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Peter Herman Adler

Born: Dec 2, 1899

Death: Oct 2, 1990

Birthplace: Jablonec nad Nisou

Profession: Conductor

Nationality: United States

Peter Herman Adler

Date of Birth : Dec 2, 1899
Date of Death : Oct 2, 1990
Birth Place : Jablonec nad Nisou

Peter Herman Adler was an American conductor born in Austria–Hungary in Gablonz an der Nei?e, which is now in the Czech Republic. While at the Prague Conservatory, Adler studied with Vitezslav Novak, Fidelio Finke, and Alexander von Zemlinsky. He was the music and artistic director of the NBC Opera Theatre and the National Educational Television. He was a pioneer of televised broadcast of opera, commissioning such works as Gian Carlo Menotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors and Maria Golovin, Norman Dello Joio's The Trial at Rouen, and Bohuslav Martinu's The Marriage; Jack Beeson's My Heart's in the Highlands, Thomas Pasatieri's The Trial of Mary Lincoln and Hans Werner Henze's La Cubana. He was also involved in the early career development of such singers as Leontyne Price, George London and Mario Lanza. He later conducted the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra from 1959 to 1968. He conducted the United States premiere of Ernst Bloch's opera MacBeth at the Juilliard School in May 1973. He made only one foray into movies, adapting the music for "The Great Caruso" in 1950, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.


  • Conductor

Also known as

  • Dr. Peter Herman Adler
  • P.H. Adler
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