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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

BEHYMER WORKS TO PUT LA ON THE WORLD'S MUSIC MAP


TOSCANINI, HOROWITZ, BEHYMER AND WALTER - photo courtesy of Phyllis Hansen

The impresario Lynder Behymer's efforts brought great artists to Los Angeles.

Arturo Toscanini: born 25 March 1867 - died 16 January 1957
Toscanini is generally held to have been the greatest symphony conductor of his era.

Vladimir Horowitz: born 1 October 1903 - died 5 November 1999
This Russian-American musician was considered the most distinguished pianist of the 20th century

Bruno Walter: born 15 September 1816 - died 17 February 1962
Born Bruno Walter Schlesinger, was held my many as the finest conductor of his time.

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