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Eugen Jochum


German conductor Eugen Jochum is known as by many to have already been the main Bruckner conductor from the middle- to past due twentieth hundred years; he creating many exceptional recordings of Bruckner’s symphonies (in addition to worthwhile interpretations of many other composers). He also remaining to posterity several written articles for the interpretation of this composer. Musical research started in early years as a child (both of Eugen’s brothers, Otto Jochum and Georg Ludwig Jochum, continued to become effective musicians within their personal correct), and Jochum went to the Augsburg Conservatory until he was twenty years old. He signed up for the Munich Academy of Music like a structure college student of Hermann von Waltershausen, but quickly diverted his energies to performing (dealing with Siegmund von Hausegger). He worked well like a rehearsal associate in the Munich Country wide Theater, and, following a effective Munich debut in 1926, was asked to become listed on the conducting personnel in the Kiel opera. In 1926, having created a big operatic repertory, he relocated to Mannheim (1929-1930) and to Duisburg (1930-1932). Although fairly youthful, he was asked to serve as music movie director for Berlin Radio in 1932, even though in that town built a link using the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra which would resulted in many visitor conductor looks in the next years. Jochum became music movie director from the Hamburg opera (and, alongside that title, primary conductor from the Hamburg Philharmonic) in 1934, staying at that post until 1949 — efficiently avoiding Nazi disturbance along with his musical actions. Through the 1930s, Jochum continuing to champion several contemporary composers who was simply officially banned from the Nazi party (such as for example Hindemith and Bartók), though his great like remained the past due Intimate repertory. After developing the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1949, Jochum spent the 1950s developing that firm (together with his brand-new function as music movie director for Bavarian radio) and building his stature being a visitor conductor around European countries; his Bayreuth debut is at 1953, and he got partial charge from the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam from 1961-1964. He executed the Bamburg Symphony orchestra from 1969 to 1973, and was appointed conductor laureate from the London Symphony Orchestra for the 1978-1979 period. From 1950 on Jochum offered as the leader from the German section from the International Bruckner Culture. Jochum’s performing was marked by way of a fluent, lyric strategy (which nevertheless demonstrated capable of sketching tempestuous outcomes from his players when required). Most of all he respected a wealthy, warm sound properly suitable for the music of Bruckner and Wagner, though recordings present an abundance of insight in to the music of various other German experts, notably Beethoven, Bach, and Haydn. Jochum passed away in 1987, following a 10 years of semi-retirement.

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Full Name Eugen Jochum
Died March 26, 1987, Munich, Germany
Profession Conductor
Education Hochschule für Musik und Theater München
Nationality German
Spouse Maria Jochum
Children Veronica Jochum
Siblings Georg Ludwig Jochum, Otto Jochum
Albums Tristan und Isolde (Chorus of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Wilhelm Furtwängler), Symphony no. 5, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, KV 384 (Chor und Orchester der Bayerischen Staatsoper feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum), Das Lied von der Erde (Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum), Bruckner Symphonies, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Bach: Mass in B Minor, Te Deum / Motets / Psalm 150, Piano Concertos nos. 1, 2 / Seven Fantasias, op. 116, Symphonie Nr. 9, Mass in B minor, BWV 232 (Chor & Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum) (disc 2), Richard Wagner : Lohengrin, Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Bayreuth 1953), Symphony no. 9 "Choral", Weihnachts-Oratorium, Matthäus-Passion (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum) (disc 1), Symphonie Nr. 2 (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum), Sinfonie Nr.9 d-moll (Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks feat. conductor: Eugen Jochum), Wagner: Récit du Graal et Prière du roi extraits de Lohengrin (Mono Version), Eugen Jochum, Vol. 4, Bach: Messe, BWV 232 (Mono Version), Haydn: Die Schöpfung (Munich 1951), Septembre musical, Vol. 5 : Richard Strauss / Johannes Brahms (Montreux 1958), Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109 (History Records - Classical Edition 46 - Original Recordings Digitally Remastered 2012 In Stereo), Mozart: Symphony No. 36 "Linz" & No. 38 "Prague", Beethoven: Fidelio (Rome 1957), Beethoven: Missa Solemnis, Schubert: Symphonie No. 8 "Inachevée" (Mono Version), Mozart: Requiem, K. 626 (Mono Version), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concertos No. 20 KV 466 & No. 24 KV 491 (Recordings 1954), Mozart: Bläserserenade, K. 361 "Gran Partita" (Stereo Version), Carmina Burana, Til Eulenspiegel / Don Juan / Walzerfolge aus "Der Rosenkavalier", Piano Concerto no. 1, Mozart: Symphonies No. 36, K. 425 and No. 38, K. 504, Deutsche Grammophon Collection: Missa Sanctae Caecilia, Sinfonien Nr. 103 & Nr. 104 - Haydn-Variationen (Eloquence), Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov, Les grands compositeurs de la musique classique : Carl Orff, Vol. 1, Joseph Haydn: Symphony 88 In G Major, Hob. I/88 - Symphony 91 In E Flat Major, Hob. I/91, Wagner: Orchestral Works (Mono Version), Strauss: Don Juan, Suites de valses extraites du Chavalier à la rose & Till l'espiègle (Stereo Version), Eugen Jochum, Vol. 1, R. Strauss: Elektra, Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 (Mono Version), Richard Strauss: Tone Poems, Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 39-41 & Maurerische Trauermusik, K. 477, Von Weber: Der Freischütz, Extracts (Stereo Version), Wagner: Lohengrin, extraits (Mono Version), Bruckner: 9 Symphonies, Symphony no. 94 in G “Surprise” / Symphony no. 99 in E-flat / Symphony no. 104 in D “London”
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Opera Recording

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Twisted Fiction 2011 Short performer: "Fortune plango vulnera from 'Carmina Burana'"
Bronson 2008 performer: "Romantic"
Jackass: The Movie 2002 Documentary performer: "O Fortuna"
La gueule ouverte 1974 performer: "COSI FAN TUTTE"
Zardoz 1974 performer: "Symphony No. 7 in A, op. 92, 2nd movement"

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Philharmoniker 1944 conductor
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Die Pfarrhauskomödie 1972



Der Dirigent Eugen Jochum 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
Pas geperst 1958 TV Series Himself
Philharmoniker 1944 Himself - Generalmusikdirektor Berliner Philharmonische Orchester

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