Karajan’s interpretations are orthodox and exemplary. He has intellectual mastery over every symphony, even the difficult Third, which clearly presents him with no difficulties at all … the performance of the Second Symphony has a beautifully lyrical, golden quality, with rich, warm phrasing, and plenty of vigour in the last movements.
Symphony No. 1 in C-minor op.68
1. Un poso sostenuto – Allegro
2. Andante sostenuto
2. Adagio – Piu Andante – Allegro non troppo, ma con brio