Biber, Heinrich b. August 12, 1644 d. May 3, 1704 Composer, Violinist. Full name Heinrich Ignaz von Biber. Considered the outstanding violin virtuoso of his time, and one of the most imaginative of all Baroque composers. Certain facets of his music anticipated Romantic and even 20th Century techniques. Biber was born in Wartenberg, Bohemia (now Straz pod Ralskem, Czech Republic), and spent much of his youth in the Bishop of Olmutz's retinue. His brilliance as a violinist was unappreciated there and at age 26 he abandoned his post to join...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria
Collins, Harry J. b. December 7, 1895 d. March 8, 1963 US Army General. He graduated from Western Military Academy in 1915, attended the University of Chicago, and joined the Army in 1917. He completed officer training and served on the Texas-Mexico border during the Pancho Villa Expedition and World War I. He served throughout the U.S. after the war and was recognized as an expert on Infantry instruction. Collins completed the Command and General Staff College in 1934 and Army War College in 1935. At the start of World War II he was assigned...[Read More] (Bio by: Bill McKern) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Grave is opposite the main entrance to St. Peter's Abbey.
Mayr, Richard b. November 18, 1877 d. December 1, 1935 Opera Singer. He was an Austrian operatic bass-baritone singer particularly admired for his theatrical performances. He made his professional opera debut to critical acclaim at the Bayreuth Festival in 1902, which led to him being engaged as a principal singer at the Vienna Hofoper for three decades. From 1911 to 1913 and in 1924, he sang at the Royal Opera in London and for three consecutive seasons at the Metropolitan Opera New York City, in the 1930s. He was also a mainstay at the Salzburg...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Saint Peter's Churchyard Cemetery, Salzburg, Salzburg Stadt, Salzburg, Austria Plot: Tomb XXXIII