David Mellor - Sunday 11 May 2014

David Mellor continues his showcase of the great conductors with a tribute to Herbert von Karajan.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Herbert von Karajan, the most recorded conductor of all time. 

To commemorate Karajan's incredible achievements, David Mellor will be playing a superb selection of re-mastered recordings, charting the maestro's career with the Vienna Philharmonic and Philharmonia Orchestras.

He'll also be exploring Karajan's friendship with famed EMI producer Walter Legge – who was instrumental in signing Karajan and helping him into the recording studio following WWII. 

The show finishes with one of Karajan’s favourite pieces, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5

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