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Otto Klemperer, his life and times

by Peter Heyworth

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Otto Klemperer was one of the great conductors of the century, best known for his performances and recordings of the classical symphonic repertory from Mozart to Mahler. Peter Heyworth's biography has become established as a classic account of the conductor, one of the crucial figures in the musical life of the early twentieth century. Volume 1 and the long-awaited sequel, volume 2 are now available as a set. Volume 1 of Peter Heyworth's biography follows the conductor's career from early days in Prague through his appointment as director of the Kroll Opera in Berlin, to his abrupt departure from Germany in 1933. The second volume of the biography follows the conductor's fortunes from his frustrating and unhappy time as an émigré in the United States to his final years as conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.… (more)

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Two volume set. Vol 1 missing DJ.
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Otto Klemperer was one of the great conductors of the century, best known for his performances and recordings of the classical symphonic repertory from Mozart to Mahler. Peter Heyworth's biography has become established as a classic account of the conductor, one of the crucial figures in the musical life of the early twentieth century. Volume 1 and the long-awaited sequel, volume 2 are now available as a set. Volume 1 of Peter Heyworth's biography follows the conductor's career from early days in Prague through his appointment as director of the Kroll Opera in Berlin, to his abrupt departure from Germany in 1933. The second volume of the biography follows the conductor's fortunes from his frustrating and unhappy time as an émigré in the United States to his final years as conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London.

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