Anton Seidl

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Birthday
7, 1850
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Mar 28, 1898 (47)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1850
Birthplace
Hungary
Death Date
Mar 28, 1898 (47)

About

Hungarian conductor who led prestigious orchestras in Berlin, New York City, and London. He served as copyist to Richard Wagner, making the first copy of "Der Ring des Nibelungen" and staging "Siegfried and "Götterdämmerung" in Vienna at Wagner's request.

Before Fame

He was able to decipher piano melodies when he was seven. He contemplated the priesthood for a time, but ultimately decided to attend Leipzig Conservatory in October 1870.

Trivia

He was the conductor of the New York Philharmonic for the last eight years of his life.

Family Life

He was married to Auguste Kraus.

Associated With

He and Antonia Brico both conducted the New York Philharmonic.