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Georg Tintner (Conductor)

Born: 22nd May 1917, Vienna, Austria

Died: 2nd October 1999, Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada

Nationality: Canadian

Georg Tintner, was an Austrian-born conductor whose career was principally in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. Although best known as a conductor, he was also a composer (he considered himself a composer who conducted).

As a child he was a singer in the Vienna Boys' Choir, the first Jew ever to be accepted; at that time the choir was directed by Franz Schalk. At the Vienna State Academy he studied composition with Joseph Marx and conducting with Felix Weingartner. Soon he was assistant conductor of the Vienna Volksoper.

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