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Karajan Collection - Philharmonia Promenade Concert


Release Date: 08/16/2005 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 76900   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Emil WaldteufelJohann Strauss Jr.Johann Strauss Sr.Emmanuel Chabrier,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc should appeal to anyone who enjoys a program of light classics. Though recorded 45 years ago—with two selections slightly older­—it reminds us how near to perfection Walter Legge’s Philharmonia Orchestra could be in the ideal acoustics of Kingsway Hall. This was also the last of Herbert von Karajan’s collaborations with that handpicked English orchestra. Besides making for delightful listening, the disc has a certain historic importance. The performances would achieve total perfection if a chorus had joined in the Polovtsian Dances of Borodin, but of course this version makes a fine effect doing without. Karajan’s performances strike a nice balance between discipline and expression, always suffused with Read more the high spirits of most of this music. As implied above, the early stereo recording lets one hear everything that is going on in sound that combines warmth, sparkle, and a just representation of instrumental character. A feast for the ears!



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Works on This Recording

1.
Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2.
Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
4.
España by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Joyeuse marche "Marche française" by Emmanuel Chabrier
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
6.
Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7.
Die leichte Kavallerie: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 
8.
Schwanda the Bagpiper: Polka by Jaromir Weinberger
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1927; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
9.
Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Paris, France (1858).
Composition revised: Paris, France (1874). 
10.
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843-1844; France 
Date of Recording: 01/1958 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 18 Secs. 
11.
I Pagliacci: Intermezzo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
Date of Recording: 01/1959 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
12.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/1960 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 14 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1869 - 1887). 

Sound Samples

Les Patineurs - valse [Op. 183] (2005 Digital Remaster)
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka Op. 214 (2005 Digital Remaster)
Radetzky March Op. 228 (2005 Digital Remaster)
España - Rhapsodie espagnole
Marche joyeuse (2005 Digital Remaster)
Unter Donner und Blitz Polka Op.324 (2005 Digital Remaster)
Der Leichte Kavallerie (2005 Digital Remaster): Overture
Schwanda the Bagpiper (2005 Digital Remaster): Polka
Orphée aux enfers, 'Orpheus in the Underworld' (2005 Digital Remaster): Overture
Overture - Le Carnaval Romain (2005 Digital Remaster)
Pagliacci (2005 Digital Remaster): Intermezzo
Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances (2005 Digital Remaster): No.8
Prince Igor - Polovtsian Dances (2005 Digital Remaster): No.17

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 What!!?? A light-hearted Karajan? August 31, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "Herbert von Karajan has done it again! This time not with Beethoven or Mahler or any of the great serious composers that we love so well, but with a number of less dramatic masters with whom he is less frequently associated. He puts his baton to work with a smile in his heart and succeeds to entertain us no less than when he is in his most serious mood. The venue here is a most refreshing break. It includes the Strausses - father and son, Chabrier and Suppe, to name just a few, The fare is mainly light-hearted, as my title suggests. The combination of Karajan and the Philharmonia Orchestra does magnificent wonders for the repertoire. The attention-getting fiery blasts in Chabrier's Espana are rivaled on record only by Paul Paray's superb recording of the same piece. The bass drum and cymbal blasts in Strauss' Unter Donner und Blitz Polka are sure to grab your attention. The Roman Carnival Overture, the Skater's Waltz, the Polovtsian Dances, literally ALL of the selections on this CD are to die for! I couldn't recommend this CD more highly to anyone who needs an occasional break from the wonderful but heavy-handed musical fare to which we are all accustomed. A real treat for those Karajan fans who are unfamiliar with his lighter side. Get it now while it is available and the price is so right." Report Abuse
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