Bruno Walter

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Birthday
15, 1876
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 17, 1962 (85)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
15, 1876
Birthplace
Germany
Death Date
Feb 17, 1962 (85)

About

As one of the 20th century's greatest conductors, he helped bring Gustav Mahler to prominence and into the repertory.

Before Fame

He made his public pianist debut at the age of nine after entering the Stern Conservatory when he was eight. He performed a full concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1890.

Trivia

He worked with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, and Deutsche Oper Berlin.

Family Life

He was born into a middle-class Jewish family in Alexanderplatz, Berlin.

Associated With

He contributed much to the recorded repertoire of Germanic composers, laying down pieces by such artists as Johannes Brahms, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Joseph Haydn.