Karajan

Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)

Herbert von Karajan, James Levine, Rafael Kubelik - Mozart: Requiem, Great Mass in C minor, Missa brevis in C major (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 568 Mb | Total time: 53:02+74:17 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 459 409-2 | Recorded: 1973, 1975, 1989

Two great recordings of two of the greatest choral works. Karajan and Levin swoops the standards of tempi, phrasing and intens music making. Karajan's finest recording of the Requiem. Levin sets the bar a milestone higher. Remastering of the Requiem is confidentional good. Sound quality of K327 is superb.
Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)

Glenn Gould, Herbert von Karajan - Beethoven: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, Sibelius: Simphony No. 5 (2008)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 66:26 | 320 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical | Catalog: 88697287822

The mutual admiration society that was Glenn Gould and Herbert von Karajan gave six concerts between May 1957 and September 1959 featuring Beethoven’s C minor Concerto (Berlin 1957) and Bach’s D minor (Berlin 1958, Lucerne 1959). Though neither of the Bach performances has appeared on disc, the Beethoven has had several CD outings. This handsomely packaged “official” transfer by Sony is the best we have had technically.
Ferenc Fricsay, Stanislav Macura, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik - Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)

Franz Liszt: Symphonic Poems Vol. 1 (2017)
RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Ferenc Fricsay; Prague RSO, Stanislav Macura
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan; Bavarian RSO, Rafael Kubelik

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 422 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 196 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Praga | # PRD/DSD 350 124 | Time: 01:19:56

Both the term symphonic poem and the form itself were invented by Franz Liszt, who in works such as Les Préludes (1848; after Alphonse de Lamartine’s Méditations poétiques) used thematic transformation to parallel the poetic emotions. That’s true again with Byron (Tasso, lamento e trionfo), Schiller (Die Ideale) and Victor Hugo (Mazeppa). A winning quartet!
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 243.14 Mb | 68:54 | Scans included
Symphony | Label: Hunt, Arkadia (HUNTCD 721)

Josef Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer best known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.
Herbert von Karajan, BPO - Mozart: Serenade No.13 / Divertiment No.15 (1965/2015) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2015] PS3 ISO + FLAC

Herbert Von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra - Mozart: Serenade No.13 / Divertiment No.15 (1965/2015)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 54:41 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,42 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,08 GB
DSD Remaster based on Deutsche Grammophon analog tape / Universal Japan, SHM-SACD # UCGG-9072
Herbert von Karajan, BP - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 'Polish'... [Japanese SHM-SACD 2016] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.3 'Polish', Marche Slave, Capriccio Italien (2016)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 73:16 minutes | Scans NOT included | 2,15 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,43 GB
DSD Remaster based on Deutsche Grammophon analog tape / Universal Japan, SHM-SACD # UCGG-9015
Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák & Tchaikovsky (1968/2012) [24/192]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Mstislav Rostropovich, Herbert von Karajan - Dvorák & Tchaikovsky (1968/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 60:20 minutes | 2.05 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Mstislav Rostropovich is the world's greatest cellist, and he has actually made at least five recordings of this greatest of all cello concertos. I have a certain preference for his later version, with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Erato. This version has long been a prime recommendation, and in this new remastering at mid-price, it's an even better deal now. Herbert von Karajan accompanies with his usual expertise, and the Tchaikovsky performance is quite simply the finest around. This concerto is one of those pieces of which you'll want to have five or six copies. Just make sure this is one of them. –David Hurwitz
Herbert Von Karajan, BP - Sibelius: Symphony No.2, The Swan Of Tuonela, Finlandia (2011) PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Herbert Von Karajan, Berlin Philharmonic - Jean Sibelius:
Symphony No.2 / The Swan Of Tuonela / Finlandia (1977/81)

PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 65:53 minutes | Scans NOT included | 1,75 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans NOT included | 1,19 GB
Japanese Remastered Reissue '2011 / Esoteric Company, Japan # ESSE-90058
Wiener Singverein, Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 (1976) Reissue 2002
Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), José van Dam (bass)
Wiener Singverein, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Herbert von Karajan
Recording: Berlin, 9/1975

EAC | APE | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 243 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Choral | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 471 639-2 | Time: 00:53:12

Between 1961 and 1986, Herbert von Karajan made three recordings of the Mozart Requiem for Deutsche Grammophon, with little change in his conception of the piece over the years. This recording, from 1975, is, on balance, the best of them. The approach is Romantic, broad, and sustained, marked by a thoroughly homogenized blend of chorus and orchestra, a remarkable richness of tone, striking power, and an almost marmoreal polish. Karajan viewed the Requiem as idealized church music rather than a confessional statement awash in operatic expressiveness. In this account, the orchestra is paramount, followed in importance by the chorus, then the soloists. Not surprisingly, the singing of the solo quartet sounds somewhat reined-in, especially considering these singers' pedigrees. By contrast, the Vienna Singverein, always Karajan's favorite chorus, sings with a huge dynamic range and great intensity, though with an emotional detachment nonetheless. Perfection, if not passion or poignancy, is the watchword. The Berlin orchestra plays majestically, and the sound is pleasingly vivid.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013) [24/96]

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan - Schubert: Symphonie No. 9 & Rosamunde Ballet Music (1978/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 68:12 minutes | 1.18 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

There are those who would argue that the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan was a magnificent instrument for the later Romantics Brahms, Bruckner, Wagner, and Strauss. There are others, however, who would argue that Karajan and the BPO were too magnificent for the earlier Romantics Mendelssohn, Schumann, and especially Schubert. They would say that the lushly, plushly, voluptuously sensual sound of the BPO simply overwhelmed the lighter, brighter, and more lyrical early Romantics. And while a few might concede that the BPO may be acceptable in Mendelssohn’s Italian or Schumann’s Rhenish, even they would say that they were all wrong for Schubert.