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Herbert von Karajan - The Artist's Album

Album Summary

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold
>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello
>Webern, Anton : Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz"
Performer Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This disc presents a chronological array of Karajan's artistic career with Deutsche Grammophon, beginning with his first recording of Mozart's Magic Flute Overture in 1938 and concluding with his performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 7 in 1989. It includes some tracks that have never before been released as well as private photos and a biographical essay.



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Works Details

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), K. 620 :: Overture
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1791

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 "Eroica" :: 3. Scherzo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1803

>Wagner, Richard : Das Rheingold :: Zur Burg führt die Brücke
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1853-1854

>Verdi, Giuseppe : Otello :: Ballet Music
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1887

>Webern, Anton : Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Violin in D minor :: 3. Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
  • Performer: Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 09/16/1844

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 :: "Presentation of the Rose"
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 :: 3. Scherzo
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1881-1883

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Der Zigeunerbaron
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1885.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz"
  • Conductor: Herbert Karajan
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1861