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Herbert von Karajan (born Heribert, Ritter von Karajan 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor.

Herbert von Karajan (born Heribert, Ritter von Karajan 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor. To the wider world he was perhaps most famously associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, of which he was principal conductor for 35 years. Although his work was not universally admired, he is generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, and he was a dominant figure in European classical music from the 1960s until his death. Part of the reason for this was the large number of recordings he made and their prominence during his lifetime. By one estimate he was the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records.

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    Herbert von Karajan (2 CDs)

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    This 2CD set is sourced from the Music Preserved Archive. The combination of Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic playing Mozart and...
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    Herbert von Karajan (2CDs)

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    This release has been sourced from the Richard Itter archive. The collection is very important for collectors because it has never been...
  1. Herbert von Karajan (2 CDs)
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    Herbert von Karajan (2 CDs)

    £ 14.99

    This 2CD set is sourced from the Music Preserved Archive. The combination of Karajan and the Vienna Philharmonic playing Mozart and Bruckner drew a ‘packed and raving audience’ according to Neville Cardus in The Guardian. The Bruckner Symphony No.7 received great acclaim from the Daily Telegraph, with a review headlined ‘Noble Height in Bruckner: Vibrant Vienna Philharmonic’, and the critic Donald Mitchell writing ‘London has not heard a Bruckner performance of this quality for years’. Mitchell went on to add that the music-making was ‘undoubtedly touched by interpretative genius’. In his booklet essay, Richard Osborne notes that ‘the performances of both Mozart and Bruckner are quicker here than any of Karajan’s studio performances … they are also freer in places and given to a number of astonishing build-ups of power’. This is the first CD release of this material. More details

  2. Herbert von Karajan (2CDs)
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    Herbert von Karajan (2CDs)

    £ 14.99

    This release has been sourced from the Richard Itter archive. The collection is very important for collectors because it has never been released before onto the market. Herbert von Karajans association with the Philharmonia Orchestra started in 1948 and continued to 1960. Despite this long relationship, there are practically no live recordings from Londons Royal Festival Hall of Karajan and the Philharmonia caught on the wing. Karajans live Philharmonia account of Tchaikovskys Symphony No.4 in 1955 is an unrestrained version of his studio recording of 1953 which The Gramophone descibed as phenominal, a record in a thousand. Ravels Rapsodie espagnole was played in London just prior to Karajans Philharmonia tour of the USA in Autumn 1955 and was thought at the time to be even more sensuosly beautiful than his widely praised studio account with the Philharmonia from 1953. The Mozart concert is important because it features the Romanian... More details

 

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