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Serge Koussevitzky

Serge Koussevitzky About A Russian-born conductor who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra for a quarter century. Other Informations He studied on a scholarship with the Moscow Philharmonic Society and at the age of 20 he took over his former teacher’s spot on the Bolshoi Theatre orchestra. After he became an American citizen and took over …

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Rene Jacobs

Rene Jacobs About Countertenor and conductor who became known for specializing in Baroque and early classical opera and who was called a singer’s conductor. Other Informations He served as a boy chorister at the Cathedral of Ghent and embarked on studies in classical philology at the University of Ghent. He was the artistic director of …

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Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas About Conductor who has gained massive fame as the music director for the San Francisco Symphony. In 1987, he founded the New World Symphony in Florida, and has since conducted at Carnegie Gall, London Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Other Informations He graduated from the famed USC Thornton School of …

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Sidney Jones

Sidney Jones About Former conductor and occasional composer, arguably most known for creating scores for musical comedies during the Edwardian and Victorian periods. Other Informations He took instruction under Sir Robert Stewart while enrolled at Trinity College in Dublin. One of his most successful collaborations was the musical comedy The Happy Day, which was a …

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James Conlon

James Conlon About The conductor and music director of the Los Angeles Opera and the Ravinia Festival. Other Informations Inspired by a performance of La travitata he began studying music, eventually enrolling at Julliard, where he conducted one performance of Boris Godunov. Signing to the Ravinia Festiva, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, …

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Mitch Miller

Mitch Miller About Bandleader, conductor, producer, and record company executive who won awards for his show Sing Along with Mitch. Other Informations He started playing the oboe because it was the only instrument left when he auditioned in junior high school. During the 1950s and 1960s, he was in charge of Columbia Records. He married …

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Igor Buketoff

Igor Buketoff About A prominent conductor of Russian music who led the top orchestras in the U.S., including the Metropolitan Opera and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Other Informations Listening to the music of composer Sergei Rachmaninoff inspired him to devote himself to conduct Rachmaninoff’s music. He put his own stamp on many of the works he …

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Wellington Correa

Wellington Correa About Conductor who has posted various musical sessions with artists to his Instagram account. He has over 170,000 followers on his maestrowellingtoncorrea Instagram account.  Other Informations He posted a throwback photo of him playing guitar in 1999 in June 2018. He performed at the W. Music Festival in Brazil in July 2018. He is from Brazil. …

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Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner About Hungarian orchestra conductor famous for serving as the music director at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. He appeared onscreen conducting the New York Philharmonic in the 1947 film Carnegie Hall. Other Informations He studied piano, piano pedagogy, and composition at the Franz Liszt Academy. He recorded a version of Brahm’s Fourth Symphony with …

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Colin Davis

Colin Davis About Legendary conductor who led the London Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and inspired audiences with his translations of Mozart and Berlioz. Other Informations Though he dreamed of conducting from an early age, he was then too short tempered to put in the work to achieve it. Taking his music across the pond, …

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Claudio Abbado

Claudio Abbado About Orchestral conductor who served as director of La Scala, Milan’s famed opera house. He also conducted the Berlin Philharmonic and the London and Chicago Symphony Orchestras. Other Informations He attended both the Milan Conservatory and the Vienna Academy of Music. He headed the Vienna State Opera during the late 1980s and early …

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Charles MacKerras

Charles MacKerras About Conductor known for his longtime work with the English National Opera and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Other Informations He studied violin, flute, oboe, and piano as a child. He served as the President of Trinity College of Music toward the end of his life and was a recognized authority on Janáček and Mozart’s …