Pittrich, George Washington

1870-

 

German composer and conductor; born at Dresden, where he attended the Conservatory, studying under Braunroth, Draeseke, Hagen, Hoppner, Kirchner and Roth. After graduating with honors he was made chorusmaster of the Court Opera at Dresden, and also taught singing at the Conservatory. During 1898 and 1899 he was director of the Hamburg Opera, and in September, 1899, went in the same capacity to Cologne. He wrote incidental music to Jungfrau von Orleans; As You Like It; Blonde Kathrein; and Meister yon Clarinet; a fantasia for piano, strings and orchestra; numerous songs; and orchestral music. His opera, Marga, was given at Dresden in 1894.