Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

Beethoven: The Nine Symphonies

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This celebrated set, recorded in 1961-62, is generally considered the best of Herbert von Karajan's four Beethoven symphony cycles. (His cycles from the 1950s, 1970s, and 1980s are also available.) Karajan had trained the Berlin Philharmonic to produce an ultra-smooth sound -- the conductor's trademark -- yet their playing crackles with energy. The recorded sound has held up amazingly well, especially in this latest remastering. At budget price, this is a real bargain.

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Release Date: 02/13/1990
Label: Imports
UPC: 0028942903623
catalogNumber: 5025953
Rank: 19436


  1. Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21
  2. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55
  3. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
  4. Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60
  5. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67
  6. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68
  7. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92
  8. Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93
  9. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125

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