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Egon Pollak

(1879—1933)


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(b Prague, 1879; d Prague, 1933).

Cz.‐born Austrian conductor. Ch. cond. Prague 1901. Cond. Bremen Opera 1905–10, Leipzig 1910–12, Frankfurt 1912–17. Mus. dir. Hamburg Opera 1922–31. Cond. Chicago Opera 1915–16, 1929–32. CG début 1914. Noted cond. of Wagner and Strauss. Cond. Hamburg première (1920) of Korngold's Die tote Stadt. Died conducting Fidelio.

Subjects: Music.


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