Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic
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Beethoven - Symphony No.7 in A: The 10 best recordings
2. Herbert von Karajan conducting the Berlin Philharmonic
From a number of recordings the mighty Karajan made of the Beethoven symphonies, the 1961-1962 set stands out. For a work described by Wagner as the ‘apotheosis of the dance’, Karajan’s rendition of Symphony No. 7 is suitably rich and rhythmic.