What did others think of the two versions? I thought them tremendous. What a gem of a give-away! Are others to follow in a Hall of Fame series?
More Karajan, just what we all needed. Did this disc come with a nice picture of herr Karajan on the front. Flying a plane, sailing a yacht, driving a fast car, he would have liked that. What a marketing mans dream he was. Or was he just gazing up with his eyes closed trying to count his deutsche marks.
I just enjoyed the music, Herr Brodsky. I take it you didn't?
Thank you Gramophone, for the attractive looking CD that arrived this morning. I am anticipating enjoying it. It will enhance the P CD collection nicely. I hope that it contributes to sales in newsagents and boosts circulation.
I have never heard his Beethoven 5 but I had the Brahms 2nd coupled with the 'Unfinished' on a Gramophone recommendation.
I liked neither and the CD was dispatched to musicmagpie.
However, I am pleased with the free gift and look forward to listening to it although the photo on the cover of Karajan in a Formula 1 car is a bit hard to take!
I prefer the one of him piloting his jet!
It's a good job the alies won the war (Now we only need to look at Karajans teutonic mug shot when the Gramophone team up with Universal) We could have all been instructed to worship the divine one otherwise.
Alies? Oh, never mind.
Is this the best we can expect from you or are we to put up with more of this kind of thing?
As we are dealing with the oh-so-transparent Brodsky Pimpanell here, I trust your question is rhetorical, troyen?
They must have printed a different sleeve for you! Mine has HvK looking thoughtfully at his baton.
Any suggestions as to where HvK could put his baton.
Another abominable descent to the abysmal darkness of human nature, dear Hugh? (Or is a legitimate rhetorical question?)
Oh, you are spot on. I must have mixed it up with another Karajan disc of my imagining or was I having a dig at the Brodskysaur?
He can use it to burst the 'Hall of Fame' babblers.
"HvK looking thoughtfully at his baton."
K dropped the stick during the Sinfonia Domestica recording session. For me one of his best records.
In the Bolero DVD concert he conducted the pieces before it with baton and Bolero without. The
piece just before Bolero in the actual concert was cut on the DVD, so not sure where he put it.
Karajan seems to get a lot of stick, still.
I like this version of Brahms 2-the Woodwind are a particular joy eg.1:07 and 2:07 of the Finale. The same moments in the 70s BPO recording pass by less strikingly, to my mind.