- Alan Blyth
(b Breslau, March 29, 1871; d Berlin, Nov 26, 1926). German conductor. After studying in Munich, and in Berlin with Pfitzner and Gustav Holländer, he was successively conductor at the opera houses of Lübeck, Posen, Saarbrücken and Elberfeld (1903–5). At the latter he became particularly interested in Delius, whose music had already been played there by Cassirer’s predecessor, Hans Haym. According to Thomas Beecham (...