Herbert von Karajan

The Sacred and Choral Recordings

Int. Release: 24 February 2017
29-CD Limited Edition


This 29-CD edition offers a fresh appreciation of his unmatched recorded music legacy, bringing together for the first time all his sacred and choral recordings in one handsomely presented set and allowing us to follow his artistic vision as it evolved.

The Edition includes

  • multiple recordings of Beethoven´s Missa Solemnis, Brahms´ Ein Deutsches Requiem Haydn´s Schöpfung, Mozart´s Requiem and Verdi´s Messa da Requiem offering the opportunity to experience the maestro’s artistic development over three decades

  • Landmark performances by some of the greatest singers of the 20th century, including Barbara Hendricks, Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hermann Prey, Peter Schreier, Fritz Wunderlich & Mirella Freni

  • A 88-page booklet with new liner notes by leading Karajan biographer Richard Osborne in Englisch, German & Korean

  • Original Jacket Artwork

Edition Trailer

CD Overview

CD 1
MOZART: Requiem K. 626 (1961)
Lipp · Rössel-Majdan · Dermota · Berry
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 2
BRAHMS: Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45 (1964)
Janowitz · Waechter
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 3-4
HAYDN: Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI: 2 (1965)
Borg · Janowitz · Wunderlich · Prey
Wiener Philharmoniker

CDs 5-6
BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis op. 123 (1966)
Janowitz · Ludwig · Wunderlich · Berry
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 7-8
HAYDN: Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI: 2 (1966)
Janowitz · Ludwig · Wunderlich · Fischer-Dieskau · Berry
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 9-10
VERDI: Messa da Requiem (1972)
Freni · Ludwig · Cossutta · Ghiaurov
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 11-13
BACH: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 (1972)
Janowitz · Ludwig · Schreier · Fischer-Dieskau
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 14
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 2 op. 52 “Hymn of Praise” (1972)
Mathis · Rebmann · Hollweg
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 15-16
BACH: Mass in B minor BWV 232 (1973)
Janowitz · Ludwig · Schreier · Ridderbusch
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 17
MOZART: Mass in C, K. 317 “Coronation” (1975)
Tomowa-Sintow · Baltsa · Krenn · van Dam

BRUCKNER: Te Deum WAB 45 (1976)
Tomowa-Sintow · Baltsa · Schreier · van Dam
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 18
MOZART: Requiem K. 626 (1975)
Tomowa-Sintow · Baltsa · Krenn · van Dam
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 19
BACH: Magnificat in D Major, BWV 243 (1979)
Tomowa-Sintow · Baltsa · Schreier

STRAVINSKY: Symphony of Psalms (1975)
Chor der deutschen Oper Berlin
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 20
MOZART: Mass In C Minor, K. 427 "Große Messe" (1981)
Hendricks · Perry · Schreier · Luxon
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 21-22
HAYDN: Die Schöpfung Hob. XXI: 2 (1982)
Mathis · Murray · Araiza · van Dam
Wiener Philharmoniker

CD 23-24
BRAHMS: Ein deutsches Requiem op. 45 (1983)
Hendricks · van Dam

BRUCKNER
: Te Deum WAB 45 (1984)
Perry · Müller-Molinari · Winbergh · Malta
Wiener Philharmoniker

CD 25-26
VERDI: Messa da Requiem (1984)
Tomowa-Sintow · Baltsa · Carreras · van Dam
Wiener Philharmoniker

CD 27
MOZART: Mass in C, K. 317 “Coronation”; Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618 (1985)
(Papal Mass in St. Peter)
Battle · Schmidt · Winbergh · Furlanetto
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 28
BEETHOVEN: Missa solemnis op. 123 (1985)
Cuberli · Schmidt · Cole · van Dam
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 29
MOZART: Requiem K. 626 (1986)
Tomowa-Sintow · Müller-Molinari · Cole · Burchuladze
Wiener Philharmoniker