Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms, Cesar Franck|
Maestro Nobile, Vol. 2 (Box Set)
Unsurpassed recordings at super-budget
Santa Fe Listener | Santa Fe, NM USA | 10/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the kind of super-budget collection that the major recording cmpanies dread. Now that copyright restrictions are gone for any recording made through 1955, it's no longer bootleg--in Europe at least--to issue prime recordings in the public domaine. In this case we get Karajan from his early days with the Philharmonia in London, performing exactly the same repertoire that EMI continues to seel at mid-t-full price.
Beetthoven Sym. 3, 7, and 8
Sibelius sym. 5
Stravinsky Jeu de Cartes
Bartok concerto for Orch.
Beethoven Piano con. 4 and 5 w. Walter Gieseking
Grieg Piano con. w. Gieseking
In addition we get the greatest of Karajan's Beethoven Ninths, in decent historical sound with the Vienna Phil. Much of the other material is form the wartime years, often in patchy but listenable sound. You can see the entire contents by consulting Tower Records online.
For anyone interested in Karajan in his early prime, this is a wonderful bargain, especially if obught used."