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Bohm, Karl

Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1981 AD, at 86 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Conductors


1894 - Born in Graz, Austria, on the 28th of August.


Studied law and earned a doctorate on this subject.


He studied music at the Graz Conservatory.


1921 - Bruno Walter engaged him at Munich's Bavarian State Opera.


1935 - He led the premieres of Strauss's late works Die Schweigsame Frau and Daphne.


1943 - Became music director the Vienna State Opera.


1960s - He was praised for his rhythmically robust interpretations of the operas and symphonies of Mozart.


1964 - He received first Austrian Generalmusikdirektor.


1971 - Recorded cycle of Beethoven's symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic.


1973 - He began a guest-conducting relationship with the London Symphony Orchestra.


Became the LSO President, which he held until his death.


1981 - He died in Salzburg, on the 14th of August.





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