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us: Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962


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    • us: Schlesinger, Bruno Walter, 1876-1962
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        1876-09-15
    • Death Date

        1962-02-17
    • Birth Place

        Berlin (Germany)
    • Death Place

        Beverly Hills (Calif.)
    • Associated Locale

        Germany
    • Associated Locale

        Austria
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Associated Locale

        United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Wiener Staatsoper
    • Organization

        Wiener Staatsoper
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  • Sources

    • found: Komorn-Rebhan, M. Was wir von Bruno Walter lernten ... 1914.
    • found: Baker's biographical dictionary of twentieth-century classical musicians, c1997 (Walter, Bruno (full name Bruno Walter Schlesinger); b. Sep. 15, 1876, Berlin; d. Feb. 17, 1962, Beverly Hills; German-born American conductor)
    • found: New Grove, 2nd ed. (Walter, Bruno (Schlesinger, Bruno Walter); born September 15, 1876, Berlin; died February 17, 1962, Beverly Hills; German conductor; worked at the Hamburg opera under Mahler, who advised him to drop the name Schlesinger, a change legally authorized when Walter became an Austrian citizen in 1911)
    • found: Grove music online, March 25, 2016 (Walter (Schlesinger), Bruno; born September 15, 1876, Berlin; died February 17, 1962, Beverly Hills, CA; American conductor and composer of German birth; worked under Mahler in Hamburg and Vienna, and premiered Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Ninth symphony; Mahler found employment for him in Breslau in 1896, though the director there requested that Bruno Schlesinger change his name, ostensibly because Schlesinger was too common a name in Breslau, the capital of Silesia; also worked in various other locations in Europe, including Pressburg, Riga, Berlin, and Munich, and served as artistic director of the Vienna Staasoper from 1936-1938; from 1939 onwards he made the USA his home and became an American citizen in 1946)
  • LC Classification

    • ML422.W27
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-05-22: new
    • 2016-03-26: revised
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