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Otmar Suitner
Otmar Suitner
(16 May 1922 – 8 January 2010) was an Austrian conductor who spent most of his professional career in East Germany. He was born in Innsbruck
Innsbruck
and died in Berlin. He was Principal Conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden
Staatskapelle Dresden
from 1960 to 1964, and then Music Director at the Berlin
Berlin
State Opera in East Berlin
Berlin
from 1964 to 1990. A fairly prolific recording artist, he was particularly notable in Austro-German music, having conducted discs of works by Max Reger and Paul Hindemith
Paul Hindemith
as well as the first Beethoven symphony cycle to be released on CD. He taught at the Mozarteum
Mozarteum
for twenty years. From 1977 to 1990 Suitner was professor of conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. He was awarded the National Prize of the German Democratic Republic, 2nd Class for art and literature, in 1963. In East Berlin, Suitner was married to Marita Wilckens (1924–2008), daughter of the composer Friedrich Wilckens (de). In 1965 he became acquainted with the West German student Renate Heitzmann and had a son, Igor, with her in 1975 in West Berlin. Igor produced a documentary in 2007 about his father, A Father's Music.[1] References[edit]

^ Igor Heitzmann on IMDb; A Father's Music on IMDb; A Father's Music, production notes

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Principal Conductors of the Staatskapelle Dresden

Julius Rietz
Julius Rietz
(1874) Franz Wüllner
Franz Wüllner
(1877) Ernst von Schuch
Ernst von Schuch
(1884) Fritz Reiner
Fritz Reiner
(1914) Fritz Busch
Fritz Busch
(1922) Karl Böhm
Karl Böhm
(1934) Karl Elmendorff
Karl Elmendorff
(1943) Joseph Keilberth
Joseph Keilberth
(1945) Rudolf Kempe
Rudolf Kempe
(1949) Franz Konwitschny
Franz Konwitschny
(1953) Lovro von Matačić
Lovro von Matačić
(1956) Otmar Suitner
Otmar Suitner
(1960) Kurt Sanderling
Kurt Sanderling
(1964) Martin Turnovský (1966) Herbert Blomstedt
Herbert Blomstedt
(1975) Hans Vonk (1985) Giuseppe Sinopoli
Giuseppe Sinopoli
(1992) Bernard Haitink
Bernard Haitink
(2002) Fabio Luisi
Fabio Luisi
(2007) Christian Thielemann
Christian Thielemann
(2012)

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Berlin
Berlin
Staatsoper General Music Directors

Johannes Wesalius (1572) Johannes Eccard
Johannes Eccard
(1609) Nicolaus Zangius (1612) William Brade (1618) Johann Friedrich Agricola (1759) Johann Friedrich Reichardt
Johann Friedrich Reichardt
(1775) Bernhard Anselm Weber (1816) Gaspare Spontini
Gaspare Spontini
(1820) Giacomo Meyerbeer
Giacomo Meyerbeer
(1842) Otto Nicolai
Otto Nicolai
(1848) Robert Radecke
Robert Radecke
(1871) Joseph Sucher (1888) Richard Strauss
Richard Strauss
(1899) Leo Blech
Leo Blech
(1913) Erich Kleiber
Erich Kleiber
(1923) Clemens Krauss
Clemens Krauss
(1935) Herbert von Karajan
Herbert von Karajan
(1941) Joseph Keilberth
Joseph Keilberth
(1948) Erich Kleiber
Erich Kleiber
(1951) Franz Konwitschny
Franz Konwitschny
(1955) Otmar Suitner
Otmar Suitner
(1964) Daniel Barenboim
Daniel Barenboim
(1992)

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 112366921 LCCN: n83153237 ISNI: 0000 0001 1480 1712 GND: 117373079 SUDOC: 08429163X BNF: cb13900167p (data) MusicBrainz: f15d09e3-4d5d-4051-b0fb-3b324ee0cb1e BNE: XX889

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