Karajan, Herbert von
1908 - Herbert von Karajan, born 5th April in Salzburg.
1912 - Started taking piano lessons from Franz Ledwinka.
1916 - 1926 Studied at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg.
1926 - 1929 - Studied at the Vienna School of Music and Performing Arts and graduated as a conductor.
1928 - Conducted overture to Rossini's William Tell in Vienna.
1935 - Appointed general music director of Aachen Stadttheater.
1937 - Conducted at the Vienna State Opera for the first time.
1938 - Married Elmy Holgerloef, leading operetta singer at the Aachen opera house.
1939 - Appointed conductor at the Berlin State Opera.
1942 - Married Anita Gütermann.
1946 - First post-war concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in Vienna.
1947 - First collaboration with the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna.
1948 - 1960 - Close collaboration with Philharmonia Orchestra in London.
1948 - Artistic Director of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna.
1948 - 1949 - Participated in Salzburg Festivals.
1951 - 1952 Conducted at the Bayreuth Festival.
1955 - Appointed principal conductor for life of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
1957 - 1964 Artistic Director of the Vienna State Opera.
1957 - 1960 Artistic Director of the Salzburg Festival.
1958 - Married Eliette Mouret.
1963 - Opening concert for the Philharmonie Concert Hall in Berlin (Beethoven's Ninth Symphony).
1969 - Establishment of the Research Institute of the Herbert von Karajan Foundation for Experimental Psychology in Music.
1978 - Honorary Doctorate (Ph.D) from Salzburg University.
- Received Honorary Doctorate (D.Mus) from Oxford University.
1982 - Eliette Von Karajan's début as a painter, exhibiting her pictures on the record sleeves for the "Karajan-Edition" in the new "Galleria" series.
1983 - The Royal Philharmonic Society, London, honours Herbert von Karajan with its Gold Medal.
1985 - Conducted Mozart's Coronation Mass. First time that an orchestra was allowed in the Holy City to participate during a Mass.
- Received the Honorary Ring of the Salzburg Festival
1989 - In February, last appearance in the USA with the Vienna Philharmonic.
- Died on the 16th of July.
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