Collins, Anthony

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Collins, Anthony (b Hastings, 1893; d Los Angeles, 1963). Eng. viola player and then conductor and composer. Prin. va. LSO and CG orch. Left orch. playing 1936 to become cond. Founded London Mozart Orch. Worked in USA 1936–45. Highly regarded as Sibelius interpreter. Comp. operas, 2 vn. concs., syms. for str., film mus. Orch. Schubert's Grand Duo.