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Wilhelm Furtwängler

Wilhelm FurtwänglerAKA Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin Wilhelm Furtwängler

Born: 25-Jan-1886
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 30-Nov-1954
Location of death: Baden-Baden, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Zentralfriedhof, Heidelberg, Germany

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

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Pre-War German conductor

Conductor and composer, acknowledged as perhaps the greatest German conductor of the 1920's and 1930's. Accused by some of Nazi collaboration or sympathy, though he was cleared of these charges during the Denazification period. In fact he was consistently critical of the Nazis after they came to power.

Father: Adolf Furtwängler (archaeologist)
Mother: (painter)
Brother: Phillip Furtwängler
Wife: Zitla Lund (m. 1924, div.)
Wife: Elisabeth Albert (m. 1943, one son)
Son: Andreas

    Vienna Symphony Conductor (1920s/30s)
    Vienna Philharmonic Subscription Conductor (1927-30)
    Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Music Director (1922-28)
    Berlin Philharmonic Conductor (1922-45)

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