Bernhard Klee

(b. 1936)

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(b Schleiz, 1936).

Ger. conductor and pianist. Ass. to Ackermann and Sawallisch at Cologne Opera. Cond. début Cologne 1960 (Die Zauberflöte). Worked in opera houses in Salzburg 1962–3, Oberhausen 1963–5, Hanover 1965–6. Mus. dir. Lübeck Opera 1966–73. Brit. début Edinburgh Fest. 1969 (with Hamburg Opera); CG 1972; Salzburg Fest. 1973; Amer. début 1974 (NYPO). Chief cond. Hanover Radio SO 1976–9 and from 1991. Mus. dir. Düsseldorf SO 1977–87, chief guest cond. BBC Philharmonic 1985–9. Acc. in recitals with sop. Edith Mathis.

Subjects: Music.

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