Occupation

CONDUCTORS

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With 97 biographies, Conductors are the 62nd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Referees, Photographers, and Archaeologists.

Pantheon has 97 people classified as conductors born between 1763 and 1981. Of these 97, 27 (27.84%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living conductors include Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, and Riccardo Muti. The most famous deceased conductors include Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, and Arturo Toscanini. As of October 2020, 17 new conductors have been added to Pantheon including Günter Wand, Karl Muck, and Stanisław Skrowaczewski.

Living Conductors

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Deceased Conductors

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Newly Added Conductors (2020)

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Most conductors were born in United Kingdom (13), Germany (10), and Italy (9). By city, the most common birth places were Budapest (5), London (4), and Milan (3).The most common death places of conductors were United States (13), Germany (10), and United Kingdom (9). By city, these were London (6), Munich (5), and Zürich (2).

The earliest biographies classified as conductors in Pantheon are John Philip Sousa, Tomás Bretón, and Franz Danzi.  The concentration of conductors was largest during the Radio & Film Era, which lasted from 1900 to 1949. Some birth or death locations for earlier conductors are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Conductors were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Conductors since 1700.

Conductors are found within the Arts domain which also includes Actors, Singers, Musicians, Film Directors, and Painters.