Violin prodigy and former conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra.
He studied violin at the
He joined a 77-player ensemble that provided the accompaniment for the silent movies played at New York City's Capitol Theatre.
He married Stephanie "Steffy" Goldner in 1922; the couple divorced on August 4, 1947.
His conducting was often favorably compared to the great works of Leopold Stokowski.