Joseph Rosenstock (27 January 1895 in Kraków – 17 October 1985 in New York) was a Polish Jewish conductor. He worked at the state opera in Wiesbaden before being brought into the Metropolitan Opera in New York to replace Artur Bodanzky in 1928. However, he received such poor critical reviews that he himself resigned after only six performances and Bodanzky was brought back. Returning to Germany, he worked in Mannheim and, from 1933-1936, as conductor of the Berlin Jüdischer Kulturbund. He left this position and moved to Japan to conduct the NHK Symphony Orchestra. There he taught Roh Ogura how to conduct Beethoven's symphonies. In 1948 he returned to New York to work as a conductor with the New York City Opera (NYCO), debuting with Le nozze di Figaro. In 1951 he notably conducted the world premieres of David Tamkin's The Dybbuk.
In January 1952 Rosenstock succeeded Laszlo Halász as General Director of the NYCO. He served in that post for four seasons, during which time he continued in Halász's steps of scheduling innovative programs with unusual repertoire mixed in with standard works. He notably staged the world premiere of Aaron Copland's The Tender Land, the New York premiere of William Walton's Troilus and Cressida, and the United States premieres of Gottfried von Einem's The Trial and Béla Bartók's Bluebeard's Castle. Rosenstock was also the first NYCO director to include musical theatre in the company's repertoire with a 1954 production of Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II's Show Boat. This decision was ridiculed by the Press but Rosenstock felt justified as the production played to a packed house. Meanwhile the company's production of Donizetti's opera Don Pasquale that season only sold 35 percent of the house seats.
Rosenstock returned to the Met on 31 January 1961 to conduct Tristan und Isolde and became a regular member of the Met conducting staff until his last performance conducting Die Meistersinger on 13 February 1969. During those eight years he conducted 248 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, including a number of Metropolitan Opera radio broadcast performances.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Berlin State Opera Orchestra
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