Brückner-Rüggeberg, Wilhelm, German conductor and pedagogue; b. Stuttgart, April 15, 1906; d. Hamburg, April 1, 1985. He studied with August Schmid-Lindner and Siegmund von Hausegger in Munich, where he began his career as chorus master at the Bavarian State Opera in 1928. After conducting in various German music centers, he was a guest conductor with the Hamburg State Opera in 1936-37; subsequently was on its roster from 1938 to 1971. He taught at the Hamburg Hochschule für Musik, becoming a prof, in 1955.
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