Tribute to Hans Knappertsbusch

Tribute to Hans Knappertsbusch

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The violinist Otto Strasser remembers, “He radiated such confidence on the evening of the concert that a rehearsal had indeed not been necessary”… This incident was characteristic for the relationship between the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Hans Knappertsbusch, which lasted for 35 years, giving 210 concerts and playing for innumerable performances at the Vienna State Opera. Although Knappertsbusch was born near Wuppertal in Westphalia in 1888, the conductor felt particularly at home in Vienna. When the National Socialists removed the somewhat defiant Musical Director of the Munich State Opera from his post in 1936 in the middle of a performance and forbade him to conduct any further performances or concerts, Knappertsbusch took up a position as conductor at the Vienna State Opera, where Bruno Walter was Artistic Director at the time. As a result he had a particularly close relationship with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, which remained unchanged till the end of the war. After the Second World War Vienna continued to be the center of his conducting activity - together with Munich and Bayreuth - and until shortly before his death in Munich in 1965, Knappertsbusch’s concerts were the annual highlights of the season not only for the orchestra but also for his many fans.

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Official Release Date Mar 25, 2016
Starring Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Josef Greindl, Hans Knappertsbusch, Wilhelm Bachhaus, Birgitt Nilsson
Director Peter Rump
Screen Format Widescreen
Audio PCM Mono
Language English
Subtitles English
Running Time 152 minutes
Genre Musical
Version  US
PAX-Code PAX0007908026
Item Code  4058407092131


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