Herbert von Karajan
Heribert, Ritter von Karajan; 5 April 1908, Salzburg – 16 July 1989, Anif, Austria
Herbert von Karajan was an Austrian orchestra and opera conductor. To the wider world he was perhaps most famously associated with the Berlin Philharmonic, of which he was principal conductor for 35 years. Although his work was not universally admired, he is generally considered to have been one of the greatest conductors of all time, and he was a dominant figure in European classical music from the 1960s until his death.
Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique), Op.74, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
He was a child prodigy at the piano. Karajan’s career was given a significant boost in 1935 when he was appointed Germany’s youngest Generalmusikdirektor and performed as a guest conductor in Bucharest, Brussels, Stockholm, Amsterdam and Paris.
Ludwig van Beethoven – Symphony No. 9 Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus of the German Opera Berlin, Conductor Herbert von Karajan, with: Gundula Janovits, Hilde Ressel-Maidan, Valdemar Cumment, Walter Berry
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Herbert von Karajan
Heribert, Ritter von Karajan; 5 april 1908, Salzburg – 16 iulie 1989, Anif, Austria
Herbert von Karajan a fost un dirijor austriac. Familia von Karajan provenea dintr-o familie aromână (Gheorghe Ion Caraion), după unele surse, sau greacă (Gheorghios Ianis Karaianis), după altele, din orașul Kozani, Rumelia, atunci provincie otomană (actualmente în Macedonia de vest, care aparține Greciei.
Herbert a început studiul pianului la 4 ani, a studiat la Conservatorul Mozarteum din Salzburg (1916-1926) și a continuat studiile la Academia de Muzică din Viena.
Anton Bruckner – Symphony No 8 in C minor Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
În anul 1928 a debutat ca dirijor șef al orchestrei din Ulm, Germania, unde a activat până în 1934. În 1929 a dirijat opera Salomea la Festspielhaus din Salzburg. În 1935 a fost numit la prestigioasa orchestră din Aachen, devenind cel mai tânăr dirijor al Germaniei.
Mozart – The Requiem Mass in D minor Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Wiener Singverein