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Karajan 1970s – Complete DG Recordings: Box Set 82CDs (2013)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at May 18, 2016
Karajan 1970s – Complete DG Recordings: Box Set 82CDs (2013)

Karajan 1970s – Complete DG Recordings: Box Set 82CDs (2013)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 10,71 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2013

The equally majestic follow-up to one of the most successful box sets in recent memory: After KARAJAN 1960s here comes KARAJAN 1970s. Between 1970 and 1979, Herbert von Karajan recorded the incredible amount of 82 CDs worth of orchestral and choral music for DG This was the period that saw Karajan delve deeply into important repertoire that he never really tackled before or after – from Vivaldi to Mahler, to Berg, Schoenberg and Webern as well as Orff. Not to forget Christmas Concertos, National Anthems, and Prussian Marches.

Herbert Von Karajan - The Complete 1960s: Box Set 82CDs Part 1 (2015)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Feb. 6, 2016
Herbert Von Karajan - The Complete 1960s: Box Set 82CDs Part 1 (2015)

Herbert Von Karajan - The Complete 1960s: Box Set 82CDs Part 1 (2015)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,15 Gb
Label: Decca | Release Year: 2015

A superb box-set. Karajan set the bar high, paid great care and attention in monitoring the recording process and correcting any "mistakes" that recording engineers or producers might make. Of course, producers and recording engineers would correct Karajan's "corrections"! The recording studio - in which he thrived - and the end product were just as important to Herbert von Karajan as his live concert performances.
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.
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.
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).
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Balakirev: Symphony No. 1 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 43:30minutes | 354 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition contains official remastering of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog.
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, Philharmonia Orchestra - Ballet Music From The Operas (1960/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Ballet Music From The Operas (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:20 minutes | 980 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Herbert von Karajan conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in ballet music from the operas Aida, Khovanshchina, Prince Igor, La Gioconda, and Tannhäuser.
Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Promenade Concert (1961/1980/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra - Promenade Concert (1961/1980/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:17 minutes | 997 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Herbert von Karajan leads the Philharmonia Orchestra in performing works by Waldteufel, J. Strauss I & II, Chabrier, Weinberger, and Offenbach.
Leontyne Price, Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Puccini: Tosca (1963/2017) [TR24][OF]

Leontyne Price, Wiener Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan - Puccini: Tosca
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 112:44 min | 2.44 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Decca | Tracks: 29 | Rls.date: 1963/2017

The dramas of Victorien Sardou, in the last decades of the nineteenth century, were as popular in Italy as they were in France. French companies, therefore, could tour the Italian theatres and attract large audiences willing to ignore any language barrier. Giacomo Puccini knew hardly any French when he went to see Sardou’s La Tosca in Milan in 1890, and yet he apparently enjoyed himself. Actually, he may have gone to the theatre — like a majority of the Milanese public — not so much to see the play as to admire its star, the forty-five-year-old Sarah Bernhardt, to whom La Tosca is dedicated and for whom it was written.