David Atherton

(b. 1944)

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(b Blackpool, 1944).

Eng. conductor. Début at CG 1968 (res. cond. 1968–80), La Scala 1976, San Francisco 1978. Joint founder, and mus. dir. London Sinfonietta 1968–73 and 1989–91. Youngest ever cond. at Henry Wood Proms and at CG début. Prin. cond. RLPO 1980–3. Mus. dir. San Diego SO 1981–7, Hong Kong PO 1989–2000. Cond. f.ps. of Punch and Judy (Aldeburgh 1968) and We Come to the River (CG 1976). OBE 1999.

Subjects: Music.

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