Walter Henry Rothwell


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(b London, 1872; d Los Angeles, 1927).

Eng. conductor, composer, and pianist. Toured Europe as pianist, but abandoned kbd. for cond.'s rostrum when he became ass. to Mahler at Hamburg, 1895. Cond. Savage Opera Co. in USA, incl. perfs. of Parsifal in English. Cond. Amer. première of Madama Butterfly (in Eng.) 1906. Cond. St Paul SO 1908–14, Los Angeles PO 1919–27. Wrote pf. conc., chamber mus., and songs.

Subjects: Music.

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