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Christoph Eschenbach (born February 20, 1940 in Breslau, Germany (today Wrocław, Poland) is a noted pianist and conductor. Orphaned by World War II, he won numerous first-place piano competition prizes.

In 1964 he made his first recording (of Mozart) for Deutsche Grammophon and signed a contract with the label. In 1981, Eschenbach became principal guest conductor of the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, and was chief conductor from 1982-86. Other posts include music director of the Houston (1988-99); chief conductor of the… read more

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  • Avatar for ativke
    I went to bed last night listening to Mozart and almost had an hallucinogenic experience. I realize this is partially due to my own predetermined mental fragility, but damn, that is one finely woven German tapestry. Anybody have his Schubert cycle?
  • Avatar for hjbardenhagen
    Happy New Year to everyone, there's a new [group]Conductors[/group] group on Last.fm!

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