KARAJAN - STATIONS OF HIS LIFE
born in 1908 on April 5 in Salzburg. The Karajan family that was originally called Karajannis, comes from Greek Macedonia. The great-grandfather of Herbert von Karajan emigrated to Saxony and was last established as a merchant in Vienna. He was charged for his acquired to the promotion of trade and industry merits of Frederick Augustus, the Elector of Saxony, on June 1, 1792 in the German imperial nobility. As Knights of the Holy Roman Empire, called the Karajannis henceforth "Karajan".
1912 First piano lessons at the piano teacher and concert conductor Franz Ledwinka.
1913 Herbert von Karajan plays in a charity event for the first time to the public.
1916-26 visiting the Conservatory Mozarteum in Salzburg. Lessons with Franz Ledwinka, Franz Sauer and Bernhard Paumgartner, the Karajan also encouragement to be trained as a conductor.
1917 January 27: First Public appearance as a pianist in a Mozart Celebration at the Mozarteum.
1926 Matura at the Humanities College in Salzburg. Maturaarbeit About the theme "thermodynamics and combustion engines." Graduate of the Mozarteum.
1926-28 Studies at the Technical University in Vienna and at the Institute of Musicology at the University of Vienna.
1926-29 Studies at the Vienna Academy of Music (piano) and attended the conducting class.
1928 DECEMBER 17: First Public conducting in Vienna during a concert by students of the school bandmaster Alexander Wunderers.
1929 JANUARY 22: First Public appearance as a conductor in Salzburg. APRIL 19: Conducted in Salzburger Festspielhaus Salome.
1929-34 engagement as principal conductor at the Stadttheater in Ulm. Head of Conductors Summer Courses at the International Mozarteum Foundation. Guest conductor of the Vienna Symphony. 1934 AUGUST 21: Conducted for the first time the Vienna Philharmonic in Salzburg.
1934-42 engagement at Aachen City Theatre as conductor of the symphony concerts and opera performances.
1937 JUNE 1: Conducts first time at the Vienna State Opera (Tristan und Isolde).
1938 April 8: Conducts first time the Berlin Philharmonic. september 30: Conducted for the first time at the Berlin State Opera (Fidelio). OCTOBER 21: Tristan at the Berlin State Opera. The Berlin critic van der Null wrote about "The Karajan Miracle". First contract with Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft (until 1943). First record: Zauberflöte Overture (with the Staatskapelle Berlin).
1939 appointment as State Kapellmeister at the Berlin State Opera.
1946 JANUARY 12: First post-war concert with the Vienna Philharmonic in Vienna. First contacts with Walter Legge, the artistic director of the Columbia record company and founder of the London Philharmonia Orchestra. Assistant at the Salzburg Festival.
1947 October: First collaboration with the Choral Society of the Friends of Music Society in Vienna. 1948/49 Participation in the Salzburg Festival.
since 1948 artistic director of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. Chief conductor of the Vienna Symphony. Close collaboration with the London Philharmonia Orchestra. Permanent guest conductor of La Scala. Numerous guest engagements in Europe and overseas. Line of conducting courses in Lucerne and participation at the International Music Festival in Lucerne.
1951/52 Participation in the Bayreuth Festival.
1955 appointment as chief conductor (since 1956 for lifetime) of the Berlin Philharmonic as successor to Wilhelm Furtwängler.
1957-60 artistic director of the Salzburg Festival.
1957-64 artistic director of the Vienna State Opera, collaboration with La Scala. 1958 October 6 marrying the French Eliette Mouret.
1959 resumption of cooperation with Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft. First stereo recording: Strauss' A Hero's Life.
1960 JUNE 25: Birth of daughter Isabel (the Vienna Philharmonic Apply sponsorship).
1963 OCTOBER 15: Opening concert of the Berlin Philharmonic (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony).
Publication of the recording of the complete Beethoven symphony cycle with the Berlin Philharmonic, which is one of the most successful classical music recordings.
1963-68 exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.
1964 January 2: Birth of daughter Arabel (the Berliner Philharmoniker Apply sponsorship). August: Appointed to the Board of the Salzburg Festival.
Since 1965 production of concert and opera films in which Karajan has worked as a director or conductor. Cooperation with the French film director Henri-Georges Clouzot.
1967 start of the Salzburg Easter Festival (founder and artistic total line: Herbert von Karajan). March 19: Opening of the Easter Festival with the Valkyrie.
1968 March 4: Presentation of the "ring" of Salzburg. April 4: an honorary citizen of the city of Salzburg. April 8: Awarded the Golden gramophone by German Grammophon "as a sign of reverence and gratitude." August 14: Honorary Senator of the Alma mater par diana, Salzburg. Establishing the Herbert von Karajan Foundation in Berlin (promote scientific activity on the dissemination of conscious musical feeling); a conducting competition connected this foundation.
1969 Foundation of a "Research Institute of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation for Experimental Music Psychology" at the Psychological Institute of the University of Salzburg. August 31st Art Prize of the city of Lucerne.
1970 New exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon.
1973 Start of the Salzburg Whitsun Concerts (creation and overall management: Herbert von Karajan).
1978 MAY 12: Ceremony of Doctor philosophiae H. C. the alma mater par diana, Salzburg. 21 June: award of Doctor of Music H.C. Oxford University.
1979 Price of the French President for all admissions in 1978 - award ceremony at the Grand Prix International du Disque of the Académie Charles Cros in Paris. APRIL 2: Opening of the "International Con¬Congress-Center "(ICC) in Berlin - musical" ordination "by Karajan and his Philharmonic. MAY 17: Herbert von Karajan patronized a new eponymous Foundation - gift of the Vienna Friends of Music Society - dedicated to scientific work mainly on neurophysiological area. OCTOBER 13: Ceremony of Doctor philosophiae H. C. Waseda University, Tokyo.
1980 January: first digital recording in Berlin (Mozart: Die Zauberflöte). August: Herbert von Karajan receives board the Vienna State Opera Chorus, the Clemens Krauss Medal in Gold. December 7: Gala concert in Berlin on the occasion of the 25th anniversary as principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic.
1981 April 15: Presentation of the "Compact Disc Digital Audio System" at the Salzburg Easter Festival. In May will be published in German Grammophon the "Karajan Symphony Edition," the 28 recordings that six symphonic cycles - summarizing from the sixties and seventies - Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. On July 27, is Herbert von Karajan in the Council of Ministers building in Sofia the Kyrill- and Methodius Medal First Class "for his services in collaboration with Bulgarian artists" Presented. December 1: Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic for the first time a concert at the new Leipzig Gewandhaus.
1982 Foundation of the company Telemondial s.r.a. Under Herbert von Karajan's personal line his entire repertoire is again added to the newly published video disc under his direction. It is an entirely new concept, and the video discs are released only once the apparatuses have reached the completion and perfection, who hovered Mr von Karajan a lifetime. February: debut of painter Eliette von Karajan. The artist creates images on the record sleeves of "Karajan Edition" in the new series "Galleria". 50 original paintings adorn 50 record covers with 100 works from Vivaldi to Stravinsky. April 30 /. 1 Mai: Anniversary Concerts 100th anniversary of the Berlin Philharmonic. June 12: handover of the first compact disc to the conductor (Strauss' Alpine Symphony) in Hamburg on the occasion of a concert tour with the Berlin Philharmonic. June 14: Mayor Jacques Chirac Passes Herbert von Karajan at the Paris City Hall, the "coin de Vermeil", the Medal of Honor of the French capital. JULY 29: In the Salzburg Festival Herbert von Karajan's first recording of Puccini's opera Turandot (with Katia Ricciarelli and Plácido Domingo) is presented. August 2: Final concert of the first vocal studios of Herbert von Karajan Foundation in Salzburg. October: First US trip with the Berlin Philharmonic since 1976. The concert tour is celebrated as "triumphant return," the conductor greeted with "standing ovations" at New York's Carnegie Hall. December: The Salzburg Governor Dr. Wilfried Haslauer, Presented Herbert von Karajan as principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic a plaque that has instituted to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the participation of the orchestra at the Salzburg Festival, the country Salzburg.
1983 March: The Royal Philharmonic Society, London, honors Herbert von Karajan with the gold medal. APRIL 5: Herbert von Karajan penalized in his hometown Salzburg his 75th birthday. The Province of Salzburg congratulated with a special postmark. JULY 26: The Salzburg Festival with a new production of Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier: Opened (director and conductor Herbert von Karajan). A recording of the opera, with Herbert von Karajan and Agnes Baltsa, Janet Perry, Anna Tomova-Sintow, Kurt Moll and the Vienna Philharmonic, is published in 1984 in German Grammophon. August: International Music Prize UNESCO to Herbert von Karajan. Herbert von Karajan announces that he wants for ZDF annually produce two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic to 1986th The programs for which he Artistic Director Accepts be broadcast live.
1984 publication of the first digital recordings of the new Beethoven symphony cycle with the Berliner Philharmoniker in German Grammophon compact disc. The entire cycle is filmed by the company Telemondial.
1985 February: presentation of the Golden Camera magazine Look. APRIL 2: signing a new long-term contract with Deutsche Grammophon. 29 June:. As part of the John Paul II concelebrated Mass at the Peter-and-Paul-day Herbert von Karajan conducts Mozart's Coronation Mass with the Vienna Choral Society and the Vienna Philharmonic. For the first time a concert at the Vatican has allowed the orchestra and its conductor during a service. The event will be filmed around the world on television and transmitting by the company Telemondial. August: On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Grosses Festspielhaus is replaced Herbert von Karajan the "ring of honor" at the Salzburg Festival. To celebrate its 30th anniversary as principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic will 1946 anniversary concert instead.
1986 25-26. January: memorial concert in Berlin's 100th birthday died in 1954 Wilhelm Furtwängler. Performance of Verdi's Don Carlos at the Salzburg Easter Festival, with Jose Carreras, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Fiamma Izzo D'Amico, Agnes Baltsa and the Berlin Philharmonic. The performance will be broadcast live in many European countries on television. June: FOr his contribution to preserving cultural heritage and in particular for his performances at the Salzburg Festival receives Herbert von Karajan in Athens Olympia Prize of the Alexander S. Onassis Foundation. The prize money is Karajan promote young singers available. AUGUST 23: German Grammophon presented at the Salzburg Festival Herbert von Karajan first Don Giovanni recording (with Samuel Ramey in the title role, Anna Tomova-Sintow, Agnes Baltsa, Kathleen Battle, gösta winbergh, Ferruccio Furlanetto and the Berlin Philharmonic).
1987 January 1: Herbert von Karajan first conducts the Vienna New Year's Concert in the Musikverein in Vienna. The concert will be broadcast on television worldwide. New production of Mozart's Don Giovanni at the Salzburg Easter and Summer Festival. May 1: Opening concert of the 750-year celebrations in Berlin (Mozart: Divertimento KV 334; Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra). June: Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic is making a European tour with concerts in London, Brussels and Paris. October 28: Opening concert of the new chamber music hall of the Berlin Philharmonie with Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Soloist: Anne-Sophie Mutter. November: Much acclaimed tour of Germany (six cities) with the Berlin Philharmonic.
1988 Spring: 80th birthday of Herbert von Karajan on April 5 published German Grammophon a Karajan-Edition "100 masterpieces" with paintings of his wife Eliette on 25 CDs. 50th Vinyl Anniversary of Herbert von Karajan in German Grammophon early recordings from the years 1938-43 appear first time on CD. April / May: Japan tour with the Berlin Philharmonic. October: European and US tour with the Berlin Philharmonic.
1989 February: Last guest appearance in the US with the Vienna Philharmonic. july 16: Herbert von Karajan, who on the occasion of the rehearsals for Verdi's Un ballo in maschera in Salzburg resident, dies as a result of heart failure at his home in Anif near Salzburg.
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