Search Options

Get Download Manager Now
Newsletter Archive
Find Us in Facebook
Follow Us on Twitter

Classicsonline Home » Artists » » Decker, Franz-Paul

 Update me on new releases by Decker

Franz-Paul Decker (1923 - 2014)

After studying conducting, composition and pedagogy at the Cologne Conservatory with Philip Jarnach and Ernst Papst, Franz-Paul Decker was engaged as assistant conductor at the Giessen Municipal Theatre. Having worked there from 1944 to 1946, he then spent four years as chief conductor at Krefeld until 1950, when he was appointed as chief conductor of the Wiesbaden Opera. He succeeded Carl Schuricht as conductor of the Wiesbaden Symphony Orchestra in 1953 and held the position of chief conductor at Bochum between 1956 and 1964; during this period he conducted the opening concert of the Brussels Exposition in 1958. In 1962 Decker was appointed chief conductor of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, a post he held for six years. This was followed by a similar position with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (1967–1975), after which he served as artistic adviser and principal guest conductor of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (1975–1977).




Affiliates  |  Classical Points  |  Press Room  |  About Us  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Use  |  Privacy Policy

ClassicsOnline Newsletter Archive

Monthly Features on ClassicsOnline

Why choose ClassicsOnline?
ClassicsOnline is your source for classical music new releases, rare catalog, historical recordings and exclusive bargains. Our vast classical music catalog has over 1 Million tracks from more than 50,000 albums available in DRM-free MP3 (320kbps) and FLAC (lossless format). More than 500 new albums are added each month, all of which are carefully indexed, and searchable by Composer, Artist, Work and Label. Membership is free, and registration includes 5 free tracks for download. Get a free track every week and gain access to exclusive classical deals when you subscribe to our newsletter. ClassicsOnline was honored in 2010 as the Best Classical Download Site by the MIDEM Classical Awards Jury.

Some titles may not be available in all countries because of possible copyright or licensing restrictions.

Copyright © 2016 Naxos Digital Services Ltd. All rights reserved. – Your Classical Music Download Source
6:39:46 AM Wednesday, May 4, 2016  -230-
This site is now closed, but it has been replaced with our exciting new service ClassicsOnline HD•LL.   x
Continue to buy your downloads at our new store, which now offers all content in lossless CD quality  
formats, in addition to MP3, and thousands of high-definition titles. To learn more, click here.  
Note that previously registered customers may still login to view their accounts until further notice.  

ClassicsOnline customers will not be able to use their log in to access the new HD site. Please create a new ClassicsOnline HD•LL account to download albums, subscribe to streaming, create playlists and more!