1926 – Born in Vienna on 17 February.
1933 – Violin instruction with Anton Pejhovsky.
1935 – First attempts at composition.
1936 – Attends the Realgymnasium in Vienna's 17th district.
1939 – Instruction in counterpoint and harmony.
1943 – Drafted as Luftwaffe support personnel and sent to Achau near Vienna.
1944 – Entrance into the German military; training at an officers' academy in Denmark.
1945 – Desertion during a transport to Germany; contact to the Danish and German resistance efforts; travel by foot to Tirol. Works there as cabin keeper and mountain guide. Return to Vienna in November.
1946 – [...]