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Karl Böhm

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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 : Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: IV. Recordare Edith Mathis, Julia Hamari, Wieslaw Ochman, Karl Ridderbusch 07:05
Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 : Mozart: Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 - II. Adagio Alfred Prinz, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 08:09
Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, K. 299 : Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, K. 299 - II. Andantino Wolfgang Schulz, Nicanor Zabaleta, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 09:05
Requiem In D Minor, K.626 : Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: II. Tuba mirum Edith Mathis, Julia Hamari, Wieslaw Ochman, Karl Ridderbusch 04:19
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 / Erster Aufzug : Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 / Erster Aufzug - "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja" Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 02:34
Serenade In G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" : Mozart: Serenade In G, K.525 "Eine kleine Nachtmusik": 1. Allegro Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 03:32
Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384 / Act 3 : Mozart: Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K.384 / Act 3 - "Nie werd' ich deine Huld verkennen" - "Bassa Selim lebe lange" Arleen Augér, Reri Grist, Peter Schreier, Harald Neukirch 05:51
Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 / Erster Aufzug : Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, K. 620 / Erster Aufzug - "Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön" Fritz Wunderlich, Berliner Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 04:36
Symphony No. 5 In B Flat, D.485 : Schubert: Symphony No. 5 In B Flat, D.485 - I. Allegro Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm, Franz Schubert 05:48
Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, K. 299 : Mozart: Concerto for Flute, Harp, and Orchestra in C Major, K. 299 - II. Andantino Wolfgang Schulz, Nicanor Zabaleta, Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm 09:10

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Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer : Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - Compl. By Franz Xaver Süssmayer - 1. Introitus: Requiem / 2. Kyrie
Requiem In D Minor, K.626 : Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: I. Dies irae
Requiem In D Minor, K.626 : Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: II. Tuba mirum
Requiem In D Minor, K.626 : Mozart: Requiem In D Minor, K.626 - 3. Sequentia: III. Rex tremendae

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Steeped in the great traditions of Austro-German classical music, Karl Böhm was revered as a master of Wagner, Strauss and Mozart's operas and was known as a precise, disciplined conductor full of spritely energy and focused efficiency.

Born in Graz, Austria (August 14, 1981) he followed his father's wishes and studied for a law degree but at the same time also enrolled at the Vienna Music Conservatory and made his conducting debut at his hometown opera in 1917, leading a performance of Viktor Nessler's 'Der Trompeter von Sakkingen'. Spotted and then mentored by controversial German composer Karl Muck, he cut his teeth with the Bavarian State and Hamburg Operas and then became head of the Dresden Opera in 1934, where he befriended Richard Strauss and led performances of his works Die Schweigsame Frau and Daphne, which Strauss dedicated to Böhm. He also helped to rejuvenate the Vienna State Opera in the 1940s and 1950s and earned a stellar reputation in America where he made a stunning debut at the The Metropolitan Opera with Mozart's Don Giovanni and later conducted the New York Philharmonic on memorable performances of Mozart, Brahms and Hindemith.

His recording of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival in 1966 was another important landmark and he was regarded by some critics as one of the finest conductors of the 20th century, whose work spread to include diligent, masterful interpretations of Bruckner, Haydn and Schubert. Always a popular fixture at the prestigious Salzburg Festival, he gave his final performance when recording a filmed version of Strauss's Elektra, before suffering a stroke. He died in 1981 at the age of 86.