Haydn Karajan

Joseph Haydn - Herbert v. Karajan / Wunderlich / Prey / Wiener Philharmoniker - Die Schöpfung (1965, CD reissue 2004)

Joseph Haydn - Die Schöpfung / The Creation
Fritz Wunderlich / Hermann Prey / Wiener Singverein / Wiener Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 278 MB | Full Artwork: 164 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon "Festspiel Dokumente" # 474 955-2 GM2 | Country/Year: Germany 2004, 1965
Genre: Classical | Style: Classical Period, Oratorio, Sacred, Vocal

"Karajan's direction is exactly as in the studio: majestic, broadly paced without being inert, vast in dynamic range, always considerate to his soloists, unerring in its preparation and clinching of climaxes." ~BBC Music Magazine

Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)  Music

Posted by gitarnik at Nov. 2, 2010
Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)

Karajan - Symphony Edition (Boxset) (2008)
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks + cue + log) | No Scans | 38 CDs | 10.63 GB (RAR 3% Rec)
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 001211702

Admirers of Karajan will probably own most or all of these symphony cycles from what was probably the pinnacle of the conductor's prolific career. However, if you are unfamiliar with Karajan's work, or well enough acquainted with it to desire further exploration, then this amazingly inexpensive anthology can be enthusiastically recommended. I purchased all of these sets when they came out in DG's previous mid-priced "Karajan Symphony Edition," and I can testify to their consistently oustanding quality, both as performances and as interpretations. As recordings, however, it must be admitted that the sound is of variable quality; sometimes admirably vivid and well balanced, but frequently tending toward harshness, even garishness–particularly in those which come from the early digital era (cf. Bruckner's symphonies 1-3). Too bad Universal didn't see fit to give this magnificent legacy a sonic facelift. Still, the performances are sufficiently worthy of your attention to warrant purchase regardless of these sonic limitations.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem (1975/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem (1975/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:06 minutes | 954 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Herbert von Karajan’s 1975 Mozart Requiem is of the grand ceremonial type with large choral forces and full orchestra accompaniment–all of which sounds quite massive compared to more recent period-style performances.

Herbert von Karajan - The Christmas Album (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 16, 2018
Herbert von Karajan - The Christmas Album (2014)

Herbert von Karajan - The Christmas Album (2014)
Classical, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 328 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 20 | Time: 69:31 min

This compilation draws Christmas music from several recordings conducted by the late Herbert von Karajan, but emphasizes two of them, both from the 1960s: a collection of Baroque Christmas pieces in a mostly pastoral vein, and an LP on which he and the Vienna Philharmonic backed the great African American soprano Leontyne Price. Neither of these recordings is easy to obtain these days, and Karajan aficionados may well be pleased to have them in a single package. Beyond that, the Price pieces, from her heyday, are gorgeous.
Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Haydn - Les sept dernieres paroles de notre Redempteur sur la Croix (1991) {ES 9935}

Jordi Savall & Le Concert des Nations - Haydn - Les sept dernières paroles de notre Rédempteur sur la Croix (1991) {Astrée ES 9935 rel 1999}
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© 1991, 1999 Astrée / Naïve | ES 9935
Classical / Viennese School / Sacred

In the semi-darkness within a grotto beneath the church of Santo Rosario in Cadiz, the bishop pronounced one of the seven Last Words of Christ, then, during the ensuing silence, the orchestra played… Commissioned from Haydn in 1786, these seven mystical sonatas, with their sombre melody, take their inspiration from the rhythm of each of the seven Words. Preceded by a noble Prelude and followed by an impressive Terremoto (Earthquake), there have been various versions (piano, string quartet, vocal), but here they are presented in the original version and with all the glowing colours of the Concert des Nations.
Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1989)

Herbert von Karajan, Wiener Staatsopernchor, Wiener Philharmoniker - Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera (1989)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:15:30 | 598 MB
Genre: Classical, Opera | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog: 427 635-2 GH2

Made after his official resignation from the Berlin Phil and six months before his death, this last recording is likely - at least in part - reflective of Karajan's mental tossing and turning before he died. We could gather that he felt quite wronged, and wanted to express forgiveness then to bid the world a farewell.
Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan & Clara Haskil - Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543 (2017)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan & Clara Haskil - Mozart: Symphony No. 39, K. 543 (2017)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & front cover | 176 MB
Label: belvedere edition | Tracks: 11 | Time: 81:00 min

One of the highlights of the 1956 Mozart Week was the concert, which brought together Herbert von Karajan, Clara Haskil and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Karajan knew how to project the qualities of the orchestra using the pieces he selected. The slow introduction of the Symphony No 39 gave him an early opportunity to demonstrate the precision and aural splendour of the orchestra.
Rosamunde Quartett - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Last Words of Jesus Christ (2001)

Rosamunde Quartett - Joseph Haydn: The Seven Words (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Chamber | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1756, 461 780-2 | 01:06:09

On this recording of The Seven Words, the Rosamunde String Quartet offers a compelling rendition of one of Haydn's most complex compositions. The Seven Words was originally composed for a full orchestra as a series of seven adagios, which were meant to be interludes during a congregation's meditations on the last seven words of Christ on the Cross. Haydn struggled with a way to compose seven connected pieces of music that were solemn and yet varied enough to keep the listener from getting bored. The members of the Rosamunde Quartet are technically brilliant as they demonstrate the composer's solutions to this musical puzzle. Even though the tempo is slow, they never let the music become ponderous or oppressive. But to Haydn, The Seven Words was more than just an aural conundrum. He felt the composition was perhaps his most sacred work, and the quartet plays this music with reverence for the composer's spiritual intentions. This is a profound piece of music, and the Rosamunde does it justice on each of its many levels.
Handel and Haydn Society - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 84 - Violin Concerto in A Major (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers & Aisslinn Nosky - Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 84 - Violin Concerto in A Major (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 76:23 minutes | 1.47 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

In the third disc in their acclaimed series, Harry Christophers and the Handel and Haydn Society present a new live recording devoted to the master of the symphony – Joseph Haydn. This disc showcases Haydn’s Symphony No. 8 Le soir, which completes the trilogy written for Prince Paul Anton Esterházy. Also included is the later Symphony No. 84 which shows just how much Haydn’s symphonies had transformed from those early years.
Walter Gieseking, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart, Beethoven: Philharmonia Wind Quartet (1996)

Walter Gieseking, Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart, Beethoven: Philharmonia Wind Quartet (1996)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 79:40 | 274 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Testament | Catalog: SBT 1091

Walter Gieseking is joined by stellar wind players, including the great hornist Dennis Brain; and the Quintets have a gleaming, robust quality that make them irresistible. They were recorded in the mid- 1950s, a time when Gieseking sometimes operated on automatic pilot, but here he sounds involved and fluent; the keyboard part played with aristocratic grace and, where appropriate, sparkling high spirits. The filler is one of Herbert von Karajan's few successful Mozart recordings, aided immeasurably by the expert first-desk soloists of the Philharmonia.