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Guest Conductor on Two Coasts: New York and Los Angeles, 1939–1947

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0013
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Soon after he arrived in California, Bruno Walter opened the Los Angeles Philharmonic's season with five concerts. It marked his return to conducting since the death of his daughter Gretel. Over the ... More


Gains and Losses: Los Angeles, New York, Europe, 1949–1956

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is not clear what had happened to Delia Reinhardt, a much-admired leading soprano at the Berlin State Opera from 1924 to 1937, during World War II, but an account based on the memories of her ... More


Columbia Symphony Orchestra: Los Angeles, 1957–1962

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

On March 7, 1957, Bruno Walter suffered a heart attack, forcing him to cancel his remaining performances for the year and to restrict his musical activities to concerts and recordings. He conducted ... More


Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

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 ... More


Bruno Schlesinger: Berlin, Cologne, Hamburg, 1876–1896

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Born on September 15, 1876, to Joseph and Johanna Schlesinger (née Fernbach) in Berlin, Germany, Bruno Walter displayed prodigious musical talent at an early age. At the age of eight, he entered the ... More


Gewandhauskapellmeister: Leipzig, 1929–1933

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As music director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Bruno Walter conducted numerous concerts not only in Germany but also in other cities such as Amsterdam, Paris, New York, and London. Many ... More


Musical Adviser: New York, 1947–1949

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0014
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In February 1947, Bruno Walter was appointed musical adviser of the New York Philharmonic after Artur Rodzinski resigned as musical director. Walter soon began planning his conducting activities for ... More


Delia: Munich, 1915–1922

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1915, Bruno Walter met the lyric soprano Delia Reinhardt when two staples of German opera, Die Zauberflöte and Der Freischütz, were given under him. Walter developed a deep affection for Reinhardt ... More


A New Opera Company: Berlin, 1925–1929

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1925, Bruno Walter became musical director of the Städtische Oper in Berlin, where he also began a long association with the Salzburg Festival. In the 1920s, Berlin had a number of great ... More


Mahler's Second-in-Command: Vienna, 1901–1907

Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

in Bruno Walter: A World Elsewhere

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087130
eISBN:
9780300129274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087130.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, Western

In 1901, Bruno Walter accepted Gustav Mahler's invitation to be his assistant at the Court Opera in Vienna. Shortly before Walter arrived in the fall of 1901, Richard Strauss had given the Viennese ... More


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