Paumgartner, Bernhard

BORN 14 Nov 1887, Wien - DIED 27 Jul 1971, Salzburg
GRAVE LOCATION Salzburg: St. Petersfriedhof, Domplatz (Gräberfeld)

Bernard Paumgartner was the son of the composer Hans Paumgartner and the singer Rosa Papier. He studied under Bruno Walter in Vienna and was promoted at the University in 1911. From 1914 to 1917 he was the director of the Wiener Tonkünstler-Orchester and in 1917 he was put in charge of the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

He held this post until 1938 and again from 1945 to 1959. After he was forced by the nazis to give up his position, he lived in Florence during the Second World War and there he conducted research for the University of Vienna.

He was a co-founder of the Festspiele in Salzburg and from 1960 to 1971 he was the director. Paumgartner wrote operas, ballets and songs, but also wrote books on Mozart, Schubert and Bach.

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• wrote about Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
• wrote about Schubert, Franz
• was pupil of Walter, Bruno


The grave of Bernhard Paumgartner at the St. Petersfriedhof, Salzburg.
Picture by Androom (31 Aug 2014)


• Aubert, Joachim, Handbuch der Grabstätten berühmten Deutscher, Österreicher und Schweizer, Deutscher Kunstverlag, München, 1973
• Hellwig, Gerhard, Der Neue Opern-, Operetten- und Musical Führer, Aktualiseerte Neuauflage, Gomdrom, Bindlag, 1994
Bernhard Paumgartner – Wikipedia

Pavlova, Anna

Published: 22 Sep 2018
Last update: 03 Apr 2022