Bruno Walter

1876 - 1962

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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, was naturalised as a French citizen in 1938, and settled in the United States in 1939. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bruno Walter has received more than 258,403 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Bruno Walter is the 10th most popular conductor (up from 11th in 2019), the 744th most popular biography from Germany (down from 728th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular German Conductor.

Bruno Walter is most famous for being a conductor, pianist, and composer. He was born in 1876 and died in 1962. He was the first conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Among conductors, Bruno Walter ranks 10 out of 97Before him are Daniel Barenboim, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Sergiu Celibidache, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and Lorin Maazel. After him are Karl Böhm, Riccardo Muti, Georg Solti, Otto Klemperer, Seiji Ozawa, and Rafael Kubelík.

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Among people born in 1876, Bruno Walter ranks 31Before him are Otto Diels, Kim Koo, Max Jacob, Elsa Einstein, Robert Guérin, and Wied, Prince of Albania. After him are Wilhelm Cuno, Jean Webster, John Macleod, Robert Michels, A. L. Kroeber, and Princess Victoria Melita of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Among people deceased in 1962, Bruno Walter ranks 27Before him are Natalia Goncharova, Charles Laughton, C. Wright Mills, René Coty, Therese Neumann, and Hans-Jürgen von Arnim. After him are Georgios Papanikolaou, Alfred Cortot, Ronald Fisher, Hans Lammers, Jacques Ibert, and Joseph Berchtold.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Bruno Walter ranks 744 out of 5,289Before him are Albert Casimir, Duke of Teschen (1738), Werner Forssmann (1904), Maria Anna of Bavaria (1574), Wied, Prince of Albania (1876), Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve (1793), and Oskar Schlemmer (1888). After him are Fritz Haarmann (1879), Markus Wolf (1923), Hugo Junkers (1859), Hermann Cohen (1842), Princess Wilhelmine of Baden (1788), and Rudi Völler (1960).

Among CONDUCTORS In Germany

Among conductors born in Germany, Bruno Walter ranks 3Before him are Wilhelm Furtwängler (1886) and Nikolaus Harnoncourt (1929). After him are Franz Danzi (1763), Hans Knappertsbusch (1888), Eugen Jochum (1902), Michael Gielen (1927), Günter Wand (1912), Karl Muck (1859), and Joseph Keilberth (1908).