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From The Archives - Otto Klemperer

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Conductors Bruno Walter, Arturo Toscanini, Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer and Wilhelm Furtwängler - Berlin 1929

Otto Klemperer was a giant among conductors in both stature and musical insight. He overcame enormous personal challenges, escaped the Nazi regime, endured crippling injuries and still made music that inspired millions. His signature work was Beethoven’s “Eroica” Symphony and we’ll hear his legendary 1955 recording with the Philharmonia Orchestra – judged by many to be the best ever recorded.

Compositions and Recordings

Procession of the Nobles, by Nikolai Rimsky Korsakov
Erich Kunzel and the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

Symphony No. 3
by Ludwig van Beethoven
Otto Klemperer and The Philharmonia Orchestra

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Sam Wisman is Assistant Producer at 91.9 Classical KC.