A documentary on the famous conductor’s passion for and obsession with the silver screen.
The mythic maestro Herbert von Karajan loved creating and producing films. Understanding the limits of the technology, he even regretted having been “born too soon” to take advantage of the innovations he knew the future would offer!
In this program, filmmaker Georg Wuebbolt interviews Karajan’s colleagues and film crew—his director of photography, editor, secretary, producer, the musicians of the Wiener Philharmoniker and the Berliner Philharmoniker...—and examines the maestro’s relationship with audiovisual technology as it developed over the course of his career. Don’t miss one-of-a-kind excerpts from legendary concerts and never-before-seen remastered archival footage!
Portrait of the great Austrian conductor
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan Memorial Concert