“He was obsessed with the beauty of sound. He strove for a round and subtle sound, both precise and sparkling. It is bliss that we hear in the numerous recordings he made with the Berliner Philharmoniker.” It was the sociologist Dr. Françoise Davoine gave this admirative description of the celebrated maestro Herbert von Karajan’s fruitful collaboration with the prestigious Berlin orchestra. Karajan and the Philharmoniker's common quest for the perfect sound is brilliantly expressed in this powerful interpretation of Brahms’s Second Symphony.
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen
Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky