Karl Böhm Biography

Karl Böhm’s Biography

Karl Bohm was born in Graz, Austria, on August 28, 1894. After studying music in Vienna, he made his conducting debut in his hometown in 1917 before going on to Munich in 1921, where he was hired by Bruno Walter. He made his debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1933 and was appointed general manager of the Dresden State Opera the same year. This marked the beginning of an intensive and fruitful collaboration with Richard Strauss (Bohm conducted the world premieres of Die schweigsame Frau and Daphne). Karl Bohm worked regularly with the world’s finest orchestras, including the Vienna Philharmonic and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestras. He died in Salzburg on August 14, 1981.

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