Karajan, Herbert von

Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Balakirev & Stravinsky (1949 - 1960)

CD
21 Apr 2014

Barcode: 0825646336203

Composer: Various
Other participants: Herbert von Karajan, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Balakirev, Stravinsky, Berliner Philharmoniker, Philharmonia Orchestra

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.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Symphony No. 1 in C Major: I. Largo - Allegro vivo  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Symphony No. 1 in C Major: II. Scherzo (Vivo)  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Symphony No. 1 in C Major: III. Andante  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Symphony No. 1 in C Major: IV. Finale (Allegro moderato)  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Borodin: Prince Igor: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Borodin: Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Act 4 Entr'acte  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina: Dance of the Persian Slaves  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov: In the Town of Kazan (Varlaam's Drinking Song)  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 2 
01 Pictures at an Exhibition: I. Promenade - Gnomus - Promenade  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Pictures at an Exhibition: II. The Old Castle  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Pictures at an Exhibition: III. The Tuileries  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Pictures at an Exhibition: IV. Bydlo - Promenade  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Pictures from an Exhibition: V. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Pictures at an Exhibition: VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Pictures at an Exhibition: VII. The Market-place at Limoges  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Pictures at an Exhibition: VIII. The Catacombs (Catacombae Sepulchrum romanum) - cum mortuis in lingua mortua  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Pictures at an Exhibition: IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)  - Herbert von Karajan 
10 Pictures at an Exhibition: X. The Great Gate of Kiev  - Herbert von Karajan 
11 Khovanshchina, Act 4: Entr'acte  - Herbert von Karajan 
12 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: Introduction  - Herbert von Karajan 
13 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: Early one morning  - Herbert von Karajan 
14 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: On a branch of a big tree  - Herbert von Karajan 
15 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: Just then, a duck came waddling round  - Herbert von Karajan 
16 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: Suddenly, something caught Peter's eye  - Herbert von Karajan 
17 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: Grandfather came out  - Herbert von Karajan 
18 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: No sooner had Peter gone  - Herbert von Karajan 
19 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: And now, this is how things stood  - Herbert von Karajan 
20 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: IMeanwhile, Peter made a lasso  - Herbert von Karajan 
21 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: Just then....  - Herbert von Karajan 
22 Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op.67: And there...imagine the triumphant procession  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 3 
01 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: I Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: II Andantino in modo do canzona  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: III Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato, allegro  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4 in F Minor, Op.36: IV Finale: Allegro con fuoco  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Scène  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Valse (Act I)  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Danse des petits cygnes (Act II)  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Introduction & Danse de la reine des cygnes (Act III)  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Danse hongroise (Csárdás) (Act III)  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 4 
01 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op. 64: I Andante - Allegro con anima  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op. 64: II Andante cantabile, con alcuna licenza  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op. 64: III Valse: Allegro moderato  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5 in E Minor, Op. 64: IV Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Introduction & fée des lilas (Prologue)  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Pas d'action: Adagio (Act I)  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Pas de caractere: Le chat botté (Act III)  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Panorama (Act II)  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66: Valse (Act I)  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 5 
01 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique': I Adagio - Allegro non troppo  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique': II Allegro con grazia  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique': III Allegro molto vivace  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.6 in B Minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique': IV Finale: Adagio lamentoso - Andante  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Ouverture miniature  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Marche  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Danse de la fee dragée  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Trepak: Danse russe  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Danse arabe  - Herbert von Karajan 
10 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Danse chinoise  - Herbert von Karajan 
11 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Danse des mirlitons  - Herbert von Karajan 
12 Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a: Valse des fleurs  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 6 
01 Prince Igor, Act 2: Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Prince Igor, Act 2: Polovtsian Dances  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Scène  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20, Act 1: Valse  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20, Act 2: Danse des petits cygnes  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Introduction & Danse de la reine des cygnes (Act III)  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake - Ballet Suite, Op. 20: Danse hongroise (Csárdás (Act III)  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op. 66: Introduction & fée des lilas  - Herbert von Karajan 
09 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op. 66: Pas d'action: Adagio (Act I)  - Herbert von Karajan 
10 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op. 66: Pas de caractere: Le chat botté (Act III)  - Herbert von Karajan 
11 The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op. 66, Act II: Panorama  - Herbert von Karajan 
12 Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty - Ballet Suite, Op. 66: Valse (Act I)  - Herbert von Karajan 
13 Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture, Op. 49  - Herbert von Karajan 
Disc 7 
01 Jeu de cartes: Première donne  - Herbert von Karajan 
02 Jeu de cartes: Deuxième donne  - Herbert von Karajan 
03 Jeu de cartes: Troisième donne  - Herbert von Karajan 
04 Khovanshchina, Act 4: Dance of the Persian Slaves  - Herbert von Karajan 
05 Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op.36: I. Andante sostenuto - Moderato con anima  - Herbert von Karajan 
06 Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: II. Andantino in modo do canzona  - Herbert von Karajan 
07 Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: III. Scherzo: Pizzicato ostinato, allegro  - Herbert von Karajan 
08 Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36: IV. Finale: Allegro con fuoco  - Herbert von Karajan 


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