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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

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Role, Location, Notes
Aug 26 1970

Conductor Walter Scott

Algoma Central Railway
For Ontario Department of Tourism and Information
Dec 11 1945

Miss Erica Morini

Violinist. With Dr. Désiré Defauw, Violinist and Conductor
J. Walter Thompson RCA
Feb 28 1946

Mr. Pierre Monteux

Conductor, San Francisco Orchestra
J. Walter Thompson RCA
Feb 24 1947

Ettore Mazzoleni Esq.

Principal of the Toronto Conservatory. Associate Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Oct 1 1974

Mstislav Rostropovich

Cellist and conductor. Photographed in La Camargue, France, in the home of Henri Fabre
Apr 15 1976

Arthur Fiedler

Conductor, Boston “Pops” Orchestra
For Polaroid using the new 8x10 camera (direct film) (The first person to be photographed with 8x10) He also took some photographs with the 20x24 Polariod of Dr. Killian and Mr. McKeown during the same visit to Boston
Jul 23 1979

Eugene Ormandy

Conductor (retiring) The Philadelphia Orchestra


  • Igor Stravinsky

  • Herbert von Karajan

  • Sir Thomas Beecham


Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, 1983 Conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936, in Bombay (Mumbai). He is currently music director of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor […]

Zubin Mehta

Zubin Mehta, 1983 The conductor Zubin Mehta was born on this day, April 29, in 1936. He is an Indian conductor of Western and Eastern classical music, and is music… […]

Sir Thomas Beecham

Sir Thomas Beecham, 1946 Sir Thomas Beecham was born on this day, April 29, in 1879. Beecham was an English conductor and impresario best known for his association with the… […]

Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle, 1988 Simon Rattle was photographed by Karsh on this day, October 24, in 1988. Rattle (b. 1955) is a British-German conductor who rose to international prominence while he… […]

Leonard Bernstein

Leonard Bernstein, 1985 2018 marks the centenary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein. Bernstein was an American composer, conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist. Karsh said of their time together:… […]

Georg Solti

…on the conservation of the Solti archive of conductor’s scores and will include this portrait of Solti in her presentation Capturing the Marks of the Maestro; Conservation, Digitization and Preservation… […]

Igor Stravinsky

Igor Stravinsky, 1956 Russian-born composer, pianist, and conductor Igor Stravinsky was born on this day, June 17, in 1882. Stravinsky first achieved international fame with three ballets commissioned by the… […]

Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland, 1956 American composer and conductor Aaron Copland died on this day, December 2, in 1990. Copland was photographed by Karsh in 1956, a particularly interesting and prolific year… […]

Sir Ernest MacMillan

Sir Ernest MacMillan, 1943 Another new addition to this website, Sir Ernest Alexander Campbell MacMillan, CC, was a Canadian orchestral conductor, composer, organist. For his services to music in Canada,… […]

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber, 1956 Samuel Barber was born on March 9, in 1910 (d. 1981). Barber was an American composer, pianist, conductor, baritone, and music educator. At the age of 10,… […]

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber, 1956 American composer, pianist, conductor, baritone, and music educator Samuel Barber died on this day, January 23, in 1981 (b. 1910). He is considered one of the most… […]

Kurt Weill

Kurt Weill, 1946 Young Colombian-Italian conductor Stefano Boccacci has worked with professional orchestras and opera productions in both Europe and South America. In 2019, he made his debut with the… […]

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