330 CDS + 24 DVDs
Nearly 30 years after his death Herbert von Karajan continues to embody the ideals of the art of conducting. He remains the most iconic conductor of the 20th century and the benchmark by which all others are judged. In his 50 years as a DG artist (1939–1989) he sold over 200 million copies of his recordings across all formats. This limited edition presents the totality of Herbert von Karajan’s output for DG and Decca – and hence perhaps the most magnificent legacy in the history of recorded music. This stretches from the 1939 release of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte with the Berlin Staatskapelle to his last recording on 23 April 1989 of Bruckner’s Seventh Symphony with the Vienna Philharmonic. Comprising 330 CDs, 24 DVDs and 2 Blu-ray audio discs, as well as a 140-page hardcover book, all recordings are presented in original jackets. This is the biggest known single-artist box set ever issued. LIMITED EDITION.
The Early Recordings on 8 CDs (6 CDs of “The First Recordings” from the 1930s and 1940s
+ 2 CDs radio recordings previously released on Koch-Schwann from the 1940s)
The Complete 1960s recordings (82CDs)
The Complete 1970s recordings (82 CDs)
The Complete 1980s recordings (78 CDs)
The Complete Opera Recordings on DG & Decca (70 CDs)
Decca Orchestral Recordings on 9 CDs + The Christmas Album
The complete DG/Unitel DVDs (24 DVDs)
2 Blu-ray Audios with the 1963 Beethoven cycle and Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen in 24 bit/96kHz.
Herbert von Karajan