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Otto Klemperer (1885–1973)

Otto Klemperer was born on May 14, 1885 in Breslau, Silesia, Germany [now Wroclaw, Dolnoslaskie, Poland]. He was married to Jennie Gaissler. He died on July 6, 1973 in Zurich, Switzerland. See full bio »

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(age 88) in Zurich, Switzerland

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Filmography

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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)
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- Otto Klemperer (1961) ... Himself
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 2010 The Man Who Shot the 60s (TV Movie documentary)
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 1995 Great Performances (TV Series)
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Height:

6' 6" (1.98 m)
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Personal Quote:

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

Trivia:

Daughter, Lotte (1923-2003). Lotte helped to manage her father's career as an orchestral conductor after their emigration to the United States. See more »

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