Beethoven: Symphonies No 5 & 9 / Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic

Release Date: 3/31/2015
Label: Euroarts
Catalog Number: 2072724
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Released for the first time on Blu-ray Disc, this rehearsal and the performances pay tribute to the legendary Herbert von Karajan.The recording of Beethoven’s 5th from the mid-sixties offers insights into his role not only as a leading conductor but also as a pioneer in new media and filming techniques.Karajan, responsible for the thrilling visual direction, chose as director the famed Henri-Georges Clouzot (“Quai des Orfèvres” and “Wages of Fear”).The rousing interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Berlin Philharmonic was recorded live on new Year’s Eve, 1977 in Berlin.

(Blu-ray Disc Version)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (rehearsal and performance)
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

Anna Tomowa-Sintow, soprano
Agnes Baltsa, mezzo-soprano
Rene Kollo, tenor
Jose Van Dam, baritone

Berlin Opera Chorus
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Recorded in Berlin, January 1966 (Symphony No. 5) and 31 December 1977 (Symphony No. 9)

Picture format: 1080/60i (Upscale) 16:9 (Symphonies)

Sound format: PCM Stereo
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French
Booklet notes: English, German, French
Running time: 98 mins (performances) + 21 mins (rehearsal)
No. of Discs: 1 (Blu-ray)
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1807-1808 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 "Choral" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Anna Tomowa-Sintow (Soprano), René Kollo (Tenor), Agnes Baltsa (Mezzo Soprano), José van Dam (Bass Baritone)
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824 ; Vienna, Austria
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