Meyrowitz, Selmar , German conductor; b. Bartenstein, East Prussia, April 18, 1875; d. Toulouse, March 24, 1941. He studied at the Leipzig Cons., and later with Max Bruch in Berlin. In 1897 he became asst. conductor at the Karlsruhe Opera under Mottl, with whom he went to America as conductor at the Metropolitan Opera in N.Y. (1903); subsequently conducted at the Prague National Theater (1905–06), the Berlin Komische Oper (1907–10), the Munich Opera (1912–13), and the Hamburg Opera (1913–17). After appearing as a guest conductor with the Berlin Phil., he conducted at the Berlin Radio and the State Opera (1924–33); also toured with the German Grand Opera Co. in the U.S. (1929–31). He settled in France (1933).
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