How not to conduct like Herbert von Karajanmain
Madame Tussauds in Vienna have just put up this waxwork of the old rogue on the 29th anniversary of his death.
HvK neither looked nor conducted like this.
© Katharina Schiffl, Madame Tussauds Wien
No salient detail of his features or posture in this figure conforms to the memory of those of us who had dealings with him.
The face lacks character, the eyes are set wrong, the hands bear no resemblance to the real thing.
It’s a mockery.
The real deal