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Newell Jenkins

(1915—1996)


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(b New Haven, Conn., 1915; d Hillsdale, NY, 1996). Amer. conductor and scholar. Début as cond., Freiburg 1935 (Dido and Aeneas). Founded Yale Opera Group, New Haven, 1940. Cond., Bologna Chamber Orch. 1948–53. Founder and dir., Piccola Accademia Musicale, Florence, 1952. Founder, Clarion Concerts, NY, 1956. Taught at NY Univ. 1964–74 and Univ. of Calif. at Irvine 1971–9. Expert on music of Sammartini, J. M. Kraus, and Cherubini.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

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