C1853. HERBERT von KARAJAN Cond. Vienna Phil.: Symphony #9 in d (Bruckner) [ed. Nowak]; w. HELEN DONATH & Croatian National Opera Chorus: Quattro pezzi sacri, IV - Te Deum (Verdi). (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL T-1088, Live Performance, 27 Aug., 1967, Salzburg Festival. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
“Over the past year St. Laurent Studio has been releasing some great live Mahler [and Bruckner] from Karajan, which has disproved the canard that he was so disciplined, live and studio performances sound the same. In fact, like most conductors Karajan responded to the atmosphere of the concert hall. Just as there is more palpable excitement and contrast in those Mahler performances, the same holds true for [his] Bruckner.”
- Huntley Dent, FANFARE