Music: Music Empire Builder

For a dozen years the musical battle raged, from high chambers of the Nazi Party to high balconies of Austrian concert halls. Aging Conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler, backed by Goebbels, clearly could not stomach the competition given him by young Conductor Herbert von Karajan, a Goring protege, and undercut him at every opportunity. Von Karajan (pronounced approximately carryon) coldly played a waiting game. His attitude: "I have time." He was right. When Furtwängler died in 1954, Von Karajan assumed all the old man's prestige and more. Today, Austrian-born Herbert von Karajan is lord of...

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