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Otto Klemperer

Otto KlempererBorn: 14-May-1885
Birthplace: Breslau, Silesia, Germany
Died: 6-Jul-1973
Location of death: Zürich, Switzerland
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Israelitischen Friedhof, Zürich, Switzerland

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Prominent German conductor

Renowned for his interpretations of Mahler, Beethoven, and Brahms.

Had a brain tumor removed in 1939, which exacerbated his bipolar disorder.

Father: Nathan Klemperer (merchant)
Mother: Ida Nathan
Wife: Jennie Gaissler (opera singer, m. 1919, d. 1956, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Lotte Klemperer (her father's assistant, b. 1923, d. 2003)
Son: Werner Klemperer (actor, b. 22-Mar-1920, d. 6-Dec-2000)

    Conservatory: Hoch's Conservatory, Frankfurt
    Conservatory: Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory, Berlin

    Philharmonia Conductor (1959-73)
    Montreal Symphony Orchestra Artistic Advisor (1950-53)
    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Music Director (1937)
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director (1933-39)
    Berlin State Opera Principal Conductor (1931-33)
    Kroll Opera, Berlin Music Director (1927-31)
    Wiesbaden Opera Music Director (1924-27)
    Cologne Opera Music Director (1917-24)
    Strasbourg Opera Music Director (1914-17)
    Hamburg Opera Principal Conductor (1910-14)
    German National Theater, Prague (1907-10)
    Goering Medal 1933
    Naturalized US Citizen 1937
    Converted to Catholicism 1919
    German Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Bipolar Disorder, Brain Cancer


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