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documentary Herbert von Karajan, Maestro for the Screen A film by Georg Wübbolt

A film by Georg Wübbolt

Herbert von Karajan, Maestro for the Screen A film by Georg Wübbolt

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Visionary, pioneer, and perfectionist in the realm of live concert filming, Herbert von Karajan remains unsurpassed in the degree to which he directly involved himself with recordings and recording technologies. The documentary film Maestro for the Screen brings together revealing accounts about the great man from his closest colleagues, including his secretary, cameramen, orchestral musicians, producers, and even the music critics who analyzed his work. Journey through the different stages of his adventure as he constructed an invaluable videographic legacy, ever in search of “the marriage between sound and image”.

 

 

 

Cast

  • Gela-Marina Runne | Karajan’s film editor
  • Peter Uehling | Karajan's biographer
  • Lore Salzburger | Karajan’s personal secretary
  • Werner Kupper | Executor of Karajan’s will
  • Hugo Niebeling | Movie director
  • Ernst Wild | Karajan’s chief cameraman
  • Hugo Käch | Camera assistant to Wild
  • Thomas Brandis | Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Dietrich Gerhardt | Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Hellmut Stern | Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Friedrich Witt | Berliner Philharmoniker
  • Werner Resel | Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Peter Schmidl | Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Clemens Hellsberg | Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Alfred Altenburger | Wiener Philharmoniker
  • Norio Ohga | CEO Sony 1982-1989
  • Ewald Markl | Deutsche Grammophone 1981-2005
  • Günther Breest | President of Sony Classical 1988-1994
  • Peter Gelb | General Manager of the New York MET Opera
  • Horant H. Hohlfeld | Unitel producer 1977-2004
  • Herbert Kloiber | Managing Director Unitel 1970-1977
  • Fritz Buttenstedt | Unitel Producer 1964-1977
  • Günther Farrenkopf | Operations Manager, Bavaria-Studios, Munich
  • Humphrey Burton | Television director
  • Peter Ringer | Video technician
  • Günter Hermanns | Balance engineer
  • Peter Csobádi | Journalist
  • Klaus Geitel | Journalist

Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
    • 1. Allegro con brio (excerpt)
  • Richard Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
    • Ouverture (excerpt)
  • Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28
    • Excerpts
  • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
    • Excerpts
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Messa da Requiem
    • Excerpts
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048
    • 1. [Allegro] (excerpt)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 "Pastorale"
    • 1. Allegro ma non troppo (excerpt)
    • 4. Allegro (excerpt)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 "Eroica"
    • 1. Allegro con brio (excerpt)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
    • Excerpts
  • Johannes Brahms, Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68
    • Excerpts
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125
    • Excerpts
  • Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 8 in C Minor
    • Excerpts
  • Johann Strauss II, Annen-Polka, Op. 117
    • Excerpts
  • Johann Strauss I, Radetzky March
    • Excerpts
  • Josef Strauss, Sphären – Klänge (Walzer), Op. 235
    • Excerpts
  • Giuseppe Verdi, Messa da Requiem
    • Excerpts
  • Johann Sebastian Bach, Suite for Orchestra No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068
    • 2. Air (excerpt)

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Georg Wübbolt
  • Production date: 2008
  • Duration: 52 min
  • Production: © BFMI / RBB / BR / ARTE
  • Available version(s): EN
  • Available subtitle(s) : FR, EN
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