by Richard Osborne
April 4, 2008 Throughout his three-decade history leading the Berlin Philharmonic, the conductor struggled to find perfection in the symphony orchestra. Karajan biographer Richard Osborne offers a list of five albums that embody the maestro's magic.
April 4, 2008 Karajan shot to the top of Europe's classical music scene in the 1950s and remained a supremely powerful figure until he died in 1989. He leaves a legacy of gorgeous recordings, as well as a fair amount of controversy. The brilliant but embattled conductor lives on through his recordings, 100 years after his birth.
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