Kittel, Carl

CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER, CARICATURIST (AUSTRIA)
BORN 20 Sep 1874, Wien - DIED 8 Sep 1945, Schwerin
GRAVE LOCATION Bayreuth, Bayern: Stadtfriedhof (A 2b/578-580 (next to the mausoleum of Franz Liszt))

Carl Kittle studied in Vienna and worked as the director of the choirs in Graz (1891-1901) and Hamburg (1901-1904). Cosima Wagner asked him to come to Bayreuth and in 1912 he succeeded Julius Kniese as the leader of the musical preparations for the Festspiele in Bayreuth.

He became a professor at the Lyzeum in Bayreuth and was involved with the Festspiele until his death. He was a friend of Siegfried Wagner, whose compositions he performed. Out of modesty he hardly performed his own works and most of them were lost during the bombing of Bayreuth in 1945. The last year of his life he lived with his daughter Herma in Schwerin.

Related persons
• was a friend of Wagner, Siegfried

Images

The grave of Carl Kittel at the Stadtfriedhof in Bayreuth.
Picture by Androom (24 Jan 2006)

 


Kittler, Erasmus

Published: 1 Apr 2006
Last update: 14 Nov 2015