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Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan

  • April 5, 1908 - July 16, 1989


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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Karajan at the Salzburg Festival 1987
Karajan at the Salzburg Festival 1987

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