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28 October, 2012
(1860 - 1911)
||Born 7 July, in Kaliste, Bohemia (the Czech republic); the son of a shopkeeper|
||Enters Vienna Conservatory; also studies philosophy at Vienna University|
||Completes first significant work, Das klagende Lied|
||Appointed chief conductor of the Budapest Opera|
||Becomes chief conductor at the Hamburg Opera|
||Converts from Judaism to Christianity, is appointed musical director of the Vienna Court Opera|
||Marries pianist Alma Schindler|
||First signs of heart disease; death of his 4 year old daughter|
||Makes his American debut, conducting Tristan at the New York Metropolitan Opera|
||Dies, sick and exhausted, 18 May, in Vienna|