1912 - Born in Roman, Romania on the 28th of June.
1945-1952 - He studied in Berlin and he was principal conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.
1970 - He was awarded Denmark's prestigious Sonning Award.
1979 - He was music director of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra.
1984 - He regularly taught at Mainz University in Germany and taught at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1996 - Died near Paris on the 14th of August.
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