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     Slatkin, Leonard (1st September 1944-Present)

    He is an orchestral conductor born in Los Angeles.  His father was the violinist Felix Slatkin, who founded the Hollywood String Quartet, and his mother was Eleanor Aller who was the cellist with the quartet.  He studied at Indiana University and Los Angeles City College before moving on to Juilliard School where he studied conducting with Jean Paul Morel.  His made his conducting debut in 1966 and in 1968 he was made an assistant at the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.  In 1977 he went on to become the conductor of the New Orleans Philharmonic Orchestra, but returned to St Louis in 1979 as the musical director and placed them firmly on the musical map.

    In 1996 he went to the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington DC, and in 2000 was appointed principal conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, which he left on 11th September 2004 on the 110th Night of the Proms.  He is noted for his interpretation of 20th Century American music and British composers.  He has also composed several works, which includes "The Raven" after the Edgar Allen Poe poem.  In 1990 he was inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame.

     

    Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Recordings

     

    Leroy Anderson

    Belle of the Ball

    RCA 9026 68048-2 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Blue Tango

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Bugler's Holiday

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Clarinet Candy

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Fiddle Faddle

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    First Day of Spring, The

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Forgotten Dreams

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Horse and Buggy

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Jazz Legato

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Jazz Pizzicato

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    The Penny Whistle Song

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    The Phantom Regiment

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Plink, Plank, Plunk!

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Promenade

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Sandpaper Ballet

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    Sleigh Ride

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin 

     

    The Syncopated Clock

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin 

     

    A Trumpeter's Lullaby

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin

     

    The Typewriter

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin 

     

    The Waltzing Cat

    RCA 68048 (CD: The Typewriter)

    Conductor - Leonard Slatkin    

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.leonardslatkin.com/
    2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Slatkin
    3. http://www.kennedy-center.org/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=showIndividual&entitY_id=2949&source_type=A

     

    Here he is conducting the Radio Filharmonish Orkest and Marc-Andre Hamelin in the first movement of George Gershwin's "Concerto in F"....

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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