Karajan: Beauty as I see it

The phenomenon that was Herbert von Karajan continues to fascinate us to this day. In his documentary, Robert Dornhelm attempts to identify the man behind the image. Drawing on a wealth of little known archive material, together with statements from colleagues and family members, he creates a multi-layered portrait.

A film by Robert Dornhelm (2008)

Herbert von Karajan

Brigitte Fassbaender

Klaus Geitel

Clemens Hellsberg

Ioan Holender

Gundula Janowitz

Mariss Jansons

Fritz Kaiser

Joachim Kaiser

Arabel von Karajan

Isabel Karajan

Evgeny Kissin

René Kollo

Christa Ludwig

Ewald Markl

Yehudi Menuhin

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Seiji Ozawa

Sir Simon Rattle

Werner Resel

Helmut Schmidt

Georg Solti

Christian Thielemann



Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989
Gundula Janowitz soprano
Mariss Jansons conductor
Evgeny Kissin piano
René Kollo tenor
Christa Ludwig contralto
Anne-Sophie Mutter violin
Seiji Ozawa conductor
Sir Simon Rattle Chief conductor 2002–2018
Christian Thielemann conductor

© 2007 MR Film, Wien & Unitel, Oberhaching

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