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Karajan conducts Wagner (HD)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker

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Tristan und Isolde, Act 1  
1.1
Prelude
Richard Wagner; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
13:12
Tristan und Isolde, Act 3  
1.2
Liebestod (Orchestral version)
Richard Wagner; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
7:44
Tannhäuser  
1.3
Overture
Richard Wagner; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
14:58
Die Meistersinger von Nümberg, Act 1  
1.4
Prelude
Richard Wagner; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
9:45
Total Playing Time    45:39
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, he tackles the operatic mastery of Wagner, who opened the doors of atonality to 20th century composers with his bold and striking chromaticism – most notably the infamous "Tristan Chord," heard on the prelude included here.

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 1-4 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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