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Born in Poland in 1890, Michael Taube studied at Leipzig Conservatory, before moving to Cologne, where he was a conducting pupil of Hermann Abendroth. In 1924 he joined the Berlin Städtische Oper, serving under Bruno Walter, and exploring earlier and less performed repertoire with ensembles he established. In 1935 he settled in Israel and was an important figure in the development of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. In later years he continued to undertake guest appearances throughout Europe, including engagements with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He died in Tel-Aviv in 1972.

Role: Conductor 
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