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Ionel Perlea, Romanian conductor.

Background

Perlea, Ionel was born on December 13, 1900 in Ograda, Romania. Son of Victor and Margarete (Linch) Perlea.

Education

Student piano, cello, composition in Munich (Germany) under Anton B. Wallbrunn. Student Leipzig (Germany) Conservatory, 1920.

Career

1 son, Ion. Came to the United States, 1949, naturalized, 1960. Conductor, Leipzig Opera, 1921-1922, Rostock (Germany) Opera, 1923. General manager, mus. director Bucharest (Roumania) Opera, 1930.

Quest conductor throughout Europe, 1936-1944. Conductor La Scala, Milan, Italy, also other principal opera houses in Italy, 1938-1960. Debut Metropolitan Opera, 1949.

Conductor San Francisco, 1951, Los Angeles, 1951, NBC Symphony, 1950-1957, Chicago, 1953, Cleveland, 1954, Detroit, 1952, San Antonio, 1953, also European festivals. Permanent conductor Fairfield County (Connecticut) Symphony, 1955-1970. Professor conducting Manhattan School Music, 1952-1970, permanent conductor, 1952-1970.

Recording artist for Radio Corporation of America Victor, Vox and Remington records. Composer: String Quartet, 1921. Variations, 1930; Don Quichotte, 1946.

Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Orchestra. Sinfonia in do. Address: New York City New York.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: String Quartet, 1921. Variations, 1930

    • Don Quichotte, 1946. Sinfonia concertante for Violin and Orchestra.

      Sinfonia in do.

Connections

Married Lisette Cottescu, December 3, 1932.

father:
Victor Perlea

mother:
Margarete (Linch) Perlea

spouse:
Lisette Cottescu