Beethoven: 9 Symphonies (Limited Deluxe Dolby Atmos Edition)
Not yet reviewed.
Famously passionate about the developments in audio media, Karajan embraced every opportunity to present his recordings at the highest possible fidelity and no doubt would have insisted that his catalogue be remastered to exploit the most cutting-edge technologies.
In this spirit, Deutsche Grammophon, who have always been one of the great pioneers of sound recording, present the very first DOLBY ATMOS recording on the label, and perhaps the first ever classical ATMOS – Karajan's Grammy award-winning Beethoven Cycle of the 1970s.
The Dolby Atmos expands on 5.1 Surround Sound and produces the most extraordinary realism ever heard outside of a 'live' performance. This new 'chapter' in the label's history significantly comes as we celebrate its 120-year legacy
"Karajan made three recordings of the mighty Ninth Symphony for DG of which this 1977 take is the finest. Tonal beauty and sophistication go hand in hand with bracing physicality to make this one of the most compelling Ninths ever recorded . . . Awesome tuttis underpinned by visceral timpani alternate with melt-in-the-mouth string textures throughout, making this an unforgettable experience" - Classic FM, 2007
"Sets new standards of orchestral playing" - Gramophone
"Beethoven is in no way déjà vu to Karajan, as this set gloriously proves" - Gramophone
Karajan's legendary 1975-77 Beethoven Symphony Cycle, remastered for the first time in DOLBY ATMOS by Emil Berliner Studios allowing the most extraordinary realism ever heard outside of a 'live' performance.
Two Blu-ray Audio discs presenting the complete cycle in three new remasterings:
Dolby Atmos at 24bit/48kHz
Stereo 2.0 at 24bit/192kHz
Surround 5.1 at 24bit/192KHz
Included are two rare interviews with Herbert von Karjan from the original 1970s vinyl box (both mono):
Das Interview – Herbert von Karajan im Gespräch mit Joachim Kaiser
Karajan in conversation – with Richard Osborne
Digipack with 40pp booklet in English and German presenting the original liner notes from Richard Osborne, Franz Endler and Stefan Kunze and many rare pictures of the Berliner Philharmoniker.
Grammy Award Winning Cycle: Winner of "Best Orchestral Performance" – 1978. Nominated for "Classical Album of the Year" – 1978.
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Artist||HERBERT VON KARAJAN AND BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER|
|Music Genre Primary||Classical|
- 1. 1. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande: Allegro ma non troppo
- 2. 2. Szene am Bach: (Andante molto mosso)
- 3. 3. Lustiges Zusammensein der Landleute (Allegro)
- 4. 4. Gewitter, Sturm (Allegro)
- 5. 5. Hirtengesang. Frohe und dankbare Gefühle nach dem Sturm: Allegretto
- 6. 1. Poco sostenuto - Vivace
- 7. 2. Allegretto
- 8. 3. Presto - Assai meno presto
- 9. 4. Allegro con brio
- 10. 1. Allegro vivace e con brio
- 11. 2. Allegretto scherzando
- 12. 3. Tempo di menuetto
- 13. 4. Allegro vivace
- 14. 1. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso
- 15. 2. Molto vivace
- 16. 3. Adagio molto e cantabile
- 17. Presto
- 18. Presto - ""O Freunde, nicht diese Töne!""
- 19. 3. Allegro
- 20. 4. Allegro