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Emanuel Balaban Edit Profile

conductor , educator

Emanuel Balaban, American conductor, educator. Member Beethoven Association, The Bohemians, American Gear Manufacturers Association.

Background

Balaban, Emanuel was born on January 27, 1895 in Brooklyn. Son of Joseph and Olga (Liebman) Balaban.

Education

Student Institute Museum Art, New York City, 1912-1914, also private study.

Career

July 1942); married second, Priscilla Sanford Brown, July 27, 1942. Accompanist for Zimbalist, Morini, Elman, others, 1915-1922. Assistant conductor, Dresden (Germany) Opera, 1922-1925.

Guest conductor Berlin Philharmonic, National Symphony, Washington, New York Philharmonic, others. Director opera department Eastman School Music, 1929-1944. Conductor Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, 1944-1945.

Conductor New York City Ballet, England, 1950. Faculty Juilliard School Music, 1947-1973, conductor, coach opera theatre and department vocal literature, 1963-1973. Faculty Tanglewood-Berkshire Music Center, 1953-1956.

Membership

Member Beethoven Association, The Bohemians, American Gear Manufacturers Association.

Connections

Married Nina de Witt, August 1923 (divorced July 1942). Married second, Priscilla Sanford Brown, July 27, 1942.

father:
Joseph Balaban

mother:
Olga (Liebman) Balaban

spouses:
Nina de Witt

Priscilla Sanford Brown