Sergiu Celibidache


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(b Iasi, Romania, 1912; d Paris, 1996). Romanian conductor and composer. Cond. Berlin PO 1945–51. London début 1948 with LPO. Taught cond. at Siena. Author of study of Josquin Desprès. Comp. 4 syms. and pf. conc. Spent much time with radio orchs., e.g. S. Ger. Radio (Stuttgart) from 1959 and Stockholm 1962–71. Chief cond. Munich PO from 1979. Insisted on heavy rehearsal schedule and disliked recordings.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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