Leinsdorf, Erich

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Leinsdorf, Erich Gender: M
born on 4 February 1912 at 17:00 (= 5:00 PM )
Place Vienna, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Penfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 14°30' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 07°47 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 16°05'


Austrian conductor, studied in Vienna and conducted as an assistant to Bruno Walter and Arturo Toscanini from 1934-1937. He then became engaged by the Metropolitan with his debut conducting "Die Walkure" in 1938. From 1939-1943, he was the Chief conductor of the German repertoire at the Metropolitan. Later in his life he became more active in concerts over opera, appearing with San Francisco Opera and at the Metropolitan.

Leinsdorf died of cancer 9/11/1993 Zurich, Switzerland.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Marc Penfield quotes Hans Taeger "archives" in MH 7/1981. No data given in Taeger's Lexikon. Same data in NFM, no source.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Terminal)