Franz Konwitschny


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(b Fulnek, N. Moravia, 1901; d Belgrade, 1962). Ger. conductor. Played vn. and va. in various orchs. Cond. début 1927, working in opera 1927–49). Cond., Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch. 1949–62, Dresden State Opera 1953–5, Berlin State Opera 1955–62. Cond. The Ring at CG, 1959. Salzburg Fest. 1961.

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