Karajan film

Karajan – Beauty As I See It – A Film By Robert Dornhelm

On the occasion of Herbert Von Karajan’s 100th birthday, this is the definitive documentary of his life.

To commemorate Herbert von Karajan’s 100th birthday, this 90 minute documentary casts a clarifying light on the entire complexity of Karajan’s career. While the film reviews the main aspects of his career, it attempts to uncover the true, personal essence of this unique artist behind the public figure.

From the archives of Unitel which was for over twenty years Karajan’s production home, a wealth of partly unpublished material such as interviews, rehearsals and more contribute to describe a man who was full of contradictions and remained a mystery until his death. The film explores topics that are important for understanding Herbert von Karajan’s work and personality. Interviews featured include those with Eliette, Isabel and Arabel von Karajan, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Seiji Ozawa, Christian Thielemann, Rene Kollo, Christa Ludwig, Brigitte Fassbaender, Gundula Janowitz, Sir Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons, Joachim Kaiser and Helmut Schmidt.

Gramophone Magazine wrote the following:

“Dornhelm tells a good story… Even the most dedicated Karajan follower is likely to come across some unfamiliar footage from the assemblage of DG and Unitel videos and old TV documentaries, which are interspersed with some authoritative and often critical talking heads.”

Among a huge inventory of music performances, here is Karajan conducting Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 with the Berlin Philharmonic:

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