(b Vienna, 15 Sept. 1923; d Vienna, 25 March 1979). Austrian composer and organist. He studied with Friedrich Reidinger (theory) and Bruno Seidlhofer (organ) at the Vienna Music Academy (1941–2), where in 1945 he was appointed professor of organ. He was an admired exponent of Bach, and was influenced by that composer and by Hindemith in his music, which includes sacred choral pieces, organ works, and the secular oratorio François Villon (1956).
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.