BEETHOVEN  Symphonies / Karajan

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 04 Dec. 2015
0289 479 0804 3
First Release 1963
Facsimile Edition


Track List

LP 1 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.1 In C Op.21; Symphony No.2 In D, Op.36

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.1 In C Major, Op.21

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 25:06

LP 1 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.1 In C Op.21; Symphony No.2 In D, Op.36

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.2 In D Major, Op.36

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 31:14

LP 2 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.55 - "Eroica"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.3 In E-Flat Major, Op.55 - "Eroica"

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 31:49

LP 2 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.55 - "Eroica"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.3 In E-Flat Major, Op.55 - "Eroica"

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 18:04

LP 3 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.4 In B Flat, Op.60

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.4 In B Flat Major, Op.60

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 19:44

LP 3 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.4 In B Flat, Op.60

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.4 In B Flat Major, Op.60

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 11:05

LP 4 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 17:13

LP 4 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 13:52

LP 5 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - "Pastoral"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.6 In F Major, Op.68 -"Pastoral"

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 20:29

LP 5 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 - "Pastoral"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.6 In F Major, Op.68 -"Pastoral"

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 15:13

LP 6 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 19:20

LP 6 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.7 in A Major, Op.92

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 14:24

LP 7 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93; Symphony No.9 In D, Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.8 in F Major, Op.93

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 26:12

LP 7 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93; Symphony No.9 In D, Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 15:27

LP 8 / Side 1: Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 27:34

LP 8 / Side 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.9 In D Minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

4.

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Gundula Janowitz, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Waldemar Kmentt, Walter Berry, Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 23:58

. . . [on the Blu-Ray edition]: This magnificent set finally available in the format it deserves -- and we can afford . . . [on the set itelf]: It's almost impossible to give this set anything "but" five stars . . . There are no weak performances here at all . . . several of the pieces, like the First, Second, Fourth, and Ninth, are realistic candidates for "best ever" . . . this is one of the most validly essential sets every issued in the classical music world, and the sound is truly superb.

. . . a classic recording . . . The Blu-ray issue has spectacularly clear sound . . .

. . . [Blu-ray]: It's a tempting package -- a single disc set in a CD-jewel box-sized, glossy-covered book that is loaded with photos, facsimiles of the session files and a Karajan letter, an interesting essay about how the set came to be recorded . . . Yes, Karajan's Beethoven is still a powerful, invigorating experience when heard in one fell swoop, still a potent contender in an overcrowded field.