With conductor and orchestra in top form, these recordings from 1964 have become classics of the gramophone: "Karajan
has the Berlin Philharmonic at their finest and it would be difficult to imagine a better or more atmospheric playing" (The
Penguin Guide). For this release, Karajan's mesmerizing account of Ravel's Bolero (recorded March 1966) has
been added to the works included on the original LP.