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Erich Leinsdorf

Born: 4-Feb-1912
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria
Died: 11-Sep-1993
Location of death: Zürich, Switzerland
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

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

Nationality: Austria
Executive summary: Music Director, Boston Symphony, 1962-69

Military service: US Army (1944-45, medical discharge)

Father: Ludwig Julius Leinsdorf
Mother: Charlotte Loebl
Wife: Anne Frohnknecht (m. 3-Aug-1939, div., five children)
Wife: Vera Graf (m. 5-Aug-1968)

    University: Mozarteum Salzburg
    University: University of Vienna (1930)
    University: Vienna State Academy of Music (1933)

    Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Principal Conductor (1977-80)
    Boston Symphony Orchestra Music Director (1962-69)
    New York Metropolitan Opera Principal Conductor (1957-62)
    New York City Opera Music Director (1956-57)
    Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director (1947-55)
    Cleveland Orchestra Music Director (1943-44)
    New York Metropolitan Opera Conductor (1938-43)
    Naturalized US Citizen 1942

Author of books:
Cadenza: A Musical Career (1976, memoir)
The Composer's Advocate: A Radical Orthodoxy for Musicians (1981)
Erich Leinsdorf on Music (1997)


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