Emil Paur

Emil Paur

[pouuhr, pou-er; Ger. pour]
Emil Paur (July 19 1855June 7 1932) was an Austrian orchestra conductor. Paur was born in Czernowitz, Austria, now Ukraine, and trained in Vienna before working as a conductor in Kassel, Königsberg and Leipzig. He then emigrated to the United States where he led the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Symphony. After returning to Germany, he went on to conduct Berlin State Opera. Paur was considered a serious conductor, favouring the works of Johannes Brahms, which were at the time considered heavy listening.

Paur died in Místek, Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic.


  • Emil Paur at the Pittsburgh Symphony
  • Kenny, Ellen (1951). "Some Letters to Emil Paur". Notes, 2nd Ser vol. 8 (no. 4): pp. 631–649. Retrieved on 2007-07-26.

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