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Botstein, Leon

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Botstein, Leon , Swiss-born American educator, historian, and conductor; b. Zurich, Dec. 14, 1946. After graduating from the H.S. of Music and Art in N.Y. (1963), he studied history at the Univ. of Chicago (B.A., 1967) and Harvard Univ. (M.A., 1968; Ph.D., 1985). In 1969 he was a lecturer in history at Boston Univ. From 1970 to 1975 he was president of Franconia (N.H.) Coll., and also founder-principal conductor of the White Mountain Festival of the Arts (1973–75). In 1975 he became president of Bard Coll. in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., and also of Simon’s Rock Coll. of Bard in Great Barrington, Mass., in 1979. He was co-conductor (1982–89) and conductor (1989–92) of the Hudson Valley Phil. Chamber Orch. in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and principal guest conductor of the Hudson Valley Phil, there (1991–92). In 1990 he became artistic director of the Bard Music Festival. He became music director of the American Sym. Orch. in 1992 and artistic director of the American Russian Young Artists Orch. in 1995, both based in N.Y. He also became the revitalizing ed. of the Musical Quarterly in 1992. In 1993 he was made a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Botstein’s provocative articles, essays, and reviews, ranging from the current state of education in America to music history, have appeared in various newspapers, magazines, and professional journals.

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