Hans Knappertsbusch

Hans Knappertsbusch (March 12, 1888 - October 25, 1965) German conductor born in Elberfeld (present-day Wuppertal), best known for his performances of the music of Richard Wagner, Anton Bruckner and Richard Strauss.

Knappertsbusch studied philosophy at Bonn University and conducting at the Cologne Conservatory with Steinbach. For a few summers he assisted Siegfried Wagner and Hans Richter at Bayreuth. He began his career with conducting jobs in Elberfeld (1913–1918), Leipzig(1918–1919) and Dessau (1919–1922). When Bruno Walter left Munich for New York, Knappertsbusch succeeded him as General Music Director of the Bavarian State Opera. He incurred the wrath of Goebbels by asking a German diplomat in the Netherlands whether he was a "Muss-Nazi" (someone who was forced to join the Nazi Party for career reasons): as a result his Munich contract was revoked [1]. He then went to Vienna to conduct the Staatsoper there. When World War II ended, he returned to Munich, but continued to guest conduct in Vienna, as well as to make appearances at the Bayreuth Festival. He hardly toured outside the German speaking world. He disliked long rehearsals, and was sometimes accused of laziness.

He died in Munich, before the advent of the compact disc, but many of his LP recordings have been remastered to CD.

Knappertsbusch"s 1951 and 1962 recordings of Parsifal are generally considered definitive of that work.

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Wagner - Parsifal - Hans Knappertsbusch, Wilhelm Pitz (CD)

Wagner - Parsifal - Hans Knappertsbusch, Wilhelm Pitz (CD)

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Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Berger, Wolf, Bruckner - Gesellschaft - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn, Berger, Wolf, Bruckner - Gesellschaft - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Wagner - Tristan und Isolde - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

Wagner - Tristan und Isolde - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Wagner - Parsifal - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

Wagner - Parsifal - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major Op. 55

Beethoven - Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major Op. 55 "Eroica" - Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in E flat Major 'Romantic' - Knappertsbusch (CD)

Bruckner - Symphony No. 4 in E flat Major 'Romantic' - Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Shubert & Brahms. Knappertsbusch (CD)

Shubert & Brahms. Knappertsbusch (CD)

Shubert & Brahms. Knappertsbusch - 40031 - Classical music..

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Beethoven - Sinfonie N. 2,3,7,8 - Knappertsbusch (CD)

Beethoven - Sinfonie N. 2,3,7,8 - Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Knappertsbusch dirige Brahms & Wagner (CD)

Knappertsbusch dirige Brahms & Wagner (CD)

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Wagner - Der Fliegende Hollander - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

Wagner - Der Fliegende Hollander - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90, Haydn - Symphony No. 94 in G major

Brahms - Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90, Haydn - Symphony No. 94 in G major "Surprise" - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Hans Knappertsbusch at the Wiener Staatsoper (CD)

Hans Knappertsbusch at the Wiener Staatsoper (CD)

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Wagner und Knappertsbusch (CD)

Wagner und Knappertsbusch (CD)

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Knappertsbusch and Bruckner (CD)

Knappertsbusch and Bruckner (CD)

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Brahms, Verdi, Wagner - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

Brahms, Verdi, Wagner - Hans Knappertsbusch (CD)

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