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On the 100th anniversary of his birth, discover the extraordinary conductor who escaped Communist Czechoslovakia to direct the world's greatest orchestras.
Kubelík went into hiding after making a number of anti-Nazi stands, including declining to use a Hitler salute and refusing to conduct to Wagner. He spent a few months hiding in the countryside so as not to be arrested. In 1943 he married the Czech violinist Ludmilla Bertlová, with whom he had one son. She died in a road accident in 1961. Photo: Getty
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