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Kurt List, Austrian composer. Member of the International Society of Contemporary Music, American Composers Alliance, American Academy Recording Arts and Sciences.

Background

List, Kurt was born on July 21, 1913 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Karl and Stephanie (von Ehrenfels) List.

Education

Diploma in conducting, Conservatory, Vienna, 1934. Doctor of Philosophy, University Vienna, 1938.

Career

Editor, Listen, the Guide to Good Music, New York City, 1944-1951. Musical director, vice president Westminster Recording Company. New York City, 1951-1963.

Musical director Musical Heritage Society, Inc., New York City, 1963-1970. Chief conductor Biedermeier Orchestra, Vienna, Austria, 1963-1970. Composer in residence, Burgtheater, Vienna, 1963-1970.

Composer: String Quartet, 1946, Wind Quintet, 1949, The Wise and the Foolish (opera), 1951, Hochzeitstag (opera), 1959. Composer stage music to plays, Saul and Alkestis (by A. Lernet-Holenia, Burgtheater, Vienna), 1964, La Machine Infernale (by J. Cocteau), 1965. Der Triumph des Todes (opera), 1965.

Der Thronfolger (opera), 1969.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor, Listen, the Guide to Good Music, New York City, 1944-1951. Musical director, vice president Westminster Recording Company. New York City, 1951-1963.

      Musical director Musical Heritage Society, Inc., New York City, 1963-1970. Chief conductor Biedermeier Orchestra, Vienna, Austria, 1963-1970. Composer in residence, Burgtheater, Vienna, 1963-1970.

      Composer: String Quartet, 1946, Wind Quintet, 1949, The Wise and the Foolish (opera), 1951, Hochzeitstag (opera), 1959. Composer stage music to plays, Saul and Alkestis (by A. Lernet-Holenia, Burgtheater, Vienna), 1964, La Machine Infernale (by J. Cocteau), 1965. Der Triumph des Todes (opera), 1965.

      Der Thronfolger (opera), 1969.

Membership

Member of the International Society of Contemporary Music, American Composers Alliance, American Academy Recording Arts and Sciences.

Connections

Married Ursula Stenz, April.

father:
Karl List

mother:
Stephanie (von Ehrenfels) List

spouse:
Ursula Stenz