Austrian music stars deceased in Natural causes

Here are 1 famous musicians from Austria died in Natural causes:

Julius Rudel

Julius Rudel (March 6, 1921 Vienna-June 26, 2014 Manhattan) was an Austrian conductor and music director.

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Julius Rudel was born into a family of musicians in Vienna, Austria. He began his career as a rehearsal pianist at the Vienna State Opera, where he later conducted his first opera, "The Magic Flute," in 1943. After fleeing Austria during World War II, Rudel made his way to the United States, where he worked as a conductor at the City Opera in New York for 22 years.

During his tenure at the City Opera, Rudel helped to establish it as a world-class institution, known for its adventurous programming and commitment to young singers. He conducted numerous operatic premieres, including those of operas by Carlisle Floyd, Marvin David Levy, and Hugo Weisgall. After leaving the City Opera, Rudel went on to conduct at a number of other prominent institutions, including the New York Philharmonic and the Metropolitan Opera.

Aside from his conducting work, Rudel was also an accomplished composer and arranger. His works include the operas "The Handmaid's Tale" and "The Dream Machine," as well as numerous song cycles and other vocal pieces.

Rudel passed away in Manhattan in 2014 at the age of 93. He is remembered as a beloved and influential figure in the world of opera, and his legacy continues to be celebrated through performances of his own works and productions of the operas he helped to bring to the stage.

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