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August 26, 1923 - February 22, 2013
| Age 89
The Associated Press
BERLIN (AP) — German conductor Wolfgang Sawallisch, acclaimed for his musical brilliance and unpretentious leadership of the Bavarian State Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra, has died. He was 89.
The Munich-based Bavarian State Opera, which Sawallisch led from 1971 to 1992, said he died Friday at his home in Grassau, southern Germany.
"His enormous personality and unrivaled artistry shaped this house for decades," the opera's current head, Nikolaus...
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