"1953,Philharmonia,with legendary Dennis Brain. Not only one of Karajan's a few great concerto recordings(Karajan is not known as a good concerto conductor)but also one of the greatest concerto recordings ever made. Brain's playing is only comparable with great Tuckwell(on EMI,with Marriner&ASMF,stereo and on Decca, with English Chamber Orchestra,digital)"
"1976-BP. Better recorded version of his legendary 1962-BP account and better than his 1986-WP. Powerful. Ofcourse there are many different and also powerful alternatives: B.Walter, BÃ¶hm, Giulini, Davis, Marriner. (See my list; Requiem KV 626)"
"1957. Karajan is one of the greatest Brucknerian of all times. Especially he has great authority on No.8. This is his first complete recording of the Eight and more mystical than his 1975 and 1988 recordings."
"1976. In my opinion this is better than his 1964(BP) and 1983(WP) recordings. According to me Karajan was among the greatest interpreters of this great work. There are only two great alternatives: Klemperer 1961 EMI and Kempe 1955 EMI & Naxos. And I also recommend Previn's digital studio recording with RPO on Teldec."
"(1976,with legendary Rostropovich) Don Quixote: THE BEST. Other great alternative is also from Karajan; with Fournier and BP,1965,on DG. I must say about Ein Heldenleben and S.Domestica that: The best I've heard. Karajan was one of the greatest Straussian."
"1968(Prokofiev): THE BEST in CATALOG. 1977(Stravinsky-The Rite): Heavy-weight interpretation! Good but not a first choice.(But his Symphony of Psalms,Symphony in C and Concerto in D recordings are absolutly great.Now out of print.)"