Karajan conducts Beethoven’s Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4

Herbert von Karajan devotes himself with seriousness and commitment to Ludwig van Beethoven’s often underrated Symphonies Nos. 1 and 4. In the First, he puts the young, revolutionary Beethoven in the foreground, while in the Fourth, he brings out the lyrical charm and the perfect balance of the music. Both performances are from 1971 with the First Symphony documented in a studio recording with a very individual visual aesthetic.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

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© 1971 Unitel


Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Ludwig van Beethoven composer

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