Millocker, Karl



Conductor and composer of a very great number of operettas; born in Vienna. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory and in 1864 became chapelmaster at the Gratz Theatre, a position which he retained until 1866, leaving then to take up similar work at the Harmonic Theatre in Vienna. This theatre failed in a very short time and Millocker removed to Budapest for a time, but returned to Vienna in 1869 and became chapelmaster at the Theatre an der Wien. He died at Baden near Vienna. Among his compositions are a number of musical farces and many pianopieces, some of which have appeared in the monthly installments of the Musikalische Presse. Of his operettas, Die lustigen Binder and Der todte Gast, appeared in Gratz; Die Fraueninsel came out in Budapest; Der Regimenstambpur, Ein Abenteuer in Wien; Diana; Drei Paar Schuhe; Das ver wunschene Schloss; Grafin Dubarry and Die Musik des Teufels were performed in Vienna. His music is sprightly and piquant and for a time enjoyed great popularity.