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Artur Rodzinski (1892-1958)

Artur Rodzinski (1892-1958), American conductor, born in Split (Spalato), Croatia. After studying in Vienna, Austria, Rodzinski conducted opera in the Polish cities of L`viv (now part of Ukraine) and Warsaw. In 1926 he came to the United States as assistant conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra and head of the operatic and orchestral departments of The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After 1929 he became conductor successively of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (1929-1933), the Cleveland Orchestra (1933-1943), the New York Philharmonic (1943-1947), and the Chicago Symphony (1947-1948).

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