Václav Neumann


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(b Prague, 1920; d Vienna, 1995). Cz. conductor and violist. Violist in Smetana Qt. and prin. violist in Czech PO, both from 1945. Deputy cond. Czech PO 1948. Cond. Prague SO 1956–63, Prague PO 1963–4, Komische Oper, Berlin, 1956–64, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch. and Leipzig Opera 1964–7; chief cond. Czech PO 1968–89. Mus. dir. Stuttgart Opera 1969–72. Salzburg Fest. début 1971. NY Met début 1985. Cond. Felsenstein's famous Berlin production of The Cunning Little Vixen, 1956.

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