Doctor Zhivago - Lara's Theme Maurice Jarre
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Herbert von Karajan - 15 facts about the great conductor
In his latter years, Karajan suffered from heart problems as well as undergoing surgery on his back. He increasingly came into conflict with the Berlin Philharmonic for his old-fashioned dictatorial style of leadership. He died of a heart attack on 16 July 1989 at the age of 81.