Wallberg, Heinz, German conductor; b. Her-ringen-Hamm, March 16, 1923. He studied at the Dortmund Cons, and the Cologne Hochschule für Musik. After pursuing a career as a trumpeter and violinist, he turned to conducting; was Generalmusikdirektor in Wiesbaden (1961-74) and chief conductor of the Vienna Niederösterreichisches Tonkünstler-Orch. (1964-75). Subsequently, he was music director of the Munich Radio Orch. (1975-82) and of the Essen Phil. (1975-91). In 1991 he made his U.S. debut as a guest conductor with the National Sym. Orch. in Washington, D.C.
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