Gerd Albrecht

(b. 1935)

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(b Essen, 1935).

Ger. conductor, pianist, and violinist. Début Hamburg 1956. Won Hilversum Cond. Competition 1958. Coach and cond., Stuttgart Opera 1958–61. Opera cond. Mainz 1961–3, Lübeck 1963–6, Kassel 1966–72, Berlin (Deutsche Oper) 1972–9. Cond. Tonhalle Orch., Zurich, 1975–80. Chief cond. Hamburg State Opera and PO from 1988. Prin. cond. Czech PO 1992–6. Cond. f.ps. of operas by Henze, Fortner, and Reimann (Lear, Munich, 1978). Salzburg Fest. début 1977; CG début 1986.

Subjects: Music.

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