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Sigismund Bachrich (Composer, Arranger)

Born: January 23, 1841 - Zsambokreth (or Nyitrazsambokret), Hungary
Died: July 16, 1913 - Grimmenstein (or Vienna), Austria

The Hungarian composer, violinist, and violist, Sigismund [Sigmund, Siegmund] Bachrich, studied violin at the Vienna Conservatoire from 1851 to 1857 with Joseph Böhm.

Sigismund Bachrich was Kapellmeister at the Paris Théâtre Lyrique from 1866 to 1869, when he returned to Vienna. He joined the Wiener Philharmoniker as violist, remaining until 1899. He became a professor at the Vienna Conservatoire until 1894. He played the viola with the Hellmesberger Quartet from 1869; subsequently became a member of the Rosé Quartet in 1890.

Sigismund Bachrich composed for the opera, including Muzzedin (1st performance: Vienna, February 21, 1883), Heini von Steier (1884), and Der Fuchs-Major (1889). His memoirs were published posthumously, in 1914, under the title Aus verklungenen Zeiten; Erinnerungen eines alten Musikers.

 

Source: Wikipedia Website; Bits & pieces from various websites
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (July 2007, October 2009)

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Sigismund Bachrich (Wikipedia)

JewishEncyclopedia.com - Bachrich, Sigismund

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