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Herbert Von Karajan
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    He joined the Nazi party to advance his career, even though his wife was part Jewish.
    He conducted with his eyes closed, and barely moved his arms.
    He ignored the composer's intentions in favor of his own concept of a piece.
    He forced the Berlin Philharmonic to name him 'Conductor For Life' (1956).
    He refused to give up the title, even when he got old and ill and could no longer conduct.
    He talked about how money wasn't important, but owned yachts, race cars and a gigantic art collection.
    He named a yacht 'Helisara' - a combination of his name with those of his wife and daughters (Herbert, Eliette, Isabel and Arabel).
    He had a unique, powerful musical vision.
    He became the best known conductor in the world.
    He was one of the most successful classical recording artists of all time.
    Next to Mozart, he was the most famous person to come out of Salzburg.
    He was an accomplished sailor.
    He was interested in Japanese culture.
    He made the Berlin Philharmonic into one of the world's great orchestras, which it still is today.

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