Walter Damrosch

Walter Damrosch

Birth
Wrocław, Miasto Wrocław, Dolnośląskie, Poland
Death 22 Dec 1950 (aged 88)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA
Memorial ID 7020981 · View Source
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Orchestra Conductor, Composer. He served as Wagnerian Director for the Metropolitan Opera from 1885 to 1891. He also conducted the New York Symphony and the New York Oratorio Society and produced many several Wagner Operas at Carnegie Hall between 1893 and 1894. In 1895 he organized the Damrosch Grand Opera Company and in 1900 he became staff conductor of the Metropolitan Opera. In 1903 he reorganized the New York Symphony and directed it until 1927 when he became president of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. From 1940 to 1948 he was president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. During World War II he founded a school for bandmasters in Fontainebleau, France. He appeared in the films, Carnegie Hall (1947) and "The Star Maker" (1939).



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"I have done my utmost to spread the Joys that Music can bring to Men."


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  • Added: 19 Dec 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7020981
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Damrosch (30 Jan 1862–22 Dec 1950), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7020981, citing Ledgelawn Cemetery, Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .