CONDUCTOR

Herbert von Karajan

1908 - 1989

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Herbert von Karajan (German: [ˈhɛʁbɛʁt fɔn ˈka(ː)ʁajan] ; born Heribert Ritter von Karajan; 5 April 1908 – 16 July 1989) was an Austrian conductor. He was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic for 34 years. During the Nazi era, he debuted at the Salzburg Festival, with the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic, and during World War II he conducted at the Berlin State Opera. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Herbert von Karajan has received more than 1,906,184 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Herbert von Karajan is the most popular conductor, the 33rd most popular biography from Austria (up from 34th in 2019) and the most popular Austrian Conductor.

Herbert von Karajan was a German conductor who was most famous for his work with the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Among CONDUCTORS

Among conductors, Herbert von Karajan ranks 1 out of 128After him are Claudio Abbado, Arturo Toscanini, Daniel Barenboim, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Zubin Mehta, Sergiu Celibidache, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Karl Böhm.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1908, Herbert von Karajan ranks 10Before him are James Stewart, Enver Hoxha, Oskar Schindler, Abraham Maslow, Edward Teller, and Lyndon B. Johnson. After him are Claude Lévi-Strauss, Otto Skorzeny, Lev Landau, Olivier Messiaen, John Bardeen, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Among people deceased in 1989, Herbert von Karajan ranks 7Before him are Salvador Dalí, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Hirohito, Ruhollah Khomeini, Bette Davis, and Samuel Beckett. After him are Andrei Sakharov, Ted Bundy, Konrad Lorenz, Georges Simenon, Sergio Leone, and Elena Ceaușescu.

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In Austria

Among people born in Austria, Herbert von Karajan ranks 33 out of 1,424Before him are Anton Bruckner (1824), Johann Strauss I (1804), Johann Strauss II (1825), Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor (1640), Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor (1552), and Ferdinand II, Holy Roman Emperor (1578). After him are Friedrich Hayek (1899), Egon Schiele (1890), Niki Lauda (1949), Konrad Lorenz (1903), Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor (1557), and Viktor Frankl (1905).

Among CONDUCTORS In Austria

Among conductors born in Austria, Herbert von Karajan ranks 1After him are Karl Böhm (1894), Erich Kleiber (1890), Franz Welser-Möst (1960), Felix Mottl (1856), and Otmar Suitner (1922).