MÖrike, Eduard, German conductor; b. Stuttgart, Aug. 16, 1877; d. Berlin, March 14, 1929. He was a great-nephew of the poet Eduard Friedrich Mörike. He studied at the Leipzig Cons. with Ruthard and Sitt, and received private piano instruction from Siloti. In 1899 he went to the U.S. and made appearances as a pianist. After working as a coach at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y., he returned to Germany and conducted in various theaters. From 1906 to 1909 he was an asst. conductor at the Bayreuth Festivals. He held the post of 1st conductor at the Deutsches Opernhaus in Berlin from 1912 to 1922, and also made appearances as a guest conductor with the Berlin Phil. He subsequently was active as a conductor in Europe and the U.S. From 1924 until his death he was chief conductor of the Dresden Phil.
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