Otto Klemperer: Volume 1, 1885-1933: His Life and Times

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 29, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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Otto Klemperer was one of the great conductors of the century, best known in the last years of his life for his performances and recordings of the classical symphonic repertory from Mozart to Mahler. Volume 1 of Peter Heyworth's biography follows the conductor's career from early days in Prague through the innovative period of the Weimar Republic and his appointment as director of the Kroll Opera in Berlin to his abrupt departure from Germany in 1933. This book has become established as a classic account of one of the crucial figures in the musical life of the early twentieth century. With the publication of the long-awaited sequel covering the subsequent years from 1933-1973, this widely acclaimed first volume is now made available in a newly designed format as a companion to volume 2.
 

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Contents

Childhood
1
A student in Berlin
14
Apprenticeship in Prague
30
Himmelhoch jauchzend zu Tode betriibt
47
Shipwreck
68
With Pfitzner in Strasbourg
86
conversion and marriage
118
galley years
142
The Kroll in midstream
295
The end of the Kroll
330
an epilogue
368
On Devils Island
373
Crossing the Red Sea
391
Notes
411
the Berlin opera houses during the Weimar Republic
427
Biographical glossary
428

Berlin beckons
167
the world opens up
196
The call comes
231
Klemperers Kroll opens
246
The Kroll gets under way
269
Discography by Michael H Gray
435
Bibliography
442
Index
447
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