Karajan conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Herbert von Karajan: A triad which is virtually the epitome of classical music. The present performance is based on concerts given in the Berlin Philharmonie on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 1968 with the soloists Gundula Janowitz, Christa Ludwig, Jess Thomas and Walter Berry. In this, his first video recording of the symphony, Karajan also makes his debut as a film director.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Gundula Janowitz

Christa Ludwig

Jess Thomas

Walter Berry

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© 1968 Unitel

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Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Ludwig van Beethoven composer
Gundula Janowitz soprano
Christa Ludwig contralto
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