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.