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The German conductor and composer Oskar Fried was born in Berlin in 1871. An admirer of Gustav Mahler, he was the first conductor to record a Mahler symphony. After the Nazis came to power, Oscar Fried emigrated to the Soviet Union; he died in Moscow in 1941.

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Oscar Fried : Dirigent der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde Berlin, Leo Baeck Institute, F 2184.