Usually, I won't buy a collection of tracks because for me, listening to odd movements from whole pieces is like going to a picture exhibition to watch only details from pictures. What's the point? A piece was written to be listened to as a whole.
BUT, Karajan's 100 Best makes an exception. This collection is pure gold and serves as a showcase for one of the greatest conductors.
Most of the tracks are so well known any listener would recognize them but would also expect to gain a renewed appreciation while listening to them in the Krajan interpretation with full sound and maticulous care for minute details.
Before listening I was concerned that some of the recordings, especially the digital remasters done at the 80's, may sound odd and lifeless, maybe with even squeaking violins on the high notes. Not so. The sound is full, warm and fresh on my system and the magic of Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker on most tracks (who else?) was advanced, carefully preserved, to the future, thus enabling new listeners to enjoy the maestro and his orchestra like they sounded on vinyl LPs at his prime.
If you'd like to know Karajan, this is a good place to start.
Expect nothing but the best.