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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Wow, this took a long time to read. I've been getting into classical music lately so I picked up a biography of one of the most talented and notorious conductors of the 20th century. Although the book ... Read full review


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