Although associated mainly with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan was effectively (though never officially) the chief conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra (which EMI Producer Walter Legge had founded in 1945) from 1948 to 1954 and built the orchestra into one of the finest in the world. Recorded on 14, 15 & 16 January 1958 at the Kingsway Hall, London. Produced by the legendary Walter Legge and engineered by Douglas Larter. Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards at the Vinyl Factory, Hayes, using the old EMI Records presses. 180 gram audiophile vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios.