Out of copyright DG Studio recording from 1949, reissued by URANIA.
Oh, what could have been if Fricsay hadn’t died so young. Surely he would have wiped Karajan off the map. Just listen to Fricsay’s Beethoven 9 and tell me that Karajan accomplished anything NEARLY as impressive in his whole career. … I didn’t think so.
This rec also includes a Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with Menuhin on Violin. Also 1949.