Jascha Horenstein


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(b Kiev, 1898; d London, 1973). Russ.-born conductor (Austrian cit., then Amer, cit.). Became ass. cond. to Furtwängler in Berlin 1921–3. Cond. Vienna SO 1923, then worked in Berlin and at Düsseldorf Opera from 1929. After 1933 worked in Fr., Russ., Poland, and Belg. Amer. début 1940. Cond. f. Paris p. of Wozzeck (1950) and of From the House of the Dead (1951). Cond. f. Amer. p. (concert) of Doktor Faust, NY 1964. Frequent guest cond. of Brit. orchs. CG début 1961 (Fidelio). Fine interpreter of Mahler and Bruckner.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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