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Lehar, Franz

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Born: 1870 AD
Died: 1948 AD, at 78 years of age.

Nationality: Austrian
Categories: Composers, Conductors

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1870 - Born on April 30th in Komárom, Austria-Hungary (now Komárno, Slovakia).  Hungarian composer of operettas who achieved worldwide success with Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow).

1890 - He studied at the Prague Conservatory. Encouraged by Antonín Dvorák to follow a musical career, Lehár traveled in Austria as a bandmaster.

1896 - He produced his operetta Kukuschka.

1947 - He conducted the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra.

1948 - Died on October 24th in Bad Ischl, Austria.

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