Edgar Istel


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(b Mainz, 1880; d Miami, 1948). Ger. composer and musicologist. Writer and teacher in Munich 1900–13; lect. in Berlin 1913–19; worked in Sp. 1920–36, leaving there for Eng. and then (1938) USA. Comp. 5 operas and choral works; author of several books on Wagner, also on Cornelius, Paganini, comic opera, etc.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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