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Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Abstract

Bruno Walter, one of the greatest conductors in the twentieth century, lived a fascinating life in difficult times. This book starts by describing Walter's early years in Germany, where his successes in provincial theaters led to positions at the Berlin State Opera and the Vienna State Opera. It then tells of his decade-long term as Bavarian music director and his romantic involvement with the soprano Delia Reinhardt; his other positions in the musical community until he was ousted from Germany when the Nazi Party came to power in 1933; and his return to Vienna, where he was artistic director ... More

Keywords: musical interpretation, Berlin State Opera, Vienna State Opera, Germany, provincial theaters, Delia Reinhardt, Nazi Party, New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780300087130
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Erik Ryding, author

Rebecca Pechefsky, author