Rodzinski, Artur

Rodzinski, Artur

(1892–1958) conductor; born in Spalato, Dalmatia. He conducted in Europe before being invited to the U.S.A. in 1925 by Leopold Stokowski to assist at the Philadelphia Orchestra. He went on to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1929–33), the Cleveland Orchestra (1933–43), the New York Philharmonic (1943–47), and the Chicago Symphony (1947–48). His musicianship was admired, but temperamental clashes in the latter two posts led him back to European work in his last years.
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