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Herbert von Karajan
conductor

Herbert von Karajan

  • April 5, 1908 - July 16, 1989

Biography

The legend of the “Wunder Karajan” was born in 1938 with an acclaimed Tristan at the Berlin Staatsoper.

Yet Karajan’s career properly took off in the post-war world, with technological advances that not only allowed him to be Europe’s “General Music Director” with appointments in London, Vienna and Milan, but meant that his visionary conducting style, devoted to a new ideal of beauty and clarity of sound, could be preserved on record and film.

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NEW VOD: Magic Moments of Music: Herbert von Karajan conducts Der Rosenkavalier
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