Lehmann, (Ludwig) Fritz

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Lehmann, (Ludwig) Fritz

Lehmann, (Ludwig) Fritz, esteemed German conductor; b. Mannheim, May 17, 1904; d. Munich, March 30, 1956. He studied at the Mannheim Cons. and the univs. of Heidelberg and Göttingen. He was a conductor in Göttingen (1923-27), Hildesheim (1927-38), and Hannover (1929-38). In 1934 he became conductor of the Handel Festival in Göttingen; was also Generalmusikdirektor in Bad Pyrmont (1934-38), Wuppertal (1938-47), and Göttingen (1946-50). He subsequently was a teacher at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich (from 1953). A consummate conductor, he led notable performances in both the operatic andsymphonic literature, ranging from the Baroque period to the 20th century.

Bibliography

M. Wick, Bessessen von Musik: Der Dirigent F. L. (Berlin, 1990).

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