Lovro von Matačić


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(b Sušak, 1899; d Zagreb, 1985). Croatian conductor. Début Cologne Opera 1919; cond. opera Ljubljana 1924–6, Belgrade 1926–31, Zagreb 1932–8, returning to Belgrade as dir., 1938–42. Cond. Vienna Volksoper 1942–5. Chief cond. Dresden Opera 1956–8 and at Berlin jointly with Konwitschny. Guest cond. Vienna and Milan 1958, Chicago 1959. Chief cond. Frankfurt Opera 1961–5; cond. Zagreb PO 1970–80, Monte Carlo Opera 1974–8.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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