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Austrian & Prussian Marches / Herbert Von Karajan

Karajan / Bpo
Release Date: 08/26/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 439346   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  VariousFrederick the GreatWilhelm LindemannJohann Heinrich Walch,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This epic set of Prussian and Austrian military marches was issued in the mid-1970s, and it raised a few eyebrows. I suppose it represents Karajan and the Berliners letting their hair down and having some fun, in a manner of speaking, and while much of the music dates from the 19th century, that really doesn’t help. I mean, what does that suggest–two centuries of jolly German militarism? In any case, I was not the only person to stumble across this album and think, “Holy *&^!%!” The set quickly acquired the nickname “Nazis on Parade” among aficionados, and it has stuck ever since.

There are some classic numbers here: Beethoven’s Yorkshire March, Fucik’s Florentine March, and Josef Franz Wagner’s Under the Double Eagle, a
Read more standard soundtrack item in war documentaries. The CD issue also includes the Radetzky March, but the original albums did not. Most of the other items will be unfamiliar to non-German listeners, though band music collectors may know a few of them.

The best reason for acquiring this set is to have Gottfried Sonntag’s unforgettable Nibelungen-March, after motives from Wagner’s Ring operas. Listening to it is kind of like watching one of those televangelists play rock music backwards to ferret out satanic lyrics: if you think you can hear Wagner’s latent fascist subtext by reducing The Ring to a series of eight-bar phrases in march rhythm, then this baby’s for you. It’s played with perfectly apt, deadpan seriousness by Karajan and the Berliners, as are all of these pieces.

The original album has been reissued in DG’s huge “Karajan ’70s” box, and I’ve seen this CD set going for hundreds of dollars on Amazon, but you should be able to get it used or on demand if you look carefully enough. Either way, this collection is a genuine cultural artifact and a splendid example of unwitting political incorrectness and dubious taste. Nazi Shmatzy!

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Torgauer Marsch by Frederick the Great
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
2.
Unter dem Grillenbanner, march for band by Wilhelm Lindemann
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: by 1942; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
3.
Pariser Einzugsmarsch by Johann Heinrich Walch
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Mir sein die Kaiserjäger Marsch by Karl Mühlberger
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1914; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
5.
Königgrätzer Marsch by Johann Gottfried Piefke
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Wien bleibt Wien by Johann Schrammel
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
7.
Kreuzritter-Fanfare, for military band by Richard Henrion
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
8.
Petersburg Marsch (Petersburg March) by Anonymous
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Russia 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
9.
Fehrbelliner Reitermarsch, for band by Richard Henrion
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
10.
Hohenfriedberger Marsch by Frederick the Great
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
11.
Preussens Gloria by Johann Gottfried Piefke
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 41 Secs. 
12.
Kärntner Liedermarsch, for band by Anton Seifert
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
13.
Die Bosniaken Kommen, for band by Eduard Wagnes
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14.
Old Comrades by Carl Teike
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 28 Secs. 
15.
Der Zigeunerbaron: Einzugs-Marsch by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
16.
Nibelungen March by Gottfried Sonntag
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
18.
Florentiner-Marsch for orchestra, Op 214 by Julius Fucik
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1913; Czechoslovakia 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
19.
Die Regimentskinder Marsch (Children of the Regiment), Op. 169 by Julius Fucik
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
20.
Tiroler Holzhacker Buab'n by Josef F. Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Post-Romantic 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
21.
Marsch der Finnländischen Reiterei by Anonymous
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
22.
Des großen Kurfürsten Reitermarsch (March of the Mounted Calvary) by Cuno Graf Moltke
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
23.
Fredericus Rex Grenadiermarsch by Ferdinand Radeck
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
24.
Unter dem Doppeladler by Josef F. Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
25.
Fanfaure und Marsche der Pappenheimer by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
26.
Hoch- und Deutschmeister by Sebastian Ertl
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
27.
Vindobona by Karel Komzak II
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Czech Republic 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
28.
Erzherzog Albrecht-Marsch, Op. 136 by Karel Komzak II
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; Czech Republic 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
29.
National-Marsch for orchestra in C major ("Josias Coburg"), MH 569 (P 67) by Michael Haydn
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1795 
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs. 
30.
March for Winds in F major, WoO 18 "für die böhmische Landwehr" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
31.
O du mein Österreich, march for orchestra (or band) by Franz v. Suppé
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Wind Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 something from the past December 28, 2011 By elidon  See All My Reviews "I`m very happy to find these old marches at ARKIVMUSIC.I was looking to buy these CD-s for a long time,as it says in the booklet that after a careful selection Maestro KARAJANI choose those marches that survived the war." Report Abuse
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