Egk, Werner

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Egk, Werner Gender: M
born on 17 May 1901 at 18:30 (= 6:30 PM )
Place Donauwörth, Germany, 48n43, 10e46
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°05' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 18°58 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 12°04'


German composer primarily of music for the theatre.

Egk studied composition with Carl Orff in Munich, where he settled and composed music for puppet plays and radio plays. He conducted his own first opera for the stage, Die Zaubergeige(1935), in Frankfurt am Main.

His operas and ballets, often satirical, usually portray historical or legendary figures, and he wrote his own librettos. The immediate appeal of Egk’s music was due largely to its neo-romantic spirit. His primary influence was Igor Stravinsky. In 1938, while in Berlin, he conducted his highly successful opera, Peer Gynt (after Henrik Ibsen), one of his most popular stage works. His ballets, such as Abraxas (1948) and Casanova in London (1969), also attracted wide attention. Abraxaswas banned, after five sold-out performances, on grounds of obscenity. Besides operas, Egk also wrote ballets, vocal and instrumental music.

He died 10 July 1983, Inning, W.Germany

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger