Herbert Blomstedt

(b. 1927)

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(b Springfield, Mass., 1927).

Amer.‐born cond. who became Swed. citizen. Studied conducting Stockholm Royal Acad. of Mus., 1950–2, philosophy Uppsala Univ. 1952. Mus. dir., Nörrkoping SO 1954–61. Prof. of cond., Stockholm RAM, 1961–70. Cond., Oslo PO 1962–8; Danish Radio SO 1967–77; Dresden Staatskapelle 1975–85 (his Salzburg Fest. début 1976); Swedish Radio SO 1977–82; S. Francisco SO 1985–95, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch. 1998–2005. Distinguished interpreter of Sibelius, Nielsen, Strauss.

Subjects: Music.

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