symphony No. 5 op. 67

60
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” op. 68
Symphony No. 7 op. 92

61
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 8 op. 93

62
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral” op. 125

63
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 7

64
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 op. 68

65
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 op. 73
Symphony No. 3 op. 90

66
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 op. 98

67
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 35 “Haffner” K 385
Symphony No. 32 (Overture) K 318
Symphony No. 36 “Linz” K 425

68
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 38 “Prague” K 504
Symphony No. 39 K 543

69
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 K 550
Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” K 551

70/71
Giuseppe Verdi Overtures and Preludes

72
Gustav Mahler Kindertotenlieder
5 Lieder nach Gedichten von Friedrich Rückert

73
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4

74
Ludwig van Beethoven Violin Concerto op. 61

75
Ludwig van Beethoven “Triple Concerto” op. 56

76
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 1 “Winter Daydreams” op. 13
Symphony No. 2 “Little Russian” op. 17

77
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 3 “Polish” op. 29

78
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 6

79
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 BWV 1046
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 BWV 1047
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 BWV 1048

80
Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 BWV 1049
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 BWV 1051

81/82
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 9

1980s

1
Richard Strauss Eine Alpensinfonie op. 64

2
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 2

3
Jacques Offenbach Overtures

4/5
Johann Strauß II Waltzes, Polkas and Overtures

6
Johann Strauß I Radetzky-Marsch op. 228
Die Fledermaus: Quadrille op. 363
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325
Napoleon-Marsch op. 156
Perpetuum mobile op. 257
Wiener Blut op. 354
Josef Strauß Delirien op. 212
Sphärenklänge op. 235

7
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 82 “The Bear”
Symphony No. 87

8
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 84
Symphony No. 85 “The Queen”

9
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 83 “The Hen”
Symphony No. 86

10
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 3

11
Antonín Dvořák Serenade for String Orchestra op. 22
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Serenade for String Orchestra op. 48

12
Richard Strauss Metamorphosen
Tod und Verklärung op. 24

13
Felix Mendelssohn Violin Concerto op. 64
Max Bruch Violin Concerto No. 1 op. 26

14
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 10 op. 93

15
Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4 “The Inextinguishable” op. 29

16
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Great Mass K 427

17
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 1

18
Gustav Holst The Planets op. 32

19
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik K 525
Edvard Grieg From Holberg’s Time op. 40
Sergei Prokofiev Symphony No. 1 “Classical” op. 25

20
Camille Saint-Saëns Saint-Saëns Symphony No. 3 “Organ” op. 78

21
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 93
Symphony No. 94 “Surprise”

22
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 95
Symphony No. 96 “The Miracle”

23
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 97
Symphony No. 98

24
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 99
Symphony No. 100 “Military”

25
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 101 “The Clock”
Symphony No. 102

26
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll”
Symphony No. 104 in “London”

27
Johannes Brahms Violin Concerto op. 77

28
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto op. 54
Edvard Grieg Piano Concerto op. 16

29/30
Joseph Haydn Die Schöpfung

31 Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 op. 46
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 op. 55
Jean Sibelius Pelléas et Mélisande op. 46

32
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 op. 67
Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” op. 68

33/34
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 9

35
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet
The Nutcracker: Suite op. 71a

36
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 op. 60
Symphony No. 7 op. 92

37 Bedřich Smetana Má vlast: The Moldau (Vltava)
Franz Liszt Les Préludes S 97
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 5 S 359/5
Carl Maria von Weber Aufforderung zum Tanz op. 65
Gioacchino Rossini Guillaume Tell: Overture

38
Johannes Brahms “Double Concerto” op. 102
Tragic Overture op. 81

39
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2 op. 73
Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn op. 56a

40
Richard Strauss Also sprach Zarathustra op. 30
Don Juan op. 20

41/42
Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45
Anton Bruckner Te Deum

43
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 “Choral” op. 125

44
Tomaso Albinoni / Remo Giazotto Adagio in G minor
Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Flute and Harpsichord “La Notte” RV 439
Johann Sebastian Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3 BWV 1068: Air
Johann Pachelbel Canon and Gigue in D major
Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart “Serenata notturna” K 239

45
Georges Bizet L’Arlésienne Suite No. 1
L’Arlésienne Suite No. 2
Carmen Suite No. 1

46
Richard Wagner Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Overture & Bacchanale
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act III
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I & Isoldes Liebestod

47
Jean Sibelius Finlandia op. 26
The Swan of Tuonela op. 22/3
Valse triste op. 44/1
Tapiola op. 112

48
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 op. 21
Symphony No. 2 op. 36

49
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” op. 74

50/51
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem

52
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” op. 55
Egmont op. 84: Overture

53
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 8 op. 93
Coriolan Overture op. 62
Fidelio Overture op. 72b
Leonore III Overture op. 72a

54
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5 op. 64

55
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 op. 36

56
Claude Debussy La Mer
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Maurice Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte
Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2

57
Richard Strauss Ein Heldenleben op. 40

58
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” op. 95
Bedřich Smetana Má vlast: The Moldau (Vltava)

59
Robert Schumann Symphony No. 4 in D minor op. 120
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8 op. 88

60
Pope John Paul II celebrates a Solemn High Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Ave verum corpus K 618
“Coronation Mass” K 317

61
Richard Strauss Vier letzte Lieder
Die heiligen drei Könige aus Morgenland op. 56/6
Capriccio op. 85: Moonlight Music & The Countess’s Monologue

62
Ludwig van Beethoven Missa solemnis op. 123

63
Maurice Ravel Boléro
Rapsodie espagnole
Modest Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

64
Richard Strauss Don Quixote op. 35
Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28

65
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem K 626

66
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 17 K 334
“Serenata notturna” K 239

67
Richard Wagner Tannhäuser und der Sängerkrieg auf Wartburg: Overture
Siegfried-Idyll
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude to Act I & Isoldes Liebestod

68/69
New Year’s Concert in Vienna 1987

70
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 29 K 201
Symphony No. 39 K 543

71
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 op. 68

72
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Divertimento No. 15 K 287
Eine kleine Nachtmusik K 525

73
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto op. 35

74
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 23

75
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8

76
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 op. 90
Tragic Overture op. 82

77
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4 op. 98

78
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 7

Decca Orchestral Recordings

1
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 op. 68
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 103 “Drum Roll”

2
Joseph Haydn Symphony No. 104 in “London”
Johannes Brahms Tragic Overture op. 81
Symphony No. 3 op. 90

3
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 40 K 550
Symphony No. 41 “Jupiter” K 551
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Romeo and Juliet

4
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 op. 92
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8 op. 88

5
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Swan Lake: Suite op. 20a
The Nutcracker: Suite op. 71a
The Sleeping Beauty: Suite op. 66a

6
Adolphe Adam Giselle

7
Edvard Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 op. 46
Peer Gynt Suite No. 2 op. 55
Gustav Holst The Planets op. 32

8
Johann Strauß II Die Fledermaus: Overture & Ballet Music
Annen-Polka op. 117
Der Zigeunerbaron: Overture
Auf der Jagd op. 373
Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald op. 325
Josef Strauß Delirien op. 212
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
Salome op. 54: Tanz der sieben Schleier

9
Richard Strauss Don Juan op. 20
Tod und Verklärung op. 24
Also sprach Zarathustra op. 30

10
Christmas with Leontyne Price

Opera Recordings

1–3
Georges Bizet Carmen

4/5
Christoph Willibald Gluck Orfeo ed Euridice

6/7
Franz Lehár Die lustige Witwe

7
Franz von Suppé Overtures

8
Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci

9
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana

10–12
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Le nozze di Figaro

13–15
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Don Giovanni

16/17
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Die Zauberflöte

18–20
Modest Mussorgsky Boris Godunov

21/22
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème

23/24
Giacomo Puccini Tosca (1962)

25/26
Giacomo Puccini Tosca (1979)

27/28
Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly

29/30
Giacomo Puccini Turandot

31/32
Johann Strauß II Die Fledermaus

33–35
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (1960)

36–38
Richard Strauss Der Rosenkavalier (1982)

39/40
Giuseppe Verdi Il trovatore

41/42
Giuseppe Verdi Un ballo in maschera

43/44
Giuseppe Verdi Don Carlo

45/46v Giuseppe Verdi Aida

47/48
Giuseppe Verdi Otello

49/50
Giuseppe Verdi Falstaff

51/52
Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold

53–56
Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen: Die Walküre

57–60
Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen: Siegfried

61–64
Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen: Götterdämmerung

65–68
Richard Wagner Parsifal

69/70
Joseph Haydn Die Schöpfung

DVD

1
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 op. 21
Symphony No. 2 op. 36
Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” op. 55

2
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 4 op. 60
Symphony No. 5 op. 67
Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” op. 68

3
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 7 op. 92
Symphony No. 8 op. 93
Symphony No. 9 “Choral” op. 125

4
Ludwig van Beethoven Missa solemnis op. 123

5
Georges Bizet Carmen

6
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 1 op. 68
Symphony No. 2 op. 73

7
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 3 op. 90
Symphony No. 4 op. 98

8
Johannes Brahms Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45

9
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 8

10
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 9
Te Deum

11
Pietro Mascagni Cavalleria rusticana
Ruggero Leoncavallo Pagliacci

12
Giacomo Puccini La Bohème

13
Giacomo Puccini Madama Butterfly

14
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 op. 36
Symphony No. 5 op. 64
Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” op. 74

15
Giuseppe Verdi Messa da Requiem

16
Giuseppe Verdi Otello

17
Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold

18
New Year’s Eve Concert 1978
Documentary Karajan – Impressions

19
Karajan in Concert

20
Sergei Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2
Maurice Ravel Daphnis et Chloé: Suite No. 2
Documentary Karajan – Impressions

21
Richard Strauss Don Quixote op. 35

22
Documentary Karajan – The Second Life

23
Documentary Karajan or Beauty as I see it

24
Karajan – The Music, The Legend

Blue-ray Audio

1
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 op. 21
Symphony No. 2 op. 36
Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” op. 55
Symphony No. 4 op. 60
Symphony No. 5 op. 67
Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral” op. 68
Symphony No. 7 op. 92
Symphony No. 8 op. 93
Symphony No. 9 “Choral” op. 125
Symphony No. 9: Rehearsal Mvts. 1, 3 & 4

2
Richard Wagner Der Ring des Nibelungen

Herbert von Karajan

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