Avvorsding to the Philips AES paper, the Beethoven part was made-up untruth.
I have too much respect for ancient myths to call it that, more like a marketing lie :-)
On Sep 10, 2014, at 6:17 AM, Don Cox wrote:
> It's a pity they didn't make the playing time long enough for Karajan's
> performances of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony rather than Beethoven's