Paul Angerer

Born in Vienna in 1927 and studied violin, piano and composition at the Vienna University of Music and the Vienna Conservatory. He was violinist and violist in various Austrian and Swiss orchestras, later from 1953 to 1957 solo violist of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. In his career as conductor, he was chief conductor of the Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna Konzerthausgesellschaft (Concert House Association) from 1956 to 1963, first conductor in Bonn, Germany, from 1964 to 1966, head of the opera houses in Ulm, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria, from 1966 to 1972, head of the South West German Chamber Orchestra from 1971 to 1982, and guest conductor at the "Orchestra sinfonica di Bolzano e Trento" from 1960 to 1990. From 1982 to 1992 he held a teaching position at the Vienna University of Music.

Paul Angerer has been composing music since 1947 stage and orchestra works, oratorios, a musical, a TV opera, chamber music for various instruments, theatre music for the Salzburg and Bregenz Festivals, for the Vienna Burgtheater, and for several Austrian and German theatres, as well as for TV. Paul Angerer has won prizes in Geneva, Haarlem and Salzburg, received the Austrian State Award and the Award of Culture of the City of Vienna, along with the province of Lower Austria's Award.

Mr. Angerer's musical talent and diversity are mirrored in his records as instrumentalist (violin, viola, viola d'amore, recorder and harpsichord), and as conductor with various orchestras from Austria, Germany, England and Italy. He now lives in Vienna and in his country house at Unternalb near Retz, Lower Austria, is active as guest conductor, composes and writes instrumental scores, hosts a radio show on the Austrian radio station "Radio Stephansdom" and performs with his ensemble, "Concilium musicum Wien" all music from the 17th to the 19th century on original period instruments.


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