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Alfred Franz Wallenstein, American conductor. Decorated Legion of Honor France).


Wallenstein, Alfred Franz was born on October 7, 1898 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Franz Albrecht Von and Anna (Klinger) Wallenstein.


Educated public schools. Honorary Doctor of Music, Wooster College, 1943, University of Southern California, 1951, Redlands University of California, 1954, Peabody Institute, Baltimore, 1962. Head cello department Chicago Museum College, 1927-1929.


Began playing cello in public at age 9. Made concert tours through, Europe, South America, North America. Solo cellist, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, 1923-1929, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, 1929-1936.

Has made many transcriptions for cello. Museum director, Radio Station WOR, 1935-1945, conductor, mus. director, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, 1943-1956, conductor, Symphony of the Air, 1961-1963, visiting conductor, Juilliard School Music, 1966-1983. Head Ford Foundation project for young American condrs., 1962-1964.


Married Virginia Wilson, May 10, 1924.

Franz Albrecht Von Wallenstein

Anna (Klinger) Wallenstein

Virginia Wilson