Without a doubt Herbert von Karajan is one of the most well known conductors worldwide. Despite being a brilliant musician, the Austrian, who led the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 35 years, was a also a great visionary. How so? THE ARTS+ will introduce you to his legacy. 

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Without a doubt Herbert von Karajan is one of the most well known conductors worldwide. Despite being a brilliant musician, the Austrian, who led the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra for more than 35 years, was a also a great visionary.

Karajan was fascinated by the potentials of new technologies and he wanted to make his concerts accessible to as many people as possible. The conductor was especially intrigued by French director Henri-Georges Clouzot and proposed him to enact his concerts cinematically. The musicians turned into actors, the musical score into the script.

Near the end of his life, iconic conductor and CD-pioneer Herbert von Karajan said: “I was born ten years too early. I won’t be able to see all of the amazing things that will come out of the digital revolution.”

Matthias Röder, Managing Director of Karajan Institute, is helping to maintain the legacy of the great conductor. In his presentation at THE ARTS+ conference Röder will address the great chances of the digital development in the music market. At the Karajan Institute he is responsible for the overall strategy and worldwide business development of the KARAJAN® brand and its associated products.

Photo: Joop van Bilsen (CC BY SA 3.0)

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