Rose, Leonard

Rose, Leonard

(1918–84) cellist; born in Washington, D.C. After studies at the Curtis Institute of Music, he played in the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini (1938–39) and was first cellist in the Cleveland Orchestra (1939–43) and New York Philharmonic (1943–51) before becoming an outstanding solo recitalist, teacher, and member of the Istomin-Stern-Rose trio. He taught at Curtis from 1951 to 1962.
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