berlin philharmonic orchestra

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (Abbado) – ‘Beethoven: Symphonies No.7 in A major and No.8 in F major’ A DVD-Audio review by Mark Jordan

On October 17, 1917, in unusually hot weather, the players of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and their conductor Dr. Karl Muck squeezed in front of a large recording horn in Camden, New Jersey, and made the first recording of the last movement of Beethoven’s ‘Seventh Symphony’. read more…

Berlin Philharmonic (Harnoncourt) – ‘Johann Strauss in Berlin’ A DVD-Audio review by Stuart M. Robinson

Although the number of classical DVD-Audio releases is steadily increasing, as much as it pains me to say so, only a precious few titles are actually worth listening to. For some reason, record labels feel that classical music buffs – who are often the most hardened and critical of listeners – will be happy with sub-standard, often aged recordings sloppily remixed for six channels. read more…

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