CD Spotlight. A Very Joyous Disc - Brahms arranged by Kenneth Woods impresses Alice McVeigh. '... this is an excellent performance representing a useful, joyful and even inspired addition to the orchestral repertoire.'
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On 14 May 1885 in Breslau was born the German conductor and composer Otto Klemperer. Early study with Pfitzner was followed by opera conducting around Germany, and association with Mahler in preparation for the 8th Symphony. He suffered partial paralysis in 1939. Despite this handicap he entered an intense period of conducting post-war for both opera house and concert hall. He died on 6 July 1973 in Zurich.
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