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Otto Klemperer (1885–1973)

Otto Klemperer was born on May 14, 1885 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany as Otto Nossan Klemperer. He was married to Johanna Klemperer. He died on July 6, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland. See full bio »


(age 88) in Zurich, Switzerland

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Shadows and Fog
Shadows and Fog Soundtrack
Alligator Eyes
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The Darjeeling Limited
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 2007 The Darjeeling Limited (performer: "Symphony No. 7 in A Op. 92 II, Allegretto")
 1999 Onegin (performer: "Mir ist so Wunderbar" from the opera "Fidelio")
 1991 Shadows and Fog (performer: "Moritat from the Three Penny Opera" (1928))
 1990 Alligator Eyes (performer: "GUSTAV MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN C MINOR")
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 1964 Music 625 (TV Series)
Himself - Conductor
 1961 Face to Face (TV Series)
- Otto Klemperer (1961) ... Himself
 1960 Bei der Arbeit beobachtet (TV Series documentary)
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 2010 The Man Who Shot the 60s (TV Movie documentary)
 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)

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6' 6" (1.98 m)

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[on conductor Arturo Toscanini] His performances are more than beautiful -- they are right.


He conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1933 to 1939 and took part in the first memorial tribute to composer George Gershwin in September 1937 at the Hollywood Bowl. See more »

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