180 Gram Vinyl Record
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original master tapes
Superior 180-gram audiophile pressing
Although associated mainly with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan was effectively (though never officially) the chief conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra (which EMI Producer Walter Legge had founded in 1945) from 1948 to 1954 and built the orchestra into one of the finest in the world. Although Karajan signed to Deutsche Grammophon in 1959, he would return to EMI in future years for occasional projects (such as the Beethoven Triple Concerto on HIQLP006 and Mozart Symphonies on HIQLP023).
In the original September 1959 review of the stereo release, Thomas Hearns of Gramophone wrote:
"...this Karajan performance is in... the highest class... Karajan gets beautiful and brilliant performances, superb playing from the Philharmonia and a first-rate recording..."
|Georges Bizet (1838 - 1875)|
|L’Arlesienne – Suite No.1|
|L’Arlesienne – Suite No.2|
|7. Menuet (from ‘La jolie fille de Perth’)|
|Carmen – Suite|
|9. I: Entr’acte (Act IV)|
|10. II: Entr’acte (Act III)|
|11. III: Entr’acte (Act II)|
|12. IV: Prelude (Act I)|