This collection consists of Richard Lert's video and audio recordings of performances, rehearsals and lectures, personal papers
and his music score library. Lert was born in Vienna and trained as an orchestral conductor in Germany. He moved to the United
States in 1932 with his family and was the conductor of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra from 1932 until his retirement in
Richard Lert was born September 19, 1885, in Vienna, Austria. He trained as an orchestral conductor under Arthur Nikisch and
began his career in Darmstadt, Germany, where he met and married his wife, Vicki Baum, in 1916. They had two sons. Lert held
posts in Frankfurt, Kiel and Hannover before becoming the music director of the Berlin National Opera. Lert and his family
moved to Los Angeles in 1932, where he became the music director of the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his work
with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra, Lert also conducted at the Hollywood Bowl. From 1957 on, he spent his summers at the
American Symphony Orchestra League's training camps in Asilomar, California and Orkney Springs, Virginia. Lert passed away
in Mountain View, California on April 25, 1980.
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on reusing their articles and parts of books. It is the responsibility of researchers to acquire permission from publishers
when reusing such materials. The copyright to unpublished materials belongs to the heirs of the writers. Permission to publish,
quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.