Erich Kleiber

Erich Kleiber

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Erich Kleiber (5 August, 1890, Alsergrund, Vienna - 27 January, 1956) was an Austrian conductor. Born in Vienna, Kleiber studied in Prague. In 1923, after conducting a stirring performance of Beethoven's Fidelio at the Berlin State Opera, he became that institution's music director. He was known for his interpretations of the standard symphonic and operatic repertoire, as well as for championing new works. In 1925 he conducted the premi re of Alban Berg's opera, Wozzeck. When Berg's second opera Lulu was branded Entartete Musik (degenerate music) by the Nazi Party, Kleiber, who was not Jewish and therefore could have continued his career under the Nazi regime, resigned from his post at the Berlin Opera in protest.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 268g
  • Lect Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134965502
  • 9786134965507