Liebig, Karl, German conductor; b. Schwedt, July 25, 1808; d. Berlin, Oct. 6, 1872. He was oboist in the Alexander Grenadier Regiment in Berlin. In 1843 he organized the Berlin Symphoniekapelle, which under his leadership attained a very high standard of performance. In 1867 the orch. elected another conductor, and Liebig’s attempts to form a rival organization proved futile.
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