Herbert von Karajan - Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon [330 CD / 24 DVD / 2 Blu-Ray Audio Box Set]
Nearly 30 years after his death HERBERT von KARAJAN continues to embody the ideals of the art of conducting. He remains the most iconic conductor of the 20th century and the benchmark by which all others are judged. In his 50 years as a DG artist he sold over 200 million copies of his recordings across all formats.
356 discs present the totality of Herbert von Karajan's output for the Yellow Label and Decca and hence perhaps the most magnificent legacy in the history of recorded music. This stretches from the 1939 release of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Staatskapelle to his last recordings on 23 April 1989 of Bruckner's Seventh Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic, where we sense the conductor his health finally fading - infusing the music with contemplations about life and death.
330 CDs, 24 DVDs and 2 Blu-ray Audio, 4 tracklist booklets and 1 hardcover book Everything Karajan ever recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca
Strictly Limited, Numbered Edition
Leather fiber outer case with gold hot-foil imprint
Bookshelf-like inner box presenting all sleeves easily accessible from two sides
The Hardcover-Book with 200 pages: Includes a new extended essay on the phenomenon Karajan by biographer Richard Osborne as well as all the essays, interviews, reminiscences by colleagues and producers from the four previously released big box sets, a timeline and numerous pictures including facsimiles of protocols from some of his most famous recordings
The Early Recordings on 8 CDs (6 CDs of The First Recordings from the 1930s and 1940s + 2 CDs radio recordings previously released on Koch-Schwann from the 1940s)
The Complete 1960s recordings (82CDs)
The Complete 1970s recordings (82 CDs)
The Complete 1980s recordings (78 CDs)
The Complete Opera Recordings on DG & Decca (70 CDs)
Decca Orchestral Recordings on 9 CDs + The Christmas Album
The complete DG/Unitel DVDs (24 DVDs)
2 Blu-ray Audios with the 1963 Beethoven cycle and Wagner s Ring des Nibelungen in 24 bit/96kHz.
(Not included are some opera recordings by the Salzburg Festival and Vienna State Opera which were on licensed and released under DG for a certain period of time)
Full symphony cycles of Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Tchaikovsky
Master recordings of 20th-century works by Bartok, Berg, Honneger, Prokofiev, Richard Strauss, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Schoenberg and Webern
Mahler Symphonies 4, 5, 6 and 9, Das Lied von der Erde
Solemn and massive recordings of the Brahms, Mozart and Verdi Requiems & Beethoven s Missa Solemnis
The celebrated Brahms, Bruch, Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky concerto recordings with Anne-Sophie Mutter
Karajan s final recordings: Bruckner Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8
The famous New Year s Concert of 1987
The 14 operas Karajan recorded for DGG from Carmen to Parsifal, from The Merry Widow to Rosenkavalier and DG s very first digital recording Mozart s Die Zauberflöte; and, of course, Wagner s Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Karajan s 8 opera recordings for DECCA, including La Bohème with Freni, Pavarotti and Ghiaurov, considered by many collectors as one of the most perfect and inspiring recordings ever made; and Verdi s Falstaff, originally released on Philips.