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Fritz Reiner

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Conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary. He conducted opera in Budapest and Dresden before coming to the USA in 1922 to take over the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. In 1931 he taught at the Curtis Institute, then joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (1938–48). After several seasons with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, he found his greatest acclaim leading the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (1953–62).

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