The Herbmeister recorded the Beethoven symphonies four times: thrice with the Berlin Philharmonic and once – the first time – with England’s Philharmonia Orchestra. The best cycle remains the incomparable 1961-62 Berlin version, but this set (recorded 1951-55) is strong: light, bright, and right on the money. Four years after the Allies slapped a one-and-a-half-year denazification ban on Karajan’s conducting activities, the young (44) maestro was frisky and ready to party. The British record producer Walter Legge gave him a band, turned on the tape recorder, and the rest is history.
Beethoven: The Nine SymphoniesThe Herbmeister recorded the Beethoven symphonies four times: thrice with the Berlin Philharmonic and once -- the first time -- with England's ...Beethoven: The Nine SymphoniesClassicalThe Herbmeister recorded the Beethoven symphonies four times: thrice with the Berlin Philharmonic and once -- the first time -- with England's ...1990-02-16
Genre: Classical; Lead Performer: Herbert von Karajan
Posted February 16 1990 — 12:00 AM EST
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