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Harbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen (Ian Lace review)
Posted by Daniel Pyle on August 31, 2016, 2:44 pm
Mr. Lace is obviously no great fan of Karajan, but he could at least get his facts correct. In fact, Karajan did not ignore the "the music of his host country." In addition to the several recordings of Holst's "The Planets" there are recordings of RVW's "Tallis Fantasia" and Britten's "Variations on a theme of Frank Bridge." This is not a large quantity, but more than nothing (and more than many conductors did at that time). And the remark about only doing "The Planets" because of the originally German form of Holst's name is nothing more than prejudice, since Mr. Lace cannot possibly know why Karajan was attracted to that music.
- Harbert von Karajan: Maestro for the Screen (Ian Lace review) - Daniel Pyle August 31, 2016, 2:44 pm
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