Book review:
Mein Leben an seiner Seite

(My Life at his Side)


On Herbert von Karajan's 100th birthday, Eliette von Karajan published her biography in which she gives a very private glimpse into her life with one of the greatest personalities of the 20th Century.


The great success of the book and strong demand have resulted in the publication of several foreign language editions.

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Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute


Not only to preserve Herbert von Karajan's musical legacy for ever, but also to make it accessible and understandable to future generations - such is Eliette von Karajan's mission to which she has devoted herself tirelessly since her husband's death in 1989.


To this end, she set up the Herbert von Karajan Centre in Vienna in 1995. This was moved to Salzburg as part of the preparations for the 2008 Herbert von Karajan anniversary and renamed as Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute.


Since 2011 the Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute together with the unique Karajan Archive is located at the Imbergstraße 6 in a representative villa right next to the Salzach and straight next to the well-known Mozartsteg, a direct bridge to the historic district of Salzburg.






Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute

Imbergstraße 6

A-5020 Salzburg