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Gustaf V Names Exile His Master of Music

King Gustaf V of Sweden today appointed the famous Berlin Jewish conductor, Leo Blech, as Master of the King’s Music.

Mr. Blech is at present guest conductor at the Royal Opera House in Stockholm.

Herr Blech was formerly music conductor at the Berlin Opera House. Forced out of this post by the Nazi regime because he is not an “Aryan,” Herr Blech is the composer of many musical works, including two operas and several operettas.