Furtwängler, (Gustav Heinrich Ernst Martin) Wilhelm
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(b Berlin, 25 Jan 1886; d Baden-Baden, 30 Nov 1954). German conductor, composer and author. He was the eldest child of the classical archaeologist Adolf Furtwängler and of Adelheid, née Wendt, who was a painter. He was brought up, first in Berlin and then near Munich (where his father was appointed professor in ...