Death of ‘Shoot the Conductor’ concertmastermain
The legendary Anshel Brusilow, concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra under George Szell and of the Philadelphia with Eugene Ormandy, died last night at the age of 89.
After clashing with music directors, he lit out to Texas, where he became both executive director and conductor of the Dallas Symphony.
He recorded extensively as both violinist and conductor.
In recent years, he published a slam-bam memoir titled Shoot the Conductor.
He was a formidable musician, and a formative one.