Artur Rodzinski

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Birthday
1, 1892
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 27, 1958 (66)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
1, 1892
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Nov 27, 1958 (66)

About

A music director of the Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic in the 1930s and 1940s, he is celebrated for his interpretations of classic works.

Before Fame

He studied music in Lwow, Poland and in Vienna, then traveled to Los Angeles to lead the city's philharmonic, and then to Cleveland for the same purpose.

Trivia

Joining the New York Philharmonic in 1943, he brought his exacting standards that while rubbing some the wrong way became celebrated for improving the orchestra's quality.

Family Life

He married twice, with one of his two sons, Witold Rodzinski, becoming a noted diplomat in China.

Associated With

Fellow Polish conductor Leopold Stokowski first discovered him in a performance in Poland, and brought him over to the U.S.