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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 is known for his work on The Darjeeling Limited (2007), Onegin (1999) and Alligator Eyes (1990). 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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Known For

The Darjeeling Limited
Onegin Soundtrack
Alligator Eyes
Alligator Eyes Soundtrack
Shadows and Fog
Shadows and Fog Soundtrack


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 1970 Music on 2 (TV Series) (conductor - 5 episodes)
- The Beethoven Symphonies: Symphony No. 9 (1970) ... (conductor)
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 2008 Nuit de chien (performer: "ORCHESTERSUITE NR. 3 D-DUR BMV1068- AIR")
 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 documentary)
- 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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Personal Quote:

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


He was of German-Jewish origin and fled Germany in 1933 when Hitler came to power. See more »

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