Dear Friends, famously passionate about the developments in audio media, Karajan embraced every opportunity to present his recordings at the highest possible fidelity and no doubt would have insisted that his catalogue would be remastered to exploit the most cutting-edge technologies.
In this spirit, Deutsche Grammophon, who have always been one of the great pioneers of sound recording, present the very first DOLBY ATMOS recording on the label and perhaps the first ever classical ATMOS – Karajan’s Grammy awardwinning Beethoven Cycle of the 1970s. Well worth taking a moment here. For those who don’t know, Dolby Atmos expands on 5.1 Surround Sound and produces the most extraordinary realism ever heard outside of a ‘live’ performance.
This new ‘chapter’ in the label’s history significantly comes as we celebrate its 120-year legacy.