Rudolf Wagner-Régeny


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(b Szász‐Régen, Romania, 1903; d E. Berlin, 1969).

Romanian‐born composer, conductor, and pianist (Ger. cit. 1933). Chorusmaster, Berlin Volksoper 1923–5, worked with Laban's dance orch. 1927–30. Dir. Rostock Hochschule für Musik, 1947–50, prof. of comp. East Berlin Acad. of Arts 1950–68. Influenced by Weill‐Brecht works, later by 12‐note procedures. Comp. 12 operas (incl. Die Bürger von Calais 1936–8, Johanna Balk 1938–40, and Das Bergwerk zu Falun 1958–60); 3 ballets (incl. Tristan, 1958); pf. conc.; ch. works, etc.

Subjects: Music.

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