Nelsson, Woldemar

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Nelsson, Woldemar (b Kiev, 1938). Russ. conductor. Attended master classes at Moscow and Leningrad Cons. Won 1st prize Moscow cond. comp. 1971, becoming ass. to Kondrashin with Moscow PO. Emigrated to W. Ger. 1977. Cond. f.p. of Henze's ballet Orpheus, Stuttgart 1979 (also at NY Met). Bayreuth Fest. 1980–5. Gen. mus. dir. Cassel State Th. 1980–7. Cond. f.p. of Penderecki's Der schwarze Maske, Salzburg Fest. 1986.