b. Linz (Upper Austria), Dec. 26, 1916, composer; studied under C. Orff and J. N. David, taught at the Bruckner Conservatory in Linz, 1967-1987 professor at the Mozarteum in Salzburg; awarded the Austrian State Prize for Music in 1962.
Works#Chamber music, symphony, cantatas, popular songs. - Musical dramas: Oedipus, 1958; Der Kardinal, 1965; Der Aufstand, 1976.
Literature#G. Gruber and G. Kraus, H. E., 1988.