Wolfgang Schneiderhan


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(b Vienna, 1915; d Vienna, 2002). Austrian violinist. Toured Eur. at age of 11. Lived in Eng. 1929–32. Leader Vienna SO 1932–6, then played in opera orch. Leader Vienna PO 1937–51. Founded and led Schneiderhan Quartet 1937–51. Prof. of vn. Salzburg Mozarteum 1938–56, and Vienna Acad. of Mus. 1939–50. On staff Lucerne Cons. from 1949. Frequent soloist with leading orchs. With wife Irmgard Seefried gave f.p. of Henze's Ariosi, for sop., vn., and orch. (Edinburgh Fest. 1964).

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