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Josef Krips

AKA Josef Alois Krips

Born: 8-Apr-1902
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 13-Oct-1974
Location of death: Geneva, Switzerland [1]
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic [2]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor

Nationality: Austria
Executive summary: Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1954-63


[1] Cantonal Hospital, Geneva, Switzerland.

[2] Quoted by David Ewen (1978), "I wasn't pure enough for Hitler. My mother was Catholic, so were her parents. My father was Catholic, but his parents were Jewish. So I was not allowed to conduct during the war."

Father: Josef Krips (physician)
Mother: Linse Seitz
Brother: Henry Joseph Krips (conductor, b. 1912, d. 1987)
Wife: Maria Wilheim ("Mitzi", singer, m. 1947, d. 8-Apr-1969)
Wife: Baroness Marietta von Prohaska (m. 9-Oct-1969, until his death)

    Professor: Conducting, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna (1935-38)

    Vienna Symphony Artistic Advisor (1970-73)
    San Francisco Symphony Music Director (1963-70)
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director (1954-63)
    London Symphony Orchestra Principal Conductor (1951-54)
    Karlsruhe Orchestra Music Director (1926-33)
    Vienna Volksoper Assistant Conductor (1921-24)
    Jewish Ancestry Paternal


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