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Karl Richter

1926 - 1981

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Karl Richter (15 October 1926 – 15 February 1981) was a German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Richter has received more than 24,781 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Karl Richter is the 347th most popular composer (down from 305th in 2019), the 1,342nd most popular biography from Germany (down from 1,146th in 2019) and the 48th most popular German Composer.

Karl Richter was a German conductor who was most famous for conducting a performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in front of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

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Among composers, Karl Richter ranks 347 out of 1,216Before him are Cipriano de Rore, Viktor Ullmann, Leroy Anderson, Vladimir Cosma, Willem Mengelberg, and Toru Takemitsu. After him are Louis Marchand, Carl Loewe, Elmer Bernstein, Luigi Dallapiccola, Johann Adam Reincken, and Dimitri Tiomkin.

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Among people born in 1926, Karl Richter ranks 89Before him are László Papp, Michel Butor, Abdul Rahim Hatif, David H. Hubel, Youssef Chahine, and Verner Panton. After him are Robert Fogel, Joachim Fest, Ta Mok, György Kurtág, Maria Teresa de Filippis, and Yoshio Okada. Among people deceased in 1981, Karl Richter ranks 47Before him are Leo Kanner, Omar Torrijos, Lotte Lenya, Prince Yasuhiko Asaka, Duško Popov, and Stefan Wyszyński. After him are Heinz Kohut, Natalia Pavlovna Paley, Mike Hailwood, Christy Brown, Rómulo Betancourt, and Gyula Lóránt.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Richter ranks 1,342 out of 6,142Before him are Christian Friedrich Hebbel (1813), Gertrude of Merania (1185), Otto of Bamberg (1060), Helmut Haller (1939), Annemarie Schimmel (1922), and Gunter Sachs (1932). After him are Helmuth James von Moltke (1907), August Hirt (1898), Niklot (1100), Prince Konrad of Bavaria (1883), Hans Scharoun (1893), and Princess Elisabeth of Thurn and Taxis (1860).

Among COMPOSERS In Germany

Among composers born in Germany, Karl Richter ranks 48Before him are Carl Reinecke (1824), Nicolaus Bruhns (1665), Christian Gottlob Neefe (1748), Georg Böhm (1661), Samuel Scheidt (1587), and Alfred Einstein (1880). After him are Carl Loewe (1796), Johann Kuhnau (1660), Joseph Martin Kraus (1756), Friedrich von Flotow (1812), Johann Schein (1586), and Carl Heinrich Graun (1704).