Posted January 09, 2013

Posted January 9, 2013

Born in the same year . . . 1912 : Sergiu Celibidache, Georg Solti, Günter Wand and Erich Leinsdorf were all born in 1912.

Is this just a conicidence or something more? As we contemplate the Jubilee Year of two giants: Richard Wagner and Giuseppe Verdi (and just 19 months prior to Wagner – Franz Liszt) it is interesting to consider these seemingly  “magic years”.

Here is an article from Die Zeit on-line which ponders this question:

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