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Book Review: Out of Time. The Vexed Life of Georg Tintner, by Tanya Buchdahl Tintner

Book Review: Out of Time. The Vexed Life of Georg Tintner, by Tanya Buchdahl Tintner

When a Composer Conducts his Life “Today I am 25 years old. I have achieved almost nothing. How time flies,” wrote Georg Tintner in an autobiographical note on his birthday in 1942. World War II was at its height, and the young Austrian composer and conductor was far away, living in Auckland, New Zealand, where […]

In Defense of Linz

In Defense of Linz

Mentioning the name of Austria’s third largest city often stirs that famous, but peculiar saying, “In Linz beginnt’s.” Although initially a response to the insulting “In Linz stinkt’s” – time honored epithet for the country’s traditional center of heavy industry – this optimistic adage always seemed to merit the question, “Just what, exactly, begins in […]

Composer Recorded (At Last!)

Anyone who recognises the name Georg Tintner (1917 – 1999), Viennese by birth, probably thinks of him as a conductor of international standing. Known to a wider audience through recordings of the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (1824 – 1896) for the CD Label Naxos, many are surprised to learn that Tintner was also a composer. […]

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