Weisgall, Hugo (David)

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Weisgall, Hugo (David) (b Eibenschütz (now Ivançice), 1912; d NY, 1997). Cz.-born comp. and cond. (Amer. cit. 1926). Settled in USA 1920. Cond., Baltimore Str. Sym. 1937–9, and other Baltimore organizations 1949–60. Chairman of faculty, Cantors' Inst., NY, from 1952. Teacher at Juilliard Sch. 1957–70, prof. Queens Coll., NY from 1961. Works incl. 9 operas (9 Rivers from Jordan, 6 Characters in Search of an Author, Purgatory, etc.), cantata A Garden Eastward, ballet, songs, radio music.