Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák & Tchaikovsky (1968/2012) [24/192]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák & Tchaikovsky (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 60:20 minutes | 2.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Mstislav Rostropovich is the world's greatest cellist, and he has actually made at least five recordings of this greatest of all cello concertos. I have a certain preference for his later version, with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Erato. This version has long been a prime recommendation, and in this new remastering at mid-price, it's an even better deal now. Herbert von Karajan accompanies with his usual expertise, and the Tchaikovsky performance is quite simply the finest around. This concerto is one of those pieces of which you'll want to have five or six copies. Just make sure this is one of them. –David Hurwitz
Europakonzert 2002 from Palermo - Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Gil Shaham (2011) [Blu-Ray]

Europakonzert 2002 from Palermo - Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado, Gil Shaham (2011) [Blu-Ray]
BluRay | MPEG-2 Video, 19039 kbps, 1080i, 29.970 fps
Audio1: DTS-HD MA 5.1, 3768 Kbps, 48 Khz, 6 ch / Audio2: LPCM 2.0, 48 kHz, 2304 kbps, 2 ch
Genre: Classical / Time: 112 min / 23,07 Gb

The town of Palermo was illuminated and Claudio Abbado revealed his strong Sicilian roots. Viewers of this concert, broadcasted on TV all across Europe, were inspired to see the maestro so relaxed, gesticulating so emphatically.
Europakonzert 2011 from Madrid - Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle, Canizares (2011) [BDRip 1080p]

Europakonzert 2011 from Madrid - Berliner Philharmoniker, Simon Rattle, Canizares (2011) [BDRip 1080p]
BDRip 1080p | MKV | MPEG-4 AVC, 1904x1080, 8196 Kbps, 29,970 fps
Audio: DTS 5.1, 1509 Kbps, 48 Khz, 6 ch
Genre: Classical / Time: 01:36:45 min / 6,55 Gb

For twenty years the Berliner Philarmoniker has celebrated its 1882 founding with a concert at a major European venue, and the 2011 event takes place at the magnificent Teatro Real in Madrid.
Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), José van Dam (bass)
Wiener Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Recording: Berlin, 9/1975

EAC | APE | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 639-2 | Time: 00:53:12

Between 1961 and 1986, Herbert von Karajan made three recordings of the Mozart Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon, with little change in his conception of the piece over the years. This recording, from 1975, is, on balance, the best of them. The approach is Romantic, broad, and sustained, marked by a thoroughly homogenized blend of chorus and orchestra, a remarkable richness of tone, striking power, and an almost marmoreal polish. Karajan viewed the Requiem as idealized church music rather than a confessional statement awash in operatic expressiveness. In this account, the orchestra is paramount, followed in importance by the chorus, then the soloists. Not surprisingly, the singing of the solo quartet sounds somewhat reined-in, especially considering these singers' pedigrees. By contrast, the Vienna Singverein, always Karajan's favorite chorus, sings with a huge dynamic range and great intensity, though with an emotional detachment nonetheless. Perfection, if not passion or poignancy, is the watchword. The Berlin orchestra plays majestically, and the sound is pleasingly vivid.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 68:12 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

There are those who would argue that the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan was a magnificent instrument for the later Romantics Brahms, Bruckner, Wagner, and Strauss. There are others, however, who would argue that Karajan and the BPO were too magnificent for the earlier Romantics Mendelssohn, Schumann, and especially Schubert. They would say that the lushly, plushly, voluptuously sensual sound of the BPO simply overwhelmed the lighter, brighter, and more lyrical early Romantics. And while a few might concede that the BPO may be acceptable in Mendelssohn’s Italian or Schumann’s Rhenish, even they would say that they were all wrong for Schubert.
Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - R. Strauss: Don Quixote (1976/2017) [24/96]

Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - R. Strauss: Don Quixote (1976/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:49 minutes | 781 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Commanding the podium with his slender figure, theatrical shock of hair and penetrating blue eyes, Herbert von Karajan projected the hieratic image of the conductor as officiant of some quasi-mystic rite. And anyone who ever saw him conduct live or on his many audiovisual recordings will agree that in his performances, music did indeed become a religion and Karajan its high-priest. Karajan (1908-1989) embodied classical music in the general consciousness as an epoch-making conductor, media star, opera producer, festival director and festival founder.
Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Hebrides Overture (1971,1973/2016) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Mendelssohn: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4; Hebrides Overture (1971,1973/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 78:34 minutes | 1.52 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

“Karajan's Berlin Philharmonic performance is worthy of Mendelssohn's inspiration, and this album makes a splendid memento of a famous Scottish visit.” (Penguin Guide)
Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)

Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:08:26 | 1.10 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2017

One of his peculiarities was that he usually conducted concerts with his eyes closed, vexing many orchestra musicians. However, through Karajan’s intense rehearsals they were thoroughly prepared for performances. “His philosophy was that everything the orchestra needs had to happen beforehand,” the string bassist Rudolf Watzel recalled. Under Herbert von Karajan the Berliner Philharmoniker developed their very own performance culture, characterised by a beauty of sound, enchanting legati, virtuosity and perfection. He preferred to concentrate on the classical-romantic repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Strauss. In addition, he devoted himself to the Second Viennese School and leading composers of the early 20th century like Ravel, Stravinsky and Debussy, taking occasional excursions into the contemporary era with works by Messiaen and Henze, even Penderecki.
Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony & Dante Sonata (1994) [Re-Up]

Daniel Barenboim, Berliner Philharmoniker - Franz Liszt: Dante Symphony & Sonata (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 285 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 184 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Teldec | # 9031-77340-2 | Time: 01:06:31

Liszt’s Dante Symphony is a work of astonishing imagination. His evocation of the ‘Inferno’, the shade of Francesca da Rimini and her sad remembered love is marked by strokes of genius which, with bewildering frequency, pre-empt the mature Wagner (who was, incidentally, the dedicatee of the work). If the second and third movements – the ‘Paradiso’ was wisely commuted to a setting of part of the Magnificat plus a brief Hosanna – don’t quite match the sweep and control of the first, they have their own particular magic. Even so, the work has not acquired the popularity of the Faust Symphony. Barenboim’s new recording with the Berlin Philharmonic is thus particularly welcome. Not only does it augment the number of available recordings to four, it is also the most polished. Even performing ‘live’, the Berlin Philharmonic turns in a performance of near-perfection – the solo lines are a particular joy.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Ravel: Bolero; Debussy: La Mer; Mussorgsky; Pictures (1995/2015) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Ravel: Bolero; Debussy: La Mer; Mussorgsky: Pictures (1995/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 74:49 minutes | 1.43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

„Here are examples of 'The Karajan Effect' at its most positive, and sounding, in these new transfers, fractionally more open, focused and fresh than before, with the billowing bass moderated and the dynamic range extended. Along with Karajan's own imaginative deployment of orchestral colour (to take one example: the extra gong with barely damped striker at the end of Pictures), the Berlin Jesus-Christus Kirche acoustics of these 1964-6 recordings add their own wonderful coloration and atmosphere (dark and cavernous at appropriate moments in Pictures).