Henry Krips

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Birthday
10, 1912
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 25, 1987 (74)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1912
Birthplace
Austria
Death Date
Jan 25, 1987 (74)

About

Austrian-Australian composer and conductor who broke a record with 23 years leading the South Australian Symphony Orchestra from 1949 to 1972.

Before Fame

He made his conducting debut at age 20 after studying at the Vienna Conservatory. He fled Vienna for Australia following the 1938 Anschluss.

Trivia

He was the first conductor to introduce the works of Gustav Mahler to Australia.

Family Life

He was born into a devout Catholic family. His brother Josef Krips was also a conductor.

Associated With

He and Darcey Bussell were both appointed to the Order of the British Empire.