Karajan Festival (5CD)

I buy Herbert Von Karajan’s work with the Berlin Philharmonic every chance I get – it never fails to amaze. The beauty and power, the strength and tenderness this pairing always created makes them sure winners every time.

This 5CD boxed set has taken me ages to get through, but it was all so worth it. There’s something edifying and fulfilling in these works, something that made me want to start over as soon as I’d finished.

Brilliance.

 

 

CD1
Johannes Brahms – Hungarian Dances No. 1,3,5,6,17-20
Alexander Borodin – Prince Igor
Alexander Borodin – Dance Of The Polovtsian Maidens
Peter Tschaikovsky – Polonaise & Waltz
Bedrich Smetana – The Bartered Bride
Bedrich Smetana – Dance Of The Comedians

CD2
Edvard Grieg – Peer Gynt (Suite no.1 and no.2)
Jean Sibelius – Finlandia
Jean Sibelius – Valse Triste
Jean Sibelius –  Tapiola

CD3
Maurice Ravel – Bolero
Maurice Ravel – Daphnis Et Chloé Suite no.2
Claude Debussy – La Mer
Claude Debussy – Prélude À L’Après-midi
Claude Debussy – D’un Faune

CD4
Gioacchino Rossini – Overtures:
– Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
– L’Italiana In Algeri
– La Gazza Ladra
– La Scala Di Seta

Giuseppe Verdi – Overtures And Preludes
– Nabucco . La Traviata
– Les Vêpres Siciliennes
– Un Ballo In Maschera
– La Forza Del Destino
– Aida

CD5
Bedrich Smetana – Vltava (The Moldau)
Antonin Dvorak – Scherzo Capriccioso
Franz Liszt – Les Préludes
Hungarian Rhapsody no.4

 

 

 

 

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