Born in Vienna March 20, 1903.

1914-1921

State Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts, Vienna.
Piano,Organ, Harmony, Counterpoint, Music History.
University of Vienna.

1920-1938

Organ Concerts in “Grossen Konzerthaus Saal” and in “Grossen Musikvereins Saal,” Vienna.
Pianist and Composer for Modern Dance Companies.
Performances throughout Europe and Scandinavia.
Radio Vienna:  Regular piano and organ performances; Composer for radio plays

1925-1928

Dalcroze School, Hellerau-Laxenburg: Pianist, Composer, Conductor.

1936

Commission from Felix Weingartner to arrange new ballet music for “The Beggar Student.”  Performed in the Vienna Opera, Paris Opera, Basel Stadttheater

1931-1938

Professor: Max Reinhardt Seminar, Vienna.

1939-1967

Musical Director of The Museum of Modern Art, Film Department, New York.

1953-1954

Agnes De Mille Dance Theater: Nation-wide Tour.  Solo Pianist, Conductor, Composer.

1957-1963

Solo Pianist: N.B.C., C.B.S., A.B.C., N.E.T., Television

1965-1966

New Yorker Theater, Broadway:  Film Cycles.

1967-1972

University of New York, Albany:  Lecture on Film Music.
University of Minnesota Film Society:  Film Accompaniment.
University of Texas, Austin:  Theatre & Film Performances.
American Film Institute, Washington, D.C.:  Lecturer, Film Music.

1968-1980

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis:  Film Accompaniment.

1974

Kennedy Center, American Film Institute:  Gala Performance (with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.).

1977

ZDF Television, Berlin:  Talk on Film Music.
Northwest Film Study Center, Portland, Oregon:  Performances.
Bonn:  Film Music Symposium and Performances.

1978

American Film Institute’s First Annual Film Cruise, Los Angeles/Mexico:  Lecturer and Performer.

1977-1980

Kommunales Kino, Frankfurt:  Performances.

1979

Goethe Institutes:  Special Engagements--Triest, Napoli, Milano.

1980

Urania & Museum of 20th Century, Vienna:  Performance, Lecture.

INTERVIEWS:
   

AZ, Vienna New York Times
BBC, London New Yorker Magazine
Berliner Tip ORF Radio (Austria)
CBC, Canada ORF, “Zehn vor Zehn”
Corriere de la Sera RIAS, Berlin
Frankfurter Allgemeine Swiss Television Lugano
General Anzeiger, Bonn Stampa
Hamburg Abendblatt Washington Post
Herald Tribune, New York Die Welt, Hamburg
KPFA, Berkeley, California WQXR, New York

PIANIST/COMPOSER FOR

1925-1938

    Valeria Kratina
    Rosalia Chladek
    Gertrude Bodenwieser
    Ellinor Tordis
    Hilde Holger
    Ilka Zezulak
    Gisa Gehrt
    Martha Wiesenthal
    Gertrud Kraus
    Valeska Gert
    Claire Bauroff

1938-1939

    George Balanchine

1939-1959

    Agnes De Mille

MUSIC for THEATER

1931-1938

Theater in der Josefstadt
    “Schwarzrote Kirschen.”  Director:  Paul Kalbeck.

Deutsches Volkstheater
    “Hamlet” (mit Hans Jaray).  Director:  Rolf Jahn.
    “Andacht zum Kreuz.”  Director:  Paul Kalbeck.
    “Die Verhängnissvolle Faschingsnacht.”  Director:  Hans Thimig.

Salzburger Festspiele
    “Ein Sommernachtstraum.”  Director:  Max Reinhardt.  Mozartheum Orchestra.

Schönbrunner Schlosstheater
    “Die Deutschen Kleinstädter.”  Director:  Max Reinhardt.
    “Die Schiefe Hut.”  Director:  Paul Kalbeck.

Zeremonien Saal, Hofburg
    “Das Spiel der 3 Marien”  (Josef Gregor).  Director:  Emil Geyer.

Scala, Vienna
    “Sie Johann,” Musical Comedy.  Fritz Grunbaum.

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