Austrian-born British composer and conductor Joseph Horovitz died last Wednesday at the age of 95. Horovitz was born in Vienna into a Jewish family who emigrated to England in 1938 to escape the Nazis. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London and with Nadia Boulanger in Paris. His musical career began in 1950, when he became music director at the Bristol Old Vic. He was subsequently active as a conductor of ballet and opera, and toured Europe and the United States.

His works included 16 ballets, operas, vocal works, nine concertos and several string quartets.

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