Karajan in Japan: Wagner, Strauss and Beethoven

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COMPOSERS: Beethoven,R Strauss,Wagner
LABELS: Dynamic
WORKS: Wagner: Die Meistersinger – Prelude; R Strauss: Don Juan; Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
PERFORMER: Berlin PO/Herbert von Karajan


This is early Karajan, broadly traditional in approach, though already with a tendency to lushness that later took over everything he did. He is the least interesting of conductors to watch, his limited gestures bearing little relationship to the works. Michael Tanner