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Bohm, Karl

Born: 1894 AD
Died: 1981 AD
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.