℗ 1996 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin ) under exclusive license to Verve Label Group, a Division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40, TrV 190 - Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

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Ein Heldenleben, Op.40, TrV 190  
Der Held
Richard Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Des Helden Widersacher
Richard Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Des Helden Gefährtin
Richard Strauss; Michel Schwalbé; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Des Helden Walstatt
Richard Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Des Helden Friedenswerke
Richard Strauss; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung
Richard Strauss; Michel Schwalbé; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Siegfried Idyll, WWV 103
Richard Wagner; Berliner Philharmoniker; Herbert von Karajan
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    65:26
"... a most distinguished performance of Ein Heldenleben ... it remains, both as a performance and as a recording, a version to reckon with ... a glowingly self-contained performance, gloriously played, finely characterized. The love music, the battle, the works of peace ... are all done with much style and the very finest kind of musicianship. Just what a Berlin Heldenleben ought to be."
- Gramophone

This reissue combines a pair of classic performances from Herbert von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker spanning almost two decades. The tone poem Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss is a 1959 recording while Wagner's Siegfried Idyll dates back to 1977.
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This album is a high-resolution digital transfer of material originating from an analogue recording. It may contain noise, distortion or other artifacts, and may also contain audio which is limited in bandwidth and dynamic range, due to the technology available at the time of its original creation. As such, it is offered as a high-resolution documentation of a historical release.

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