Karl Böhm, (born Aug. 28, 1894, Graz, Austria—died Aug. 14, 1981, Salzburg), Austrian conductor who earned an international reputation for his concert performances and recordings of Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, W.A. Mozart, and other composers. Böhm studied law but also studied music in Vienna with Eusebius Mandyczewski and Guido Adler.
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In 1927, Bohm accepted an appointment as music director at Darmstadt, where he gained further experience conducting modern operatic works, including Berg's Wozzeck. Fate played a hand in 1930 when Bohm conducted Beethoven's Fidelio in Darmstadt as part of a celebration of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven's birth.
In 1927 he was appointed as chief musical director in Darmstadt. In 1931 he was appointed to the same post at the Hamburg State Opera, a position he held until 1934.  Vienna, Dresden, Salzburg [ edit] In 1933, Böhm conducted in Vienna for the first time, in Tristan und Isolde by Wagner.
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