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15 February

Seiji Ozawa – the sorcerer’s apprentice

On 6 February 2024, Seiji Ozawa died 88 years old in Tokyo. He was Karajan’s favourite apprentice, a life-long friend and almost a member of the family...

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08 February

Karajan artists: Hermann Prey – joining the world class

In 1954, Karajan made one of his legendary Philharmonia opera recordings in London. It was Richard Strauss’ “Ariadne auf Naxos” and...

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02 February

Spotlight Walton: The First Symphony

It is a well-known fact that Karajan met some of the most important composers of his time – from Richard Strauss to Hans Werner Henze. The case with William Walton seems to be special as they were not only colleagues but friends...

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25 January

Karajan artists: Leontyne Price – the American diva

She was an indispensable voice for Karajan’s opera and concert projects in the 1950s and 1960s – Leontyne Price. The soprano from Mississippi is one of the first Afro-American divas in classical music and is regarded as...

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