Hermann Abendroth


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(b Frankfurt am Main, 1883; d Jena, 1956). Ger. conductor. Chief cond. Lübeck Opera 1907–11 and mus. dir. at Essen 1911–15. Dir. of Cologne Cons. 1915, becoming gen. mus. dir. of Gürzenich Orch. 1918–34. Guest cond. of LSO 1927–37. Cond. Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch., 1934–45. Mus. dir., Weimar Nat. Th. 1945, Weimar SO from 1946. Chief cond. Leipzig Radio SO from 1949. Chief cond. Berlin (East) Radio SO 1953. Bayreuth 1943–4.

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