Rezniček, Emil Nikolaus von

views updated

Rezniček, Emil Nikolaus von (b Vienna, 1860; d Berlin, 1945). Austrian composer and conductor. Cond. of various military bands and th. orchs. House composer, Ger. Opera House, Prague, 1885–8. Military bandmaster, Prague 1888–95. Court cond. Mannheim 1896–9. Settled in Berlin 1902, founding series of orch. concerts and teaching at Klindworth-Scharwenka Cons. from 1906. Mus. dir. Warsaw Phil. and Imperial Opera 1907–9. Returned to Berlin as cond., Komische Oper 1909–11. Taught at Hochschule 1920–6. Visited London 1907 and cond. f.p. of Harnham Down by Vaughan Williams. Wrote several operas incl. Donna Diana (1894, rev. 1908, 1933) and Till Eulenspiegel (1902), requiem, 4 syms., vn. conc., and other orch. works, 3 str. qts., pf. pieces.