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14 Facts About Arthur Nikisch
Arthur Nikisch began his studies at the Vienna Conservatory in 1866.
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Arthur Nikisch gave the premiere of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No 7 with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra in 1884.
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Arthur Nikisch served as director of the Leipzig Conservatory from 1902 and there taught a class in conducting.
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In 1921 Arthur Nikisch conducted several concerts at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires.
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On 10 November 1913, Arthur Nikisch made one of the earliest recordings of a complete symphony, Beethoven's 5th, with the Berlin Philharmonic, a performance later reissued on LP and CD by DGG and other modern labels.
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Arthur Nikisch made a series of early recordings with the London Symphony Orchestra, some of which display the portamento characteristic of early-20th century playing.
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Arthur Nikisch's legacy is as one of the founders of modern conducting, with deep analysis of the score, a simple beat, and a charisma that let him bring out the full sonority of the orchestra and plumb the depths of the music.
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Arthur Nikisch supported Furtwangler at the beginning of his career and predicted that he would be his successor.
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