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Haydn: Die Jahreszeiten / Karajan, Berry, Janowitz, Et Al


Release Date: 11/21/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 71482   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gundula JanowitzWerner HollwegWalter Berry
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
The Seasons, H 21 no 3 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Gundula Janowitz (Soprano), Werner Hollweg (Tenor), Walter Berry (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Deutsche Oper Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1799-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1972 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 153 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Language: German 

Customer Reviews

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 A Singularly Great Performance and Recording January 7, 2015 By David G. (Lakebay, WA) See All My Reviews "This is a wonderful performance and recording -- lively, full and bright. The acoustics of the cathedral are grand and cannot be bettered. Gundula Janowitz and Walter Berry were at their peak, the chorus fabulous and the Berliner, well, it's the Berliner. The recent choice of this recording was informed by having the Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin In the Fields, Mathis, Fischer-Dieskau and Jerusalem for the last 25 years, with one of the discs going bad (literally developing a small hole on the recording surface which i could see through -- hope this isn't an omen for my aging collection). Thinking initially that I would replace the set with the same performance, I took pause and listened to sample tracks of the best known recordings, juggling between ArkivMusic and Amazon to find tracks. The Karajan was the last I turned to, knowing it would be big, and I try to avoid Karajan if I can because of his past membership in the Nazi party. But the Karajan blew the socks off every other recording -- sound, soloists, chorus, etc. Sometimes big is beautiful. This is such an occasion. However, for those whose ear prefers orchestras downsized to a quartet and three ersatz castratos for the chorus, you will need to look elsewhere." Report Abuse
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