BEETHOVEN 9 Symphonien - 1963 remastered / Karajan

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LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

9 Symphonien

First Release 1963 - Remastered at 24 bit / 96 kHz

Blu-ray Audio disc with all symphonies and
rehearsal sequences of the 9th Symphony
Janowitz · Rössel-Majdan
Kmentt · Berry
Wiener Singverein
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 21 Jul. 2014
5 CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio
Deluxe Limited Edition
0289 479 3442 4 5 CDs + 1 Blu-ray Audio
ADD GB6

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Track List

CD 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, Op.21

Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 56:20

CD 2: Beethoven: Symphony No.3 In E Flat, Op.55 "Eroica" & Symphony No.4 In B Flat, Op.60

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica"

Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:21:09

CD 3: Beethoven: Symphony No.5 In C Minor, Op.67 & Symphony No.6 In F, Op.68 "Pastorale"

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

Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral"

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:07:02

CD 4: Beethoven: Symphony No.7 In A, Op.92 & Symphony No.8 In F, Op.93

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

Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Total Playing Time 1:00:29

CD 5: 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 1:07:03

BR 6: Beethoven - The Symphonies

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

Symphony No.2 in D, Op.36

6.
10:35

Symphony No.3 in E flat, Op.55 -"Eroica"

Symphony No.4 in B flat, Op.60

14.
9:55

Symphony No.6 in F, Op.68 -"Pastoral"

Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67

22.
9:00

23.
4:47

Symphony No.8 in F, Op.93

Symphony No.7 in A, Op.92

32.
7:57

Symphony No.9 in D minor, Op.125 - "Choral"

35.
11:03

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

37.
6:23

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker

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

Rehearsal

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Singverein, Reinhold Schmidt

Total Playing Time 6:00:07

. . . this 1963 set remains the most highly rated, and with reason. Lustrous Berlin Phil playing, plus Karajan's visionary grandeur.

This is easily the finest Ninth we have yet had in stereo . . . my goodness how a modern recording adds to the impact . . . The Scherzo is [intense] . . . purity and simplicity are the keynotes . . . [3rd movement]: [an] almost religious calm. The recording was made in a church, and here one feels it clearly. The triplet variation in particular is radiant in a way that is rarely achieved in studio recordings. The finale is blessed with very good soloists . . . [Walter Berry]: How much better to have a clearly defined voice than a heavier one which is badly focussed . . . Gundula Janowitz is a beautiful young newcomer. . . It is a rich and creamy voice . . .

The dynamic contrasts and woodwind playing in the Fourth are outstanding . . . In the lean and muscular Ninth, the excellent quartet of soloists, chorus, and orchestra are balanced amazingly well for a 1963 Deutsche Grammophon recording, and Karajan's legendary control is quite stunning. The "Adagio" is sublime . . . In Karajan's 1963 cycle, he achieves tonal beauty and plenty of muscle without affectation . . . the Blu-ray audio version is recommended, and even required listening for anyone who feels that Karajan's 1963 Beethoven symphony cycle is one of the great recorded achievements and wants to hear it in the best possible sound.

Cette édition, bien luxueuse . . . essentiel à l'Histoire de l'interprétation.