40 years on, a major maestro’s widow finds her restmain
We have been notified of the death of Harrietta Krips, widow of the much-recorded Josef Krips, who died in 1974.
Harrietta was co-author of a recent books of memoirs titled, ‘Pas de musique sans amour’ – there’s no music without love. She died on January 12, aged 76.
Krips conducted the Vienna hilharmonic and Salzburg Festival in the immediate post-war years. He went on to serve as principal conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra, the Buffalo Symphony and San Francisco, wibding up as chief of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
He recorded copiously for many labels – chiefly for Decca and Philips and, perhaps most notably, a Beethoven cycle for Everest. Harrietta stayed well out of the limelight. She is buried beside him at the Neustift cemetery in the Vienna Woods.