1871 – Born on the 21st of April in Aachen, Germany.
1893 – Earned a position as conductor at the Stadttheater in Aachen.
1899 – 1906 – He conducted at the Neues Deutsches Theater in Prague, before moving to the Königliche Oper in Berlin.
1906 – 1937 – Was a German opera composer and conductor who is perhaps most famous for his work at the Königliche Oper (later the Staatsoper Unter den Linden).
1913 – He was promoted to General Music Director.
1923 – 1925 – He took various positions at opera houses in Berlin (Deutsches Opernhaus and Berlin Volksoper) and Vienna (Wiener Volksoper).
1926 – He returned to the Staatsoper Unter den Linden.
1938 – He emigrated with his wife, th opera singer Martha Frank, to Riga and Stockholm.
1949 – He returned to Berlin to conduct at the Städtische Oper.
1949 – 1953 – Was the conductor of Berlin’s Städtische Oper.
1958 – Died on the 25th of August in Berlin, Germany.