Joseph Keilberth


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(b Karlsruhe, 1908; d Munich, 1968). Ger. conductor. Joined Karlsruhe's opera co. as répétiteur 1925, becoming cond. Mus. orch. 1935–40. Cond., Ger. PO, Prague, 1940–5. Mus. dir. Dresden State Opera 1945–50; cond. Bavarian State Opera, Munich, 1951–68 (mus. dir. from 1959); art. dir. Hamburg PO 1950–9, cond. Bamberg SO 1949–68. Bayreuth Fest. 1952–6; Salzburg Fest. 1957–62. Notable Strauss interpreter. Died while cond. Tristan und Isolde at Nationalth., Munich.

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