Rüdinger, Gottfried , German composer; b. Lindau, Aug. 23, 1886; d. Gauting, near Munich, Jan. 17, 1946. He was a student in theology, and also took courses in composition with Reger at the Leipzig Cons. (1907–09). In 1910 he settled in Munich and began teaching privately; taught at the Academy of Music there from 1920. He composed industriously in many genres; brought out a “peasant play-opera,” Die Tegern-seer im Himmel, and several children’s operas, including Benchtesgadener Sagenspiel, Musikantenkomodie, and König Folkwart; also 2 syms.; 2 violin concertos; Cello Concerto; much choral and chamber music, and a number of instructive piano pieces. His pieces for small brass ensembles, in the style of old town piper music, are especially attractive.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire