Nikisch, Arthur

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Nikisch, Arthur Gender: M
born on 12 October 1855 at 22:45 (= 10:45 PM )
Place Mosonszentmikos, Hungary, 47n44, 17e26
Timezone LMT m17e26 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Taeger
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 19°00' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°57 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 25°18'

Arthur Nikisch


Hungarian conductor who performed internationally, holding posts in Boston, London and - most importantly - Berlin. He was considered an outstanding interpreter of the music of Bruckner,Tchaikovsky, Beethoven and Liszt.

After study in Vienna, in 1878 Nikisch was appointed choral coach at the Leipzig Opera, becoming principal conductor in 1879. From 1889 to 1893 he was conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, then conducted the Gewandhaus Orchestra at Leipzig from 1895 until his death. From 1897 he also led the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he toured widely. He succeeded Hans von Bülow as conductor of the Philharmonic Concerts at Hamburg in 1897, toured the United States with the London Symphony Orchestra in 1912, and conducted Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle of operas at Covent Garden in 1913. Although he excelled in performances of Wagner, he was a conductor of broad musical tastes. His style was marked by intensity of Romantic expression and his technique by precision and economy of gesture. As an accompanist at the piano, he appeared in recitals with his pupil Elena Gerhardt, a lieder singer.

He died 23 January 1922, Leipzig.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Taeger quotes Lescaut, quoting biography


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor