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He was a fine composer of cantus firmus chansons for 2 to 3 Voices (1544; c. -NS/LKIDM Susskind (originally, Siisskind), (Jan) Walter, distinguished Czech-born English conductor; b. Prague, May 1, 1913; d. , March 25, 1980. ; also studied conducting with Szell at the German Academy of Music in Prague, where he made his debut as a conductor in 1934 with LaTraviata at the German Opera; also was pianist with the Czech Trio (1933-38). After the German occupation in 1938, he went to London, where he continued to serve as pianist with the exiled Czech Trio until 1942; became a naturalized British citizen in oS" 1946.

He also appeared as a guest conductor in Vienna, St. Petersburg, Moscow, London, Paris, Brussels, and other cities with brilliant success. In 1901 he divorced his first wife and married Juliette (Vilhelmine) Haase, a ballerina. In 1908 he retired from the Royal Opera and was granted an honorary pension by the Danish government; not to be outdone, the Norwegian government restored his annual composer's salary. With Grieg, Svendsen represents the full flowering of the national Romantic movement in Norwegian music.

C. W. , Univ. -NS/LKIDM Surinach, Carlos, Spanish-born American composer and conductor; b. Barcelona, March 4, 1915. He studied in Barcelona with Morera (1936-39) and later with Max Trapp in Berlin (1939-43). Returning to Spain in 1943, he was active mainly as a conductor. ; became a naturalized American citizen in 1959. Surinach was a visiting prof. of music at Carnegie-Mellon Inst. in Pittsburgh in 1966-67. He won particular success as a composer for the dance. WORKS: DRAMATIC: Ope r a: El Mozo que caso con mujer brava (Barcelona, Jan.

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