Rietz, Julius (b Berlin, 1812; d Dresden, 1877). Ger. cellist, composer, and conductor. In Berlin th. orch. from 1828; ass. cond. to Mendelssohn at Düsseldorf Opera in 1834, succeeding him 1835. Cond. Leipzig Opera 1847–54, dir. Gewandhaus concerts and teacher of comp., Leipzig Cons., 1848–60. Court cond. Dresden from 1860, also dir., Dresden Cons. from 1870. Wrote 3 operas; operetta; 3 syms.; 4 concs.; Konzertstück for ob.; str. qt., etc. Ed. complete works of Mendelssohn.
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