Prüwer, Julius , Austrian conductor; b. Vienna, Feb. 20, 1874; d. N.Y., July 8, 1943. He studied piano with Friedheim and Moriz Rosenthal, and theory with R. Fuchs and Krenn; also profited greatly by his friendly association with Brahms. He studied conducting with Hans Richter. Priiwer began his career as a conductor in Bielitz; then conducted at the Cologne Opera (1894–96) and at the Breslau Opera (1896–1923), where he distinguished himself by conducting numerous new works. From 1924 to 1933 he conducted popular concerts of the Berlin Phil. In 1933 he was compelled to leave Germany owing to the barbarous racial laws of the Nazi regime; he conducted in Russia and in Austria; eventually reached N.Y., where he remained until his death.
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