We’re used to box sets popping up with two or three discs in them. Karajan – Complete Recordings laughs in the faces of such puny releases, toting an incredible 356 discs full of legendary conductor Herbert von Karajan’s works – everything that he ever recorded for Deutsche Grammophon and Decca.
Yes, 356 discs. That’s almost one for every day of the year. With 330 CDs, 24 DVDs and 2 audio Blu-rays, it’s the box set that’s just going to keep on giving. Needless to say it now holds the record for biggest box set ever.
Not only will Karajan – Complete Recordings be packed with masterful musical content, it will also come as a strictly limited numbered edition, clad in a gold foil imprinted leather fibre outer case that will also house a 140-page hardcover book.
But wait, there’s more! Four tracklisting booklets covering early works through to the 1970s, 1980s and opera recordings are also included, along with original front and back jackets.
If you’re keen on owning the biggest box set ever then we’d suggest that you start saving for its November 3 release. Hey, maybe you could sell your caravan for Karajan?
* Forklift to carry Karajan – Complete Recordings sold separately.