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Karajan: Choral Music 1947-1958 - J.S. Bach: Mass in B minor; Beethoven: Missa solemnis; Brahms: German Requiem; Mozart

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Karajan Official Remastered Edition comprises 13 box sets containing official remasterings of the finest EMI recordings the Austrian conductor made between 1946 and 1984, now jewels of the Warner Classics catalog. This 5-CD box of recordings made in Vienna and London brings together supreme choral and vocal works by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, and Strauss, performed by soloists of the stature of Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Kathleen Ferrier, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, and Hans Hotter.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (06/20/1956); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (06/20/1956); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (06/20/1956); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (06/20/1956); Royal Festival Hall, London (06/20/1956); Watford Town Hall (06/20/1956); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (07/16/1953); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (07/16/1953); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (07/16/1953); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (07/16/1953); Royal Festival Hall, London (07/16/1953); Watford Town Hall (07/16/1953); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (07/28/1955); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (07/28/1955); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (07/28/1955); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (07/28/1955); Royal Festival Hall, London (07/28/1955); Watford Town Hall (07/28/1955); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (09/11/1958-09/15/1958); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (09/11/1958-09/15/1958); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (09/11/1958-09/15/1958); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (09/11/1958-09/15/1958); Royal Festival Hall, London (09/11/1958-09/15/1958); Watford Town Hall (09/11/1958-09/15/1958); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (09/20/1954); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (09/20/1954); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (09/20/1954); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (09/20/1954); Royal Festival Hall, London (09/20/1954); Watford Town Hall (09/20/1954); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (10/20/1947-10/22/1947); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (10/20/1947-10/22/1947); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (10/20/1947-10/22/1947); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (10/20/1947-10/22/1947); Royal Festival Hall, London (10/20/1947-10/22/1947); Watford Town Hall (10/20/1947-10/22/1947); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); Royal Festival Hall, London (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); Watford Town Hall (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-); Musikvereinssaal, Vienna (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-); Royal Festival Hall, London (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-); Watford Town Hall (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Mass in B minor, BWV 232
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde
  • Notes: Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (11/02/1952-11/07/1952); Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-); No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-); Groáer Saal, Musikverein Wien (1952-11-23&1952-11-28_1952-)
  • Running Time: 118 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Brahms, Johannes : German Requiem, Op. 45
  • Performers: Hans Hotter (Bass Baritone); Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic
  • Notes: Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (10/20/1947-10/22/1947)
  • Running Time: 74 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1857-1868

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
  • Performers: Nicolai Gedda; Christa Ludwig; Elisabeth Schwarzkopf; Nicola Zaccaria (Bass)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Groáer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna (09/11/1958-09/15/1958)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1819-1823

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Ah, Perfido!, Op. 65
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 14 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Abscheulicher!
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Fidelio, Op. 72 :: Komm, Hoffnung
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Notes: Composition written: 1804-06.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1804-1806

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Ave verum corpus
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Choral
  • Written: 1791

>Strauss, Richard : Four Last Songs, AV 150
  • Performer: Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Running Time: 18 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948
  • Studio/Live: Live