Alexander Gibson

(1926—1995) conductor

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(b Motherwell, Scotland, 1926; d London, 1995). Scot. conductor. Répétiteur and ass. cond., SW Opera 1951–2, ass. cond. BBC Scottish SO 1952–4, staff cond. SW Opera 1954–7, mus. dir. 1957–9. Prin. cond. Scot. Nat. Orch. 1959–84. Founded Scottish Opera 1962, mus. dir. 1962–87. CG début 1957 (Tosca). Amer. début 1970. During his 25 years with Scottish Opera, cond. f. complete p. of Berlioz's Les Troyens (1969), first Ring cycle perf. outside London for over 38 years (1971, sung in Ger.); and f.ps. of Orr's Full Circle (Glasgow 1968) and Hamilton's The Catiline Conspiracy (Stirling 1974). CBE 1967. Knighted 1977.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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