Sunday, January 31, 2010
George Jellinek, the bastion of WQXR's "The Vocal Scene," which I listened to for many years, died on January 16th. He was 90 years old. A native of Budapest, Jellinek was sent out of Hungary by his parents in 1939 to avoid military conscription. He came to the US via Cuba, served in World War II and was music director at WQXR from 1968 to 1984. Link above to the Times obituary; photo credit Susan DeChillo, the NY Times.