Karajan conducts Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the 1977 New Year’s Eve Concert

This recording from New Year’s Eve 1977 holds a special place among the many Karajan made of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony – not only because of the inspired performance, but also as it was the first occasion a Berliner Philharmoniker concert was broadcast on TV around the world. At the same time, this is one of the few video productions of Karajan which was recorded under completely live conditions.

Berliner Philharmoniker

Herbert von Karajan

Anna Tomowa-Sintow

Agnes Baltsa

René Kollo

José van Dam

Chorus of Deutsche Oper Berlin

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© 1977 Unitel



Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Ludwig van Beethoven composer
René Kollo tenor
José van Dam baritone

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