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    Herbert von Karajan, 1958: Symphony No. 104 in D Major

    David Hertzberg

    by David Hertzberg

    Herbert von Karajan (1908-1989) conducts the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra in this 1958 performance of the fourth movement of Haydn's Symphony No. 104 in D major. I created this music video from the LP depicted above, RCA Victor, serial number LDA 2347. The painting in the video is of the Schönbrunn Palace (the former summer residence of the Austrian emperor and the place where, as music director in the employ of the Esterházy court, Haydn premiered many of his works), by the Italian artist Bernardo Bellotto (1720-1780).

    Movement 4: Finale - Spiritoso