Ferdinand Leitner


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(b Berlin, 1912; d Forch, nr Zurich, 1996). Ger. conductor. Ass. to Busch at Glyndebourne 1935. Opera cond. Berlin 1943, Hamburg 1945–6, Munich 1946–7. Mus. dir. Stuttgart Opera 1947–69 (gen. mus. dir. from 1950), conducting 13 prods. by Wieland Wagner and f.ps. of Orff's Oedipus der Tyrann (1959) and Prometheus (1968). Cond. Zurich Opera 1969–84. Prin. cond. Hague PO 1976–80, RAI Orch., Turin, 1986–90. Amer. début Chicago 1969; Salzburg Fest. 1985.

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