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Werner Joseph Egk, German composer. Member League German Composers (president), Academy der Künste Berlin West, Academy der schönen Künste Munich, Deutsche Akademie der Künste Berlin.; Rotarian.

Background

Egk, Werner Joseph was born on May 17, 1901 in Auchsesheim, Bavaria. Son of Joseph and Maria (Buck) Egk.

Education

Student Conservatory for Music, Augsburg, Germany, also U. Munich.

Career

1 son, Titus. Conductor, Staatsoper, Berlin, 1936-1940. Director High School for Music, West Berlin, 1950-1953. Permanent guest conductor Staatsoper Munich, from 1950.

Composer: (operas) Die Zaubergeige, 1935. Peer Gynt, 1938; Columbus, 1941. Irische Legende, 1955.

Der Revisor, 1956; Die Verlobung in San Domingo, 1963. Siebzehn Tage und vier Minuten, 1966. (ballets) Joan von Zarissa, 1940.

Abraxas, 1948; Ein Sommertag, 1950. Die Chinesische Nachtigall, 1953. Cassanova in London; also works for orchestra, solos for orchestra.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: (operas) Die Zaubergeige, 1935. Peer Gynt, 1938

    • Columbus, 1941. Irische Legende, 1955.

      Der Revisor, 1956

    • Die Verlobung in San Domingo, 1963. Siebzehn Tage und vier Minuten, 1966. (ballets) Joan von Zarissa, 1940.

      Abraxas, 1948

    • Ein Sommertag, 1950. Die Chinesische Nachtigall, 1953. Cassanova in London

    • also works for orchestra, solos for orch.

Membership

Member League German Composers (president), Academy der Künste Berlin West, Academy der schönen Künste Munich, Deutsche Akademie der Künste Berlin.

Connections

Married Elisabeth Karl, March 29, 1923.

father:
Joseph Egk

mother:
Maria (Buck) Egk

spouse:
Elisabeth Karl