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date: 22 September 2019

Conradi, Augustlocked

  • Alan Walker

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(b Berlin, June 27, 1821; d Berlin, May 26, 1873). German composer and conductor. He was originally destined by his father for the study of theology, but was enrolled at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin, where his main teacher was K.F. Rungenhagen, the director of the Berlin Sing-Akademie. When Conradi was 22 he was appointed organist at the Invalidenhaus in Berlin; his first symphony was composed about that time. He held various conducting appointments including Stettin (1849), Berlin (1850), Düsseldorf (1852), Cologne (1853) and (from 1856) Berlin once again at such theatres as Kroll's, the Wallner-Theater, and the Victoria-Theater. It was at this time that Conradi reached his definitive position in the musical life of Berlin, writing light operas and farces which enjoyed great popularity, including the evergreen Berlin wie es weint und lacht and Herzliebchen mein unterm Rebendach...

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