Release Date: 01 December 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|HERBERT VON KARAJAN / BERLIN PO Beethoven Symphony No. 7 Limited Clear Vinyl LP
The 1961-1962 Berlin Recordings
The legendary stereo recordings of the Beethoven cycle of symphonies are widely considered to be Herbert von Karajan's finest creative achievement. This popular view was reinforced by the award of the coveted Grand Prix Du Disque. Recorded in the acoustically acclaimed Jesus-Chistus-Kirche in Berlin, the brilliance of the performances by the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under the masterful control of Herbert von Karajan are complemented by the technical excellence of the immaculate recordings. The result is breath-taking in its vision and scope and forms essential listening for every classical music enthusiast. Quite possibly the finest single set of Beethoven Symphonies ever recorded.
Symphony No. 7
Symphony No. 7 composed between 1811 and 1812, and justifiably dubbed "The Apotheosis of Dance" by Wagner, Beethoven's Symphony 7 explores more complex expressions than ever before, combining romantic and classical elements. The symphony was premiered in Vienna on 8th December 1813 with Beethoven himself conducting in a charity concert for soldiers wounded in the recent Battle of Hanau. The result of four years of effort, it is a mature work which caused an immediate sensation and has remained a concert hall favourite ever since.
Symphony No. 7 in A major, op. 92
1. First Movement – Poco sostenuto - Vivace
2. Second Movement – Allegretto
3. Third Movement – Presto - Assai meno presto
4. Fourth Movement – Allegro con brio