Fritz Reiner (Conductor)
Born: 19th December 1888, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 15th November 1963, New York, New York, USA
Fritz Reiner was a legend among conductors. Universally admired for his music making, widely disliked for his aggressive and exacting temperament, and survived by a legacy of definitive recorded performances, he was largely responsible for the artistic ascendancy of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and exerted considerable influence on generations of musicians.