Vavrinecz, Mauritius



Hungarian composer and conductor; born at Czegled. He studied at the Pesth Conservatory and later under Robert Volkmann. He became known through his compositions, his Stabat Mater being performed in 1886 at the Buda Garrison Church. This gained for him the position of Cathedral chapelmaster at the Hungarian Coronation Church. His criticisms are widely read. His compositions include the four-act opera, Ratcliff; a one-act opera, Rosamunda; a cantata, Des Todtensee; overture to Byron's Bride of Abydos; a Dithyrambe for full orchestra; a symphony; five masses; a requiem; an oratorio and others.