BEETHOVEN Symphonies / Karajan

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Janowitz · Rössel-Majdan
Kmentt · Berry
Wiener Singverein
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan
Int. Release 03 Jun. 2016
1 Blu-ray Audio
0289 479 5977 9
First Release 1963 - Remastered at 24 bit / 96 kHz


Track List

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

Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

6.
10:35

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

Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60

14.
9:55

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67

19.
4:47

20.
9:00

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

Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

27.
7:57

Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93

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

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Singverein

Total Playing Time 6:00:07

. . . [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.