Karajan conducts Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

“Throw away your first hundred Fifths!” Karajan would tell younger conductors, such are the challenges of this Beethoven symphony. In this recording from 1972, we experience on the other hand a definitive interpretation. The orchestral sound combines the velvety opulence typical of his predecessors with the brilliance and power Karajan brought to the Berlin tradition.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Programme Guide

© 1973 Unitel


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

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