Rudolf Gerhard Schwarz
29 Avril 1905, Vienne
30 Janvier 1994, Londres
Rudolf Schwarz was an Austrian conductor. He was born  in Vienna, studied with Professor Robert and the composer Hans Gál and made his conducting debut in Dusseldorf in 1924. He moved to Karlsruhe in 1927 as first conductor but was dismissed by the Nazis in April 1933 because he was a Jew. He was imprisoned by the Nazis,in 1939 - 40, doing forced labour from 1941 and re-arrested in 1942; deported to Auschwitz May 1943 and, after Sachsenhausen, ending up in Belsen concentration camp in 1945. After the end of World War II he moved to England, where he held conducting positions with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
1923-27 Correpetitor Düsseldorf opera under George Szell
1924 Debut as conductor
1927-33 Conductor Badisches Landestheater Karlsruhe under Josef Krips
1936-41 Musical director Jüdischer Kulturbund Berlin
1943 Deportation to Auschwitz, 'death march' to Sachsenhausen, Bergen-Belsen.
1945 In Sweden
1947-51 Music director Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
1951-57 Music director City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
1957 Chief-conductor BBC Symphony Orchestra
1964 Director
1967 Music director Northern Sinfonia Newcastle upon Tyne