Horenstein, Jascha

Jascha Horenstein (6 May 1898 – 2 April 1973) was an American conductor. Horenstein is particularly remembered as a champion of modern music and as a Mahler conductor, although his repertory as shown by discographies was quite wide. In 1929 he conducted the premiere of three movements of Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite in an arrangement for string orchestra. In 1950, he conducted the first Paris performance of Berg’s Wozzeck.

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Jascha Horenstein (6 May 1898 – 2 April 1973) was an American conductor. Horenstein is particularly remembered as a champion of modern music and as a Mahler conductor, although his repertory as shown by discographies was quite wide. In 1929 he conducted the premiere of three movements of Alban Berg’s Lyric Suite in an arrangement for string orchestra. In 1950, he conducted the first Paris performance of Berg’s Wozzeck.

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