Constantin Silvestri


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(b Bucharest, 1913; d London, 1969). Romanian-born conductor, pianist, and composer (Brit. cit. 1967). Début as cond. 1930 (Bucharest Radio SO). Career as pianist until 1935, then coach and cond. Bucharest Opera 1935–60 (mus. dir. from 1955). Cond., Bucharest PO 1947–53. Prof. of cond. Bucharest Acad. of Mus. 1949. Went to Paris 1956, settled in London 1957. Cond. Bournemouth SO 1961–9. CG début 1963. Wrote orch. and chamber music.

From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Music.

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