Herbert von Karajan

Conductor

1908 – 1989

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Who was Herbert von Karajan?

Herbert von Karajan was an Austrian conductor. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years. He is generally regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century, and he was a dominant figure in European classical music from the 1960s until his death. Part of the reason for this was the large number of recordings he made and their prominence during his lifetime. By one estimate he was the top-selling classical music recording artist of all time, having sold an estimated 200 million records.

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Born
Apr 5, 1908
Salzburg
Also known as
  • Karajan
  • Karajan, Herbert von
  • Heribert Ritter von Karajan
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Religion
  • Buddhism
Ethnicity
  • Austrians
Nationality
  • Austria
Profession
Education
  • Universität Mozarteum Salzburg
    (1916 - 1926)
Died
Jul 16, 1989
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on July 23, 2013

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