Bruno Walter

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Bruno Walter (born Bruno Schlesinger, September 15, 1876 – February 17, 1962) was a German-born conductor, pianist, and composer. Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich, settling finally in the United States in 1939. He worked closely with Gustav Mahler, whose music he helped establish in the repertory, held major positions with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others, made recordings of historical and artistic significance, and is widely considered one of the great conductors of the 20th century.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1959 Symphonies 1 & 2 Beethoven; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 2
1960 Symphony no. 8 in B minor "Unfinished" / Symphony no. 5 in B-flat major Franz Schubert; Bruno Walter 3
1981 "Double" Concerto / Tragic Overture Brahms; Francescatti, Fournier, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1984 Das Lied von der Erde Gustav Mahler; Kathleen Ferrier, Julius Patzak, Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Symphonies nos. 35 & 39 Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1985 Symphony no. 1 in D major Gustav Mahler; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1988 Symphony No. 4 / Tragic Overture Brahms; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 2
1989 Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Gustav Mahler; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1991 Symphony no. 5 in C-sharp minor Gustav Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter 1
1992 Violin Concertos Ludwig van Beethoven, Jean Sibelius; Zino Francescatti, David Oistrakh, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Bruno Walter, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Kathleen Ferrier, Volume 9: Schubert / Brahms / Schumann Schubert, Brahms, Schumann; Kathleen Ferrier, Bruno Walter 1
2003 Die Walküre - Acts I and II Richard Wagner; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruno Walter, Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Bruno Seidler-Winkler 1
Symphony no. 9 in D major Mahler; Wiener Philharmoniker, Bruno Walter 1
Symphony no. 38 in D major, "Prague" / Symphony no. 40 in G minor Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1974 The Nine Symphonies Compilation Ludwig van Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Bruno Walter 2
1989 The Last 6 Symphonies Compilation Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
1991 Symphonies no. 5 / no. 9 "Die Große" Compilation Franz Schubert; Bruno Walter 1
1996 Schumann: Symphony no. 3 "Rhenish" / Beethoven: Leonore Overture no. 2 / Egmont Overture Compilation Schumann, Beethoven; Bruno Walter, NY Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra 1
2001 Beethoven: Violin Concerto / Mozart: Violin Concerto no. 4 Compilation Beethoven, Mozart; Joseph Szigeti, British Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Thomas Beecham 1
2003 The Great Symphonies Compilation Mozart; Bruno Walter 1
Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 / Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Compilation Gustav Mahler; New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1
Symphonies nos. 35 "Haffner", 40, 41 "Jupiter" Compilation Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Columbia Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2008 Bruno Walter Conducts: Bruckner Symphony No. 9 / Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Live Wagner, Bruckner; Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Bruno Walter 1

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