Wasn't it the conductor Otto Klemperer
who said that listening to a recording was like going to bed with a photograph of Marilyn Monroe?
He listened to recordings, read biographies and other books on conductors, and considered reviews of performances for his discussion, which begins with Wagner himself, then chronologically treats his pupils Hermann Levi, Felix Mottl, and Karl Muck, and Viennese, American, German, and Russian conductors Arthur Nikisch, Albert Coates, Gustav Mahler, Felix Weingartner, Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Artur Bodanzky, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Fritz Busch, Erich Kleiber, Hans Knappertsbusch, Clemens Krauss, Karl Bohm, Richard Strauss, Otto Klemperer
, and Fritz Reiner.
On paper this looks ridiculous: one of history's most thoughtful pianists, Claudio Arrau, collaborating with one of history's craggiest conductors, Otto Klemperer
, in the showpiece which Chopin's E minor Piano Concerto is purported to be.
, another Christian convert who championed Mahler's music, said that he became close to Catholicism but contradicted himself by saving also that Mahler was typically irreligious.
9 where Otto Klemperer
plays piano "coaching" the singers and the choir), but also provides scores and orchestral sets for the three WDR Orchestras and the WDR choir, producing and preserving also printed music.
The first was Otto Klemperer
when she sang in Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Montreal, but the accolade that made her a world figure was the invitation from the elderly and already legendary Bruno Walter to sing in Mahler's Resurrection Symphony in 1957.
AoIf something doesnAAEt sound right,Ao he told Otto Klemperer
, Aochange it.
, New Philharmonia and Philharmonia Orchestras.
Friedlander stresses three intersecting dimensions of the Holocaust: the ideological, the institutional, and the personal (from witnesses who survived, like Primo Levi, Otto Klemperer
and Filip Muller, and others who did not, like Etty Hillesum and Calel Perechodnik), building them into a grand tragic narrative in a style at once passionate and controlled.
So did Otto Klemperer
- who wrote six symphonies and nine string quartets - and Bruno Walter.
, a Jew, survived the raid and fled, crossing Germany until he reached the Allied lines and safety.
SHE had a sleepless night in Amsterdam in the next bedroom to Otto Klemperer
, waiting for the fire alarm to go off -Otto was notorious for setting his bedclothes alight with cigaretteends.