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Bruno Walter

AKA Bruno Walter Schlesinger

Born: 15-Sep-1876
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 17-Feb-1962
Location of death: Beverly Hills, CA
Cause of death: Heart Failure
Remains: Buried, St. Abbondio Church Cemetery, Montagnola, Switzerland

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

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Conductor, Leipzig Gewandhaus, 1929-33

Wife: Ilsa Wirthscaft (m. 2-May-1901, d. 1945, two daughters)
Daughter: Lotte Lindt
Daughter: Marguerite (d. 21-Aug-1939 murder/suicide by husband)

    University: Stern Conservatory

    New York Philharmonic Music Advisor (1947-49)
    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Music Director (1929-33)
    Deutsche Oper Berlin Music Director (1925-29)
    Bavarian State Orchestra Music Director (1913-22)
    Vienna Royal Opera
    Berlin State Opera
    Breslau Opera
    Hamburg Opera Asst. Conductor (1894-96)
    Naturalized Austrian Citizen 1911
    Naturalized US Citizen 1946
    Converted to Catholicism (from Judaism)
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 6902 Hollywood Blvd. (recording)
    Jewish Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Carnegie Hall (28-Feb-1947) · Himself

Author of books:
Theme and Variations: An Autobiography (1946, memoir)


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