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conductor

Henry Josef Krips, Austrian conductor. Recipient Mozart Ring, Austria, 1965.

Background

Krips, Henry Josef was born on April 8, 1902 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Joseph and Luise (Seitz) Krips.

Education

Educated Academy of Music, Vienna, Austria. Pupil of Felix Weingartner, Professor Mandyczewski.

Career

Music Coach, choirmaster. Conductor Volsoper, Vienna, 1921-1924. Opera chief conductor Aussig/Elbe, 1924, Dortmund, 1925.

General music director Karlsruhe, 1926-1933. 1st conductor State Opera Vienna, 1933-1938. Professor Academy Music and Dramatic Art, 1935-1938.

Guest conductor Opera, also Philharmonic Orchestra, Belgrade, 1938-1939. Reorganized Vienna State Opera, Hofmusikkapelle, Vienna, 1945. Guest performances Salzburg Festival, 1946-1948, Leningrad, Moscow, Nice, Paris, Marseille, Basle, London, Brussels, 1947.

Director School for Conductors, Academy Music and Dramatic Art, Vienna, 1949. Chief conductor London Symphony Orchestra, 1950, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1954-1963. Conductor, music director San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, 1963-1964.

Connections

Married Mitzi Wilheim, 1947.

father:
Joseph Krips

mother:
Luise (Seitz) Krips

spouse:
Mitzi Wilheim