Ferenc Fricsay


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(b Budapest, 1914; d Ermatingen, Switz., 1963). Hung. conductor. Cond. at Szeged 1933–9. Prin. cond. Budapest Opera 1939–45. Cond. f.ps. of Einem's Dantons Tod (Salzburg Fest. 1947, his début there), and Orff's Antigonae (Salzburg 1949). Cond. Berlin Städtische Opera 1948–52, Munich Opera 1956–8, Deutsche Oper, Berlin, from 1961, inaugurating rebuilt th. with Don Giovanni. Prin. cond. RIAS Orch., Berlin, 1948–54. Mus. dir. Bavarian State Opera 1956–8. Brit. début, Edinburgh Fest. 1950; Amer. début 1953. Cond. Houston SO 1954.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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