Personalities | Rafael Kubelík | Modern Era | Classical
Kubelík left his native country, where he had been conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, in 1948. He was granted the position of music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1950–53, and Covent Garden Opera 1955–58, and principal conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra 1961–79, making many recordings, including the complete Mahler symphonies and much Czech music.
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