1922 Wien - 2011 Salzburg
Composer, musician, writer, 1922 Vienna, pupil in children’s classes at conservatory Vienna, violin Felix Lenz, music theory privately with Walther Klein.
1938 exile USA with parents. 1941 first attempts at music arrangements, film composer at ‘Booths and Saddles Pictures’, musical and show conductor in Hollywood.
US troops coach and composer of shows. 1946 New York; 1951-55 night club pianist and singer there.
1955 return to Vienna, co-director ‘Intimes Theater’, lessee of ‘Marietta Bar’, cabaret with Gerhard Bronner, Helmut Qualtinger, Carl Merz, Peter Wehle. 1958-62 Munich, 1976 Berlin, 1991 Salzburg; composer for radio and TV, created TV production ‘Die heiße Viertelstunde’ (Hot 15-minutes).
2000 first performance satirical opera ‘Der Aufstand der Schmetterlinge’ (The uprising of butterflies), awarded Bavarian cabaret prize in May 2004.
Georg Kreisler passed away in November 2011
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