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Karajan Highlights

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For our final Vinyl’s Revenge of 2019, I dug deep into my record collection to share a compilation of classical hits conducted by Hebert von Karajan

According to discogs, my go-to source for recorded material (especially vinyl), Karajan has nearly 2000 titles to his credit, and nearly 400 of those fall under “compilations”. As I glanced through the titles, we can find Karajan compilation albums on many of the well-known labels, and quite a few on DG with the Berlin Philharmonic.

There is nothing particularly remarkable about today’s vinyl share, likely picked up nearly 40 years ago in a bargain bin…The four works featured were in some cases recorded several times throughout the years and the resulting album is quite satisfying. An appropriate Christmas present!

Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Les Préludes, S.97
Hungarian Rhapsody in C Sharp minor, S.359 no. 2

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
Capriccio Italien, Op, 45 [TH 47]

Johann STRAUSS II (1825-1899)
An der schönen, blauen Donau (The Beautiful Blue Danube), Op.314

Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, conducting

Label: Deutsche Grammophon ‎– 2545 010
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Released: 1974

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