Maurice Abravanel


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(b Salonika, 1903; d Salt Lake City, 1993). Gr.-born Amer. conductor. Début Berlin 1924. Cond. at Zwickau and in opera houses in Berlin and Rome. Toured Australia 1934–6. Cond. at NY Met 1936–8 (début Samson et Dalila). Cond. on Broadway and at Chicago Opera 1940–1. Cond., Utah SO 1947–79. Special sympathy for Eng. mus., notably that of Vaughan Williams.

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