Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan – Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade; Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; 1812 Overture (1967/2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24/96]

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade / Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien; 1812 Overture – Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (1967/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:56 minutes | 1,55 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Digital Booklet | ©  Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: January 1967 (#1-4), October 1966 (#5), December 1966 (#6), Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany

Legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan leads the Berliner Philharmoniker on historic performances recorded in 1966 and 1967. The all-Russian repertoire contains some of the most famous and popular works by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, including the latter’s 1812 Overture. Violinist Michel Schwalbé is the featured soloist on Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.

“Four Stars … Scheherazade is of course unsurpassed as an orchestral showpiece and the Berlin Philharmonic demonstrates the utmost virtuosity in all sections of the orchestra … Michel Schwalbé is superb in the violin solos and the brass playing is rich and glowing. Without doubt this vital and sensuous version is amongst the best available of this much recorded symphonic suite … (on the Capriccio Italien) the recording is very fine indeed and the brass comes across especially well … overall a well filled disk … very good performances of three orchestral favourites which will satisfy.” –MusicWeb International


Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908)
Scheherazade Op.35
1. 1. Largo e maestoso 10:00
2. 2. Lento 12:52
3. 3. Andantino quasi allegretto 10:41
4. 4. Allegro molto 13:03

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Capriccio Italien, Op.45, TH 47
5. Andante un poco rubato 16:55
Overture 1812, Op.49, TH 49
6. Largo – Allegro giusto 15:27

Michel Schwalbé, Violin (#1-4)
Don Kosaken Chor (#6)
Serge Jaroff, Chorus Master (#6)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, Conductor



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