Antal Dorati


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(b Budapest, 1906; d Gerzensee, nr. Berne, 1988).

Hung.‐born conductor and composer (Amer. cit. 1947). Early career as opera cond. in Budapest (1924–8), Dresden (1928–9), and Munster (1929–32), then 2nd cond. Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 1935–7, cond. orig. Ballet Russe 1938–41, and Ballet Th. 1941–5. Settled in USA 1940. Salzburg Fest. début (concert) 1946 (Mozarteum Orch.), (opera) 1959 (première of H. Erbse's Julietta). Prin. cond. Dallas SO 1945–9, Minneapolis SO 1949–60, BBCSO 1962–6, Stockholm PO 1966–70, National Sym. of Washington DC 1970–6, RPO 1975–8, Detroit SO 1977–81. Comp. sym., vc. conc., cantata, ballet, and str. qt. Arr. ballet mus. Cond. recording with Philharmonia Hungarica of complete Haydn syms. and several Haydn operas. Hon. KBE 1983.

Subjects: Music.