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 Willi Boskovsky

Willi Boskovsky

Birth
Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Death 21 Apr 1991 (aged 81)
Visp, Bezirk Visp, Valais, Switzerland
Burial Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
Plot Group33G, Number 78
Memorial ID 9180 · View Source
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Musician. He was an Austrian violinist and conductor, best known as the long-standing concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1933, he joined the Vienna Philharmonic as first violinist and three years later, he was named concertmaster. Noted as a master of the waltz, he achieved world fame as conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's "Wiener Philharmoniker" concerts. He conducted the orchestra's International broadcasts from 1954, until his retirement in 1979. He also frequently worked with Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam and with the London Philharmonic. He died of a stroke at age 81.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 27 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9180
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willi Boskovsky (16 Jun 1909–21 Apr 1991), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9180, citing Zentralfriedhof, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave .