Steinberg, William

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Steinberg, William Gender: M
born on 1 August 1899 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Köln, Germany, 50n55, 6e57
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°38' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 09°37 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 02°40'


German-born American conductor who directed the Pittsburgh Symphony from 1952 to 1976.

Steinberg worked as an apprentice under Otto Klemperer at the Cologne Opera and in 1924 became principal conductor there. He conducted opera at Prague (1925–29) and Frankfurt-am-Main (1929–33) before he founded, with Bronislaw Huberman, the Palestine Symphony (later the Israel Philharmonic) in 1936.

In 1938 Steinberg went to the United States. He became assistant to Arturo Toscanini at the NBC Symphony. In addition to conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony, Steinberg concurrently served as music director of the London Philharmonic (1958–60) and later of the Boston Symphony (1969–72). He retired as music director of the Pittsburgh Symphony in 1976 after building it into one of the strongest musical institutions in the United States.

Steinberg received numerous awards. He was named a member of the International Institute of Arts and Letters in 1960 and was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the same year

He died 16 May 1978, New York.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Conductor
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession