The Karajan miracle
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Herbert von Karajan - 15 facts about the great conductor
6. The Karajan miracle
In 1938, for his performance of 'Tristan und Isolde', von Karajan was hailed by a Berlin critic as 'Das Wunder Karajan' (the Karajan miracle). The critic asserted that von Karajan's 'success with Wagner's demanding work...sets himself alongside Furtwängler and Victor de Sabata, the greatest opera conductors in Germany at the present time'.