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Wand studied in WuppertalAllenstein and Günter Wand - Sinfonie Nr. 8 C-M. At the Cologne Conservatory, he was a composition student with Philipp Jarnach and a piano student with Paul Baumgartner. In Februaryaged 12, Wand attended a performance of Der Zigeunerbaron at the Thalia Theatre in Wuppertal-Elberfeld, and was so entranced he decided to become a conductor. The role of Sandor Barinkay that Inside Our Scars - The Veer Union - Divide The Blackened Sky was sung by Richard Tauber.
Wand started his career in Colognewhere Sinfonie Nr. 8 C-Moll - Anton Bruckner – Gürzenich-Orchester Köln* was to stay for several decades, as a conductor of the Cologne Opera in Inhe also started teaching conducting at a music school in Cologne.
From the early s he guest-conducted a number of orchestras, making his London debut in with the London Symphony Orchestra. With the latter ensemble, he was able to record the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms as well as works by Mozart, TchaikovskyDebussySchubert and Schumann. He also remade Bruckner's symphonies 3 to 9. In JanuaryWand conducted the BBC Symphony Orchestra for the first time,  and was appointed principal guest conductor of the orchestra that same year.
Wand was noted for demanding considerable rehearsal time, a minimum of 5 to 8 rehearsals, for his London concerts.
The highlights of Wand's late career were his annual guest appearances with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestrawhich he conducted in Schubert's "Unfinished" and "Great" symphonies and Bruckner's FifthFourthNinthSeventh and Eighth symphonies.
As a conductor, Wand was a deep believer in the originality of music, aiming to perform works exactly as annotated. His art was marked by straightforward adherence to the score. Wand answered laconically: "Like Beethoven". In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner which he had never conducted until he was over 60Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart.
Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand also composed music, mostly songs with orchestral accompaniment and music for ballet.
One composition was his concertino "Odi et amo", for soprano and chamber orchestra, which Wand wrote for his wife, the soprano Anita Westhoff. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
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