Beer-Walbrunn, Anton, German composer; b. Kohlberg, Bavaria, June 29, 1864; d. Munich, March 22, 1929. He was a pupil of Rheinberger, Bussmeyer, and Abel at the Akademie der Tonkunst in Munich. From 1901 he was an instructor there, and from 1908 prof. He wrote the operas Die Sühne (Lübeck, Feb. 16, 1894), Don Quijote (Munich, Jan. 1, 1908), Das Ungeheuer (Karlsruhe, April 25, 1914), and Der Sturm (1914; after Shakespeare), as well as incidental music to Hamlet (1909), two syms., Mahomet’s Gesang for Chorus and Orch., Lustspielou-vertüre, Violin Concerto, Piano Quintet, church music, and many compositions for various instruments. He also supervised new eds. of works of Wilhelm Friede-mann Bach.
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