Karajan Conducts Beethoven Symphonies – Philharmonia Orchestra Cycle Reviewed by Colin Clarke This is, I believe, Herbert von Karajan's finest Beethoven symphony cycle, and it is entirely fitting that it is issued as part of the centenary celebrations.
The second movement is simply glorious. Sanderling performed this music quite often and I have performances recorded from broadcasts with the Stuttgart Orchestra in the late s, and Weitblick recordings with the Berlin Symphony - and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra - November
Symphony No. 6 In F Major, 'Pastoral', Op. 68 Composed By – Beethoven* Conductor – Kurt Sanderling Orchestra – The Philharmonia Orchestra* A1: 1st Movement: Allegro Ma Non Troppo (A Wakening Of Pleasant Feelings Upon Arriving In The Country).
Some years ago a contributor to the Classical Music Guide Forum wrote: "I realized that I had never seen and heard a better performance of Prokofiev's great Sixth Symphony than the one conducted by Kurt Sanderling in Rotterdam, in the year (who reputedly conducted the first performances as well, back in Petersburg).