Schmöhe, Georg, German conductor; b. Gummersbach, Feb. 16, 1939. He studied at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik and the Milan Cons., and also received training from Karajan, Celibidache, Ferrara, and Blacher. He was a conductor in Bern (1964–65), Essen (1965–67), Wuppertal (1967–70), Kiel (1970–73), and Düsseldorf (1973–74). From 1974 to 1980 he was Generalmusikdirektor in Bielefeld, and from 1978 to 1982 he was chief conductor of the Caracas Sym. Orch. He was chief conductor of the Nuremberg Sym. Orch. from 1989 to 1992. From 1992 he was Generalmusikdirektor of the Kassel State Theater. He also was a guest conductor with opera houses and orchs. in Europe.
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