Muck, Karl



Orchestra conductor and pianist; was born at Darmstadt, Bavaria. At Heidelberg and Leipsic he studied philosophy, graduating from the University in Leipsic, studied at the Conservatory for three years, making his musical debut in 1880 as a pianist in the Gewandhaus. He was conductor at Zurich, Salzburg, Brünn, and in 1886 at Gratz. He was director of Neumann's Traveling Opera Company, and in 1892 at Berlin became conductor of the Royal Opera until 1906, then came to America to conduct the Boston Symphony concerts. In 1899 he conducted German Opera at Covent Garden, and in 1902 he conducted at the Bayreuth Festival.