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Schuch, Ernst Edler von

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Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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(b Graz, Nov 23, 1846; d Kötzschenbroda, nr Dresden, May 10, 1914). Austrian conductor. While a law student in Graz, he studied music with Eduard Stolz and directed the Graz Musikverein. At the time of his matriculation at Vienna, he was a pupil of Otto Dessoff. He was appointed music director of Lobe’s theatre in Breslau (now Wrocław) in 1867 and then worked at Würzburg (1868–70), Graz (1870–71) and Basle (1871). In 1872 he was engaged by Pollini in Dresden, where he conducted opera for the first time in March that year. In August he became music director of the Hofoper and in 1873 Kapellmeister, sharing conducting duties at first with Julius Rietz, and from 1879 with Franz Wüllner. In 1882 Schuch assumed sole direction of the opera, and in 1889 became general music director. In spite of many engagements elsewhere in Germany and abroad (Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Paris, Rome, Moscow, St Petersburg, New York etc.) he concentrated his activities in Dresden. In ...

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