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Werner Torkanowsky

vn, 1926-1992 DE
Musician / Composer / Conductor of Classical

Werner Torkanowsky (born on March 30, 1926; died on October 20, 1992) was a successful German conductor in both the concert hall and opera house.He was born in Berlin, Germany, and raised on a kibbutz in Israel, coming to the United States in 1948 to study the violin. From 1954 to 1958, however, he studied conducting under Pierre Monteux. Following his debut with the Ballets Espagnoles, he became Music Director of Jerome Robbins's "Ballet USA."

  • Classical
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Violin Concerto: II. Intermezzo A (Live) on Isaac Stern, Vol. 9 by Isaac Stern
Violin Concerto: III. Fantasia (Live) on Isaac Stern, Vol. 9 by Isaac Stern
Violin Concerto: I. Introduction (Live) on Isaac Stern, Vol. 9 by Isaac Stern
Violin Concerto: V. Epilogue (Live) on Isaac Stern, Vol. 9 by Isaac Stern
Violin Concerto: IV. Intermezzo B (Live) on Isaac Stern, Vol. 9 by Isaac Stern

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
Piano Quartet / Variations For Violin, Viola, Violoncello And PianoWerner Torkanowsky / Karel Husa - The New England Piano Quartette1986Album
3 Songs / Meditations For Cello / Trio '79Werner Torkanowsky1982Album
Quartette / PropheciesWerner Torkanowsky1981Album
Pilgrimage / Fra Angelico / The Earth's / LionsThe New Orleans Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, Werner Torkanowsky, Norman Treigle, Gordon O. Brown - Carlisle Floyd / Alan Hovhaness / Michael Colgrass / Ned Rorem1972Album
Instrumental Music In Colonial America: The MoraviansKarl Krueger, Sebastian Caratelli, John Antes - Isidore Cohen, Werner Torkanowsky, Seymour Barab1959Album
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