(b Eferding, 1895; d Stuttgart, 1977).
Austrian composer, organist and teacher. Held many academic posts incl. Leipzig Hochschule für Musik 1934–45 (dir. from 1942); dir. of Mozarteum, Salzburg, 1945–8; and prof. of comp., Stuttgart Hochschule für Musik 1948–63. Ed. works by J. S. Bach and Mozart. Own works influenced by Baroque composers until he turned to serialism in 1953. Many choral works and org. pieces; sonata for 3 vc.; conc. for vn., vc., and orch.; 8 syms.; org. conc.; 2 vn. concs.; and 3 concs. for str.