In 1955 Herbert von Karajan was appointed music director for life of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. However, Karajan continued his close association with the Philharmonia Orchestra during the rest of the 1950s and with the orchestra's founder and legendary EMI Producer, Walter Legge. EMI remained Karajan's record company until 1959 when he signed a contract with Deutsche Grammophon. Hence, this recording was made towards the end of his contract with EMI. This recording features Dvorak's New World Symphony in which the merits of this performance and particularly of the piece of music "Vltava" are well known and respected. 180 gram vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios.