Fuchs, Johann Nepomuk

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Fuchs, Johann Nepomuk

Fuchs, Johann Nepomuk, Austrian conductor and composer, brother of Robert Fuchs; b. Frauenthal, Styria, May 5, 1842; d. Vöslau, near Vienna, Oct. 5, 1899. He studied with Sechter at Vienna. He conducted the Pressburg Opera in 1864, and also held similar positions at Brünn, Kassel, Cologne, Hamburg, Leipzig, and (from 1880) the Vienna Court Opera. In 1894 he succeeded Hellmesberger as director of the Vienna Cons. He produced the opera Zingara (Brunn, 1892) and several others.

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