Foss, Lucas

(b. 1922)
   American musician of German origin. Born in Berlin, he moved to Paris with his family at the onset of Nazism. In 1937 he went to the US. He studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and at Yale. After 1950 he studied in Rome, returning two years later. He taught composition at the University of California at Los Angeles. He was the conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (1963-70), and later music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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