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date: 15 November 2019

Daniel, Oliverlocked

  • Carl Skoggard

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(b De Pere, WI, Nov 24, 1911; d Scarsdale, NY, Dec 30, 1990). American administrator and musicologist. He was educated at St Norbert College, West De Pere (1925–9), and afterwards studied piano in Europe and at the New England Conservatory, Boston. He toured as a concert pianist and taught piano until 1942, when he became music director of the educational division of CBS radio; from 1947 to 1954 he produced and directed various broadcast series, including ‘Invitation to Music’, ‘20th-century Concert Hall’, and programmes of the New York PO and the Boston SO. Daniel co-founded the Contemporary Music Society with Stokowski. In 1954 he helped set up CRI, where he also served as a director, and from 1954 to 1977 he headed the concert-music division of BMI. He has been on the board of directors of many organizations, including the American SO (1962–72), the American Music Center (...

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