Karajan conducts Beethoven, Weber, Rossini and Wagner

Herbert von Karajan laid the foundation of his career as an opera conductor. His fine dramatic instinct manifests itself impressively in this programme recorded in 1975 with overtures to stage works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Carl Maria von Weber, Gioacchino Rossini and Richard Wagner, which often – such as in the case of the preludes to Tannhäuser and Der Freischütz – come across like condensed versions of the respective full works.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Programme Guide

© 1975 Unitel


Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Ludwig van Beethoven composer
Carl Maria von Weber composer
Gioacchino Rossini composer
Richard Wagner composer

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