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Klemperer, Otto

Born: 1885 AD
Died: 1973 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Composers, Conductors

1885 – Born on May 14th in Breslau, Silesia, Germany. A prominent German conductor and composer.

1906 – Otto Klemperer made his debut with a presentation of Orphée aux enfers by Offenbach.

1910 – He was nominated director of music of the City Theatre in Hamburg, again at Mahler’s instigation.

1919 – Married to Jennie Gaissler.

1923 – He then went to Cologne and became chief musical director.

1933 – The conductor of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

1937 – Became a naturalized American citizen.

1939 – Had a brain tumor removed, which exacerbated his bipolar disorder.

1947 – Was nominated musical director of the Budapest Opera.

1973 – Died on July 6th in Zurich, Switzerland.