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Karajan - The Collection - Famous Overtures / Berlin Po


Release Date: 05/13/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000020102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenFelix MendelssohnRichard Wagner,   ... 
Performer:  Wolfgang Meyer
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Die Zauberflöte, K 620: Overture by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
2. Coriolan Overture in C minor, Op. 62 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807; Vienna, Austria 
3. Egmont, Op. 84: Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Vienna, Austria 
4. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
5. Parsifal: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1882; Germany 
6. La traviata: Act 1 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
7. La forza del destino: Overture by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862/1869; Italy 
8. Orphée aux enfers: Overture by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Paris, France 
Notes: Composition written: Paris, France (1858).
Composition revised: Paris, France (1874). 
9. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
10. Die leichte Kavallerie: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Vienna, Austria 
11. Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
12. Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
13. Der Zigeunerbaron: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
14. I Pagliacci: Intermezzo by Ruggero Leoncavallo
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Italy 
15. Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
16. La gazza ladra: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Italy 
17. Der Freischütz, J 277: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817-1821; Dresden, Germany 
18. Euryanthe, J 291/Op. 81: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822-1823; Dresden, Germany 
19. Oberon, J 306: Overture by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825-1826; Dresden, Germany 

Sound Samples

Die Zauberflöte, K.620: Overture
Overture "Coriolan", Op.62
Music to Goethe's Tragedy "Egmont" op.84
Overture Der Freischütz: Adagio - Molto vivace
Overture Euryanthe: Allegro marcato, con molto fuoco
Overture Oberon: Adagio sostenuto - Allegro con fuoco
The Hebrides, Op.26 (Fingal's Cave)
Parsifal: Prelude
William Tell: Overture
La gazza ladra: Overture
La traviata / Act 1: Prelude
La forza del destino: Overture (Sinfonia)
Orpheus in the Underworld (Orphée aux enfers): Overture
Gaîté parisienne - Arranged by M. Rosenthal: Barcarolle
Light Cavalry: Overture
Pagliacci / Act 1: Intermezzo
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo sinfonico
Die Fledermaus: Overture
Der Zigeunerbaron, Operetta in 3 Acts / Act 1: Overture

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Great Light Classical By Karajan!! August 31, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "It goes without saying that Karajan at his best was a great conductor of serious classical music. Here he turns to lighter fare with the same masterful results. His renditions of the overtures included in this two disc set are magnificent. He includes many of the old favorites as well as some that you hear less often, and all are carried off with terrific aplomb and artistry. The Mozart and Beethoven overtures featured are carried off with excitement and fury. They certainly rank up there with Reiner's and other's offerings with which I am familiar. He and the orchestra seem to have a real spring in their step, as though they are loving what they are doing. The Weber offerings, though less commonly heard, are presented with the same verve and character. I could go on listing all of the selections contained here, because the same is true of all of them. I do an injustice to the rest by not listing each one and raving about it, but I'm sure that you get the point. This is an outstanding set of CD's, and at the two for one price, you do yourself a disservice if you do not leap at it while it is still available. A+++++" Report Abuse
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