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Herbert Von Karajan by Richard Osborne
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Apr 16, 2008

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bookshelves: music-film, biography-memoirs-travelogues
Read in June, 2008

Wow, this took a long time to read. I've been getting into classical music lately so I picked up a biography of one of the most talented and notorious conductors of the 20th century. Although the book does a great job of looking at all angles of Karajan's personality and his various indiscretions, it is a little too packed with references to artists and works that I've never heard of. Not great for the beginning classical music fan, but it had its moments.

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