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Damrosch, Walter Johannes

Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1950 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Conductors, Musicians

US (German-born) conductor and musician


1862 – Born in Breslau, Germany, on the 30th of January, he was the son of the eminent German-American conductor, violinist, and composer Leopold Damrosch.


Trained by his father and by the German conductor Hans von Bulow.


1884-1891 – He conducted at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.


1894-1900 – Organized and directed the Damrosch Opera Company.


1885-1927 – Conductor of the New York Symphony Society founded by his father.


1913 – Compose operas based on stories such as "Cyrano de Bergerac".


1937 – He composed "The Man Without a Country".


1928-1942 – National Broadcasting Company’s music director under David Sarnoff.


Hosted the network’s Music Appreciation Hour.


1950 – Walter Johannes Damrosch died on 22nd of December in New York City.