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Fuchs, Robert, geb. 1847#

Fuchs, Robert, b. Frauenthal an der Lassnitz (Styria), Feb. 15, 1847, d. Vienna, Feb. 19, 1927, composer, brother of Johann Nepomuk Fuchs (b. 1842). Highly successful with his orchestral works and was promoted by J. Brahms. From 1875 conducted the concerts of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, was court organist from 1894-1905, and professor at the Vienna Conservatory from 1875-1912 (teacher of H. Wolf, F. Schreker, G. Mahler, F. Schmidt and J. Sibelius).

Works#

2 Operas (Die Koenigsbraut, 1889; Die Teufelsglocke, 1893). 5 symphonies, 5 orchestra serenades, chamber music, sacred music, lieder.

Literature#

A. Mayr, Erinnerungen an R. F., 1934; A. Grote, R. F. Studien zu Person und Werk des Wr. Komponisten und Theorielehrers, 1994; M. Kreuz, R. F. (1847-1927). Der Mensch - der Lehrer - der Komponist, doctoral thesis, Vienna 1994.