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Herbert von Karajan

Austrian conductor

Herbert von Karajan

Austrian conductor
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birthday
5th
April, 1908
Death
16th
July, 1989
Birth Place
Salzburg, Austria-Hungary
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

Herbert von Karajan (German: [‘h b t f n ‘kara jan] (listen); born Heribert Ritter von Karajan; 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian conductor. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 34 years. During the Nazi era, he debuted at the Salzburg festival, with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and during the Second World War he conducted at the Berlin State Opera. Generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, he was a controversial but dominant figure in European classical music from the mid-1950s until his death. Part of the reason for this was the large number of recordings he made and their prominence during his lifetime. By one estimate, he was the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records.

Children

Isabel and Arabel Karajan

Occupation

Conductor

Spouses

Elmy Holgeroef (1938 1942) Anna Maria Sauest (1942 1958) Eliette Mouret (1958 1989)

Years Active

1929 1989

Name

Herbert von Karajan

Nationality

Austria

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