Damrosch, Leopold

   American musician, of Polish origin. Born in Posen, Prussia, he studied medicine but devoted himself to music. He initially was a violinist in small towns and spas. Later he began to conduct at small theatres; subsequently he became a violinist to the court orchestra at Weimar under Franz Liszt. In 1858 he became conductor of the Breslau Philharmonic Concerts and founded the Orchestral Society and Choral Union in Breslau. In 1871 he became a conductor of the Arion Male Choral Union in New York, and founded the Oratorio Society and the New York Symphony Society.

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  • Damrosch,Leopold — Dam·rosch (dămʹrŏsh), Leopold. 1832 1885. German born American musician who was the first to conduct Wagnerian opera at New York s Metropolitan Opera House. His son Walter Johannes Damrosch (1862 1950) continued the tradition, introducing Wagner… …   Universalium

  • Leopold Damrosch — (* 22. Oktober 1832 in Posen; † 15. Februar 1885 in New York City) war ein deutscher Komponist, Dirigent, Violinist, Musikpädagoge und Musikschriftsteller. Inhaltsverze …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Damrosch — Damrosch, Leopold, Musiker, geb. 22. Okt. 1832 in Posen, gest. 15. Febr. 1885 in New York, studierte in Berlin Medizin und promovierte 1854, bildete sich aber gleichzeitig unter Ries (Violine) und Dehn (Komposition) zum Musiker aus und wirkte als …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Leopold Damrosch — (October 22, 1832 ndash; February 15, 1885) was a German American orchestral conductor.BiographyDamrosch was born in Posen (Poznań), Kingdom of Prussia, and began his musical education at the age of nine, learning the violin against the wishes of …   Wikipedia

  • DAMROSCH — DAMROSCH, family of musicians. LEOPOLD DAMROSCH (1832–1885), born in Posen (Poznan), was a conductor and composer. He took a medical degree but devoted himself to music and the violin. As orchestral leader in Magdeburg and Weimar, and conductor… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Damrosch — ist der Nachname mehrerer Musiker: Frank Damrosch (1859–1937), deutsch amerikanischer Dirigent und Musikerzieher Leopold Damrosch (1832 1885), Komponist, Dirigent und Violinist Walter Damrosch (1862 1950), Komponist und Dirigent, Sohn von Leopold …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leopold Stokowski — (Bild: George Grantham Bain Collection) Leopold Anthony Stokowski (* 18. April 1882 in London, England; † 13. September 1977 in Nether Wallop, Hampshire, England, eigtl. Leopold Antonin Stanislaw Boleslawowicz Stokowski …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Damrosch — is a surname, and may refer to: Clara Mannes (born Damrosch, 1869–1948), a musician, sister of Walter Frank Damrosch (1859–1937), Silesian American conductor, music educator Leo Damrosch, American scholar and author, professor of literature at… …   Wikipedia

  • Leopold Mannes — Leopold Damrosch Mannes (December 26, 1899 – August 11, 1964) was an American musician, born in New York City, who, together with Leopold Godowsky, Jr., created the first practical color transparency film, Kodachrome. Mannes and Godowsky s… …   Wikipedia

  • Damrosch, Walter — ▪ American musician in full  Walter Johannes Damrosch  born Jan. 30, 1862, Breslau, Prussia [now Wrocław, Pol.] died Dec. 22, 1950, New York, N.Y., U.S.  Prussian born American orchestral conductor and composer whose activities spanned more than… …   Universalium

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