Traditional music conductor, pianist, and accompanist who was simply the St. Louis Municipal Opera’s music movie director for 23 years. He got into The Juilliard College to review piano also after his professional profession had started. He was Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad’s accompanist from 1935 until 1955. He and his wife Blanche had been wedded in 1930. She urged him to include Scandinavian music to his repertoire with an focus on Edvard Grieg’s functions. He taken care of the conducting responsibilities for the functionality of Richard Wagner’s Die Walküre at Naples’ Teatro di San Carlo in 1976.