Julius Bürger

1897 - 1995

Austrian/American

Summary

Julius Bürger was an Austrian and then American composer, pianist, and conductor. He worked in Berlin at the Kroll Opera until the Nazi ban on Jewish artists in 1933. He found musical work in Vienna, Brussels, Paris, and London. He moved to America in 1939. His mother and five of his brothers were sent to Auschwitz. They did not survive. In America, he worked as an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. He resumed composing and arranging in the 1950s.