This is one of my all time favorite videos. I have it on VHS, which is the main reason I kept my VHS player hooked up. I was waiting for the dvd, and here it is! Beethoven is my favorite composer, and this is my favorite piece of music ever. I also admire Karajan conducting, and will buy his version of productions first, especially the Germanic composers. Besides the performance, what I like about this video is that the filming lets you see the whole orchestra, and is a better concert experience. I thought I bought this performance on dvd a few years back, but it was a different version that relied too much on close ups of the instruments and Karajan's baton. Not the case here. Best of all, look at Karajan's face at the end of the performance, and the kiss to the orchestra. I love this video!