Christoph Eschenbach

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Birthday
20, 1940
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
20, 1940 (age 78)
Birthplace
Germany

About

Prominent musician who was music director of the National Symphony Orchestra and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

Before Fame

He was hooked on music after attending a Wilhelm Furtwängler-conducted concert when he was 11.

Trivia

He became a steady presence in music media, laying down over 80 recordings, broadcasting concerts for U.S., Japanese, and European TV networks, and lending his expertise to a plethora of documentaries.

Family Life

His mother, Margarethe, died in childbirth, and his father, Heribert, was an anti-Nazi who was killed for his opposition.

Associated With

He was a supporter of young talent, including soprano Renee Fleming .