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Fritz Reiner (1888–1963)

Fritz Reiner was born on December 19, 1888 in Budapest, Hungary as Reiner Frigyes. He was married to Carlotta, Berthe and Elca. He died on November 15, 1963 in New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 The Bubble (Short) (music: "Parsifal - Prelude") / (writer: "Parsifal - Prelude")
 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (performer: "Symphony No. 7 in A, Op. 92")
 2005 Lemming (performer: "An der schönen blauen Donau")
 1994 I.Q. (performer: "ROSES FROM THE SOUTH")
 1989 Dead Poets Society (performer: "Symphony No. 9")
 1973 Blackenstein (performer: "Divertimento No. 17, K. 334, v. Menuetto" - uncredited)
 1970 Catch-22 (performer: "Also sprach Zarathustra" - uncredited)
 1954 Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Historic Telecasts, Vol. 1 (Video) (performer: "Symphony No. 7", "Overture to 'Egmont'", "Arrival of the Queen of Sheba")
 1947 Carnegie Hall (performer: "Violin Concerto in D, First Movement")
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 1970 Catch-22 (conductor: "Also Sprach Zarathustra")
 1952 Carmen (TV Movie) (conductor)
 1949 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie) (conductor)
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 1947 Carnegie Hall
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 1953 Concert Tonight (TV Series documentary)
Conductor (1954-1955) (Chicago Symphony Orchestra)
 1949 Der Rosenkavalier (TV Movie)
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 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

People say I hate musicians. They are wrong. I only hate the bad ones.

Trivia:

Reiner commissioned "Porgy and Bess: A Symphonic Picture," an arrangement by Robert Russell Bennett of music from George Gershwin's opera. See more »

Trademark:

Tiny, almost imperceptible conducting gestures rather than big, broad ones like most other conductors.

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