Herbert von Karajan: Maestro for the screen

Herbert von Karajan was not only a brilliant musician, but also a visionary in terms of his use of media to distribute his art. He was the first major conductor to recognise the enormous potential of television for classical music. This film by Georg Wübbolt traces how, step by step, Karajan made the medium his own and developed his own audiovisual aesthetic.

A film by Georg Wübbolt and Peter Gelb (2009)

Herbert von Karajan

Alfred Altenburger

Thomas Brandis

Günther Breest

Humphrey Burton

Fritz Buttenstedt

Klaus Geitel

Dietrich Gerhardt

Clemens Hellsberg

Günter Hermanns

Horant H. Hohlfeld

Herbert Kloiber

Ewald Markl

Hugo Niebeling

Norio Ohaga

Werner Resel

Lore Salzburger

Peter Schmidl

Hellmut Stern

Ernst Wild

Friedrich Witt



Herbert von Karajan Chief conductor 1956–1989

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