Mader, Raoul Maria



Hungarian dramatic composer; born at Presburg. He studied law at the University of Vienna from 1874 to 1878, then attended the Conservatory from 1879 to 1882, studying composition with Krenn, harmony with Bruckner, and piano with Schmitt and Schenner, and taking first prizes in composition and piano, the great silver medal in 1880, and the Liszt piano prize. On leaving the Conservatory he took a position with the Vienna Court Opera as coach of solo singers and was also conductor of ballets and minor operas, and in 1895 he became chorusmaster of the Academy Gesangverein. Both these positions were given up in 1895, when he became chief conductor of the Royal Opera. His compositions are the ballets, Die Hochzeit in Frisirsalon, Die rothen Schuhe, She, Die Sireneninsel, and Tanzblut; a parody on Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana; the three-act comic opera, Die Flüchtlinge and the three-act operetta, Coeur d'ange. He also wrote some songs and choruses.