Herbert von Karajan (Karajan Herbert von)( The world-famous conductor.)
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Biography Herbert von Karajan (Karajan Herbert von)
The basis of his repertoire were the works of German romantics, especially Beethoven and Wagner, Karajan, and was famous for meticulously precise, impeccable interpretations of their works.
Karajan was born April 5, 1908 in Salzburg, in a family of musicians. He studied at the Conservatory in Salzburg 'Mozarteum' in the Vienna Academy of Music, where he studied conducting with F. Schalke. He made his debut as a conductor with the orchestra Academy in 1928. In 1938 became the conductor of the Berlin State Opera.
In 1948, Karajan conducted at the Salzburg Festival, and shortly thereafter received a prestigious invitation. He became artistic director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra in 1948, was replaced by W. Furtwangler at the helm of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (1954-1989). At the same time served as artistic director of the Vienna State Opera and Salzburg Festival. Later organized in Salzburg own Easter Festival. Karajan's staging of Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen, carried out first in Salzburg, then was moved to the stage 'Metropolitan Opera' (1967). Karajan died in Anif (Austria) 16 July 1989.