Herbert Von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker

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.
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, 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.
Ludwig van Beethoven - "Egmont"; Wellington's Victory; Military Marches (Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker) (1987)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker -
Ludwig van Beethoven: "Egmont"; Wellington's Victory; Military Marches (1987)

EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | HQ Full Scan | 01:11:32 | 360 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1972) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2012] RE-UP

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1972) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2012]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 88:54 minutes | Scans included | 2,66 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,59 GB

Japanese original release. Uses 2012 DSD master based on the Deutsche Grammophon's original analog tape.
Richard Strauss - Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker - Ein Heldenleben & Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche (2007)

Richard Strauss - Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 & Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche op. 28
Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 315 MB | Full Artwork: 25 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 00289 477 7156 GM | Country/Year: Germany 2007 (1959/1973)
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic, Early 20th Century

"…Karajan isn't performing the work: he's living it. The sweep and swagger of the opening theme, the imperious power of the battle music, the expansive monumentality of the closing pages: this isn't an act for Karajan; this is life itself. (…) anyone who loves either Ein Heldenleben or Der Helden Karajan who doesn't already know this recording is urged to check it out." 4,5/5 ~AMG
Brahms - Complete Symphonies [Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker] (1998)

Brahms - Complete Symphonies [Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker] (1998)
2CD | EAC-Rip | FLAC-tracks +cue +log +Booklet(pdf)/SCANS | June 9, 1998 | 691 Mb
Genre: Classical, Instrumental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Hotfile, Fileserve

These 1977-78 recordings are Karajan's best Brahms–better than his somewhat mannered digital set. The Berlin Philharmonic, as ever, is amazingly smooth and accomplished, playing with great class without losing any power–as an example, just listen to the finale of the second symphony. DG's engineers have turned this always-good recording into something truly magnificent to hear, and, at the price, this is a sure bet.
Richard Strauss: Don Quixote - Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola)

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote - Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Ulrich Koch (viola)

XLD | FLAC (tracks) | No Log/cue-sheet | frontcover embedded, seperate High-def JPEG | ~220 Mb
Richard Wagner: Overtures,  Preludes – von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC

Richard Wagner: Overtures, Preludes - von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker (2001) [2.0] PS3 ISO & FLAC
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 77:22 minutes | 3,33 GB
FLAC 2.0 Stereo (PS3 ISO extract / Weiss Saracon conversion) 24bit/88.2 kHz | 1.45 GB
Japan Esoteric Import | Year: 2001 | Full Scans | 5% Recovery Info

Esoteric have produced a remarkable transfer that preserves beautifully the hall sound, spatial information and detail. The brass and mass strings have excellent detail, revealing a lot of subtle harmonies and variation – a boon for anything Wagner. This contributes to an overall impression of sophistication and restraint and goes perfectly with Karajan's Wagner.
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.