b. Florence (Italy), Oct. 16, 1913, d. Salzburg, April 7, 1988, composer; in Salzburg from 1939, professor at the Mozarteum; like C. Orff he felt strongly committed to education. For his predominantly musical dramatic works very often used historical themes (Der Engel von Prag, 1978 and 1985) and fairy tales (Der Igel als Braeutigam, 1948; Der Mann im Mond, 1960). Awarded the Grand Austrian State Prize in 1976.
Further works#several musical dramatic works, vocal pieces, chamber music, concertos and theoretical papers.
Literature#R. Lueck, C. B., 1974; I. Schmid-Reiter, Das musikdramatische Werk C. B., doctoral thesis, Vienna 1989.