Personalities | Wilhelm Furtwängler | Modern Era | Classical
After various positions in German opera houses, Furtwängler became conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 1922–45 and 1947–54. He was guest conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in the 1930s, and he conducted at Bayreuth and Covent Garden. His treatment of the German classics as works to be interpreted anew at each performance won him a huge following.
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