(b Vienna, 1903; d Manchester, 1968). Austrian-born conductor, composer, and scholar (Eng. cit. 1947). Opera cond. Berlin 1924–5, Mainz 1925–9. Settled in Eng. 1939; lect. in mus. Cambridge Univ. 1942–55, Birmingham Univ. 1949–55, Edinburgh Univ. 1955–62. Prof. of mus., Manchester Univ. 1962–8. Ed. of operas and masses by Monteverdi, of Mozart's L'Oca del Cairo, and of works by Handel. Comp. vocal works. Author of books on Mahler, Bruckner, Berg, Monteverdi, and Wagner operas.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.