Swiss conductor who became Bard College's 14th president in 1975.
He earned a Ph.D. from Harvard University in music history after getting his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago.
When he became the president of Franconia College (which is now defunct) at the age of 23 he became the youngest college president in US history.
Both of his parents with physicians and his brother David is a biologist.
Actress Gaby Hoffman attended Bard College while he was the President.