Karel Ančerl


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(b Tučapy, Bohemia, 1908; d Toronto, 1973). Cz. conductor. Ass. cond. in Königsberg to H. Scherchen (1929–31). Cond. for Prague radio 1933–9. Sent to concentration camp by Nazis in 1942. Cond. Cz. Radio Orch. 1947–50, Cz. PO, 1950–68 (Salzburg Fest. début 1963); Toronto SO, 1969–73.

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