Schwinger was born into a family of theologians and had two brothers. He studied musicology in Berlin and also worked as a journalist . He had a particularly close relationship with the conductors Erich and Carlos Kleiber .
In 1954 he received his doctorate with a thesis on Hippolyte Chélard at the Humboldt University . He also wrote a popular George Gershwin biography at the time. In 1960 he went to Hanover as a critic and to Stuttgart in 1964.
As the editor of the Stuttgarter Zeitung , he wrote countless articles. He later acted as the moderator of the morning music lesson on SWDR . In 1979 his monograph on Krzysztof Penderecki was published (second edition in 1994).
In 1975 Schwinger became opera director of the Württemberg State Opera in Stuttgart , and in 1985 also deputy general director. He promoted the renewal of the repertoire with the standard works , but on the other hand initiated performances of the modern with works by Mauricio Kagel , György Ligeti , Bruno Maderna , Aribert Reimann and Wolfgang Rihm .
- notice in the Stuttgarter Zeitung
- Schwinger, Wolfram . In: Brockhaus-Riemann-Musiklexikon . tape 38 . Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-89853-438-3 .
- Uwe Schweikert : Obituary for Wolfram Schwinger: A life for music. In: Stuttgarter Zeitung . February 18, 2011, accessed October 9, 2018 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Schwinger, Walter Wolfram|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German director and music writer|
|DATE OF BIRTH||July 14, 1928|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Dresden|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 17, 2011|
|Place of death||Stuttgart|