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August 6   -   ArtsJournal: music

George Dreyfus, Violinist With The Philadelphia Orchestra For Almost 50 Years, Has Died At 97

He joined the orchestra in 1953. "Mr. Dreyfus was 'at the center of the players’ labor activism during contentious years of disputes' in the 1960s, his son said, which resulted in a long strike and, eventually, a 52-week contract. By the time of his retirement, he’d played under Stokowski, Ormandy, Muti, and his 'personal favorite,' Wolfgang Sawallisch."

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