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Charles O'Connell (Conductor, Arranger)

Born: April 22, 1900 - Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA
Died: September 1, 1962 - New York, NY, USA

The American conductor, recording executive and arranger, Charles O'Connell, studied at the Catholic School and College of the Holy Cross (BA, 1922). He also had instruction in organ from Widor in Paris.

From 1930 to 1944 Charles O'Connell was head of the artist and repertoire department of the RCA Victor Red Seal label, then music director of Columbia Masterworks (1944-1947). He published The Victor Book of the Symphony (1934; new edition, 1948); The Victor Book of the Opera (1937); The Other Side of the Record (1947); The Victor Book of Overtures, Tone Poems and Other Orchestral Works (1950).

 

Source: Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (1997)
Contributed by
Aryeh Oron (May 2009)

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