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Weinberger, Jaromír

Weinberger, Jaromír (b Prague, 1896; d St Petersburg, Florida, 1967). Cz.-born composer (Amer. cit.). Taught at Ithaca Cons., NY, in 1922, then worked in Prague, Vienna, etc. Fled to USA 1939 at the time of the Anschluss. Prolific composer of operas, operettas, orch. works, religious mus., songs, etc., but achieved success with 2 works, the opera Švanda Dudák (Schwanda the Bagpiper) (1927) and the Variations and Fugue on Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree for orch. (1939, rev. 1941).

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Weinberger, Jaromir

Jaromir Weinberger (wīn´bûrgər, Czech yä´rômēr wīn´bĕrgĕr), 1896–1967, Czech composer. Weinberger studied at the conservatories of Prague and Leipzig. In 1939, after extensive travels, he settled in New York City. His most popular works are the polka and fugue from the opera Schwanda the Bagpiper (1927) and his orchestral variations Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree (1939). Other works are the operas Outcasts of Poker Flat (1932; based on the story by Bret Harte) and Wallenstein (1937), and the ballet Saratoga (1941).

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