Karl Millöcker

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Millöcker, Karl


Born Apr. 29, 1842, in Vienna; died Dec. 31, 1899, in Baden, near Vienna. Austrian composer and conductor.

Millöcker studied music at the Vienna Conservatory and was a flutist and conductor at theaters in Graz and Vienna. He made his debut as a composer in 1865 with the operetta Der todte Gast. Along with F. von Suppe and J. Strauss, Millocker was one of the foremost exponents of Viennese classical operetta, having composed more than 20 works in the genre. The majority of his operettas are of an entertaining, lyrical-sentimental character. However, the best of them, The Beggar Student (Der Bettelstu-dent; 1882) and Gasparone (1884), are remarkable for their vivid national color, theatrical character, and inventive orchestration, which account for their original success and enduring popularity.


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