Beauty As I See It, Herbert von Karajan Documentary

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Herbert von Karajan - Beauty as I see it (Documentary Film)
A documentary about the legend Herbert von Karajan.
Bust of Herbert von Karajan - Vienna State Opera
Bust of Herbert von Karajan - Vienna State Opera (Photo credit: Ethan Prater)

Famous artists, family members, friends and politics talk about the Maestro.
A Film by Robert Dornhelm to the 100th anniversary of Herbert von Karajan in coperation with Deutsche Grammophon, Unitel Classica, MR-Film, ZDF, ORF and Fernsehfonds Austria.

As music director of the Berlin Philharmonic for 35 years, Herbert von Karajan remains one of the most discussed, analyzed and written-about conductors of all time. He was called the 'General Music Director of Europe,' leading orchestras and opera houses in Berlin, London, Vienna, Milan and Paris to become one of the most respected, yet intimidating, conductors of the 20th century.

Featuring extensive performance sequences from rehearsals and concerts, as well as rare archival material, this performance documentary is the first film to truly penetrate Karajan's regal façade. Supplementing the extraordinary performances are candid and revealing comments by some of the era's leading artists who accompanied him on his path to legendary status.