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Independent writer, music and theater critic, and author of historical works.

Kralik lived in Vienna from 1870, and taught "aesthetics of church music" at the Vienna Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst (= Conservatory) from 1910 to 1923. He was an influential representative of catholic-conservative values, and enjoyed a high posthumous reputation in the Austro-fascist corporative state (1934-38).


  • Tittel, Ernst, Die Wiener Musikhochschule (Vienna: Lafite, 1967)
  • Österreichisches Biographisches Lexikon, vol. 4 (1969), pp. 199-200
  • Neue Deutsche Biographie, vol. 12 (1980), p. 663-66
  • McColl, Sandra, Music Criticism in Vienna, 1896-1897 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996), p. 2
  • OeML Online

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