Keilberth, Josef

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Keilberth, Josef Gender: M
born on 19 April 1908 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Karlsruhe, Germany, 49n03, 8e24
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 29°21' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°07 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°37'

Josef Keilberth
photo: Abraham Pisarek (1901–1983), license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German conductor who specialized in opera.

Keilberth started his career in the State Theatre of his native city,Karlsruhe. In 1940 he became director of the German Philharmonic Orchestra of Prague. Near the end of World War II he became principal conductor of the Dresden Staatskapelle. In 1949 he became chief conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, formed mainly of Germans expelled from post-war Czechoslovakia under the Beneš decrees.

He died in Munich on 20 July 1968 after collapsing while conducting Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde in exactly the same place as Felix Mottl had done in 1911.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor