Ferdinand Leitner

Born 4 March 1912. Died 3 June 1996
Ferdinand Leitner
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1912-03-04
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Ferdinand Leitner

Ferdinand Leitner Biography (Wikipedia)

Ferdinand Leitner (4 March 1912 in Berlin – 3 June 1996 in Zürich) was a German conductor. Leitner studied under Franz Schreker, Julius Prüwer, Artur Schnabel and Karl Muck. He also was a composition student with Robert Kahn. Starting as a pianist, through the help of Fritz Busch, he became a conductor in the 1930s. He was conductor of the Nollendorfplatz Theater in Berlin from 1943 to 1945; in Hannover from 1945 to 1946; in Munich from 1946 to 1947; and the General Music Director of the Württemberg State Opera house (German "Staatstheater Stuttgart") in Stuttgart from 1947 until 1969. To honour him, the city of Stuttgart has named a pedestrian bridge, that connects the Upper part (where the Staatstheater is located) and the Central part of the "Schlossgarten" (castle) park, after him (Ferdinand-Leitner-Steg).

He is famous as a conductor of opera, his favourite composers being Wagner, Richard Strauss, Mozart, and twentieth-century composers Carl Orff and Karl Amadeus Hartmann. He succeeded Erich Kleiber in 1956 as conductor for the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. From 1976 to 1980, he worked in The Hague as principal conductor of Het Residentie Orkest.

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Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischutz Act II: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer...Leise, leise, fromme Weise
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Der Freischutz Act II: Wie nahte mir der Schlummer...Leise, leise, fromme Weise
Richard Strauss
Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3)
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Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3)

Der Rosenkavalier (Act 3)

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Wurttemberg State Orchestra
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Non temer, amato bene, K 490
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Non temer, amato bene, K 490
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Le Nozze Di Figaro - Opera In 4 Acts K.492 - Extracts
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Le Nozze Di Figaro - Opera In 4 Acts  K.492 - Extracts
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Concerto no.27 in B flat, K.595
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Piano Concerto no.27 in B flat, K.595
Munich Philharmonic, Lucia Popp, George Frideric Handel & Ferdinand Leitner
Julius Caesar: "Wenn ihr mir nicht Mitlied spendet"
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Julius Caesar: "Wenn ihr mir nicht Mitlied spendet"

Julius Caesar: "Wenn ihr mir nicht Mitlied spendet"

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Munich Philharmonic, Lucia Popp, George Frideric Handel & Ferdinand Leitner
Berlin Philharmonic, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wilhelm Kempff & Ferdinand Leitner
Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major, K 595
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Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major, K 595

Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major, K 595

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Berlin Philharmonic, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Wilhelm Kempff & Ferdinand Leitner
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Past BBC Events

Proms 1983: Prom 56
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Royal Albert Hall
1983-09-16T23:34:05
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Sep
1983

Proms 1983: Prom 56

Royal Albert Hall
Proms 1983: Prom 19
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Royal Albert Hall
1983-08-10T23:34:05
10
Aug
1983

Proms 1983: Prom 19

Royal Albert Hall

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