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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