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Ballet Music from the Operas (HD)

Herbert von Karajan, Philharmonia Orchestra

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Aida, Act 2  
Ballet Music (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Giuseppe Verdi; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
Khovanshchina, Act 4  
Dance of the Persian Slaves (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Modest Mussorgsky; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
Prince Igor, Act 2  
Dance of the Polovtsian Maidens
Alexander Borodin; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
Prince Igor, Act 2: Polovtsian Dances
Alexander Borodin; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
La Gioconda, Act 3  
Dance of the Hours (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Amilcare Ponchielli; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
Venusberg Music (feat. Philharmonia Orchestra)
Richard Wagner; Herbert von Karajan; Philharmonia Orchestra
Total Playing Time    46:22
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, Karajan covers the breadth of operatic ballet, from the traditional Italian opera of Verdi, to the gripping and dramatic chromaticism of Wagner. 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 1-6 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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