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Richard Johannes Lert Edit Profile

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Richard Johannes Lert, Austrian conductor. Recipient Arthur Noble award City Pasadena, 1951, Concert Artists Guild award, 1959, Golden Baton award American Symphony Orchestra League, 1964; commander’s cross Order of Merit (German Republic).

Background

Lert, Richard Johannes was born on September 19, 1885 in Vienna, Austria. Son of Adolf and Libussa (Bruell) Lert.

Education

Student Vienna Conservatory, 1900-1904, U. Vienna, 1904-1908.

Career

Came to the United States, 1931, naturalized, 1938. Commander orchs. in Duesseldorf, Germany, 1910-1912, Darmstadt, Germany, 1912-1916, Frankfurt, Germany, 1915-1916, Kiel, Germany, 1916-1917, Hannover, Germany, 1917-1923, Mannheim, Germany, 1923-1928, Breslau, Germany, 1928-1929, Berlin State Opera, 1928-1932, Hollywood (California) Bowl, 1932-1942, Pasadena (California) Symphony, since 1936, guest conductor in Paris, Oslo, Washington, Mexico City, San Francisco, Los Angeles. Conductor Conductor’s Workshop, California and Vienna, summers since 1956.

Board of directors American Symphony Orchestra League, Young Musicians Foundation Los Angeles. Honorary board directors Music Academy West, Santa Barbara, California. Adviser Huntington Hartford Foundation.

Connections

Married Vicki Baum, July, 1916. Children: Wolfgang, Peter.

father:
Adolf Lert

mother:
Libussa (Bruell) Lert

spouse:
Vicki Baum

children:
Wolfgang Lert

Peter Lert