Bandleaders #6

Herbert Von Karajan


Marshall-Stacks said...

'Bandleader' ? bwah ha humour.
HVK was the ROCKSTAR of conductors.

Lex10 said...

Fer Karajan out loud, that's a good pic!

asleep said...

The photograph was taken in 1938. That year, Karajan conducted the Berlin Philharmonic for the first time -landmark in his career.

As Karajan's fame grew, so did Wilhelm Furtwängler's dislike of "Little K".
Recommended: "Taking Sides", a film by Istvan Szabo, adapted from Ronald Harwood's play.

According to Sviatoslav Richter, Karajan was more than content with publicity; he loved to pose etc.

estiv said...

The French call him "Air Bear." But then, that's what they call anyone named Herbert.

Ian Zamboni said...

Give me Fricsay or Furtwangler any day!