Otto Klemperer

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Otto Nossan Klemperer
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German conductor and composer, born 14 May 1885 in Breslau, Lower Silesia, German Empire (today Wrocław, Poland) and died 6 July 1973 in Zürich, Switzerland.
Klemperer went on to hold a number of positions, in Hamburg (1910–1912); in Barmen (1912–1913); the Strasbourg Opera (1914–1917); the Cologne Opera (1917–1924); and the Wiesbaden Opera House (1924–1927). From 1927 to 1931, he was conductor at the Kroll Opera in Berlin. In 1935, he migrated to the United States, residing in California after being appointed music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, a position he held until 1939. After World War II, he returned to Europe to work at the Budapest Opera (1947–1950). In 1954, Walter Legge, engaged Klemperer to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in performances of music by Beethoven, Brahms and much more repertoire for EMI Records. Klemperer became the first principal conductor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in 1959. His last concert was in September 1971.
Father of Werner Klemperer and Lotte Klemperer, cousin of Viktor Klemperer.
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PL 7012 Otto Klemperer - Symphony Nº 2 In C Minor "Resurrection" album art Ilona Steingruber, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Akademie Kammerchor*, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer Ilona Steingruber, Hilde Rössel-Majdan, Akademie Kammerchor*, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer - Symphony Nº 2 In C Minor "Resurrection" (Album) Turnabout PL 7012 UK 1951 Sell This Version
PL 7100 Otto Klemperer - Concerto No. 2 In F Minor For Piano And Orchestra Opus 21 album art Chopin*, Guiomar Novaes, Otto Klemperer, Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Chopin*, Guiomar Novaes, Otto Klemperer, Vienna Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto No. 2 In F Minor For Piano And Orchestra Opus 21 VOX (6) PL 7100 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL 6992, PL 6990 Otto Klemperer - Missa Solemnis (Mass In D Major, Opus 123) album art Beethoven* - Ilona Steingruber, Else Schuerhoff*, Erich Majkut, Otto Wiener, Akademiechor*, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer Beethoven* - Ilona Steingruber, Else Schuerhoff*, Erich Majkut, Otto Wiener, Akademiechor*, Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer - Missa Solemnis (Mass In D Major, Opus 123) (Album) VOX (6) PL 6992, PL 6990 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL 7070 Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Opus 67 album art Beethoven* : Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Otto Klemperer Beethoven* : Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, Opus 67 (Album) Vox (6) PL 7070 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL 6960 Otto Klemperer - Beethoven Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" album art Beethoven* : Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Otto Klemperer Beethoven* : Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Otto Klemperer - Beethoven Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" (Album) VOX (6) PL 6960 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL 6800 Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 4 In C Minor "Tragic" / Arpegione Sonata For Cello And Piano In A Minor (Posthumous) album art Schubert*, Lamoureux Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer, Nikolai Graudan, Joanna Graudan Schubert*, Lamoureux Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer, Nikolai Graudan, Joanna Graudan - Symphony No. 4 In C Minor "Tragic" / Arpegione Sonata For Cello And Piano In A Minor (Posthumous)(LP, Album, Mono) Vox (6) PL 6800 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL 6980 Otto Klemperer - Symphony No.4 In A Major, Op.90 "Italian" / Sonata No.1 In B Flat Major, Op. 45 album art Mendelssohn*Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer / Nikolai* & Joanna Graudan Mendelssohn*Vienna Symphony Orchestra*, Otto Klemperer / Nikolai* & Joanna Graudan - Symphony No.4 In A Major, Op.90 "Italian" / Sonata No.1 In B Flat Major, Op. 45(LP, Mono) VOX (6) PL 6980 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL7110 Robert Schumann, Guiomar Novaes, Otto Klemperer Robert Schumann, Guiomar Novaes, Otto Klemperer - Piano Concerto In A Minor(LP, Album, Mono) VOX (6) PL7110 US 1951 Sell This Version
PL 7860 Otto Klemperer - Symphonie N°4 En La Majeur, Op. 90 "Italienne" / Symphonie N°4 En Ut Mineur, "Tragique" album art Mendelssohn* - Schubert* - Otto Klemperer Mendelssohn* - Schubert* - Otto Klemperer - Symphonie N°4 En La Majeur, Op. 90 "Italienne" / Symphonie N°4 En Ut Mineur, "Tragique" (Comp) Pathé PL 7860 US 1952 Sell This Version
PL 7090 Otto Klemperer - Concerto No. 4 For Piano And Orchestra In G Major, Opus 58 album art Beethoven* / Guiomar Novaes, Otto Klemperer, Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Beethoven* / Guiomar Novaes, Otto Klemperer, Vienna Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto No. 4 For Piano And Orchestra In G Major, Opus 58 VOX (6) PL 7090 UK 1952 Sell This Version
PL 6930 Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 4 In E Flat Major "Romantic"  album art Bruckner* - Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Otto Klemperer Bruckner* - Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Under The Direction Of Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 4 In E Flat Major "Romantic" (Album) VOX (6) PL 6930 UK 1954 Sell This Version
1037, XP 2640 Otto Klemperer - Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 F-Moll Op. 21 / Fantasie In F-Moll Op. 49  album art Chopin* - Guiomar Novaes, Wiener Symphoniker, Otto Klemperer Chopin* - Guiomar Novaes, Wiener Symphoniker, Otto Klemperer - Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 F-Moll Op. 21 / Fantasie In F-Moll Op. 49 Opera, Panthéon 1037, XP 2640 Germany 1955 Sell This Version
35221 Otto Klemperer - Nobilissima Visione / Variations On A Theme By Haydn (St. Antoni Chorale) album art Hindemith* / Brahms*, Otto Klemperer Conducting The Philharmonia Orchestra Hindemith* / Brahms*, Otto Klemperer Conducting The Philharmonia Orchestra - Nobilissima Visione / Variations On A Theme By Haydn (St. Antoni Chorale) Columbia 35221 US 1955 Sell This Version
33CX 1257 Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 29 In A Major, K.201 / Symphony No. 41 In C Major, K. 551 ("Jupiter") album art Mozart* - Otto Klemperer Conducting The Philharmonia Orchestra Mozart* - Otto Klemperer Conducting The Philharmonia Orchestra - Symphony No. 29 In A Major, K.201 / Symphony No. 41 In C Major, K. 551 ("Jupiter") (Album) Columbia 33CX 1257 UK 1955 Sell This Version
BTA 130 Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor album art Otto Klemperer, The Philharmonia Orchestra*, Brahms* Otto Klemperer, The Philharmonia Orchestra*, Brahms* - Symphony No. 1 In C Minor (Album) Columbia BTA 130 UK 1955 Sell This Version
3536 B, ANG. 35234 Otto Klemperer - Four Suites for Orchestra album art J.S. Bach*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra J.S. Bach*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Four Suites for Orchestra (Album) Angel Records, Angel Records 3536 B, ANG. 35234 UK 1956 Sell This Version
BTA 114 Otto Klemperer - The Beethoven Symphonies Number 7 In A Major Op. 92 album art Otto Klemperer, The Philharmonia Orchestra*, Beethoven* Otto Klemperer, The Philharmonia Orchestra*, Beethoven* - The Beethoven Symphonies Number 7 In A Major Op. 92 (Album) Columbia, Columbia BTA 114 UK 1955 Sell This Version
33CX 1346, 33 CX 1346 Otto Klemperer - Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major Op. 55 ("Eroica") album art Beethoven*, Otto Klemperer Conducting The Philharmonia Orchestra* Beethoven*, Otto Klemperer Conducting The Philharmonia Orchestra* - Symphony No. 3 In E Flat Major Op. 55 ("Eroica") (Album) Columbia, Columbia 33CX 1346, 33 CX 1346 UK 1956 Sell This Version
3536 B, ANG. 35234 J.S. Bach*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra J.S. Bach*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Four Suites for Orchestra(2xLP, Album + Box) Angel Records, Angel Records 3536 B, ANG. 35234 US 1956 Sell This Version
1083, XP 3000 Otto Klemperer - Sinfonie Nr. 3 A-Moll Op. 56 (Schottische Sinfonie) album art Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Wiener Symphoniker, Otto Klemperer Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Wiener Symphoniker, Otto Klemperer - Sinfonie Nr. 3 A-Moll Op. 56 (Schottische Sinfonie) (Album) Opera, Pantheon 1083, XP 3000 Germany 1957 Sell This Version
ANG.35407, 35407 Otto Klemperer - Two Symphonies In G Minor: No. 25, K. 183 - No. 40, K. 550 album art Otto Klemperer / Mozart* / Philharmonia Orchestra Otto Klemperer / Mozart* / Philharmonia Orchestra - Two Symphonies In G Minor: No. 25, K. 183 - No. 40, K. 550 (Album) Columbia ANG.35407, 35407 US 1957 Sell This Version
33 - QC 5037, 33 QC 5037 Otto Klemperer - The Beethoven Symphonies: Number 5 In C Minor Op. 67 album art Otto Klemperer, Orchestra Philharmonia Di Londra*, Beethoven* Otto Klemperer, Orchestra Philharmonia Di Londra*, Beethoven* - The Beethoven Symphonies: Number 5 In C Minor Op. 67 (Album) Columbia 33 - QC 5037, 33 QC 5037 Italy 1957 Sell This Version
33 CX 1438, 33CX 1438 Otto Klemperer - Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 / Serenata Notturna, K.239 album art Beethoven*, Mozart*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra Beethoven*, Mozart*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - Grosse Fuge, Op. 133 / Serenata Notturna, K.239 (Album) Columbia, Columbia 33 CX 1438, 33CX 1438 UK 1957 Sell This Version
3577-B Otto Klemperer - Beethoven "Choral", Incidental Music To "Egmont" album art Beethoven*, Klemperer*, Philharmonia* Beethoven*, Klemperer*, Philharmonia* - Beethoven "Choral", Incidental Music To "Egmont" (Album, Comp) Columbia 3577-B US 1958 Sell This Version
33CX 1554 Otto Klemperer - The Beethoven Symphonies Numbers 1 & 8 In C Major, Op. 21 And In F Major, Op. 93 album art Beethoven*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra Beethoven*, Otto Klemperer, Philharmonia Orchestra - The Beethoven Symphonies Numbers 1 & 8 In C Major, Op. 21 And In F Major, Op. 93 (Album) Columbia 33CX 1554 UK 1958 Sell This Version