Herbert von Karajan
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25 entries

February 14th, 2005 12:40
Posted by: Miguel Angel Martín
Country: Spain

I'm glad to discover this site. Congratulations for the data compilation, and thanks to stay avaiable for the Karajan's fans.

February 13th, 2005 20:31
Posted by: Van
Country: Canada

Hello HvK Fans,

I'm pleased to have discovered this site. I wish Linda much success in its growth. I find it to be a valued supplement to the HvK Centrum site.

On to the reason-to-be here. Karajan recordings.

EMI's made Karajan reissue strides in various series, but they have a long way to go. I expect/demand that many more of their Studio series see new remastering light.
DG, I'm pleased to say, is continuing their quest to clean up the sound of some 60's & '70's recordings.

Two recent DG purchases (2004/5):
SACD/Hybrid LvB Sym. 9 (1962). Some nice improvement on 2-channel, versus the DG Originals 1995 reissue. I trust the multi-channel aspect is a thrill for many. I have no multi-channel desire at this time, for classical music.
The Collection (2 CDs) LvB Syms. 5, 6, 9 (1970's) remastering is vastly superior over previous reissues. People know about the 5 and 9, but I think the 6 is very underrated. It MUST be heard in this new reissue.

Warm Regards,

February 6th, 2005 14:12
Posted by: Umberto Nicoletti Altimari
Country: Italy

It is a great site to remember the most important conductor of the XX Century. I had the chance to attend to some of his concerts in Salzburg and once in Rome on the occasion of the Holy Mass in St.Peter Cathedral. His orchestral sound with the Berlin Philharmonic has not been surpassed.

January 18th, 2005 21:17
Posted by: Robert
Country: Netherlands

Hallo , I'm from the Netherlands. I see
Karajan 56 times in Opera & Concerts
between 1980-89. Now I'm looking for trade live recordings(Radio or In House)
with Karajan. I have 130 Opera's and 200
concerts ready on CDR.

December 29th, 2004 04:33
Posted by: Renee Bouineau
Country: U.S.A.

I was born in Salzburg and lived there until I was 10. Karajan has been my life long passion and as far as I'm concerned, no one equals or surpases him. Singers invariably sing better under Karajan! He is missed!

December 2nd, 2004 17:06
Posted by: Kiyoshi Kanai

It is dear. . How do you do, I am called Kanai of living in Tokyo. I had you teach from the acquaintance, Mr. Sasaki, and it came here.
By Karajan's fan, I also wrote his performance criticism to the music technical magazine.
It comes for play from now on. With it
p.s.Please look at my mail address !

November 16th, 2004 05:46

In 1972 -73 I worked at the Berlin Philharmonic. At 18 years of age I was the American Representitive for the Philharmonie. I saw HVK many times, in concert, in rehearsal and saw him several times attending concerts. He signed my program after a performance of Also Sprach Zarathustra. I met him in 76 during a rehearsal. i saw him perform a special concert for the World Banks. When he was finished conducting the audience was so spellbound applause wasn't good enough to express what the audience had experienced. They exited in silence except for comments "Fantastic", "Greatest thing I've ever heard"... His presence and persona have altered my perception of music.

November 7th, 2004 09:48
Posted by: mohammad

hi,i am one of Karajan,s admirers.i saw your list of Karajan,s videos.
i have more videos in iran,if you want,i may exchange or lend you them.
God saves you!!!

November 5th, 2004 23:58
Posted by: geoffrey allerton

i saw karajan and the berlin phil,
in edinburgh in 1972,
three concerts super!
i will never forget the great experience, music does miss this man now a days,
no one can replace him.
a great great legend.

October 22nd, 2004 07:06
Posted by: Heather F hooper.

Linda I did try once before to send a message re Karajan but was still learning. However as you know John and my late husband went to so many of his concerts in London and I always thought it an honour to be there especially the last one. John and I thought we were saying goodbye as it happened we were so nice to write in your book.
Best wishes

September 12th, 2004 14:07
Posted by: John Harlabopoulos

It's about time this genious got a great site!
All the best to you!!

September 4th, 2004 18:50
Posted by: Farid Kiyarash

This is a very good site. I Have been a fan of Herbert Von Karajan for over 20 years. I think Karajan's impact in the calssical music is huge. His works and memory will last forever.

August 8th, 2004 07:30
Posted by: David Parker

The site is a wonderful tribute to one of the most prodigiously gifted conductors of the twentieth century. Linda Perkins must be congratulated for her knowledge and commitment.

July 2nd, 2004 21:08
Posted by: chris hunt

at a time when it has become fashionable to decry his musical achievments, it is good to find a place where those achievments are both recognised and celebrated. whatever else he may or may not have been, karajan was one of the truly great conductors.

May 26th, 2004 01:07
Posted by: mohammad shokrany

Hello,i am one of your new site visitors,your site is very fantastic in the field of Karajan,s life and works. Thanks for all of the things.

May 24th, 2004 16:16

Thak you dear Mrs Perkins, for "our" english webside.
Very exellent.

May 18th, 2004 10:18
Posted by: Yasushi Aisa

I think your web site is wnderful.
I pray the future growth.
I am a Karajan fan. I seek for his lives tapes, cdr. If someone has Karajan lives and can trade my collection, please inform me via e-mail. Thank you !

May 18th, 2004 10:17
Posted by: Rosemary Smith

As a friend of Rosemary Foster (my ex-piano teacher) I look forward in due course to going further into the site. Karajan was one of the first conductors I bought on record.

May 18th, 2004 10:15
Posted by: Rosemary Foster

Brilliant idea, I haven’t had time to fully look/listen to everything yet but will look forward to it. My cousin, Irene Thynne, told me about your web site. I was Rosemary Thynne, Malcolm’s daughter.

May 18th, 2004 10:14
Posted by: Gianni Gianfelice

“To work in a creative profession is a privilege, and we have a responsibility to carry out our work so that it brings joy and fulfilment to those who do not have this fortune” (HvK) This is the reason that make me fond of love with him.

May 18th, 2004 10:13
Posted by: George H. Darroch

Simply the best

May 18th, 2004 10:12
Posted by: Antony

An excellent site obviously created by someone with a lot of enthusiasm and knowledge.

May 18th, 2004 10:11
Posted by: John Hooper

This site obviously belongs to a true fan who understands the genius of Karajan

May 18th, 2004 10:10
Posted by: Ian

Very impressive so far – I’m just having a look round for the first time.

May 18th, 2004 10:08
Posted by: Barbara

Great site. You have a fantastic collection!

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