Karajan

Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), José van Dam (bass)
Wiener Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Recording: Berlin, 9/1975

EAC | APE | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 639-2 | Time: 00:53:12

Between 1961 and 1986, Herbert von Karajan made three recordings of the Mozart Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon, with little change in his conception of the piece over the years. This recording, from 1975, is, on balance, the best of them. The approach is Romantic, broad, and sustained, marked by a thoroughly homogenized blend of chorus and orchestra, a remarkable richness of tone, striking power, and an almost marmoreal polish. Karajan viewed the Requiem as idealized church music rather than a confessional statement awash in operatic expressiveness. In this account, the orchestra is paramount, followed in importance by the chorus, then the soloists. Not surprisingly, the singing of the solo quartet sounds somewhat reined-in, especially considering these singers' pedigrees. By contrast, the Vienna Singverein, always Karajan's favorite chorus, sings with a huge dynamic range and great intensity, though with an emotional detachment nonetheless. Perfection, if not passion or poignancy, is the watchword. The Berlin orchestra plays majestically, and the sound is pleasingly vivid.
Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)

Herbert von Karajan & Berlin Philharmonic - Herbert von Karajan & Berliner Philharmoniker (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 08:08:26 | 1.10 GB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2017

One of his peculiarities was that he usually conducted concerts with his eyes closed, vexing many orchestra musicians. However, through Karajan’s intense rehearsals they were thoroughly prepared for performances. “His philosophy was that everything the orchestra needs had to happen beforehand,” the string bassist Rudolf Watzel recalled. Under Herbert von Karajan the Berliner Philharmoniker developed their very own performance culture, characterised by a beauty of sound, enchanting legati, virtuosity and perfection. He preferred to concentrate on the classical-romantic repertoire: Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Schumann, Tchaikovsky, Wagner and Strauss. In addition, he devoted himself to the Second Viennese School and leading composers of the early 20th century like Ravel, Stravinsky and Debussy, taking occasional excursions into the contemporary era with works by Messiaen and Henze, even Penderecki.
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Karajan Conducts Wagner Vol. 1 (1958/2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Karajan Conducts Wagner Vol.1 (1958/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 52:36 minutes | 997 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Renowned conductor Herbert von Karajan leads the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra through treasured pieces by Wagner. This essential release includes “Tannhauser: Overture”, “Tannhauser: Venusberg Music”, “Lohengrin: Prelude (Act I)” and “Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebstod”.
Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016) {Les indispensables de Diapason}

Herbert von Karajan & Adrian Boult - Holst - Les Planetes (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 383 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 207 mb
Classical, Orchestral | Label: Les indispensables de Diapason / No. 82

Although best remembered for his devotion to the core Austro-Germanic repertoire, Austrian conductor Herbert von Karajan did flirt with the English repertoire in the '50s and early '60s.

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 26, 2016
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Adagio (1994)
Mahler, Pachelbel, Massenet, Brahms, Vivaldi, Grieg, Mozart, Albinoni, Beethoven, JS Bach, Sibelius

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 366 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 223 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 282-2 | Time: 01:18:51

In light of the "chill-out" trend of the 1990s, major labels released many albums of slow, meditative pieces to appeal to listeners who wanted relaxing or reflective background music. Deutsche Grammophon's vaults are full of exceptional recordings of classical orchestral music, and the performances by Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic are prominent in the label's catalog. The slow selections on Karajan: Adagio are in most cases drawn from larger compositions, though these movements are frequently anthologized as if they were free-standing works. Indeed, many have come to think of the Adagietto from Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 as a separate piece in its own right, largely because of its evocative use in the film Death in Venice. Furthermore, the famous Canon by Johann Pachelbel is seldom played with its original companion piece, the Gigue in D major, let alone in its original version for three violins and continuo; it most often appears in an arrangement for strings.
Strauss R. - Der Rosenkavalier (Herbert von Karajan, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa) (2015/1984)

Strauss R. - Der Rosenkavalier (Herbert von Karajan, Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa) (2015/1984)
NTSC 4:3 (720x480) VBR | Deutsch (LinearPCM, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 4 ch) | 7.89 Gb (DVD9) | 209 min
Classical | Sony | Sub.: English, Deutsch, Francais

Acclaimed Berlin Philharmonic conductor Herbert von Karajan leads a stellar cast – including mezzo-soprano Agnes Baltsa and sopranos Anna Tomowa-Sintow and Janet Perry – in this memorable 1984 production of "Der Rosenkavalier." Recorded at Austria's Salzburger Festpiele, composer Richard Strauss' comic opera tells a tale about love between an aging noblewoman, her handsome lover, a bumbling baron and a wealthy merchant's beautiful daughter.
Karajan And His Soloists 2 - Concerto Recordings 1969-1984: Box Set 10CDs (2014)

Karajan And His Soloists 2 - Concerto Recordings 1969-1984: Box Set 10CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,63 Gb | Covers 153 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog. Karajan's extraordinary capacity for elevating his soloists on a 'magic carpet' of orchestral sound is demonstrated in this 10 CD collection of concertos; among the instrumentalists are such figures as Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Alexis Weissenberg, Maurice André and James Galway.
Karajan And His Soloists 1 - Concerto Recordings 1948-1958: Box Set 8CDs (2014)

Karajan And His Soloists 1 - Concerto Recordings 1948-1958: Box Set 8CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,12 Gb | Covers 22 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog. This 8-CD box presents works for solo instruments and orchestra - including concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Grieg, Mozart, and Schumann, played by such supreme musicians as Dinu Lipatti, Walter Gieseking, and Dennis Brain.

Karajan - Choral Music 1972-1976: Box Set 5CDs (2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 28, 2016
Karajan - Choral Music 1972-1976: Box Set 5CDs (2014)

Karajan - Choral Music 1972-1976: Box Set 5CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 747 Mb | Covers 18 Mb
Label: Warner Classics | Release Year: 2014

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog. This 5-CD box includes Haydn's Die Jahreszeiten, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis and Brahms's German Requiem performed by the Berlin Philharmonic, with renowned vocal soloists such as Walter Berry and José van Dam.

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Aug. 26, 2016
Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)

Karajan Remastered - Wagner: The Ring Of The Nibelung (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 2,10 Gb
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Release Year: 2016

Some have likened Herbert von Karajan's "chamber-music approach" to Wagner's Ring cycle in terms of his scaling down or deconstructing the heroic roles. This approach has less to do with dynamics per se than it does with von Karajan's masterful balancing of voices and instruments. He achieves revelations of horizontal clarity, allowing no contrapuntal strand to emerge with an unwanted accent or a miscalibrated dynamic.