Paul Kletzki

Biography

Born: March 21, 1900; Lódz, Poland   Died: March 5, 1973; Liverpool, England  
Paul Kletzki was a highly respected conductor in the middle years of the 1900s. He was a composition student at the Warsaw Conservatory and the Berlin Academy. He had taken violin as a boy and continued his studies on that instrument in Warsaw with Emil Mlynarski. His first professional job was as a member of the Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra. Meanwhile, he was composing. When he debuted as a conductor in Berlin in 1923 it was in a concert of his Read more own compositions. He settled in Berlin, where he conducted and composed actively. He left Germany in 1933 when he went to Venice and Milan and received an invitation to teach composition and orchestra at the Milan Scola Superiore di Musica. From 1937 to 1938 he was the musical director of the Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra in the U.S.S.R. At the end of that term he left for Switzerland, where he remained. He took Swiss citizenship in 1947. Kletzki conducted widely after the War. He came into demand for his qualities of lucidity and power, together with fresh conceptions of the music. He was particularly in demand as a guest conductor in South and Central America, and had a close association with the Israel Philharmonic. He was music director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra (1958 - 1962), the Bern Symphony Orchestra (1964 - 1966), and the Orchestra of Suisse Romande (1968 - 1970). He had received considerable praise for his compositions, particularly before World War II, when he had more time to write. However, most of his output was lost in the destruction of World War II. Read less

Composer: Gustav Mahler

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  • 1.
    Mahler Adagios
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 08753 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Ortrun Wenkel
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Otto Klemperer,  Carlo Maria Giulini  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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    Brahms, Mahler / Dominguez, Svanholm, Kletzki, Et Al
    Label: Orfeo D'or   Catalog: 748071 Release Date: 02/26/2008   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johannes Brahms,  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Oralia Dominguez,  Set Svanholm
    Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
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    Legendary Treasures - Mahler: Symphony No 1 And 9 / Kletzki
    Label: Doremi Records   Catalog: 7850 Release Date: 10/10/2006   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
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