Jahn, Wilhelm, Austrian conductor and opera adminstrator; b. Hof, Moravia, Nov. 24, 1834; d. Vienna, April 21, 1900. At the age of 20 he became a theater conductor in Budapest, and then occupied similar posts in Agram, Amsterdam, and Prague. He was in Wiesbaden (1864–80), then became music director of the Vienna Court Opera (1880) and conductor of the Vienna Phil. (1882–83). He retired in 1897, and was succeeded by Mahler.
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