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Herbert von Karajan (1908–1989)

It is an unfortunate aspect of the present day that there are those who cannot necessarily see and appreciate pure greatness when it stares them in the face. The excuse usually given is that some people could not forgive, let alone understand, why he joined the Nazi Party. However, Karajan never was an active party member. He did it to get a job. ... See full bio »


(age 81) in Anif, Salzburg, Austria

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 2019 Modern Love (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- So He Looked Like Dad. It Was Just Dinner, Right? (2019) ... (performer: "'Quando M'En Vo' From La Boheme: Act II")
 2018 Ready Player One (performer: "Adagio [Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106]")
 2017 Maria By Callas (Documentary) (performer: "Ah, quanto cielo!", "Coro a bocca chiusa")
 2017 Ramiro (performer: "Requiem em Ré menor, K.626: 1, Introitus" - as Karajan)
 2016 Gino (Short) (performer: "Madama Butterfly")
 2016 Skam (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Jeg skal forklare alt (2016) ... (performer: "Ja, Vi Elsker")
 2016 Gotham (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Wrath of the Villains: Azrael (2016) ... (performer: "Requiem in D Minor, K. 626: III. Sequentia: Lacrimosa" - uncredited)
 2016 Heartbeat (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Land of Normal (2016) ... (performer: "Blue Danube" - uncredited)
 2016 Medal of Victory (performer: "Semiramide: Overture", "L'Italiana in Alger: Overture", "Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125 "Choral": I. Allegro ma non troppo, un poco maestoso")
 2015 Marguerite (performer: "Du zeugtest ein edles Geschlecht" from "Die Walküre")
 2014 Ildus. Live (Short) (performer: "III Sequenz - Rex tremendae")
 2014 Falling Star (performer: "Un bel dí vedremo")
 2013/I Filth (performer: "Les Noces De Figaro, K. 492: Ouverture"(Uncredited))
 2013 Village People (performer: "Violin Concerto n D, Op 77:III)
 2013 Once Upon a Time... (Video short) (performer: "Io de' sospiri", "Ah! finalmente!")
 2013 Camille Claudel 1915 (performer: "Magnificat, BWV 243: Suscepit Israel' composed by nm0001925)
 2012 Passion ("Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun" (Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune))
 2012 Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (performer: "Coro delle incudini: Vedi, le fosche notturne (Coro)", "Mesta e la tua canzon! (Coro/Azucena/Manrico/Un vecchio zingaro)")
 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: "Allegro energico e passionato - Più Allegro" [Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98]")
 2011 Priest (performer: "Mozart: 3. Sequentia: Dies irae (Requiem in D minor, K. 626)")
 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 Wallace & Gromit: 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)
 2000 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")
 1997 Garden City Ladies (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.8 (1997) ... (performer: "Waltz Of The Flowers")
 1995 La Cérémonie (performer: "Don Giovanni")
 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 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")
 1985 Day of the Dead (performer: "Symphony No. 9 in D minor ('Choral'), Op. 125" - uncredited)
 1982 Frances (writer: "Symphony #7 in A major, Op. 92, 2nd movement")
 1982 Grâce à la musique (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Ludwig van Beethoven: 2ème partie (1982) ... ("Concerto pour violon en Ré majeur, Op. 61 I: Allegro ma non troppo")
 1980 The Shining (performer: "Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (Movement III)")
 1979 Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis op. 123 (TV Special) (performer: "Missa solemnis op. 123")
 1976 Allegro non troppo (performer: "Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune", "Slavonic Dance No. 7", "Boléro", "Valse Triste")
 1975 The White Gown (performer: "An Der Schonen Blauen Donau, Op.314")
 1973 World on a Wire (TV Mini-Series) (performer: "An der schönen blauen Donau")
 1972 Ludwig - Requiem for a Virgin King (performer: "Excerpts from 'Das Rheingold'", "Excerpts from Siegfrid", "Excerpts from 'Götterdämmerung'")
 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey ("The Blue Danube" (1866)) / (performer: "Thus Spoke Zarathustra")
 1967 Klavierkonzert Nr. 1 in b-moll von Peter I. Tschaikowsky (TV Short) (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)
 1963 Last Night (performer: "The Planets, Op. 32: V. Saturn, The Bringer of Old Age", "Also Sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 VII. Der Genesende (The Convalescent)", "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz. 106: III. Adagio (Mono Version)")
 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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