La Scena Musicale

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Today's Birthday in Music: August 26 (Sawallisch)

1923 - Wolfgang Sawallisch, Munich, Germany; conductor and pianist

Biography and pictures

Sawallish rehearses and conducts the Bavarian State Orchestra in Strauss's Till Eulenspiegels lustige spiel (early 1970s)

J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor, transcribed by Stokowski; Wolfgang Sawallisch conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra (Yokohama, Japan, 1999)

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