Victor De Sabata


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(b Trieste, 1892; d S. Margherita, 1967). It. conductor and composer. Cond. Monte Carlo Opera 1918 (La traviata), becoming cond. there 1919–29, where he cond. f.p. of L'Enfant et les Sortilèges (1925). Cond. La Scala, Milan, 1930–57 (début with La fanciulla del West), art. dir. 1953–7. Cond. Bayreuth (Tristan) 1939. Took Scala Co. to CG 1950. Salzburg Fest. début 1952. Frequent guest cond. of concerts and opera throughout world. Wrote 2 operas (one unfinished, the other prod. La Scala 1917), 3 sym.-poems, and other works. Retired 1957.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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