Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Commanding the podium with his slender figure, theatrical shock of hair
and penetrating blue eyes, Herbert von Karajan projected the hieratic
image of the conductor as officiant of some quasi-mystic rite. And anyone
who ever saw him conduct live or on his many audiovisual recordings will
agree that in his performances, music did indeed become a religion and
Karajan its high-priest. Karajan (1908-1989) embodied classical music in
the general consciousness as an epoch-making conductor, media star, opera
producer, festival director and festival founder. But in spite of his
Promethean and widely varied activities, he remained a superb conductor,
with a grasp of the standard orchestral and operatic repertory from Mozart
to Schoenberg that was unsurpassed among his peers.

Composer: Claude Debussy
Title: Debussy, Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra: Berliner Philharmoniker
Video Director: Herbert von Karajan
Genre: Concert
Length: 10 minutes
Cat.No.: A05500632
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