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Franz Schreker
(1878 - 1934)

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1878 Born 23 March in the Principality of Monaco of Austrian Jewish parents
1892 Enters the Vienna Conservatory to study violin and composition
1908 Ballet, Der Gerbrutstag der Infantin meets with huge success. Founds the Philharmonic Choir
1912 Invited to teach at the Music Academy in Vienna
1912 Opera, Der ferne Klang establishes Schreker at the forefront of progressive composition
1920 Accepts appointment as Director of the Berlin Hochschule für Musik
1931 Cancels premiere of opera Christophorus in response to Nazi threats
1932 Forced to resign as Director of the Hochschule by anti-Semitic elements
1934 Dies of a heart attack on 21 March after dismissal from the Prussian Academy of Arts following Nazi rise to power
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