Steinbach, Fritz

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Steinbach, Fritz (b Grünsfeld, Baden, 1855; d Munich, 1916). Ger. conductor and composer. Second cond. at Mainz 1880–6. Taught in Frankfurt 1883–6. Cond. Meiningen Orch. 1886–1902, taking it on tour (incl. England) 1902. Guest cond. NYPO 1906. Cond. Gürzenich concerts, Cologne (succeeding Wüllner) and dir., Cologne Cons. from 1902. Famous as Brahms interpreter, also cond. several Elgar works in Ger. Wrote chamber mus. and songs. Retired 1914.