The Complete EMI Recordings (1946-1984) (Volume 1 - Orchestral - 88CD) / Herbert von Karajan
Herbert von Karajan - 100th Anniversary Collection On 4th April 2008, the classical music world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Herbert von Karajan, one of the 20th century's greatest musicians. Karajan was an icon, a Maestro, something we have tried to portray in our cover sleeves for these releases. Herbert von Karajan was very closely associated with EMI Classics, and recorded with us from 1946-1984 - a partnership that produced nearly 160 CDs worth of music and over 1,000 hours of recorded music. Herbert con Karajan is not only the world's best-selling conductor, but also one of EMI Classics' bestselling artists of all time. The last discs in each set (88 & 72 respectively) contain all the libretti, sung texts, a selection of photographs and a series of interviews with musicians who knew and worked with Karajan.