Wolfgang Stresemann

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Wolfgang Stresemann in 1928.

Wolfgang Gert Stresemann (20 July 1904 – 6 November 1998) was a German jurist, orchestra leader, conductor and composer. He was the intendant of the Berliner Philharmoniker from 1959 to 1978 and again from mid 1984 to early 1985, a time when Herbert von Karajan served as music director.

He was the son of the German statesman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Gustav Stresemann and his wife Käte, born Kleefeld.[1]

From 1939 to 1956 he had emigrated to the United States with his mother.

His daughter Christina (born 1957) is a Judge at the Federal Court of Justice of Germany.

Publications[edit]

  • Mein Vater, Gustav Stresemann (1979)
  • Ein seltsamer Mann; Erinnerungen an Herbert von Karajan
  • Wie konnte es geschehen? Hitlers Aufstieg in der Erinnerung eines Zeitzeugen
  • Philharmonie und Philharmoniker
  • ... und abends in die Philharmonie. Erinnerungen an große Dirigenten
  • Zeiten und Klaenge: Ein Leben zwischen Musik und Politik
  • Eine Lanze für Felix Mendelssohn

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