- Michael Steinberg
(b New York, April 9, 1919; d New York, Jan 9, 1966). American conductor and musicologist. He studied music privately; in early music, to which he devoted his professional life, he was essentially self-taught. After his return in 1949 from five years’ service in the US Merchant Marine he began to establish himself as a choral conductor in New York. The singers in his church choir at St Luke’s, Greenwich Village, provided the nucleus for the New York Pro Musica Antiqua, an ensemble for the performance of Renaissance and medieval music, which Greenberg founded in ...