Günter Wand


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(b Elberfeld, 1912; d Ulmitz, 2002). Ger. conductor and composer. Held cond. posts at Wuppertal and Detmold. Cond., Cologne Opera 1938–44, Salzburg Mozarteum Orch. 1944–5. Mus. dir. Cologne Opera 1945–8, cond. Cologne Gürzenich concerts 1946–74. London début 1951. Cond. Berne SO 1974–82. Prin. cond. North German Radio SO (Hamburg) from 1982. In 1980s worked frequently with BBCSO. Noted for Bruckner interpretations. Comps. incl. cantata, ballet, and songs.

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