Paul Kletzki

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Paul Kletzki

Polish conductor and composer add

Category: Music

Born in 1900.

Countries: Germany (31%), Italy (19%), United States (6%)

Main connections: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Tullio Serafin

Linked to: Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Soviet Union, Naxos Records




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Paul Kletzki was born in 1900 add something


During the 1920s his compositions were championed by Arturo Toscanini; and Wilhelm Furtwängler, who permitted Kletzki to conduct the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in 1925 add something


After serving in the First World War, he studied philosophy at the University of Warsaw before moving to Berlin in 1921 to continue his studies add something


Because he was Jewish, he left Nazi Germany in 1933 and moved to Italy, however due to the anti-semitism of the Italian Fascist regime he moved to the Soviet Union in 1936 add something


Kletzki's most notable work is his Third Symphony, completed in October 1939, with the subtitle 'In memoriam' add something


Other works include three string quartets, a Sinfonietta for strings, a Fantasy for piano, and a sonata for violin and piano. From 1942 onwards Kletzki wrote no more compositions; he argued that Nazism had destroyed his spirit and his will to compose add something


In 1954 he was appointed chief conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra add something


Oralia Dominguez - In 1954, she appeared throughout Europe with such conductors as Tullio Serafin, Igor Markevitch, Paul Kletzki and Herbert von Karajan


Dallas Symphony Orchestra - Between 1958 and 1961 he was principal conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra add something


Symphony No. 11 (Milhaud) - The piece was written in 1960 on a joint commission from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Public Library, and received its premiere under conductor Paul Kletzki


From 1966 until 1970 he was the General Music Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande add something


Charles Dutoit - After this, he was the conductor for Radio Zurich until 1967, when he took over the Bern Symphony Orchestra from Paul Kletzki, where he stayed for eleven years

Paul Kletzki died in 1973 add something