Herbert von Karajan, Maestro for the Screen

Meet with the legendary conductor's video team

The conductor in portrait and his early passion for the video.

Herbert von Karajan was the decisive conductor, who created film and later video productions on his own responsibility. "I am actually born too early," he said, well knowing that the video possibilities were still in their very beginnings.

In this programme, movie director Georg Wuebbolt made interviews with Karajan's team: his director of photography, his cutter, his secretary, his producer and musicians of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. This documentary features outstanding performance material including unreleased digitally remastered excerpts from legendary archives.

Movie director : Georg Wübbolt
Playlist : The Legends of the 20th century

Duration : 52 min
Production date : 2008
Production : © BFMI / RBB / BR / ARTE
Available version(s) : DE ST EN, DE ST FR

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