Bernstein, L. – Symphonic Suite from ‘On the Waterfront’
with the Royal Philharmonic. (Recorded 1953.)
Dean Dixon (1915-1976) was an African-American conductor who, recognizing the lack of opportunity for non-white/non-European maestros, left the US in 1948 to further his career, becoming music director of such orchestras as the Gothenburg Symphony (Sweden), the Frankfurt Radio & TV Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony. He only returned to America in the last decade of his life, and died in Switzerland during heart surgery.