John Crosby


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Dr John Crosby (1797—1859)

John Schuyler Crosby (1839—1914)

Sir John Crosby (c. 1406—1476) merchant and diplomat


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(b NY, 1926; d NY, 2002).

Amer. conductor and administrator. Accompanist, coach, and cond., NY City Opera 1951–6. Built outdoor opera house at Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1956 (burned down and rebuilt 1967), and founded Santa Fe Fest. 1957. Specialized in Strauss. Pres., Opera America 1975–80; pres., Manhattan Sch. of Mus. 1976–86.

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