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Bohm, Karl

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

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Conductors

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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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