Black, Stanley

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Black, Stanley

Black, Stanley, English pianist and conductor; b. London, June 14, 1913. He studied at the Matthay School of Music in London, and began his career as a jazz pianist and arranger. He then was a conductor of the BBC Dance Orch. (1944–52), and subsequently worked as a music director for films. In 1968-69 he was principal conductor of the BBC Northern Ireland Orch.; also appeared as a guest conductor with various orchs. in England. In 1971 he served as assoc. conductor of the Osaka Phil. In 1986 he was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.

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