Artur Martin Rother
(12 October 1885 – 22 September 1972)
He was born in Stettin, Pomerania (now Szczecin, Poland). His father was an organist and music teacher. He studied under Hugo Kaun and other teachers. By the age of 20, in 1906, he was conducting in Wiesbaden, and was assistant conductor for the Bayreuth Festival 1907-14. He was Generalmusikdirektor in Dessau 1927-34. After the Nazis came to power in Germany, Rother joined the anti-semitic Militant League for German Culture (Kampfbund für deutsche Kultur) and was also a member of the Nazi Party. From 1934 he conducted at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, succeeding Bruno Walter, and was appointed Generalmusikdirektor there by Adolf Hitler in 1937. In 1941 he brought out his own edition of Mozart's Idomeneo. He was replaced by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt. From 1946 to 1949 he was chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, based in East Berlin. Subsequently, he was a guest conductor of the RIAS Symphony Orchestra and the Städtische Oper Berlin. He was guest conductor with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1960-61. Rother was an honorary member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin from 1965. He died in Aschau im Chiemgau in 1972, aged 86.
The Red Poppy, Op. 70: Suite
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
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