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Damrosch, Walter Johannes

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Born: 1862 AD
Died: 1950 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Conductors, Musicians

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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.

 

 

 

 


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