Munzinger, Karl, Swiss conductor and composer; b. Balsthal, Sept. 23, 1842; d. Bern, Aug. 16, 1911. He studied in Basel (1859–60) and was a pupi’ of Hauptmann, Reinecke, E.F. Richter, and Moscheies at the Leipzig Cons. (1860–63). In 1866 he became director of the Liedertafel and Cäcilienverein in Solothurn. He was named conductor of the Musikgesellschaft concerts in Bern in 1884, introducing that city to works ranging from Bach to Brahms. Among his compositions were a mass, cantatas, a Piano Quartet, organ pieces, and piano music.
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