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Vintage Years


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Celebrating Salzburg
Six programmes in which Richard Osborne explores the story of the Salzburg Festival.
5: The Later Karajan Years
This programme moves from the early 1970s to the death of Karajan in 1989. During these years, the festival was seen to be increasingly elitist and set in its ways, yet in many respects this was as rich a period as any in the festival's history, as old masters rubbed shoulders with a brilliantly gifted generation of conductors, instrumentalists and stage directors. The programme features the production of Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte mounted in honour of Karl
Bohm's 80th birthday, Karajan conducting music by Orff, Verdi and Strauss, Clifford Curzon 's last
Salzburg recital, unaccompanied
Bach played by Itzhak Perlman , the European Community Youth
Orchestra's festival debut playing
Schoenberg under Claudio Abbado , and Jessye Norman singing the Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde. With reflections by a Vienna Philharmonic instrumentalist on the conducting styles of Bohm, Karajan and Levine, and comment and reminiscences from Marilyn Home, Karajan himself, the festival's long-serving press officer
Dr Hans Widrich , actor and director
Otto Schenk , and critic HH Stuckenschmidt.


Unknown: Richard Osborne
Unknown: Clifford Curzon
Played By: Itzhak Perlman
Unknown: Claudio Abbado
Unknown: Jessye Norman
Unknown: Dr Hans Widrich
Director: Otto Schenk

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