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Karajan conducts Weber, Wagner, Nicolai & Mendelssohn (feat. Berliner Philharmoniker)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker

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Der Freischütz  
Carl Maria von Weber; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
Der fliegende Holländer  
Overture (feat. Berliner Philharmoniker)
Richard Wagner; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
Prelude to Act 1
Richard Wagner; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor  
Overture (feat. Berliner Philharmoniker)
Otto Nicolai; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), Op. 26  
Felix Mendelssohn; Herbert von Karajan; Berliner Philharmoniker
Total Playing Time    50:21
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 covers a range of master composers – a fitting tribute to his lasting legacy and reference-quality of these performances. 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 1-5 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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