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Fried, Oskar

Fried, Oskar (b Berlin, 1871; d Moscow, 1941). Ger.-born conductor, horn-player, and composer (Russ. cit. 1940). Hn.-player in Frankfurt Opera orch. 1889. Guest cond. of most leading Eur. orchs., specially active in Berlin: cond. Stern Choral Soc. from 1904, Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde 1907–10, Berlin SO 1925–6. Left Berlin in 1934 for Russ. Cond. ballet at Salzburg Fest. 1925. Cond. opera at Tbilisi and was chief cond. Moscow All-Union Radio Orch. Champion of Delius, Mahler, and others among his contemporaries. His comps. incl. opera Die vernarrte Prinzess; Verklärte Nacht, mez., ten., orch. (1901); and Das trunkene Lied, sop., cont., bass, ch., orch. (1904).

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