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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.