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The Second Life - Karajan

Release Date: 05/14/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001826109  
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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A brand new 80-minute documentary/film, on DVD for the first time.

A must-have product for anyone with more than a passing interest in one of the greatest conductors of all time.

Never-before-seen film footage and archival material depicting the musical legacy of Herbert von Karajan.

A behind the scenes look at Karajans work in the recording studio and a multifaceted portrait of the conductor and his musical vision

Excerpts from privately recorded phone conversations between Karajan and his sound engineer Günter Hermanns selected exclusively for this documentary.

Interviews with important colleagues and collaborators of Karajan: Anne-Sophie Mutter, Peter
Read more Alward, David Bell, Brigitte Fassbaender, Eberhard Finke, Wolfgang Gülich, Hans Hirsch, Klaus König, Krzysztof Polonek, Ernst Poppel, Godehard Pruin, Klaus Stoll, Peter Uehling, Hans Weber and Andrew Wedman.

1. Introduction 2:35
2. Recording In Progress 3:42
3. The Advantages Of Music Recording 5:07
4. Commitment As A Characteristic Quality 4:27
5. Excessive Rehearsals 2:55
6. Musical Background 4:22
7. The Jesus-Christus-Kirche Studio 8:59
8. Spirituality And Limitations 5:58
9. Recordings Versus The Live Experience 11:43
10. Cheerful Self-Surrender 6:48
11. Music Of The 20th Century 2:51
12. Scientific And Technical Curiosity 4:01
13. The Legacy 4:16
14. What Remains Of Karajan 10:38
15. Credits 1:04 Read less

Customer Reviews

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 What a life, what a talent.... August 28, 2013 By aries n. (new york, NY) See All My Reviews "It is a joy to follow this conductor's intense concentration on what he is doing. The orchestra (and soloists) are following him very carefully. Get the BlueRay DVD of "Der Rosenkavalier" with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf- which I personally consider a gem - and see him there. He also conducted her (and Kathleen Ferrier) in Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" - quite a different thing but still breathtaking." Report Abuse
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