(b Montreal, 1896; d NY, 1982). Canadian conductor. Ass. cond. Montreal Opera Co., then of NY Met 1921, becoming cond. there 1928–50. Initiated Met Auditions of the Air. Cond. Ravinia Park, Chicago, and S. Francisco Opera. Cond. sym. concerts in Montreal 1935–51. Dir. Montreal Cons. 1943–61. Cond. Quebec SO 1951–66. Companion of Order of Canada, 1968.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.