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Beethoven: Nine Symphonies Extra tracks, Hybrid SACD, Box set

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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Nov. 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 6
  • Format: Extra tracks, Hybrid SACD, Box set
  • Label: Universal Classics
  • ASIN: B0000C03AH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 268,859 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Alexander Leach VINE VOICE on 11 Mar. 2005
Format: Audio CD
I've never fully heard these recordings in any previous incarnation, so can't comment on improvements in the CD layer (of the 3 CD issues, the middle one, in DG's Beethoven Edition is the only one with Original Image Bit-Processing).
I am not really a 'Kara-fan', certainly not in Beethoven although I do enjoy his digital Leonore III Overture - I feel Karajan is at his finest in Sibelius and Richard Strauss, particularly his 1960s DG recordings.
For this set I started with the Eroica and did compare the SACD (stereo only of course) with the first CD incarnation of the cycle (in the maroon box). The old CD sounded fine with a full rich bass, but there is a definite gain in clarity and detail with the SACD layer. Slightly less bass perhaps, but this sound is more vivid and realistic, and sounds phenomenal considering its 40+ year age.
As an interpretation this Eroica gains in distinction as it progresses: the lack of the exposition repeat in the first movement is a snag, but after an intense Funeral March the last two movement are very compelling with wonderful hunting horns in the Scherzo. In fact the playing throughout is pretty stellar. This one ranks alongside Kleiber, Scherchen, Klemperer and Rattle - as well as my own favourite, Abbado's VPO recording on DG.
I found the SACD of the first 2 symphonies to have very slightly inferior sound and the orchestral sound is slightly more robust in scale than we are used to on modern recordings (but never bloated or overblown), and Karajan's interpretation of the First Symphony is not as compelling as the others - the performance is fairly genial, and the finale is relaxed, without the crispness and hint of tension that, say, Wand or Rattle bring to it in their fine recordings.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By R. Harris on 26 Feb. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have always liked Karajans Bethoven especially the 1977 cycle which I have had had in my CD collation for as long as I can remember. These recordings from the 60s have always been well thought of by others, but I havent listened to them much over the years. That is untill I bought the SACD version. They sound absolutlely stunning, and the electricity of the sessions comes across vividly as it never did on CD. I even prefer the Karajan version of the 5th to the Klieber which is also avaialble on SACD.
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By B. Haagsma on 13 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Karajan was at his peak.
German analogue recording technology was superb.
The BPO was arguably the best orchestra on the planet.
For me this is the finest Karajan recording of Beethoven's 9 symphonies.
I've still got the original German vinyl pressings.
This SACD set is a fine remastering of the cycle and even without a SACD player this product is truely superb - as good as the vinyl originals.
Ben Haagsma
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Thrope on 9 April 2008
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I own this set, his 1950s cycle with EMI, his 1975-77 cycle on DG and his last 1980s digital cycle, again on DG.

For me, this one is just about preferable to them all. It has an urgency and something very exciting that can't be put into words. It's something to do with the world's best orchestra of the time working with an up-and-coming 'wunder' maestro, playing the greatest symphonic canon of them all.

The SACDs are a huge improvement on the earlier issues.
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