Helmut Müller-Brühl was a highly respected German conductor whose long association with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, both in concert and in the recording studio, won over a large following from critics and the public alike. He recorded for a number of major labels, including Naxos, EMI, and Koch Schwann. Helmut Müller-Brühl was born in Brühl, Germany. He showed musical talent early on, but did not give serious thought to a career in music until after concluding studies in philosophy and Catholic theology. He enrolled at the University of Cologne where he studied music with Joseph Schmidt Goerg and Karl Gustav Fellerer. He also took private instruction on violin and viola from Ernst Nippes. In 1955, Müller-Brühl's burgeoning career was temporarily derailed when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Shortly after his recovery, he ...
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