(b Berlin, 1903; d Sheffield, 1960). Eng. conductor and composer of Ger. birth. Cond. Berlin radio 1925–31, composing for it opera Malpopita. Settled in Eng. 1933 and known professionally as George Walter until 1948. Mus. dir., Columbia Graphophone Co. 1933–9. Cond. BBC Th. Orch. 1945–8. Cond. Morley Coll. concerts 1943–60. Ed. Monteverdi's Vespers (York 1954) and L' incoronazione di Poppea. Wrote scores for radio, films, and th. Orch. Mussorgsky's Pictures from an Exhibition. Cond. f.ps. of Britten's Serenade (1943), Tippett's A Child of Our Time (1944), Seiber's Ulysses (1949), and A. Goehr's The Deluge (1959); and f. Brit. p. of Mahler's 6th Sym. (BBC 1950).
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.