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BEETHOVEN 9 Symphonies. Berliner Philharmoniker / Herbert von Karajan. Deutsche Grammophon 5cds plus 1 Blu-ray

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Beethoven 9 Symphonies Karajan Deutsche Grammophon 5Cds Plus 1 Blu-Ray
Beethoven 9 Symphonies Karajan Deutsche Grammophon 5Cds Plus 1 Blu-Ray Beethoven 9 Symphonies Karajan Deutsche Grammophon 5Cds Plus 1 Blu-Ray
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4793442
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Beethoven: 9 Symphonies

Herbert von Karajan / Berliner Philharmoniker

An ultramodern 24 bit / 96 kHz remastering of this classic set delivered ‘twice complete’ – once across 5CDs, and once on a single Blu-ray Audio with the rehearsal of the Ninth Symphony. Presentation is a unique deluxe package full of nostalgic touches and rare Karajan photos.

THE FAMOUS 1963 KARAJAN BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES

• Karajan recorded the Complete Symphonies of Beethoven no fewer than 4 times for DG, but this first 1963 recording was financially the most daring, artistically the most radical, and commercially the most successful.
• It was estimated that over 100,000 boxes would have to be sold if Deutsche Grammophon’s gargantuan 1.5 million Deutschmark investment was to be recouped. The head of a rival company predicted that Deutsche Grammophon was heading for “a colossal financial catastrophe”.
• By 1973 nearly one million sets had been sold, ten times the original breakeven estimate. 50 years on from its original launch, the set remains the best-selling Beethoven cycle of all time.
• The 1963 Berlin set dazzled like no other, aided in no small measure by the clean, clear, daringly “lit” recordings made in Berlin’s Jesus-Christus-Kirche by the young Günter Hermanns whose debut as Karajan’s principal recording engineer this was.
• Critics and the record-buying public were enthused above all by the urgency and beauty of the music-making and by a fierce sense of joy which reached its apogee in a thrillingly played and eloquently sung account of the finale of the epic Ninth Symphony.

• Hardback slipcase featuring original cover art and enclosing
• 36-page hardback book with 6 suspended wallets
• New article by Karajan biographer Richard Osborne on the famous cycle
• Facsimile of many elements of the original LP release (original booklet cover, Beethoven portrait, decorative elements, Beethoven autograph, letter from Karajan to DG’s Head of A&R Elsa Schiller – offered in translation, original recording schedules, original individual LP cover releases)
• Photographs including scenes from the recording studio, the sequence of photos including the famous cover image used in the individual LP releases

Deutsche Grammophon 5cds plus 1 Blu-ray 4793442




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Awards MDT Box Set of the Month
Format Box Sets, CD
Genre Classical
Label Deutsche Grammophon
Release Period August 2018

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