The Skip 5 Show #3: Herbert Von Karajan – Beethoven: Symphony #7 In A, Op. 92 – 2. Allegro
Beethoven just lifts me, man. It’s beautiful and soaring, and so damn powerful. Of course, you know the melody here, and I have always considered this 1963 collection of Von Karajan (with Berliner Philharmoniker)’s Beethoven: Complete 9 Symphonies to be one of, if not the very best examples of the work I’ve ever heard. I own the boxed set on vinyl and CD! Glory!
This video gives you all four parts, and you really should hear it all. If you click through to YouTube, there are jump links in the description, though, so you can hear only what I did, which was the allegretto, part 2. But really, just play the whole damn thing and be lifted!