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Gerd Albrecht, German Conductor Is Dead at 78

NYTimes By MARGALIT FOX

Mr. Albrecht, a German, had a volatile run as the first non-Czech to lead the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Gerd Albrecht (19 July 1935 – 2 February 2014) was a German conductor. He was a first-prize winner at the International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors at age 22. His first post was as a repetiteur at the Stuttgart State Opera. Later, he became Senior Kapellmeister at the Mainz Municipal Theatre, and Generalmusikdirektor in Lübeck. He also held posts at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich and the Hamburg State Opera....Wikipedia