Josef Krips - Beethoven Symphonies


Classic Records (Everest)



Product No.:
CHDD 2032

HDAD 24/96 24/192

No. of Discs: 2

HDAD 24/96 24/132

This HDAD+ package contains two discs, one is a two-sided DVD-10 containing two channel 24 bit/192 kHz data and three-channel 24 bit/96 kHz data on one side, playable on DVD Audio players, and on the other side two channel 24 bit 96 kHz data and three channel Dolby AC-3, playable on DVD video players. The second disc included is a standard two-channel CD containing 16 bit/44.1 kHz data playable on all CD and DVD players. Transferred directly from the original 35mm three-track film by Bernie Grundman from Bernie Grundman Mastering and Len Horowitz from History of Recorded Sound at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood.

The Everest Recordings of the entire Beethoven cycle with Krips conducting the LSO are considered by many music critics to be utterly superb. Using the now famous 35mm recording decks at Walthamstow Assembly Hall in 1959, Bert Whyte and team Everest captured in amazing detail, all the nuance and complexity of the Beethoven symphonies. Using the original 35mm tapes to do the transfers reveals how truly wonderful both the performances and the recordings compare with other efforts by major labels of the same era. The HDAD+ set includes all nine symphonies spread over 10 discs and includes a bonus of the Egmont Overture which is also included on the disc with the Fifth Symphony. The tapes were mastered and transferred by Scott Sedillo at Bernie Grundman Mastering at the same time the LP was being cut by Grundman with assistant Len Horowitz running the 35mm tape machine. All symphonies are presented in two and three channels on the DVD discs and in stereo on the bonus CD for each performance. The 20 discs (10 DVDs and 10 CDs) come in a beautiful box that includes the original art from the extremely rare boxed set from Everest along with a 24-page reproduction of the original deluxe edition booklet. This is an absolute must for serious Beethoven lovers.