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Jan Walter Susskind (1 May 1913 – 25 March 1980) was a Czech-born British conductor.

Jan Walter Susskind (1 May 1913 – 25 March 1980) was a Czech-born British conductor. His first appointment as musical director was to the Scottish Orchestra, where he served from 1946 to 1952. From 1953 to 1955 he was the conductor of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (then known as the Victorian Symphony Orchestra). After free-lancing in Israel and South America he was appointed to head the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1956 to 1965. While with the TSO he taught conducting at The Royal Conservatory of Music where among his pupils were Milton Barnes and Rudy Toth. From 1968 to 1975 he was conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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  • Quick-View Viennese Night at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Viennese Night at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    These characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures represent some of the best moments from Viennese Night Prom concerts spanning...
  1. Viennese Night at the BBC Proms
    Legacy

    Viennese Night at the BBC Proms

    £ 16.50

    These characteristic Viennese waltzes, polkas and overtures represent some of the best moments from Viennese Night Prom concerts spanning a vintage period in their history. Classics featured on this DVD include the Blue Danube Waltz, Radetsky March and Csardas and Laughing Song from Die Fledermaus, all performed with exuberance, good humour and panache by three conductors well suited to the genre. The ICA Classics Legacy series presents a collection of historic performances by some of the world’s greatest artists. These performances are released on DVD for the first time, incorporating rare archive footage that has been expertly and lovingly restored.More details

 

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