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The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management

James M. Doering


This biography charts the career and legacy of the pioneering American music manager Arthur Judson (1881–1975), who rose to prominence in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. A violinist by training, Judson became manager of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1915 under the iconic conductor Leopold Stokowski. Within a few years, Judson took on management of the New York Philharmonic as well as several individual artists and most of the important conductors working in America. In addition to his colorful career behind the scenes at two preeminent American orchestras, ... More

Keywords: music manager, American music, Arthur Judson, Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski, American conductor, arts management, American musical history

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780252037412
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252037412.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James M. Doering, author
Randolph-Macon College