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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 […]

Georg Tintner: Life as an Ellipse

The tragic death of conductor Georg Tintner (1917 – 1999) triggered a documentary oral-history interview for the Orpheus Trust and a subsequent extensive biographical and compositional analysis, intermittently supported through small grants, that have documented for the first time the range and character of his work as a composer . Through a series of conversations […]

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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