Herbert Von Karajan: A Life in Music
'A monumental work of scholarship, of integrity, of sympathy born of respect and humanity. A woven tapestry, rather than a mere listing of events and accomplishments, it reveals itself quietly and objectively, leaving the reader to judge a man whose personality was inseparable from the history of the age and his own background. ' Yehudi Menuhin. To write abour Karajan (1908-1989) is like writing about Callas - he w as a megastar. Born in Austria, he had particular contacts with Salzburg and Vienna, and his career included controversial musical directorships in Ulm and Aachen. he was the mastermind behind the grea test European orchestra of his age: the Berlin Philharmonic. He worked with the finest artists of his time and pioneered the huge international business of recordings. ' The conductor's conductor', his career spanned a century.
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HERBERT VON KARAJAN: A Life in MusicUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
A superb biography of a great conductor who was dogged by controversy throughout his career.Born in Salzburg in 1908, Karajan's career began to flourish in 1935. When offered his first important ... Read full review
Herbert von Karajan: A Life in MusicUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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