William Steinberg


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(b Cologne, 1899; d NY, 1978). Ger.-born conductor (Amer. cit. 1944). Ass. cond. to Klemperer at Cologne Opera 1920. Cond., German Th. in Prague 1925–9. Mus. dir. Frankfurt Opera 1929–33 (cond. f.p. of Schoenberg's Von Heute auf Morgen 1930); mus. dir. Jewish Culture League, Ger., 1933–6. In Palestine 1936–8. Settled in USA 1938. Ass. cond. NBC SO 1938–41. Cond. Buffalo PO 1945–52, Pittsburgh SO 1952–76. Salzburg Fest. début 1962. Prin. cond. LPO 1958–62, Boston SO 1969–72, prin. guest cond. NYPO 1964–8.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.