Winfried Zillig


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(b Würzburg, 1905; d Hamburg, 1963). Ger. composer, conductor, and writer. Répétiteur Oldenburg 1928–32. Cond. at Düsseldorf 1932–7, 1946–7; chief cond. Essen Opera 1937–40. Mus. dir. Poznán Opera 1940–3. Chief cond. Hesse Radio, Frankfurt, 1947–51, where he promoted 20th cent. mus., incl. f. European p. of Schoenberg's vn. conc. Freelance cond. 1951–9. Dir. of mus., Hamburg Radio, 1959–63. His mus. is nearer to Berg than Schoenberg. Wrote 7 operas, incl. Troilus and Cressida (1949, rev. 1963), vn. conc., 2 str. qts., and choral mus. Completed scoring of Schoenberg's oratorio Die Jakobsleiter (f.p. in Zillig version, Vienna 1961), and prepared vocal score of Moses und Aron.

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