Vogl, Adolf, German writer on music and composer; b. Munich, Dec. 18,1873; d. there, Feb. 2,1961. He was a pupil of Hermann Levi. After a brief career as a conductor in Trier, Saarbrücken, St. Gallen, and Bern, he returned to Munich and devoted his energies to writing and composing. During the Nazi era, he was imprisoned but resumed his activities after the demise of the Third Reich. Among his insightful books were Tristan und Isolde: Briefe an eine deutsche Künstlerin (Munich, 1913; 3rd ed., 1922) and Parsifal: Tiefe Schau in die Mysterien des Bühnenweihfestspiels (Munich, 1914). He composed the operas Maja (1908) and Die Verdammten (1934), various choral pieces, and songs.
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