Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan – Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben; Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll (2016) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Richard Strauss – Ein Heldenleben; Richard Wagner – Siegfried-Idyll – Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan (2016) 
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:26 minutes | 1,22 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download  – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Deutsche Grammophon
Recorded: March 1959, Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany; March 1977, Philharmonie, Berlin, Germany

This reissue combines a pair of classic performances from Herbert von Karajan and the Berliner Philharmoniker spanning almost two decades. The tone poem Ein Heldenleben by Richard Strauss is a 1959 recording while Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll dates back to 1977.

“… a most distinguished performance of Ein Heldenleben … it remains, both as a performance and as a recording, a version to reckon with … a glowingly self-contained performance, gloriously played, finely characterized. The love music, the battle, the works of peace … are all done with much style and the very finest kind of musicianship. Just what a Berlin Heldenleben ought to be.” -Gramophone


Richard Strauss (1864 – 1949)
Ein Heldenleben, Op.40, TrV 190
1. Der Held 4:14
2. Des Helden Widersacher 3:27
3. Des Helden Gefährtin 13:00
4. Des Helden Walstatt 7:15
5. Des Helden Friedenswerke 6:04
6. Des Helden Weltflucht und Vollendung 11:39

Richard Wagner (1813-1883)
7. Siegfried Idyll 19:36

Michel Schwalbé, violin #3,6
Berliner Philharmoniker
Herbert von Karajan, conductor