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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos 1-9 & Overtures (HD)

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra

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Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21  
1
I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
7:32
2
II. Andante cantabile con moto (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:15
3
III. Menuetto & Trio - Allegro molto e vivace (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:45
4
IV. Adagio - Allegro molto e vivace (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:39
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36  
5
I. Adagio molto - Allegro con brio (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
10:41
6
II. Larghetto (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
10:36
7
III. Scherzo & Trio - Allegro (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:43
8
IV. Allegro molto (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:31
Leonore  
9
Overture No. 3 in C Major, Op. 72b (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
14:51
Symphony No.3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55 'Eroica'  
10
I Allegro con brio (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
14:34
11
II. Marcia funebre - Adagio assai (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
16:26
12
III. Scherzo & Trio - Allegro vivace (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:47
13
IV Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
11:45
Symphony No. 8 in F Major, Op. 93  
14
I. Allegro vivace e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
9:04
15
II. Allegretto scherzando (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:55
16
III. Tempo di menuetto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:49
17
IV. Allegro vivace (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
7:34
Symphony No. 4 in B-Flat Major, Op. 60  
18
I. Adagio - Allegro vivace (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
10:59
19
II. Adagio (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
11:15
20
III. Menuetto - Allegro vivace - Trio - Un poco meno allegro (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
6:01
21
IV. Allegro ma non troppo (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
5:49
Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67  
22
I. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
7:19
23
II. Andante con moto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
9:44
24
III. Allegro (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
4:58
25
IV. Allegro - Presto (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
8:48
Coriolan, Op. 62  
26
Overture in E Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
9:06
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 'Pastoral'  
27
I. Allegro ma non troppo - Awakening of happy feelings on arriving in the country (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
9:21
28
II. Andante molto mosso - By the brook
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
12:09
29
III. Allegro - sempre più stretto - In tempo d'allegro - Tempo I - Presto - Merry gathering of the country folk (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:02
30
IV. Allegro - Thunder and storm
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
3:33
31
V. Allegretto - Shepherds' song, Happy and thankful feelings after the Storm
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
9:24
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92  
32
I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
12:45
33
II. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
9:09
34
III. Presto - Assai meno presto (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
8:43
35
IV. Allegro con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
7:00
Egmont, Op. 84  
36
Overture in F Minor
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
9:06
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125 'Choral'  
37
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
15:08
38
II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
10:09
39
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
16:05
40
IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Prestissimo, (Ode to Joy / feat. Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Ernst Haefliger, Marga Höffgen, Otto Edelmann, Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Ernst Haefliger; Marga Höffgen; Otto Edelmann; Philharmonia Orchestra
24:06
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op.125, 'Choral'  
41
I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso (1955 - Experimental audio)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
15:08
42
II. Molto vivace - Presto - Molto vivace - Presto (1955 - Experimental audio)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
10:09
43
III. Adagio molto e cantabile - Andante moderato (1955 - Experimental audio / feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
16:05
44
IV. Presto - Allegro assai - Prestissimo, (Ode to Joy) - (1955 - Experimental audio / EXPERIMENTAL STEREO - 2014 Remastered Version)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
24:12
Total Playing Time    7:13:40
Taking Karajan's unparalleled recorded legacy into the 21st century, Warner Classics paid tribute to the maestro on the 25th anniversary of his death July 16, with 20 of his most beloved albums remastered in high-definition quality for exclusive digital release.

At least half of the prolific conductor's discography was recorded for EMI. His partnership with the label spanned his entire career - from 1946 and the first collaborations with legendary producer Walter Legge, to 1984 just five years before Karajan's death. The albums feature his beloved Berliner Philharmoniker, which named him 'conductor for life', and the London-based Philharmonia founded by Legge, with whom the conductor produced some of his finest recordings.

Karajan's output for EMI was wide-ranging and forward-looking. In this edition, the master conductor pays tribute to Beethoven through a complete rendition of the 9 Symphonies, along with 3 of his great overtures.

This treasure trove has been painstakingly remastered at London's Abbey Road Studios in 24-bit/96kHz from the original tapes, available for the first time as digital, high-definition releases via iTunes. Unlike many remastered classics, however, the Karajan collection has preserved the original vintage album artwork.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Warner Classics International Studio Masters

Tracks 1-44 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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