Kurt Redel (8 October 1918 in Breslau, Silesia, now Wrocław – 12 February 2013 in Munich) was a German flautist and conductor.[1]

Early lifeEdit

Redel studied flute, violin, conducting, and composition,[2] as well as music history and piano[2] at the Breslau Conservatory. He worked as a solo flutist for the Meininger Landeskapelle (1938/39), Salzburg Mozarteum (1939/41, where he was also awarded a professorship) and Bavarian State Orchestra/Opera (1941/45). Between 1946 and 1953/56 he taught at the Northwest German Music Academy in Detmold.[2]

Pro Arte OrchestraEdit

In 1953 he founded the (Munich) Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra with which he made numerous recordings of works of Baroque, Classical and later periods.[3] He founded the Lourdes Festival and was its director for 20 years.[2]

Redel died on 12 February 2013. He was 94 years old.


  1. ^ "Kurt Redel verstorben" (in German). kulturinfo-lippe.de. Archived from the original on 23 November 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Cummings, Robert. "Kurt Redel". allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 19 November 2009.
  3. ^ "Katalog des Deutschen Musikarchivs". Deutsches Musikarchiv (in German). Deutsche Nationalbibliothek. Retrieved 19 November 2009.

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