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Rafael Kubelik

  • Birth 29 Jun 1914 Stredocesky (Central Bohemia), Czech Republic
  • Death 11 Aug 1996 Luzern, Switzerland
  • Burial Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
  • Memorial ID 9200892

Orchestra Director and Musician. He was the son of the violinist Jan Kubelik. He studied at the conservatoire in Prague and from 1936 to 1939 and again from 1942 to 1948 he was conductor of the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He left the Czech Republic in the 1940s and he become conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1950 to 1953, music director of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden from 1955 to 1958, of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1961 to 1979, and of the Metropolitan Opera, New York City, from 1972 to 1974. Among his compositions are five operas, symphonies, and chamber music.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 30 Jul 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9200892
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rafael Kubelik (29 Jun 1914–11 Aug 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9200892, citing Vysehradsky Cemetery, Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic ; Maintained by Find A Grave .