(b Vienna, 1927).
Austrian conductor and composer. Began career as orchestral violist in Vienna SO, Tonhalle Orch., Zurich, and Suisse Romande; first va., Vienna SO 1953–7. Chief cond. Vienna Chamber Orch. 1956–63; Kapellmeister, Bonn State Theatre 1964–6; mus. dir. Ulm Th. 1966–8; Salzburg Fest. début 1961, chief cond. Salzburg Landestheater 1967–72. Harpsichordist and recorder‐player in various baroque ens. Dir., SW Ger. CO, Pforzheim, 1972–82. Prof., Vienna Hochschule für Musik from 1983. Comps. incl. va. conc., fl. conc., chamber works, and setting of Whitman's Song of Myself.