Foss, Lukas

Foss, Lukas

1922 —
2009

Foss, Lukas (1922 - 2009) studied in Berlin, Paris and with Scalero and Thompson at the Curtis Institute, as well as with Hindemith at Yale. In 1953 he was appointed professor of music at UCLA, succeeding Arnold Schonberg in that position. He was music director of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (1963-70), and in 1971 became conductor of the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, introducing much new music. From 1981 to 1986 he was also music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. As a program planner and conductor he has been unorthodox. Read more »

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