Herbert von Karajan

Herbert von Karajan was an Austrian conductor, born on April 5, 1908 in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary (now Austria) and passed away on July 16, 1989 in Anif, Austria. He had a brilliant international career that began in 1949 and led him to become one of the most eminent conductors of the twentieth century.

In 1955, he succeeded Wilhelm Furtwängler as the director of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Under his leadership, the orchestra reached supreme degrees of perfectionism thanks to his tenacity and well-known meticulousness combined with a perfect knowledge of the orchestra and its instrumentalists.

Karajan was married three times; first to Elmy Holgerloef from 1938 to 1942, then to Anna Maria "Anita" Sauest from 1942 to 1958, and finally to Eliette von Karajan from 1958 onwards. With Eliette, he had two children named Isabel Karajan and Arabel von Karajan.


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