Death of German composer, 84

Death of German composer, 84


norman lebrecht

December 15, 2020

The family have announced the death of Anton Ruppert, a successful composer who worked for many years as repetiteur at Bavarian State Opera with Joseph Keilberth, Carlos Kleiber and Wolfgang Sawallisch. He won the Munich Music Prize in 1977.





  • Stamatia Karampini says:

    Other than the fact that he was a great professor of Korrepetition at the Hochschule in Munich, he was full of funny and informative stories on composers and conductors (like Kleiber, whom he personally knew). Herr Ruppert was experimental and ambitious with his compositions, fair but kind with his criticisms and analyses on other contemporary composer’s work. He had a big heart, a sharp brain (even after his second stroke), and was always helpful and easy to talk to. All his students thought he was “a cool dude” to hang out with. He’ll surely be missed.