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Muller-Bruhl, Helmut (28th June 1933-2nd January 2012)

He was an orchestral conductor born in Bruhl, Germany, who studied catholic theology, art and music science, as well as conducting and violin with Wolfgang Schneiderhan.

He began his connection with the Cologne Chamber Orchestra in 1958 when he used them for the Palace Concerts as a house orchestra.  He became their director in 1964 and took them to Switzerland for a tour with the pianist Wilhelm Kempff.   From that time many international soloists appeared with the orchestra, and the orchestra appeared in festivals in North and South America, Asia and Europe.

He had a repertoire of over 500 recordings and productions when taking into account his CDs, LPs, radio and television work.

He died following a long illness in January 2012 when he was 78 years old.

Cologne Chamber Orchestra recordings
Adagio in G (Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni)
Naxos 8.557124 (CD: Best of Baroque Music)
Conductor – Helmut Muller-Bruhl

Concerto No. 2 for Oboe in D minor, Op 9 (Tomaso Giovanni Albinoni)
Naxos 8 .557124 (CD: The Best of Baroque Music)
Conductor – Helmut Muller-Bruhl