Death of Günter Wand
German conductor Günter Wand passed away in Switzerland on 14 February 2002, aged 90.
Born in Elberfeld on 7 January 1912, Wand studied and spent much of his working life in Cologne, where he became the city's General Music Director in 1946. His recordings include complete Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner and Schubert cycles. He was Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1980s and 90s.
Posted: 17 February 2002
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