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Karl Alwin (Conductor)

Born: April 15, 1891 - Königsberg, Germany
Died: October 15, 1945 - Mexico City, Mexico

The German conductor Karl Alwin (real name: Alwin Oskar Pinkus) studied composition in Berlin with Engelbert Humperdinck and Hugo Kaun.

Karl Alwin then conducted in Halle (1913), Posen (1914), Düsseldorf (1915-1917), and Hamburg (1917-1920). From 1920 to 1938 he was a conductor of the Vienna State Opera. He left Austria in 1938, after the Anschluss, and went to Mexico, where he conducted opera from 1941 until his death. From 1920 to 1938 he was married to Elisabeth Schumann.

Source: Bakerís Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (February 2002)

Recordings of Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

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Karl Alwin

Conductor

Arias from BWV 159, BWV 244 (w/ Elisabeth Schumann (Soprano))

Karl Alwin

Conductor

Aria from BWV 244 (w/ Rosette Anday (Contralto))

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Karl Alwin (Wikipedia) [German]

Karl Alwin (Roger Gross) [Photo]

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