A passionate enthusiast for new technologies and new concert formats, Herbert von Karajan was a pioneer in the translation of the symphonic concert experience to film. One of the first to grasp the importance of film and CDs, would immortalize numerous works of the classical canon using these two mediums over the course of his career. Never satisfied with confining himself to musical direction, Karajan was heavily involved in the technical side of his recordings, going so far as to to dictate the placement of individual cameras. In this performance of Bruckner’s unfinished Symphony No. 9, Karajan’s talents as both music director and filmmaker are palatable: an exceptional testimony to both the maestro and this essential masterpiece of the pivotal transitional period between Romanticism and Modernism.
With the Münchner Philharmoniker