(4 March 1912 in Berlin – 3 June 1996 in Zürich)
Leitner studied under Franz Schreker, Julius Prüwer, Artur Schnabel and Karl Muck. He also was a composition student with Robert Kahn. Starting as a pianist, through the help of Fritz Busch, he became a conductor in the 1930s. He was conductor of the Nollendorfplatz Theater in Berlin from 1943 to 1945; in Hannover from 1945 to 1946; in Munchen from 1946 to 1947; and starting in 1947 the General Music Director of the Württemberg State Opera in Stuttgart. He is famous as a conductor of opera, his favourite composers being Wagner, Richard Strauss, Mozart, and twentieth-century composers Carl Orff and Karl Amadeus Hartmann. He succeeded Erich Kleiber in 1956 as conductor for the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. From 1976 to 1980, he worked in The Hague as principal conductor of Het Residentie Orkest.
Thor Martin Johnson
(June 10, 1913 – January 16, 1975)
He was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. He studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was president of the Alpha Rho chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity. He was the first recipient of the fraternity's national Charles E. Lutton Man of Music Award in 1952. A member of the Moravian Church, he was deeply devoted to promoting the music of his faith. He was an initiate of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 1947 he was appointed conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the youngest American born conductor of a major American orchestra at that time. That same year, Johnson was named the first Music Director of the Ojai Music Festival in Ojai, California. He served in that capacity from 1947–1950 and again from 1952–53. He visited Jan Sibelius on the personal invitation of the composer's oldest daughter, Eva Sibelius Paloheimo, in the Summer of 1951 at his home Ainola (since 1972 a national museum in Järvenpää, Finland). In 1952, he was the first recipient of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity's American Man of Music Award. In 1953-54, Johnson made a series of early stereophonic recordings, primarily with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, for Remington Records. From 1958 to 1964, Johnson was a full professor and director of orchestral activities at Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois. Johnson was appointed director of the Interlochen Arts Academy and conductor of the Interlochen Arts Academy Symphony Orchestra from 1964 to 1967. He founded the Peninsula Music Festival in 1952 that still plays every August in Fish Creek, Wisconsin. He is especially well regarded for the dozens of first performances that he personally commissioned and conducted. He was a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity. Upon his death in 1975, Johnson was buried in God's Acre, the Moravian cemetery in the historic Old Salem area of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Зингер, Георг — израильский дирижер, композитор. Учился в
Немецкой музыкальной академии в Праге (1924 — 1926) как пианист и
композитор (у А. Цемлинского). Дирижирует в опере с 1926 г. Один из
основателей Израильской национальной оперы (1947). Выступал во многих
странах мира (СССР, 1965). Первый исполнитель многих опер и
симфонических произведений израильских композиторов. Среди его сочинений
симфоническая и камерная музыка.
Symphony no 7 in D minor, Op. 70
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95
Photo of George Singer
courtesy The Remington Site - Rudolf Bruil
Запись Седьмой симфонии из собственной коллекции, запись Восьмой симфонии мне давным-давно присылал один американский коллекционер, а вот запись Девятой симфонии я так же давно скачал на каком-то из бесчисленный блогов (сейчас уже не припомню).