Herbert von Karajan: a life in music

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Chatto & Windus, Sep 15, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 851 pages
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"Herbert von Karajan was one of the twentieth century's most prodigiously gifted performing artists. Richard Osborne knew him and had many conversations with him. These, however, were only the starting point for a biography which draws on interviews with those who worked with Karajan during his sixty-year career, and on a vast array of primary archive material which has never previously been examined." "This biography explores Karajan's life and music-making against the background of European music and politics in the years 1908-1989. Periods in Karajan's life hitherto ignored or believed to have been in some way covered up - his childhood in Austria during and after the First World War and his early career as a conductor in Nazi Germany - are frankly and revealingly explored."--BOOK JACKET.

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Osborne, a respected British broadcaster and writer on classical music (Conversations with Karajan, LJ 4/1/90), here builds on documentation of Karajan's career compiled by the late Swedish writer and ... Read full review

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Wonderful details of a great career and an opening to what music's subtle meanings and significances can be. Lots of background on K and others, as well. Reading this title is a little like being in ... Read full review

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An atmosphere of war
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Sundays child
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Teachers boy
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