Composer: Ottorino Respighi, Hector Berlioz, Franz Liszt
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Size: 972 MB
Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936)
The Pines of Rome, symphonic poem, P. 141
01. I. The Pines of Villa Borghese (I pini di Villa Borghese)
02. II. The Pines near a Catacomb (Pini presso una catacomba)
03. III. The Pines of the Janiculum (I pini del Gianicolo)
04. IV. The Pines of the Appian Way (I pini della Via Appia)
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
05. Le Carnaval romain, Op. 9: Overture
Franz Liszt (1811–1886)
06. Les Préludes, symphonic poem No. 3, S97
The Karajan Official Remastered Edition contains official remastering of the finest recordings the Austrian conductor made for EMI between 1946 and 1984, which are now a jewel of the Warner Classics catalog.
For many, Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) hailed early in his career as Das Wunder Karajan (The Karajan Miracle) and known in the early 1960s as the music director of Europe remains the ultimate embodiment of the maestro. The release of the Karajan Official Remastered Edition over the first half of 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the conductors death in July 1989 at the age of 81.
He was closely associated with EMI for the majority of his recording career (specifically from 1946 to 1960 and then again from 1969 to 1984). EMIs legendary producer Walter Legge sought him out in Vienna just after World War II and the long relationship that ensued embraced recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Philharmonia (the orchestra founded by Legge), the Berlin Philharmonic (of which Karajan became conductor for life in 1955), La Scala, Milan, and the Orchestre de Paris.