Robert Heger


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(b Strasbourg, 1886; d Munich, 1978). Ger. composer and conductor. Cond. début Strasbourg 1907; opera cond. Nuremberg 1913–21, Vienna 1925–33, Berlin 1933–50, Munich from 1950. Salzburg Fest. début 1927 (Le nozze di Figaro). Cond. many times at CG 1925–35, esp. operas of Strauss, and cond. f. Brit. p. of Capriccio 1953. Cond. celebrated abridged recording of Der Rosenkavalier, 1933, with Lehmann, Schumann, Olczewska, and Mayr. Comp. 5 operas, incl. Lady Hamilton (1951); 3 syms.; vn. conc.; vc. conc.; cantatas; and songs.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.