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Liszt: Les Preludes; Smetana: Moldau, Etc / Karajan


Release Date: 02/11/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 413587   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz LisztGioachino RossiniBedrich SmetanaCarl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"These are larger-than-life performances which daringly flaunt any danger of vulgarity, and the sheer bravura combined with finely polished ensemble totally justifies that flaunting in such music." -- Gramophone [4/1988] Reviewing original LP Recordings. "These are larger-than-life performances which daringly flaunt any danger of vulgarity, and the sheer bravura combined with finely polished ensemble totally justifies that flaunting in such music." -- Gramophone [4/1988] Reviewing original LP Recordings. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (6) for Orchestra, S 359: no 5 in E minor by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
2.
Guillaume Tell: Overture by Gioachino Rossini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Italy 
3.
Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Engaging Orchestral Presentations May 31, 2016 By M. Bishop (Clackamas, OR) See All My Reviews "The playing of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) under the direction of Herbert von Karajan on this album is excellent. There are several encore showpieces that appear here, and the BPO can be found playing at their best. The sound quality from the beginning to the end of the album is superb, with little to no background noise detected. Die Moldau by Smetana is performed with pathos and great emotion. The final piece encountered on this album is the William Tell overture, and Karajan interprets the piece masterfully. When all is said and done, I would highly recommend this album to those seeking to hear Karajan and the BPO at their best." Report Abuse
 les preludes December 10, 2013 By HERBERT HSIN LI (Aberdeen, NJ) See All My Reviews "This is the best version of Les Preludes. Forever." Report Abuse
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