Elkan Bauer - Plan number: 1

Kirchengasse 43

Born 1852 Nikolsburg, corset maker and composer. Elkan Bauer could not read or write music, but the melodies he whistled were written down and performed in open-air concerts in the parks and coffee houses of Vienna. His granddaughter, Auschwitz-survivor Elisa Springer, is the author of "Das Schweigen der Lebenden" (The Silence of the Living). Elkan Bauer was deported to Theresienstadt in 1942 and was killed there the same year.

MP3 of the sound recording: Diana - Walzer, Sinfonieorchester Lecce 1999




Felix Karl Bauer - Plan number: 2

Wimbergergasse 38

Born 1914 Vienna, pianist, composer, composition teacher, graphic artist. Private piano instruction, harmony with Alban Berg, counterpoint with Ernst Kanitz, architecture at the Technische Hochschule in Vienna. Graduated in graphic arts at the Graphische Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt. 1938 crossed the Swiss border with the help of famous gendarm Karl Grüninger, interned at Diepoldsau, where he conducted the choir. After 1945 was choir director in a refugee camp in Santo Domingo, then teacher of music history, harmony and counterpoint at Erskine College, USA, as Ernst Kanitz' successor. Gallery owner and concert organiser in Due West, South Carolina, USA, where he lives today.

MP3 of the sound recording: Quisquea, Cortlandt M. Koonts, Klavier 1994




Alfred Bild - Plan number: 3

Kaiserstraße 107

Born Abraham Bild 1883 in Krakow. Piano teacher in Vienna. 1942 deported to Maly Trostinec, murdered.


Mathilde Borgenicht - Plan number: 4

Karl Schweighofergasse 4

Born 1878 Vienna, piano teacher. 1894-98 studied piano at the Conservatorium (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. 1941 deported to Minsk, killed.


Hugo Breuer - Plan number: 5

Kaiserstraße 1

Born 1899 Vienna, singer, salesman. 1918-19 studied under Arnold Schönberg. Member of the Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen. Engagement at the Vienna Staatsoper, among others. Part owner of bicycle warehouse 'Breuer & Co.' 1938 flight via Czechoslovakia to London, where he arrived with his wife, painter Clara Sulzer, on August 25, 1938. Died 1939 London. Breuers wife had a school of painting in Vienna. After her escape to London she was engaged at the Austrian Centre.



Julius Buchwald - Plan number: 6

Seidengasse 43

Born 1909 Vienna, composer, inventor of chess-puzzles, button designer. Brother of Mimi Grossberg. Studied music at the Wiener Volkskonservatorium under Walter Bricht. Composer and inventor of chess-puzzles for specialty magazines. 1934 owned a shop for button- and jewellery- design. 1938 exile in Great Britain, 1945 in the USA. Kept a shop for philatelists in New York; also active as a composer, painter, sculptor, and writer. 1946 and 1948 winner chess-puzzle championship. Died 1970 New York.

MP3 of the sound recording: Das Lied vom blauen Blick, Birgit Kurtz, Sopran, Rami Langer, Klavier 2002.



Adalbert Angelo Delmár - Plan number: 7

Burggasse 25

Born 1872 Budapest, composer, arranger. Deported to Riga in 1942 with his wife Hedwig and killed.


Otto Eisler - Plan number: 8

Kaiserstraße 44-46

Born 1888 Vienna, musician, conductor, bank clerk. Voice studies with Viktor Emanuel Heim. After retirement as a bank clerk was still active as a conductor and musician. Flight to Italy in 1938, 1942 deported to Maly Trostinec and murdered.







Karl Farkas - Plan number: 9

Neustiftgasse 67-69

Born 1893 Vienna, actor, director, cabaret star, singer, author. Debut as actor 1920 Mährisch-Ostrau, engagements in Linz and Vienna, author of musical comedies, conferencier; as 'Schöner Sigismund' in the 1930 premiere of Benatzky's 'Im weißen Rössl am Wolfgangsee'; writer of film scripts and actor. 1938 flight via Brno and Prague to Paris, interned 1940 in Meslay and 1940-41 in internment camp Gurs. Crossed the Pyrenees on foot, then by ship from Portugal to New York. Took part in Viennese music events there (a.o. as 'Frosch' in J. Strauss' Fledermaus at the Pythian Theatre). Returned to Vienna 1946, artistic director of 'Kabarett Simpl', stage director, writer and cabaret star, radio programs, film. Died 1971 in Vienna.

MP3 of the sound recording: Robert Gilbert/Karl Farkas, Der schöne Sigismund, Preiser Records





Arthur Fleischer - Plan number: 10

Kaiserstraße 91

Born 1881 Vienna, opera and operetta singer (Bass-Baritone), educator. 1912 at the Königliche Hofoper Hannover, 1915-21 Volksoper and Staatsoper Wien (a.o. Hans Sachs, Doktor Mirakel, Scarpia), also sang in Schönberg's 'Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen'. 1922 Dresden, 1923 Berlin Kroll-Oper. 1932 voice instructor at the Neues Wiener Konservatorium, 1933-38 concerts and radio performances. Helped the 'Comedian Harmonists' to escape from Vienna, and escaped himself via Zagreb to the USA in 1938. Voice instructor in San Francisco. Died 1948 San Francisco.

MP3 of the sound recording: Richard Wagner, Tannhäuser, Oh du holder Abendstern




Isy Geiger - Plan number: 11

Neubaugasse 64-66

Born 1886 Jaroslav, Poland, violinist, bandmaster, composer. Came from a musical family. Studied at the Stern'sches Konservatorium Berlin, solo violist at the Comedic Opera, Berlin. 1918 conductor at the Carltheater Wien, afterwards founder and conductor of the Tanzkapelle Isy Geiger, which performed a.o. in Café Splendid on Stephansplatz and in the RAVAG. 1936 invited to Italy to reorganise the popular music department of Italian Radio. Composer of popular music. 1938 exile in Great Britain, conductor of a 'tearoom- orchestra' in London. Died 1977 in London.

MP3 of the sound recording: Leo Ascher, Tambour, Tanzorchester Isy Geiger, Refrain: Ernst Kurz, Novaphon




Mimi Grossberg - Plan number: 12

Schottenfeldgasse 53

Born Mimi Buchwald in 1905, Vienna, milliner, author, composer, singer. Took piano lessons, graduated 1922 from the girls' high school in Mariahilf. Librarian Ottakringer Volksheim, took evening-classes, including composition under Paul Amadeus Pisk. 1929 completed hat-making training, milliner in Schottenfeldgasse. In 1933 her poetry was first published. 1938 exile in the USA. Mimi's parents were deported and murdered. Seasonal worker in hat salons in New York, organised cultural events, wrote lyrics and music for popular-music singer Greta Hartwig-Manschinger. 1960-63 active at the Austrian Forum New York, until 1995 lecturer and singer, from 1964 onward editor of exile anthologies. Died 1997 in New York.

MP3 of the sound recording: F. Raimund/W. Müller: Der Verschwender, Hobellied

Frida Grün - Plan number: 13

Neubaugasse 36

Born 1890 Guntramsdorf, piano instructor. 1911-12 studied piano at the Viennese Musikakademie under Professor Sturm; 1912-14 under Georg von Lalewicz, then worked as piano instructor. 1938 exile in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she lived for some time in the house of her former teacher Georg von Lalewicz and his wife and afterwards with her sister Adele. In the exile Frida Grün kept on working as a pianoteacher. She died in Buenos Aires in 1969.



Igo Guttmann - Plan number: 14

Badhausgasse 1-3

Born 1892 in Vienna as Ignatz Guttmann, opera and operetta singer (tenor). Voice studies Vienna, 1919 debut at the Wiener Volksoper; 1919-20 Stadttheater Aussig, 1921-22 head operetta stage manager and actor at the Stadttheater Czernowitz, 1925-26 Opernhaus in Graz, 1927-30 at the Richter-Bühnen Hamburg, 1929 Hamburg Radio, 1931-33 operetta singer at the Metropol-Theater Berlin, 1937-38 again at the Wiener Volksoper. 1939 exile in the USA, participated in New York in benefit performances for refugee artists, 'exile-performances'; also worked as a voice instructor. Died 1966 in New York.

MP3 of the sound recording: Carl Zeller, Der Vogelhändler, Wia mei Ahnl zwanzig Jahr', Parlophon


Melitta Heim - Plan number: 15

Kirchengasse 25

Born 1888 Vienna, opera singer (soprano). Voice training under Johannes Ress. Debut 1909 Stadtheater Graz, until 1916 coloratura soprano at the Frankfurter Oper, 1912 and 1914 'Königin der Nacht' at Drury Lane Theatre London, 1917-22 Wiener Staatsoper, studio recordings, concerts. Had to cut short her stage career because of a nervous disorder. Fled 1938 to Great Britain, where she partially earned her living as a cleaning woman. Died 1950 in London.

MP3 of the sound recording: Joseph Strauß, Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Odeon 1913


Robert Heller - Plan number: 16

Neubaugasse 41

Born 1879 Vienna, music teacher. 1899-1901 studied composition under Robert Fuchs at the Conservatorium (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna, piano with Eusebius Mandyczewski, 1911 private student of Arnold Schönberg. Worked as a music instructor. Evicted from his apartment in 1940. Died 1952 Vienna.



Jenny Hirschl - Plan number: 17

Neubaugasse 80

Born 1857 in Temesvar as Eugenie Hirschl, piano teacher. 1878-79 studied piano under Professor Door at the Conservatorium (now University) für Musik und darstellende Kunst. Deportation 1942 to Theresienstadt, killed there the same year.





Hans Holewa - Plan number: 18

Richtergasse 4

Born Hans Holevy 1905 in Vienna, composer, conductor, pianist. Piano lessons under Busoni-student J. Heinz at the Neues Wiener Konservatorium. As a composer auto-didact. Musical director at the 'Theater der 49', where he put on a series of modern music concerts, as well as at the 'Jüdisches Kulturtheater' in Vienna. Member of the 'Gruppe der Jungen'. 1937 fled to Göteborg, Sweden. Choir director and conductor at the Stora Teatern. 1949-70 manager of the printed music archive of Swedish Radio (SBC), piano teacher and composer. Important for the reception of the Wiener Schule in Sweden. Died 1991 in Stockholm.

MP3 of the sound recording: Fyra Pianostycken, Marianne Ribbing, Klavier Proprius 1992





Julius Isserlis - Plan number: 19

Kirchengasse 35

Born 1888 in Kischinew, Moldavia, composer, pianist, teacher. Musical training in Kiev and Moscow under Safonov and Taneyev, graduated 1906 with a gold medal. From 1913 piano professor at the Moscow Philharmonia, celebrated piano virtuoso. From 1923 on lived in Vienna as a concert pianist, composer and piano teacher. After a concert in London in 1938, did not return to Vienna. His grandson is the famous cellist Steven Isserlis. Died 1968 London.

MP3 of the sound recording: Souvenir Russe, Steven Isserlis Violoncello, Thomas Adès Klavier BMG 1998


Alice Jelinek - Plan number: 20

Schottenfeldgasse 2-4

Born 1900 in Baden near Vienna, worked in Vienna as a piano teacher. Exile in France, deported from there to Auschwitz in 1944, where she was murdered.



Zdenko Kestranek - Plan number: 21

Neubaugasse 3

Born 1897 Temesvar, voice and speech tutor. Agricultural school Mödling, educated in acting and music, training as voice instructor under Professor Engel in Dresden. 1921 began to instruct private students, from 1929 instructor for voice training (spoken and sung) at the Reinhardt-Seminar in Vienna. Fired by Reinhardt-Seminar in 1938, until 1945 private instruction, 1945-1962 again at the Reinhardt-Seminar. Wrote a ballet playbook for the composer Erich Zeisl (Pierrot in the Flask); worked as a private instructor until the end of his life. His students include Fred Liewehr, Vilma Degischer, Elisabeth Epp, Erika Herbert. Professor h.c. (honorary degree). Died 1976 in Vienna.


Ricarda Klausner - Plan number: 22

Lerchenfelder Straße 13

Born 1918 in Vienna as Riki Lilienthal, singer. Niece of musicians Fritz and Karl Lilienthal, student of the 'Schwarzwaldschule'. 1939 illegal escape with the ship 'Zacharia' to Haifa, Palestine (Israel). Upon arrival held for 6 months by the British Mandate Force, worked later as a jazz singer. Both parents were deported and murdered. Married to guitarist Uri Klausner, lived in Jerusalem. Returned to Vienna, where she died in 1993.

Karl Koller - Plan number: 23

Zieglergasse 29

Born 1894 in Vienna as Karl Sigmund Knobel, trombonist, cellist, percussionist, salesman. Played popular music in Vienna, 1938 exile in Sweden, where his trail disappears.






Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Plan number: 24

Mechitaristengasse 8

Born 1897 in Brno, composer, conductor, pianist. Son of feared music critic Julius Korngold. Studied music under Robert Fuchs, Hermann Grädener, Alexander Zemlinsky, Karl Weigl. Prodigy in composition. 1921 conductor Stadttheater Hamburg, where his most famous opera 'Die tote Stadt' (The Dead City) premiered in 1920. 1926 Kunstpreis (Art Prize) of the City of Vienna, 1927 professor of music theory and conducting at the Akademie (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. In 1927 his opera 'Das Wunder der Heliane', which Korngold considered his most important work, premiered. Beginning 1934 longer stays in the USA as an opera conductor and composer of film music. Won Oscars in 1936 for the music to the film 'Anthony Adverse' and in 1938 for 'The Adventures of Robin Hood'. 1938 exile in the USA, where he worked until 1946 for Warner Brothers Music, composing for numerous films. With the money he earned he supported many refugees. After 1945 he again composed works for the concert hall. His return to Europe in 1949 was a bitter disappointment; he returned to Hollywood in 1951, where he died in 1957.

MP3 of the sound recording: E.W. Korngold, Die Tote Stadt, Glück das mir verblieb, NÖ Tonkünstlerorchester, Wilhelm Loibner, Dirigent, Hilde Zadek, Sopran

Hanns Robert Korngold - Plan number: 24

Mechitaristengasse 8

Born 1892 in Brno, bandmaster and jazz musician. Brother of the famous composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold, led the Korngold-Kapelle, which played jazz, dance music and operetta hits in places such as the 'Königin' in the Dorotheergasse in Vienna as well as the Hotel Europa in Salzburg. In 1939 exile in the USA with the help of Erich Wolfgang; earned a living in Hollywood as a taxi chauffeur. Died 1964 in Vienna.


Emil Korolányi - Plan number: 25

Halbgasse 16

Born 1865 in Vienna as Moritz Kohn, composer, part-owner of a printing-company. Twin brother of the composer and conductor Friedrich Korolányi. Composer and printing-press owner in Vienna. Was a member of the AKM beginning 1904, 1938 membership and pension revoked. Died 1940 in Vienna.

MP3 of the sound recording: Sympathie, Polka française op. 6, Leonore Aumaier Klavier 2002


Leopold Krauss – Elka - Plan number: 26

Lindengasse 29

Born 1891 in Vienna, composer of Viennese Lieder. From 1924 member of the Artistengewerkschaft (Artists' Union) and the AKM. Leopold Krauss-Elka came in 1941 with aprox. 1000 other jewish refugees under the protection of the italian army from Split/Croatia to Tarzo/Italia, where he was in a interment camp Krauss-Elka was organist in the parish church from Corbanese, composed works for organ and instructed. 1943 he was able to flee and reached through San Marino Sorrento, where he founded a musicband with other refugees and performed in nightclubs. Died 1964 in Vienna.

MP3 of the sound recording: Wenn es Sonntag schön ist, Text: Erwin Spahn, Tanzorchester Isy Geiger, Hans Rotter, Gesang











Georg Kreisler - Plan number: 27

Neustiftgasse 119

Born 1922 in Vienna, composer, lyricist, pianist, chansonnier. Studied at the Neues Wiener Konservatorium in the children's piano class with Hilde Stern, music theory privately under Walther Klein, violin with Felix Lenz. Attended the secondary school BRG VII in Kandlgasse, 1938 was forced into the "Judenschule' in Grasgasse. 1938 flight to the USA. 1941 music arranger, film composer at 'Booths and Saddles Pictures' in Hollywood, cabaret pianist, musical and revue director in Hollywood; composer of songs for revues, radio, television, US Army troop shows. 1946 New York; 1951-55 worked as pianist and singer in nightclubs. 1955 return to Vienna, pianist and singer at the "Marietta Bar'; co-director 'Intimes Theater', cabaret with Gerhard Bronner, Helmuth Qualtinger, Carl Merz, Peter Wehle; 1958-62 Munich, 1976 Berlin, 1991 Salzburg; radio and television composer, founder of the TV-production 'Die heiße Viertelstunde' (The Hot Quarter-Hour). His satirical opera 'Der Aufstand der Schmetterlinge' premiered in Vienna in 2000. Georg Kreisler now lives in Basel, Switzerland.




Berta Lamberg - Plan number: 28

Bernardgasse 23

Born 1873 in Litten, Bohemia as Berta Lamberger, piano instructor in Vienna. 1942 deported to Theresienstadt, from there to Maly Trostinec, murdered the same year in Treblinka.




Rudolf Lamp(e)l - Plan number: 29

Kaiserstraße 93

Born 1853 in Süssek, Croatia, violin virtuoso. Graduate degree (Dr.), 1922 second violinist Gottesmann Quartet, solo recitals a.o. in the Wiener Konzerthaus, soloist with the Wiener Sinfonie-Orchester (now the Wiener Symphoniker), participated in concerts of Jewish organisations (Hakoah a.o.). Was evicted from his apartment on July 5, 1939, and died 2 weeks later.



Fritz Lilienthal - Plan number: 30

Burggasse 20

Born 1888 Stanislau, Ukraine, violinist, educator. Graduate degree (Dr.), brother of cellist Karl Lilienthal, uncle of Ricarda Klausner. International concert performances in Austria, Germany, Romania, Italy, Poland, from 1921 violin instructor at the Neues Wiener Konservatorium. 1938 deported in the so-called 'Polenumsiedlungsaktion' (Polish Resettlement Action), did not survive.




Kurt Loebel - Plan number: 31

Mariahilferstraße 76

Born Kurt Löbl in 1921 in Vienna, violinist. Musical training at the Volkskonservatorium, 1936-38 studied violin at the Akademie (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna under Ernst Morawetz. Attended secondary school BRG VII in Kandlgasse, played violin sonatas with his friend Georg Kreisler. 1939 escape to the USA, earned a living as door-to-door tie salesman, telegram-carrier, assistant at Columbia Records. 1941 scholarship at the Julliard School of Music. After graduation 2 seasons with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; 1947-97 first violin Cleveland Orchestra, first violinist Symphonia Quartet. Kurt Loebel now lives in Cleveland.

MP3 of the sound recording: Glenn Gould, Streichquartett, Symphonia Quartet, Kurt Loebel, 1. Geige, Sony 1960


Erwin Marcus - Plan number: 32

Neubaugasse 18

Born 1904 Vienna, conductor, composer, educator. Studied musicology at the Universität Wien. 1920-24 assistant to Bruno Walter at the Wiener Philharmonischen Chor, 1920-38 music teacher, conductor of the youth choir of the Sozialistischen Jugend, composer; director of opera groups, performances with Leo Slezak, Vera Schwarz. 1938 flight to Shanghai, conductor at the Shanghai Grand Opera, director of Chinese choirs, taught at the Konservatorium Shanghai and Fukien. From 1949 taught at the National Conservatory in Montreal, Canada. Died 1956 in Montreal.

MP3 of the sound recording: Quartett für Klarinette, Violine, Violoncello, Klavier, CBC 1954



Thomas Martin - Plan number: 10

Kaiserstraße 91

Born 1909 Vienna as Thomas Philipp Fleischer, pianist, correpetitor, conductor, translator of opera libretti. Son of opera singer Arthur Fleischer. Correpetitor of the Wiener Volksoper, Salzburger Opernstudio, 1938 exile in the USA; correpetitor, choir director, assistant-conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and New York State Opera. At Bruno Walter's initiative, he and his wife Ruth translated over 40 opera libretti into English, a.o. The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte), performed under B. Walter, and The Marriage of Figaro (Figaros Hochzeit). Died 1984 in New York.


Karl Neumann - Plan number: 33

Burggasse 94

Born 1881 or 1891 Wolhynien, opera singer (tenor), cantor. Boys' Choir of the Synagogue Nissibelza, toured Eastern Europe, opera choir Czernowitz, 1906-09 voice training with Alice Crecy in Vienna. Also used the pseudonym Carlo Novelli as opera singer. 1909 successor of Zewulon Kwartin as cantor of the Elisabethtempel (Neudeggergasse, 1080 Vienna). Lyric tenor on the stage. 1919 through Felix Weingartner engagement at the Wiener Volksoper, 1924 under Alexander Zemlinsky at the Neues Deutsches Landestheater in Prague; 1928/29 concert tour USA, 1929 cantor Crawford Street Synagogue in Boston, cantor at the Friedenstempel in Berlin (successor of Lewandowski). Concerts and recordings with the 'Jüdischer Kulturbund' Berlin. 1938 exile in the USA, cantor of the Chai Adan Synagogue in Brighton/Boston. Founder of a recording studio, voice teacher at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Died 1963.

MP3 of the sound recording: Rosinkes mit Mandeln, Karl Neumann Gesang, Bear Family Records 2001




Max Pfeffer - Plan number: 34

Siebensterngasse 2

Born 1884 in Krakow, music publisher, composer. Composer of popular music, also under the pseudonym Frank Mills. Wrote a.o. "Lied vom kleinen Jackie. Ein Mutterlied' (Song of little Jackie. A Mother's Song), sung by Gisela Werbezirk. In 1915 founded Max Pfeffer Publishing, Bösendorferstraße 1, 1010 Vienna, with branches in London and Paris. In 1938 the publishing house was 'aryanised'; Pfeffer had to flee to France and in 1940 to the USA. In New York he founded another publishing house; after this, his trail disappears completely.

MP3 of the sound recording: Das Lied vom kleinen Jackie. Birgit Kurtz Sopran, Rami Langer Klavier 2002


Margarete / Margit Philipsky - Plan number: 35

Mentergasse 1

Born 1900 as Margarethe Rosner in Vienna, opera singer. Voice training 1922-24 under Rosa Papier, Akademie (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Engagements in Leipzig, 1930-31 Städtische Bühnen Magdeburg, Berlin, from 1933 appearances in Austria, France. 1939 exile in Great Britain, concerts at the Austrian Centre London, Tea Time Concerts by European Artists (refugee concerts) Queen Mary Hall 1940, 1943 took part in the programme 'Rufen Sie Herrn Plim' (Call Mr. Plim) at the London stage 'Das Laterndl'. With second husband Ernst Possony voice teacher of Agnes Bernaille . After 1945 her trail is lost.







Beate Popperwell - Plan number: 36

Zieglergasse 39

Born Beate Wiznitzer 1924 in Czernowitz, pianist, educator. Moved in 1930 with her parents to Vienna, private piano lessons under F. Dokaupil-Arleth, Julius Wolfson, Sonja Gurevitsch and Julius Isserlis. Julius Isserlis found a host family in Great Britain for his 13-year-old pupil and by doing so saved her life; her parents were deported to Auschwitz and Sobibor and murdered. She studied at Girton College, Cambridge, graduated with an M.A., Honours Degree in Modern Languages Cambridge. Assistant professor of languages, Glasgow University, piano and voice teacher University of Wales Cardiff College, Senior Lecturer Welsh College of Music and Drama; music jury panelist, masterclasses in chamber music, 'Lied' accompanist. Pianist of the Amabile Trio; member of the Cambridge University Madrigal Society. Died 2001 in Cardiff.

MP3 of the sound recording: Robert Schumann, Arabesque, 2001





Joseph Porath - Plan number: 36

Zieglergasse 39

Born Joseph Wiznitzer 1920 in Czernowitz, engineer, amateur violinist, violist. Brother of Beate Popperwell. Studied violin in Czernowitz under Professor Främer, and under Joseph Zimbler and Norbert Scharfberg in Vienna. Attended the secondary school (BRG VII) in Kandlgasse, school friend of Julius Rudel. After graduation learned leather-working, training as X-ray technician at the Rothschild hospital. 1939 escape with a student certificate for the Technion Haifa, Palestine, coffeehouse violinist (Haifa garden café 'Kompanijetz', Nazareth Café 'Abu-Nasser'). Until 1947 studied violin under Jascha Mejerowitz, employed at the city administration. 1967 graduated as a construction engineer. Member of the amateur Orchestra of the Employee Organisation of the City of Tel-Aviv. Joseph Porath lived in Israel until his death on September 24th 2002



Ferdinand Rebay - Plan number: 37

Kandlgasse 15

Born 1880 Vienna, pianist, piano teacher, choirmaster, Sängerknabe at the convent of Heiligenkreuz, 1901 composition under Robert Fuchs and piano at the Conservatorium der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde (now Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst) Vienna. 1904 graduated with honours, silver medal of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde. Private piano and theory teacher; instructor at the piano school Schwender for the pedagogical state exam. Made piano reductions for Breitkopf & Härtel, Universal Edition, Schott (Korngold operas). 1904-20 choirmaster Wiener Chorverein, 1915-20 choirmaster of the Schubertbund, 1921 instructor for piano at the Akademie (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna. 1929 professor for didactic methods, pedagogical literature, 1933 member of the disciplinary commission. In 1938 his contract was not renewed, and only in 1945 did he again teach piano classes at the Musikakademie, 1946 retirement in poverty. Died 1953 in Vienna.A part of the musical estate of Rebay is in the music library of the convent Heiligenkreuz.

MP3 of the sound recording: Es herbstelt schon im Wienerwald op.101, Leonore Aumaier Klavier 2002


Abraham Osias Reich - Plan number: 38

Stiftgasse 6

Born 1883 Debica, Poland, opera singer. Choir singer at the Wiener Staatsoper, from 1909 on choir singer at the Israelitischen Kultusgemeinde. Golden seal ring at the celebration of his 25th anniversary as a member of the Wiener Staatsopernchor, fired April 1, 1938. Flight 1939 to Zurich, where his trail is lost.




Leo Rosene(c)k - Plan number: 39

Zieglergasse 57

Born 1882 Bucharest, pianist, conductor, accompanist, pedagogue. Studied piano under Julius Epstein, Eusebius Mandyczewski, Feruccio Busoni. 1909 correpetitor under Felix Mottl at the Munich Hofoper, 1913 conductor Mozart-Festival Munich. Accompanist to Leo Slezak, Lotte Lehmann, Roland Hayes. Premiered the "Drei Nachtstimmungen' by Erich Zeisl in 1931 with Oskar Jölli in the Viennese Konzerthaus. 1936 Professor h.c. (honorary degree), 1937 recordings with Elisabeth Schumann in London, 1938 exile in the USA. Voice coach and accompanist at the Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia. Died 1968 New York.

MP3 of the sound recording: W.A. Mozart, Das Veilchen, Elisabeth Schumann Sopran, Leo Rosenek, Klavier







Julius Rudel - Plan number: 40

Kandlgasse 16

Born 1921 Vienna, conductor, music director, until 1940 composer. Attended secondary school in BRG VII Kandlgasse, studied piano a.o. under Alexander Klar; 1937-38 piano and music theory at the Akademie (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna,training at leather-working. 1938 exile in the USA. 1938 piano and composition studies at the Greenwich House Music School (Settlement School), conducting at Mannes School of Music, worked as delivery boy, in a button factory, as warehouse-clerk. 1941/42 choir study at the 'exile'- Fledermaus under R. Stolz (Pythian Theatre), 1943 correpetitor at the NY City Opera, 1944 debut as conductor and rehearsal director; 1945-52 director 3rd Street Music Settlement School, 1957-79 music director New York City Opera and New York City Light Opera; 1978 debut at the Metropolitan Opera, 1979-81 chief- conductor, 1974-78 director Kennedy Center Washington; chief-conductor of the Cincinnati May Festival; Caramoor Festival, 1979-85 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, international guest conductor. Lives in New York.


Blanca Schlamm - Plan number: 41

Kandlgasse 11

Born 1906 Vienna, pianist. 1924-25 studied organ, harmony and acoustics at the Akademie (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna. 1935 exile in India (Benares), where she met the author, painter and photographer Richard Lannoy in a circle of artists and intellectuals in 1960. In 1962 she became a "Sanyasini' (pupil) of Mataji , changed her name to Atmananda and she lived the ascetic life of a"saduka". Died 1985 in Benares.



Emanuel Schulhof - Plan number: 42

Burggasse 116

Born 1872 Prague, singer, actor, comedian. In 1939 forced out of his appartment. Died 1950 Vienna.



Rudolf Gerhard Schwarz - Plan number: 43

Siebensterngasse 29

Born 1905 Vienna, pianist, conductor, musical director. Studied music a.o. under Hans Gál in Vienna, 1923-27 correpetitor Düsseldorf opera under George Szell, 1924 debut as conductor, 1927-33 conductor Badisches Landestheater Karlsruhe under Josef Krips, 1936-41 musical director Jüdischer Kulturbund Berlin. 1943 deportation to Auschwitz, 'death march' to Sachsenhausen, Bergen-Belsen. 1945 in Sweden; 1947-51 music director Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, 1951-57 music director City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, 1957 chief-conductor BBC Symphony Orchestra, 1964 director, 1967 music director Northern Sinfonia Newcastle upon Tyne. Died 1994 London.

MP3 of the sound recording: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Elias, Sei stille dem Herrn, Paula Lindberg Alt, Rudolf Schwarz Klavier, Bear Family Records 2001



Maria Schwarz–Koppensteiner - Plan number: 44

Hermanngasse 7

Born 1898 Vienna, singer (soprano), educator. Studied piano, 1918-22 voice studies under Ranieri- Harbowski. 1921-22 engagement Stadttheater Innsbruck, 1922-27 Teplitz-Schönau, Wiener Volksoper, 1927-30 Theater an der Wien, 1930-31 Opera Graz, 1933 Engagement Dresdner Staatsoper hindered by NS 'race laws'. Guest performances until 1938; 1938 last appearance at the Wiener Volksoper. Was inhibited to teach, had to earn a living as an office-clerk. After 1945 private voice instructor and guest performer. Died 1987 Vienna.


Selma Stampfer - Plan number: 45

Neustiftgasse 53

Born 1894 Vienna, singer, pianist. 1911-12 piano studies at the Conservatorium (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst Vienna, 1914-18 voice study under Gustav Kurse, 1920 composition seminars under Arnold Schönberg at the 'Schwarzwaldschen Schulanstalten', mainly in harmony, 1925-26 training as correpetitor with Anton von Webern. 1919-21 pianist Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, singer at the Theater Königsberg until it was closed in 1925; guest performer at the Wiener Volksoper; concert singer. 1942 deportation to Maly Trostinec, murdered.


Julius Stein - Plan number: 46

Neustiftgasse 143

Born 1888 Czaslau, musician. Suicide July 17, 1942 Vienna.

Pauline Steiner - Plan number: 47

Lindengasse 35

Born 1885 in Vienna as Leopoldine Oppenheimer, piano teacher, housewife. Married to Ing. Albert Steiner, engineer at the DDSG (Donau-Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft), who was temporarily detained by the NS in 1938. 1939 exile in the USA, where her trail is lost.






Louis Treumann - Plan number: 48

Lindengasse 3

Born as Ludwig or Leopold Pollitzer 1878 Vienna, operetta singer, actor. Engagements among others at the Carltheater and Johann Strauß-Theater Vienna, actor in silent films. Sang "Danilo' in the premiere of Lehárs "Die lustige Witwe' (The Merry Widow), Theater an der Wien, 1905, and was portrayed in the title picture on the programme that Lehár signed for Hitler. 1942 arrested, released thanks to the intervention of Theo Lingen, shortly thereafter again arrested again. 1942 deported to Theresienstadt, killed there in 1943.

MP3 of the sound recording: Edmund Eysler, Das Lied vom blauen Paradies







Leo Wulwek-Volé - Plan number: 49

Kandlgasse 32

Born 1911 Drohobycz bei Lemberg, Poland as Leopold Wulwek. Pianist, composer, lawyer, accordeonist, contrabassist, piano teacher and cabaret artist. In 1914 his family moved to Vienna, law studies at the Universität Wien, music at the Akademie (now Universität) für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna. Popular musician, led Kapelle Dr. Volé; employed by the RAVAG (Austrian Broadcasting Company) as pianist; prize-winning composer (Lilo Alexander sang) in the Vienna jazz competition in 1937. Cabaret star at the Prague "Urania'. Flight 1938/39 via Prague to Palestine (Israel), where he earned a living as piano teacher and bar pianist. 1948 studied contrabass in Holland and in Israel under Leon Groon, contrabassist in the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. His son Gabriel has also become a contrabassist at the IPO. Died 1967 in a car accident on the way to a Baroque Festival in Abu Gosh/Israel.

MP3 of the sound recording: Sie hat eine Feder am Hut, Paloma-Tanz-Orchester, Dirigent Adolf Sieberth Otto Poll Gesang, Text: Peter Herz, Paloma Electro



Bruno Walter - Plan number: 50

Neustiftgasse 3

Born 1876 as Bruno Schlesinger in Berlin, conductor, musical director, pianist, composer. Training at the Stern'sches Konservatorium Berlin, 1894 debut Köln, from 1894 assistant to Gustav Mahler at the Hamburg Staatstheater, followed by engamements in Breslau and Riga; 1900-01 Königliches Opernhaus Berlin; 1901-12 assistant to Gustav Mahler at the Wiener Hofoper, 1913-22 Munich Opera. 1923 debut in the USA, 1925-29 conductor and 'Generalmusikdirektor' at the Städtische Oper Berlin, 1925-37 Salzburger Festspiele, 1929-33 Gewandhaus Leipzig. 1933 exile in Austria. 1934-38 music director Viennese Staatsoper; 1934-39 first conductor Concertgebouworkest. 1939 exile in the USA. From 1940 NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1941-45 Metropolitan Opera New York, 1947-49 chief conductor NY Philharmonic Orchestra, artistic advisor. Numerous guest appearances in Europe, many recordings. Died 1962 in Beverly Hills.

MP3 of the sound recording: Gustav Mahler, 1.Symphonie 'Der Titan', Columbia Symphonie Orchester, Dirigent Bruno Walter

Karoline Wassertrüdinger - Plan number: 51

Kirchengasse 19

Born 1901 Vienna, pianist. Student of Arnold Schönberg at the 'Schwarzwaldschen Schulanstalten', under the name Lona Trüding pianist in Schönberg's 'Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen'. 1939 exile in Great Britain with a 'domestic permit'. Citizenship 1948, thereafter her trail is lost.



Olga Weiss - Plan number: 52

Burggasse 58

Born 1869 in Bad Vöslau as Olga Wahle, piano teacher. 1941 deportation to Lidice, killed.




Arthur Willner - Plan number: 53

Zieglergasse 75

Born 1881 in Turn bei Teplitz-Schönau, composer, pianist, pedagogue. Piano and composition studies at the Konservatorium Leipzig and Munich. 1904-24 teacher of composition, counterpoint, music history, aesthetics and vice-chairman Stern'sches Konservatorium in Berlin. 1924-38 teacher at the Wiener Volkshochschule, 1924-28 Neues Wiener Konservatorium, from 1924 consultant at Universal Edition. Composer, arranger. 1938 exile in Great Britain, from 1945 active as pianist, chamber musician. Over 90 works written in his british exile are still waiting to be premiered. Died 1959 in London.

MP3 of the sound recording: Tanzweisen, Nr. 13, Leonore Aumaier Klavier Wien 2002

Bethaus - Plan number: 54

Schottenfeldgasse 60

Until 1940 a small Jewish praying house was located here.