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Lukas Foss

AKA Lukas Fuchs

Born: 15-Aug-1922 [1]
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: 1-Feb-2009
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Conductor, Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Director, Buffalo Philharmonic, 1963-71


[1] To the New York Times, 1997: "I have no birth certificate. I have a passport, but the birth date on it was the result of guesswork."

Brother: Oliver
Wife: Cornelia Brendel Foss (until his death, one son, one daughter)
Son: Christopher
Daughter: Eliza

    High School: Lycee Pasteur, Paris (1932-37)
    University: Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia (1937-39)
    University:
Yale University (special instruction, 1939-40)
    Professor: Music, University of California at Los Angeles (1953-62)
    Professor: SUNY Buffalo (1963-)
    Professor: Music, Theory, and Composition, Boston University (1991-)

    Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Music Director (1981-86)
    Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra Music Director (1972-76)
    Brooklyn Philharmonic Music Director (1971-88)
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director (1963-71)
    American Academy of Arts and Letters 1983
    Naturalized US Citizen 1942
    Fulbright (1950-52)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1945
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1960
    Rome Prize 1950
    Risk Factors: Parkinson's


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