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Beethoven: Symphonies No 7-9 / Karajan, Janowitz, Ludwig, Et Al

Karajan / Beethoven / Janowitz / Ludwig / Bpo
Release Date: 10/24/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000554909  
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gundula JanowitzChrista LudwigJess ThomasWalter Berry
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper Chorus

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Artistic Supervision: Herbert von Karajan
STEREO: PCM / SURROUND: DTS 5.1
Subtitles: German/English/French/Spanish/Chinese

With the Berliner Philharmoniker and a stunning cast led by soprano Gundula Janowitz, these performances remain the benchmark recordings unsurpassed by subsequent readings. Along with his role on the podium, Maestro Karajan was also responsible for the thrilling visual direction.

These recordings from the late sixties and early seventies offer insight into Maestro Karajan’s role not only as a leading conductor but also as a pioneer in new media and filming techniques. This production set a new standard for the interpretation of Beethoven’s Symphonies and in terms of music
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 8 in F major, Op. 93 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1812; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Jess Thomas (Tenor),
Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria 

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