Sergiu Celibidache, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Sergiu Celibidache

Romanian conductor and composer

Date of Birth: 28-Jun-1912

Place of Birth: Roman, NeamÈ› County, Romania

Date of Death: 14-Aug-1996

Profession: composer, conductor, university teacher

Nationality: Romania

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Sergiu Celibidache

  • Sergiu Celibidache (Romanian: ['serd?ju t?elibi'dake]; 11 July [O.S.
  • 28 June] 1912, Roman, Romania – 14 August 1996, La Neuville-sur-Essonne, France) was a Romanian conductor, composer, musical theorist, and teacher of Greek descent (S?????? ?se?ep?d????; Sérgios Tselepidákis). Educated in his native Romania, and later in Paris and Berlin, Celibidache's career in music spanned over five decades, including tenures as principal conductor for the Munich Philharmonic, Berlin Philharmonic, Sicilian Symphony Orchestra and several European orchestras.
  • Later in life, he taught at Mainz University in Germany and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Celibidache frequently refused to release his performances on commercial recordings during his lifetime, claiming that a listener could not obtain a "transcendental experience" outside the concert hall.
  • Many of the recordings of his performances were released posthumously.
  • He has nonetheless earned international acclaim for celebrated interpretations of the classical music repertoire and was known for a spirited performance style informed by his study and experiences in Zen Buddhism.
  • He is regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the 20th century.

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