Karajan, Herbert von

Beethoven: Symphonies & Overtures (1951-1955)

6 CD
31 Mar 2014

Barcode: 0825646337354

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Other participants: Herbert von Karajan, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Marga Höffgen, Ernst Haefilger, Otto Edelmann, Chor der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien Philharmonia Orchestra, Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, and which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalogue.

For many, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) – hailed early in his career as ‘Das Wunder Karajan’ (The Karajan Miracle) and known in the early 1960s as ‘the music director of Europe’ – remains the ultimate embodiment of the maestro. The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductor’s death in July 1989 at the age of 81.

He was closely associated with EMI for the majority of his recording career (specifically from 1946 to 1960 and then again from 1969 to 1984). EMI’s legendary producer Walter Legge sought him out in Vienna just after World War II and the long relationship that ensued embraced recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (the orchestra founded by Legge), the Berlin Philharmonic (of which Karajan became ‘conductor for life’ in 1955), the forces of La Scala, Milan, and the Orchestre de Paris.

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition will feature primarily symphonic and choral music. The entire edition will comprise recordings remastered from the original sources in 24-bit/96kHz at Abbey Road Studios, the world’s most renowned recording studio.

HERBERT VON KARAJAN OFFICIAL REMASTERED EDITION
Beethoven: Symphonies & Overtures
Philharmonia Orchestra
825646337354
CD 1 Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 21
Symphony No. 2 in D, Op. 36
Overture: Leonore No. 3, Op. 72a
CD 2 Symphony No. 3 in E flat, Op. 55 “Eroica”
Symphony No. 8 in F, Op. 93
CD 3 Symphony No. 4 in B flat, Op. 60
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Overture: Coriolan, Op. 62
CD 4 Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 “Pastoral”
Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92
CD 5 Overture: Egmont, Op. 84
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Marga Höffgen - Ernst Haefliger - Otto Edelmann
Chor der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien
Bonus CD Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf - Marga Höffgen - Ernst Haefliger - Otto Edelmann
Chor der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Wien
FIRST RELEASE FROM UNISSUED STEREO TAPES
Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded between November 1952 and June 1955 at Kingsway Hall, London (Except 9th in Vienna)
All recordings produced by Walter Legge

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: II. Andante cantabile con moto  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: III. Menuetto & Trio - Allegro molto e vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21: IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: II. Larghetto  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: III. Scherzo & Trio - Allegro  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36: IV. Allegro molto  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Leonore: Overture No. 3 in C Major, Op. 72b  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 2 
01 Symphony No.3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 'Eroica': I Allegro con brio  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Symphony No.3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 'Eroica': II. Marcia funebre - Adagio assai  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Symphony No.3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 'Eroica': III. Scherzo & Trio - Allegro vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 'Eroica': IV. Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: I. Allegro vivace e con brio  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: II. Allegretto scherzando  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: III. Tempo di menuetto  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93: IV. Allegro vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 3 
01 Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: I. Adagio - Allegro vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: II. Adagio  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: III. Menuetto - Allegro vivace - Trio - Un poco meno allegro  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60: IV. Allegro ma non troppo  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: I. Allegro con brio  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: II. Andante con moto  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: III. Allegro  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67: IV. Allegro - Presto  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Coriolan, Op. 62: Overture in E Minor  - Herbert von Karajan 
10 Coriolan - Overture, Op.62 (2008 - Remaster)  - Philharmonia Orchestra/Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 4 
01 Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 'Pastoral': I. Allegro ma non troppo - Awakening of happy feelings on arriving in the country  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 'Pastoral': II. Andante molto mosso - By the brook  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 'Pastoral': III. Allegro - sempre più stretto - In tempo d'allegro - Tempo I - Presto - Merry gathering of the country folk  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 'Pastoral': IV. Allegro - Thunder and storm  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 'Pastoral': V. Allegretto - Shepherds' song, Happy and thankful feelings after the Storm  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: II. Allegretto  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: III. Presto - Assai meno presto  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92: IV. Allegro con brio  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 5 
01 Egmont: Overture in F Minor, Op. 84  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral': II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto (1955 - Experimental audio)  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral': III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral': IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Prestissimo, (Ode to Joy)  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 6 
01 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral': I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso (1955 - Experimental audio)  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral': II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto (1955 - Experimental audio)  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral': III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato (1955 - Experimental audio)  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, 'Choral': IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Prestissimo, (Ode to Joy) - (1955 - Experimental audio)  - Herbert von Karajan 


Copy tracklisting to the clipboard