The Austrian conductor Karl Böhm was born on 28 August 1894 in Graz. His earlier years were much preoccupied with opera at, in turn, Graz, Munich, Darmstadt, Hamburg, Dresden, and Vienna. He proved a specialist with the music of Richard Strauss, conducting premières of Die schweigsame Frau in 1935 and Daphne in 1938. He died in Salzburg on 14 August 1981.
A selection of M&V articles about Karl Böhm
CD Spotlight. Positively Spellbinding - Music for clarinet, piano and cello, enjoyed by Howard Smith. '... a fine recording ...'
CD Spotlight. Eminently Competitive - Mozart works for clarinet, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... Paul Dean demonstrates his exemplary fluency ...'
A Very Expressive Voice - Tess Crebbin talks to the tenor Zoran Todorovich
DVD Spotlight. Austria's Dynamo - A brief history of the Salzburg Festival, reviewed by Howard Smith. '... mandatory viewing!'