Neuhaus, Rudolf, German conductor and pedagogue; b. Cologne, Jan. 3, 1914; d. Dresden, March 7, 1990. He first studied violin, then took conducting lessons with Hermann Abendroth, and also studied theory with Philipp Jarnach at the Cologne Hochschule für Musik (1932–34). He was music director of the Landestheater in Neustrelitz (1934–44), then conductor of the Landestheater in Schwerin (1945–50), serving as its Generalmusikdirektor from 1950 to 1953. In 1953 he joined the Dresden State Opera, where he was deputy Generalmusikdirektor until 1975. From 1953 he was a member of the faculty of the Dresden Hochschule für Musik; in 1959, was named prof. there.
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