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Karajan Forever - The Greatest Classical Hits


Release Date: 06/10/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000035202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonio VivaldiTomaso AlbinoniPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Horst GöbelEberhard FinkeMichel SchwalbéLeon Spierer,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 34 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin in E major, Op. 8 no 1/RV 269 "Primavera": 1st movement, Allegro by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Horst Göbel (Harpsichord), Eberhard Finke (Cello), Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1725; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 08/1972 
Venue:  St. Moritz, French Church 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
2.
Adagio for Organ and Strings in G minor by Tomaso Albinoni
Performer:  Leon Spierer (Violin), David Bell (Organ)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1983 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording.
This work was reconstructed by Remo Giazotto in 1945 from a fragment by Albinoni. 
3.
Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48: 2nd movement, Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/1980 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
4.
Divertimento for 2 Horns and Strings no 17 in D major, K 334 (320b): Minuet by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779-1780; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1987 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
5.
Peer Gynt Suite no 1, Op. 46: no 1, Prelude "Morning" by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875/1888; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1982 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
6.
Kuolema: Valse triste, Op. 44 no 1 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1904; Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/1984 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
7.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550: 1st movement, Molto allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1977 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8.
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 "From the New World": 2nd movement, Largo - Excerpt(s) by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1964 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
9.
Notre Dame: Act 1 Intermezzo by Franz Schmidt
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1904; Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1967 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
10.
Carmen: Act 1 Prelude "Les toréadors" by Georges Bizet
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873-1874; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
11.
Boléro: Finale by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; France 
Date of Recording: 12/1985 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
12.
Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1971 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
13.
La traviata: Act 3 Prelude by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1967 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
14.
Symphony no 3 in C minor, Op. 78 "Organ": Maestoso/Allegro "Finale" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Pierre Cochereau (Organ)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1981 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 8 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
15.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30: Introduction by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1983 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
16.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Wolfgang Meyer (Organ)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/1967 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Italy (1888).
Composition revised: Italy (1889). 
17.
Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1981 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
18.
Swan Lake Suite, Op. 20a: no 1, Moderato "Swan Theme" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/1971 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
19.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1980 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
20.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/1978 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
21.
Thaďs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Michel Schwalbé (Violin)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1967 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
22.
Suite for Orchestra no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Karlheinz Zöller (Flute)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1964 
Venue:  St Mortiz, Hotel "Reine Victoria" 
Length: 1 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1738 - 1739). 
23.
Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1980 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
24.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo - Excerpt(s) by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Lazar Berman (Piano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1975 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
25.
Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor: 4th movement, Adagietto by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
Venue:  Jesus Christ Church, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 11 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
26.
Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical": 4th movement, Molto vivace by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1981 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
27.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Karlheinz Zöller (Flute)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1983 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
28.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 3, Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 
29.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  Philharmonic Hall, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a DDD recording. 

Sound Samples

Concerto For Violin And Strings In E, Op.8, No.1, R.269 "La Primavera": 1. Allegro
Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor
Serenade for Strings in C, Op.48: 2. Walzer: Moderato (Tempo di valse)
Divertimento In D, K.334 - Orchestral Version: 3. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Op.46: 1. Morning Mood
Valse triste, Op.44
Symphony No.40 In G Minor, K.550: 1. Molto allegro
Symphony No.9 in E minor, Op.95 "From the New World": 2.Excerpt/Beginning of mvt.2: Largo
Notre Dame: Intermezzo
Carmen / Act 1: Prélude
Boléro: Conclusion (excerpt)
The Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op.66a: Valse
La traviata / Act 3: Prelude
Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.78 "Organ Symphony": 2b. Maestoso - Piů allegro - Molto allegro
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op.30: Prelude (Sonnenaufgang)
Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo sinfonico
Serenade in G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1. Allegro
Swan Lake, Op.20 Suite: 1. Scene - Swan Theme
An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 In G, BWV 1048: 1. (Allegro)
Thaďs / Acte Deux: Meditation
Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067: 7. Badinerie
Gaîté parisienne - Arranged by M. Rosenthal: Barcarolle
Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor: 4. Adagietto (Sehr langsam)
Symphony No.1 In D, Op.25 "Classical Symphony": 4. Finale (Vivace)
Orfeo Ed Euridice: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits (Act 2)
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a: 3. Waltz of the Flowers

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