Common Misspellings of Georg Tintner
Born in Vienna, where he was a member of the Vienna Boys’ Choir, Georg Tintner served as Assistant Conductor at the Vienna Volksoper before leaving Austria at the Anschluss and settling in New Zealand. His career as a conductor took him to Australia, to London and finally to Canada.
Instrumental and Chamber Music
Tintner thought of himself primarily as a composer – a composer who conducts. His compositions, however, date primarily from his earlier years, before exile and the circumstances of alien cultures brought his career as a composer to a premature conclusion. Something of his feelings at the time is reflected in his Trauermusik of 1941, piano music that he later orchestrated. Further emotions are implicit in his Violin Sonata of 1944.