Bruno Walter - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - DB 8445 - (Condition - 90-95%)-  78 RPM

Bruno Walter (born Bruno Schlesinger, September 15, 1876 – February 17, 1962) was a German-born conductor, pianist and composer. Born in Berlin, he left Germany in 1933 to escape the Third Reich, settling finally in the United States in 1939. He worked closely with Gustav Mahler, whose music he helped to establish in the repertory, held major positions with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Salzburg Festival, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, Staatsoper Unter den Linden and Deutsche Oper Berlin, among others, made recordings of historical and artistic significance, and is widely considered to be one of the great conductors of the 20th century.

Born near Alexanderplatz in Berlin to a middle-class Jewish family, he began his musical education at the Stern Conservatory at the age of eight, making his first public appearance as a pianist when he was nine; he performed a concerto movement with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1889 and a full concerto with them in February, 1890. He studied composition at Stern with Robert Radeke (de:Robert Radecke), and remained active as a composer until about 1910 (see list of compositions below). But it was hearing a concert in 1889 by the Berlin Philharmonic led by Hans von Bülow, he wrote, that "decided my future. Now I knew what I was meant for. No musical activity but that of an orchestral conductor could any longer be considered by me." He made his conducting début at the Cologne Opera with Albert Lortzing's Der Waffenschmied in 1894. Later that year he left for the Hamburg Opera to work as a chorus director. There he first met and worked with Gustav Mahler, whom he revered and with whose music he later became strongly identified. In 1901, Walter accepted Mahler's invitation to be his assistant at the Court Opera in Vienna. Walter led Verdi's Aida at his debut. In 1907 he was elected by the Vienna Philharmonic to conduct its Nicolai Concert. In 1910, he helped Mahler select and coach solo singers for the premiere of Mahler's Symphony No. 8. In the following years Walter's conducting reputation soared as he was invited to conduct across Europe—in Prague, in London where in 1910 he conducted Tristan und Isolde and Ethel Smyth's The Wreckers at Covent Garden, and in Rome. When Mahler died on May 18, 1911, Walter was at his deathbed. On June 6, he wrote to his sister that he was to conduct the premiere of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde; he did so in Munich on November 20, 1911, in the first half of an all-Mahler concert (the second half contained Mahler's Symphony No. 2). On June 26, 1912 he led the Vienna Philharmonic in the world premiere of Mahler's Symphony No. 9.

Record Details


Bruno Walter - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - DB 8445


Bruno Walter


Joseph Haydn


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Conducted By

Bruno Walter


Western Instrumental





Made In



The Gramophone Co. Ltd.

Serial No

DB 8445

Side One

  • Symphony In G Major (G Dur) Military – 1st Movement (Part 1) Adagio-Allegro

Side Two


  • Symphony In G Major (G Dur) Military – 4th Movement Final (Presto)





12 Inches


78 RPM

Record Condition


Cover Condition


Artist - 1 Bruno Walter
Lyrics - 1 Joseph Haydn
Record Details
Genre Western Instrumental
Label HMV
Language English
Size 12 Inches
Speed 78 RPM
Side1 - Song1 Symphony In G Major (G Dur) Military – 1st Movement (Part 1) Adagio-Allegro
Side2 - Song1 Symphony In G Major (G Dur) Military – 4th Movement Final (Presto)

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Bruno Walter - Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - DB 8445 - (Condition - 90-95%)- 78 RPM

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