Sigfrid Prager Edit Profile
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).
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.
Married Franziska Ruettinger, August 28, 1925.