Former Vienna State Opera and Vienna Philharmonic First Concertmaster Gerhart Hetzel was born on this day in 1940.
A protege of Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Mr Hetzel is remembered as one of the consummate orchestral leaders of all time.
He tragically passed away in 1992 - following a hiking expedition fall.
GERHART HETZEL | VIENNA PHILHARMONIC | BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 5 | 4TH MVT | 1977