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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 ..

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1960 – He began conducting opera as a student at the University of California, Berkeley. 1966 – He was appointed assistant conductor of the San Francisco Opera by Kurt Herbert Adler. 1967 – He held the same position at the San Diego Opera. 1972-1975 – Positions held by Keene during his career were music director ..

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1908 – Herbert von Karajan, born 5th April in Salzburg. 1912 – Started taking piano lessons from Franz Ledwinka. 1916 – 1926 Studied at the Mozarteum Conservatory in Salzburg. 1926 – 1929 – Studied at the Vienna School of Music and Performing Arts and graduated as a conductor. 1928 – Conducted overture to Rossini’s William ..

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1831 – Joseph Joachim, born on the 28th of June in Kitsee, near Bratislava and Eisenstadt, in today’s Burgenland area of Austria. He was a Hungarian violinist, conductor, composer and teacher. He is regarded as one of the most influential violinists of all time. 1833 – His family moved to Pest, where he studied violin ..

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1937 – Born on the 7th of June in Tallinn. 1971 – He won first prize in the International Conductors Competition at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. 1980 – Järvi emigrated to the United States of America. 1982 – He became the principal conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, and during his ..

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1895 – Paul Hindemith Composer, born on the 16th of November in Hanau, WC Germany. He was a German composer, violist, violinist, teacher, music theorist and conductor. 1915 – 1923 – He studied at Frankfurt, then played violin in the Rebner Quartet and the Opera Orchestra, which he often conducted. His works include operas, concertos, ..

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1817 – Niels Wilhelm Gade, born on the 22nd of February in Copenhagen. He was a Danish composer, conductor, violinist, organist and teacher. He is considered the most important Danish musician of his day. 1841 – He began his career as a violinist with the Royal Danish Orchestra, and saw his concert overture Efterklange af ..

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1922 – On the 15th of August in Berlin, Germany. 1933 – He studied with Julius Goldstein. He moved to Paris where he studied piano with Lazare Lévy, composition with Noël Gallon, orchestration with Felix Wolfes, and flute with Louis Moyse. 1937 – He moved to America and studied at the Curtis Institute of Music ..

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1894 – Born on December 17th in Boston, Massachusetts. 1911 – Attended the Royal Academy of Music Berlin. 1915 – Fiedler returned to Boston at the start of World War I and joined the Boston symphony Orchestra under Karl Muck. He was not only a violinist, but also played as orchestra violist, pianist, organist, and ..

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