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Herbert von Karajan (1908–1989)

Herbert von Karajan was born on April 5, 1908 in Salzburg, Austria-Hungary as Heribert Ritter von Karajan. He was married to Eliette Mouret, Anita Gütermann and Elmy Holgeroef. He died on July 16, 1989 in Anif, Salzburg, Austria. See full bio »


(age 81) in Anif, Salzburg, Austria

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 2014 Falling Star (performer: "Un bel dí vedremo")
 2013 Village People (performer: "Violin Concerto n D, Op 77:III)
 2013 Once Upon a Time... (Video short) (performer: "Io de' sospiri", "Ah! finalmente!")
 2012 Liberal Arts (performer: "I. Erwachen heiterer Empfindungen bei der Ankunft auf dem Lande (Allegro ma non troppo)", "Médiation")
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (performer: "Wagner: Szene 3: 'Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater (Die Walküre - Erster Tag des Bühnenfestspiels "Der Ring des Nibelungen"/Erster Aufzug)", "Wagner: Trauermarsch (Götterdämmerung - Dritter Tag des Bühnenfestspiels "Der Ring des Nibelungen"/Dritter Aufzug)")
 2011 The Tree of Life (performer: "Andante moderato [Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98]")
 2011 Rango (performer: "AN DER SCHÖNEN BLAUEN DONAU, OP. 314")
 2010 The Warrior's Way (performer: "D'amor sull'ali rosee")
 2010 Special Collector's Edition (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Especial Scope (2010) ... (performer: "Má Vlast, cycle of 6 symphonic poems" - uncredited)
 2010 La Rafle (performer: "L'or du Rhin - prélude")
 2010 Four Lions (performer: "Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, OP 95 'From The New World'")
 2009 Land of the Lost (performer: "Also Sprach Zarathustra")
 2009 Tetro (performer: "Humming Chorus", "Ecco, son giunte al somme del pendio" - uncredited)
 2009 ...and Then There's Claude. (Documentary short) (performer: "Largo")
 2007 There Will Be Blood (performer: "Violin Concerto in D Major Op.77:3. Vivace Non Troppo")
 2005 The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (performer: "The Planets Opus 32:2. Venus, The Bringer of Peace")
 2005 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (performer: "Also Sprach Zarathustra")
 2004/I Closer (performer: "Oh, Dei, come veloce se ne va quella barca!", "Soave sia il vento")
 2004 The Ninth (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "9th Symphony")
 2003 Poem: I Set My Foot Upon the Air and It Carried Me ("Symphonie No 9. Aufnahme 1962")
 2003 It's All About Love ("Scéne et Valse de Swanilda")
 2002 Lilya 4-Ever (performer: "Symphony in 4 H-Minor 'Al Santo Sepolcro' (RV169)")
 2002 Death to Smoochy (performer: "Also Sprach Zarathustra" - as Herbert Von Karajan)
 2001 Adagio (Short) (performer: "Adagio g-moll in G Minor")
 1999 Magnolia (performer: "Also Sprach Zarathustra", "Habanera from Carmen")
 1998 A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (performer: "Salome")
 1987 The Last Emperor (performer: "Kaiser Walzer (Emperor Waltz) op. 437" (1889))
 1987 Fatal Attraction (performer: "SELECTIONS FROM PUCCINI'S MADAMA BUTTERFLY" (1904) - as Herbert Von Karajan)
 1985 Day of the Dead (performer: "Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125" - uncredited)
 1985 Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 'From the New World' (TV Special documentary short) (performer: "Symphony No 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": I. Adagio", "Symphony No 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": II. Largo", "Symphony No 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": III. Scherzo. Molto vivace", "Symphony No 9 in E Minor, Op. 95, "From the New World": IV. Allegro con fuoco")
 1982 Frances (writer: "Symphony #7 in A major, Op. 92, 2nd movement")
 1980 The Shining (performer: "Music for strings, percussion and Celesta (Movement III)")
 1979 Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis op. 123 (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Missa solemnis op. 123")
 1973 World on a Wire (TV Movie) (performer: "An der schönen blauen Donau")
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey ("The Blue Danube" (1866)) / (performer: "Also Sprach Zarathustra")
 1967 Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 in b-moll von Peter I. Tschaikowsky (TV Movie) (performer: "Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb Minor")
 1967/I Elvira Madigan (performer: "Concerto for Violin and Strings in E major, RV 271 (L'Amoroso, first movement)" - uncredited)
 1949 St. Matthew Passion (Documentary) (performer: "The St. Matthew Passion")
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Perhaps the most controversial conductor of the 20th century, he is both admired and reviled for his insistence on technical perfection in an orchestra (often, his detractors say, at the expense of everything else, bringing a dehumanizing quality to his music-making). His wartime membership in the Nazi party has contributed a great deal to the unfavorable opinion some critics have of him. From ... See more »

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