Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch, 1923-2013

8:42 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Maestro Wolfgang Sawallisch, 1923-2013

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The Philadelphia Orchestra's sixth music director died at age 89 on Friday, February 22nd at his home outside Munich.
  • Source: Philly
  • | Via: The Philadelphia Inquirer
Wolfgang Sawallisch, 89, the German maestro who defied expectations by taking the helm of the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 70 and remaking it into perhaps the most assured blend of orchestral polish and power in the United States, died Friday evening at home in Grassau outside Munich, according to a statement from the Bavarian State Opera.