Austrian composer HK (Heinz Karl) Gruber (1943-) also starred as conductor, singer, and musical theatre performer. He often sang the lead in his own piece Frankenstein!!. His black humor often influences his compositions. Besides Frankenstein!!, Gruber's noted works include two violin concertos and the Cello Concerto for Yo-Yo Ma.
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HK (Heinz Karl) Gruber
Biography by Rudolph Illavsky at Musicalics notes Gruber's talents in other musical areas, his sense of humor, and membership in die reihe and the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Vienna.
A Pig Is a Pig Is a Pandemonium: HK Gruber
Review of the music theatre comedy Gloria: A Pigtale by Paul Hertlendy blends the composer's sense of humor with that of the reviewer.
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