Log In

Paul Breisach Edit Profile

conductor

Paul Breisach was an Austrian-born conductor.

Background

Breisach, Paul was born on June 3, 1896 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Edward and Dora (Hoenigsvald) Breisach.

Education

Studied with Bruno Walter and Heinrich Schenker: m.

Career

He was a pupil of Heinrich Schenker in Vienna from October 1913 for several years. New Grove 2 reports that he was a conductor at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in the early 1930s until he emigrated. He conducted at the Metropolitan Opera from 1941 through 1946, and he was a staff conductor at the San Francisco Opera during the 1940s until his death.

Connections

father:
Edward Breisach

mother:
Dora (Hoenigsvald) Breisach