Salmhofer, Franz , Austrian conductor, operas administrator, and composer; b. Vienna, Jan. 22, 1900; d. there, Sept. 22, 1975. He studied composition with Schreker and Schmidt at the Vienna Academy of Music and musicology with Guido Adler at the Univ. of Vienna. In 1929 he became conductor at the Vienna Burgtheater, for which he composed incidental music, ballets, and operas; he resigned in 1939; from 1945 to 1955, was director at the Vienna State Opera; then was director of the Vienna Volksoper (1955–63). In 1923 he married the pianist Margit Gál.
DRAMATIC : Opera: Dame im Traum (Vienna, Dec. 26, 1935); Iwan Sergejewitsch Tarassenko (Vienna, March 9, 1938); Das Werbekleid (Salzburg, Dec. 5, 1943); Dreikönig (1945; Vienna, 1970). Ba11et : Dus lockende Phantom (1927); Der Taugenichts in Wien (1930); Österreichische Bauernhochzeit (1933); Weihnachtsmarchen (1933). Also incidental music to about 300 plays.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire