. . . this 1963 set remains the most highly rated, and with reason. Lustrous Berlin Phil playing, plus Karajan's visionary grandeur. Record Review / Classic FM (London) / 2013
An ultramodern 24 bit / 96 kHz remastering of this iconic set delivered ‘twice complete’ – once across 5CDs, and once on a single Blu-ray Audio, all in a unique luxury packaging.
The edition includes: CDs 1 – 5: Beethoven Symphonies nos. 1 – 9 on 5 CDs, remastered at 24 bit / 96 kHz 1 Blu-ray Audio (Disc 6) comprises ALL 9 SYMPHONIES plus the rehearsal of the Ninth Symphony 36-page hardback book with a new article by Karajan biographer Richard Osborne on the famous cycle Facsimile of many elements of the original LP release (original booklet cover, Beethoven portrait, decorative elements, Beethoven autograph, letter from Karajan to DG’s Head of A&R Elsa Schiller – offered in translation, original recording schedules, original individual LP cover releases)