Thursday, May 10, 2012

Schalk, Franz

Franz Schalk(1863-1931), Austrian conductor, he studied under Anton Bruckner, then he was appointed the first kapellmeister of the Vienna Court Opera; 1904-1921 head of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna; in 1921 he became director of the Vienna State Opera. He was involved in the establishment of the Salzburg Festival.

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