Herbert Von Karajan Classic Archive

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
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.
Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012) [24/96]

Alexis Weissenberg, Herbert von Karajan - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2; Franck: Symphonic Variations (1973/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 54:06 minutes | 1.03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

A recording made in September 1972 which has never ranked very highly by admirers of either artist, but i found much to enjoy here. Karajan never seemed particularly engaged as an accompanist for pianists - the main prosecution witness could be his dire conducting for Christoph Eschenbach's DG recording of Beethoven's First Concerto, but he was a firm admirer of Weissenberg and their collaboration works pretty well.
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.
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014) [24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 & Overtures (1951-1955/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 365:49 minutes | 5,02 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording presents Karajan's first (and probably most thrilling) recording of the complete Beethoven Symphonies, made in the early 1950s with London's recently-founded Philharmonia Orchestra. The recording of the 9th Symphony is available here in stereo for the very first time, taken from original unreleased tapes.
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Karajan Conducts Wagner Vol. 1 (1958/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Karajan Conducts Wagner Vol.1 (1958/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:36 minutes | 997 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Renowned conductor Herbert von Karajan leads the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra through treasured pieces by Wagner. This essential release includes “Tannhauser: Overture”, “Tannhauser: Venusberg Music”, “Lohengrin: Prelude (Act I)” and “Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebstod”.
Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016) {Les indispensables de Diapason}

Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 383 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 207 mb
Classical, Orchestral | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / No. 82

Although best remembered for his devotion to the core Austro-Germanic repertoire, Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan did flirt with the English repertoire in the '50s and early '60s.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2016
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, JS Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.
Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2015/1984)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Philharmoniker, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Kurt Moll - Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (2015/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 4 ch) | 7.89 Gb (DVD9) | 209 min
Classical | Sony | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais

Acclaimed Berlin Philharmonic conductor Herbert von Karajan leads a stellar cast – including mezzo-soprano Agnes Baltsa and sopranos Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Janet Perry – in this memorable 1984 production of "Der Rosenkavalier." Recorded at Austria's Salzburger Festpiele, composer Richard Strauss' comic opera tells a tale about love between an aging noblewoman, her handsome lover, a bumbling baron and a wealthy merchant's beautiful daughter.