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Sigfrid Prager, German conductor.

Background

Prager, Sigfrid was born on June 12, 1889 in Berlin, Germany. Son of Philip Johannes and Minna (Scholz) Prager.

Education

Doctor of Philisophy, University of Halle, Germany. Studied composition with Max Bruch, Royal Conservatory, piano with Eugene Francis Charles D’Albert and Ferrucio Benvenuto D’Albert (Berlin).

Career

Came to the United States, 1925, naturalized, 1930. Conductor of opera, Germany and Italy, 1910-1918, South America, Argentina, 1919-1924. Conductor Yorkville Theatre, New York City, 1925-1926.

Conductor Civic Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1926. Also conductor Chicago Bach Chorus, Chicago, Illinois, 1929-1932, Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1936-1940. Lecturer Stanford University, summer, 1935, University of Wisconsin, summer, 1938.

Composer: Sicania, symphonic poem for orchestra, given in Catania, Italy, 1912. Suite on Negro Spirituals, for orchestra, given in Madison, Wisconsin, 1928, Milwaukee, 1927, 1929, Chicago, 1932. Also 11 songs for voice and piano on Italian and Spanish poems.

Home: Madison, Wisconsin.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Sicania, symphonic poem for orchestra, given in Catania, Italy, 1912. Suite on Negro Spirituals, for orchestra, given in Madison, Wisconsin, 1928, Milwaukee, 1927, 1929, Chicago, 1932. Also 11 songs for voice and piano on Italian and Spanish poems.

Connections

Married Franziska Ruettinger, August 28, 1925.

father:
Philip Johannes Prager

mother:
Minna (Scholz) Prager

spouse:
Franziska Ruettinger