Karl Pohlig, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Karl Pohlig

German conductor

Date of Birth: 10-Feb-1864

Place of Birth: Teplice, Ústí nad Labem Region, Czech Republic

Date of Death: 17-Jun-1928

Profession: composer, conductor, pianist

Nationality: Austria

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Karl Pohlig

  • Karl Pohlig (10 February 1864 – 17 June 1928) was a German Bohemian conductor born in Teplitz, Bohemia, Austrian Empire.
  • He studied cello and piano in Weimar, and later taught piano there.
  • In 1901 in Stuttgart he became the first conductor to perform the complete version of Bruckner's Symphony No.
  • 6.
  • This symphony had been performed before in excerpts and in an edited-down version by Gustav Mahler. Pohlig became conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1907 to 1912.
  • He invited Sergei Rachmaninoff to make his U.S.
  • debut with the orchestra in 1909.
  • In 1912, he resigned in disgrace after the revelation that he was involved in an extramarital affair with his Swedish secretary.
  • However, Pohlig also sued the orchestra for breach of contract, as he had one year remaining on his contract at that time.
  • He received a settlement of one year's salary.
  • Pohlig concluded his career as conductor of the Braunschweig court opera in Germany, the city in which he died.

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