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Artur Bodanzky, Opera Conductor, Dead at 61

Artur Bodanzky, for 24 years conductor of the Metropolitan Opera Association, died in New York hospital yesterday of artritis and complications. He was 61. Private funeral services were held today.

Born in Vienna, Bodanzky early distinguished himself as a violinist but decided in 1896 to become a conductor. He came to the United States in 1915 to join the Metropolitan. In the years that followed he became known particularly for his interpretation of Wagner’s music, of which he was a passionate devotee.