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date: 14 October 2019

Moseley, Carlos (Du Pré )locked

  • Patrick J. Smith

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(Du Pré )

(b Laurens, SC, Sept 21, 1914; d Spartanburg, SC, Oct 1, 2012). American administrator and pianist. After graduating from Duke University (1935) he did graduate work at the University of Michigan and the Philadelphia Conservatory. He later studied piano under harold Morris and Olga Samaroff and appeared in recitals and as a soloist, winning the MacDowell Music Club Young Artists Competition in 1939. During and after the war he held various government positions and then became director of the school of music and professor of music (piano) at the University of Oklahoma, Norman (1950–55). He was director of press and public relations (1955–9), associate managing director (1959–61), managing director (1961–70), and president of the New York Philharmonic (1970–78); this was the first time a major American symphony orchestra had appointed a professional, salaried president. After his retirement Moseley continued his performing career as well as administrative duties. In ...

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