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Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan – Beethoven – Violinkonzert (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Ludwig van Beethoven – Violinkonzert – Anne-Sophie Mutter, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 48:23 minutes | 876 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon
Recording: September 1979, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

Das Violinkonzert Op. 61 entstand im Jahre 1806, Beethoven schrieb es für Franz Clement, der damals als musikalisches Genie erster Geiger und Konzertmeister im Orchester des Theaters an der Wien war. Damit war klar, dass alle späteren Aufführungen dieses Werkes im Zeichen erstklassiger Violonisten stand. Kein leichtes Unterfangen für die DG, doch mit Herbert Karajan als Dirigent, den Berliner Philharmonikern und ganz besonders Anne-Sophie Mutter hatte die Plattenfirma erstklassige Voraussetzungen geschaffen. Mutter stellte bei diesem Konzert ihr großartiges Können unter Beweis, denn die von Beethoven in den Vordergrund gerückten Soloparts decken schließlich geringste Unsauberkeiten im Vortrag auf. Die Geigerin meistert jede noch so artistisch anmutende Passage mit Eleganz und nahezu spielerischer Leichtigkeit.

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan – Beethoven: The 9 Symphonies (1977) [Japan 2018] SACD ISO + FLAC

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker – Beethoven: 9 Symphonien (1977) [Japan 2018]
SACD Rip | 4x SHM-SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 328:04 minutes | Front/Rear Cover | 13,1 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Cover incl. | 6,47 GB

To commemorate the 110th birthday anniversary of “Emperor of the Stage” Herbert von Karajan, “Beethoven: Complete Symphonies” recorded with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra from 1975 to 1977 was re-released on May 23, 2018. Karajan completed the Beethoven symphony cycle six times in his lifetime. This work is the second complete cycle recording, with the Berlin Philharmonic performing at their peak. The latest DSD master produced in 2018 at Emil Berliner Studios in Germany from the original analog master of Deutsche Grammophon in Germany was used to prepare this 4-discs boxset.

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Sviatoslav Richter, Stanislaw Wislocki, Herbert von Karajan – Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto (1959/63/95/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto – Sviatoslav Richter, Stanislaw Wislocki, Herbert von Karajan (1959/63/95/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96kHz  | Time – 01:11:02 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | © Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: #1-3: Warsaw, Philharmonie on 26th to 28th April 1959; #4-6: Vienna, Musikvereins-Saal on 24th to 26th September 1962

These two performances by Grammy-winning Russian pianist Sviatoslav Richter are now considered reference versions of the Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky concertos. Recorded in 1959 and 1962 respectively. Stanislaw Wislocki leads the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra on the Rachmaninov; Herbert von Karajan and Wiener Symphoniker accompany Richter on the Tchaikovsky.

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan – Bach, J.S.- Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 & Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 (2015/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert Von Karajan – Bach, J.S.- Suite No.2 In B Minor, BWV 1067 & Suite No.3 In D, BWV 1068 (2015/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 45:44 minutes | 952 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

The Berlin Philharmonic (German: Berliner Philharmoniker) is a German orchestra based in Berlin which is consistently ranked in the top handful of orchestras in the world, distinguished amongst peers for its virtuosity and compelling sound.

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Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan – Vivaldi – Concertos (Remastered) (1971/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Berliner Philharmoniker & Herbert von Karajan – Vivaldi – Concertos (Remastered) (1971/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:13 minutes | 1,07 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Even though I probably don’t need anymore Vivaldi CDs, I couldn’t pass up getting this title in the Amazon Marketplace for a penny plus shipping. This first generation disc from DG’s ” Musikfest” series presents conductor Herbert Von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmoniker performing seven of Vivaldi’s Concerti (RVs 129, 151, 169, 234, 271, 439 & 523), originally released in 1971. Karajan wasn’t necessarily celebrated for his Vivaldi, but how can you pass on the world’s best sounding orchestra at the height of its powers, performing musical ear candy – you simply cannot. Period instrument purists may not agree with that assessment, but they’ll have to speak up, the volume’s on 10 for this one!

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Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan – Beethoven: The Symphonies (1963) [Reissue 2003] SACD ISO + FLAC

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker – Beethoven: The Symphonies (1963) [Reissue 2003]
SACD Rip | 6x SHM-SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 361:41 minutes | Scans included | 14,5 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Basic Scans included | 7,79 GB

Karajan: Beethoven Symphonies (1963) is a set of studio recordings made in 1961 and 1962 by the Berlin Philharmonic conducted by Herbert von Karajan. It is the second of four cycles of Beethoven’s nine symphonies that von Karajan conducted, and the first of three for the German record label Deutsche Grammophon. The complete set was first released in 1963 in Europe, and as a result the cycle of symphonies is now generally known as the 1963 cycle.

The cycle is usually now presented across 5 CDs. It is available in 24 bit/96 kHz high definition sound on 6 hybrid SACDs that also containing a rehearsal session for the ninth symphony.

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Various Artists – 5 Great Operas (2014) [Esoteric Japan] (9x SACD Box Set) PS3 ISO + FLAC

VA – 5 Great Operas on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca (2014) [Esoteric Japan]
PS3 Rip | 9x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 574:19 minutes | Scans | 23,1 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 11,6 GB

The reissue of historical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using SACD technology to improve sound quality. This Box Set of “5 Great Operas on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca” features the four works of this time are historical name boards which were produced in the heyday of analog from 1962 to 1979, and at the time of recording, each record company gathered the best conductor, orchestra, singer, the best sound, It was recorded with an in-depth session organized at the proud recording venue.

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Various Artists – 4 Great Operas (2013) [Esoteric Japan] (9x SACD Box Set) PS3 ISO + FLAC

VA – 4 Great Operas on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca (2013) [Esoteric Japan] (9x SACD Box Set)
PS3 Rip | 9x SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 521:23 minutes | Scans included | 21,4 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Box Art & Scans included | 10,6 GB

The reissue of historical music masterpieces by ESOTERIC has attracted a lot of attention, both for its uncompromising commitment to recreating the original master sound, and for using SACD technology to improve sound quality. This Box Set of “4 Great Operas on Deutsche Grammophon & Decca” features the four works of this time are historical name boards which were produced in the heyday of analog from 1968 to 1977, and at the time of recording, each record company gathered the best conductor, orchestra, singer, the best sound, It was recorded with an in-depth session organized at the proud recording venue.

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Karajan conducts Wagner, Album 2 – Ouvertures & Preludes (1975/2010) PS3 ISO

Karajan conducts Wagner, Album 2 – Ouvertures & Preludes (1975/2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 01:17:21 minutes | 3,10 GB
Genre: Classical | Scans included | Label: EMI / Warner

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.”

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Karajan conducts Verdi’s “Otello” 1970 720p WEB-DL AAC2.0 H.264-CHDWEB

Herbert von Karajan’s Salzburg Festival production of Verdi’s Otello played for 14 performances in the years 1970-72. In Robert Dornhelm’s film Karajan or Beauty as I see it conductor Mariss Jansons recalls: “It was unbelievable. I couldn’t sleep. I spent the whole night walking round Salzburg. It was as if I had been hypnotised.” This historically important 1973 film of the production, co-directed by actor and television director Roger Benamou, preserves for us one of the greatest of all twentieth-century Otello casts and productions.

For Karajan there was no greater interpreter of the role of Otello than the Canadian-born tenor Jon Vickers whose psychotically disturbed study of the Moor married modern psychological insights with the trumpet-like tones of legendary Otellos from an earlier age. The intensity of his playing of the scenes with Desdemona – lyric soprano Mirella Freni, another singer much revered by Karajan – in the opera’s final two acts borders at times on the unbearable.

The English baritone Peter Glossop, a true Verdi baritone in a period which was rich in such singers, first worked with Karajan in Milan in 1968 playing Tonio to Vickers’s Canio in Karajan’s viscerally exciting film of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Karajan is said to have been fascinated by Glossop’s piercing eyes and keen dramatic intelligence. An Iago schooled in the English tradition, Glossop is less the suave Italian Machiavel, more the blunt embittered soldier of Shakespeare’s original tragedy.

Set and costume designs were by the long-serving Karajan team of Günther Schneider-Siemssen and Georges Wakhevitch. The sound recording was made in the Berlin Philharmonie in April 1973 with the Berliner Philharmoniker, an orchestra which had become well-versed in the Italian style during the Karajan years. The original cinema release was beset by technical problems with sound and vision, problems which digital remastering has happily overcome.

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