Herbert von Karajan

Biography

Austrian conductor, born April 5, 1908 in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (now Austria) and died July 16, 1989 in Anif, Austria. Younger brother of [a2328172]. He was married to Elmy Holgerloef (m. 1938, div. 1942), Anna Maria “Anita” Sauest (m. 1942, div. 1958), and [a=Eliette von Karajan] (m. 1958). Karajan and Eliette are the parents of [a=Isabel Karajan] and [a=Arabel von Karajan].
His brilliant international career began in 1949 and led him to be one of the most eminent conductors of the twentieth century.
In 1955 he succeeded [a=Wilhelm Furtwängler] in the direction of the [a=Berliner Philharmoniker]; orchestra that has reached supreme degrees of perfectionism thanks to his tenacity and to his well-known meticulousness combined with a perfect knowledge of the orchestra and the possibilities of the instrumentalists.

Herbert von Karajan

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