Kunz, Konrad Max

CHOIR CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER (GERMANY)
BORN 29 Apr 1812, Schwandorf, Bayern - DIED 3 Aug 1875, München, Bayern
GRAVE LOCATION München, Bayern: Alte Südfriedhof, Thalkirchnerstrasse 17 (40-02-27 (cenotaph))

Konrad Kunz was the son of Franz Michael Kunz, the watchman at the tower of Schwandorf. His father taught him music and together they performed at guest houses. He studied theology in Amberg and law at Munich University. He left without graduating in 1837 and turned his attention to music. After a recommendation by Franz Lachner he became conductor of the choir at the Court Opera in Munich in 1845. He held this position until his retirement in 1870.

He improved the quality of the choir significantly and this was beneficial to the premieres of the Wagner opera's in the 1860s in Munich. He was buried at the Alte Südfriedhof in Munich. His tombstone is still there, but his remains were transferred to Schwansdorf in 1979.

Related persons
• was supported by Lachner, Franz von

Sources
Konrad Max Kunz – Wikipedia
Alter Südfriedhof zu München

Images

The grave of Konrad Max Kunz at the Alte Südfriedhof, München.
Picture by Androom (22 Aug 2008)

 


Kurz, Selma

Published: 24 Jan 2016
Last update: 24 Jan 2016