Robert Stumpf writes:
>I think that Stokowski put it best in his final interview, with Dan
>Rather. Stokowski says, "Emotion, life, or lifeless." When I listen to
>Karajan I am impressed with the near perfection but ultimately there is
>an emotional distance between him and the music.
I keep hearing about Karajan's "technical perfection," but to me,
especially later on, he is often downright sloppy. What I generally
hear in Karajan is a great beginning, a great ending, and a lot of goop
I don't care if it *is* the Berlin Phil.