Strakosch, Max



Brother of the preceding. Also an impresario. He was his brother's business agent until Maurice's departure for Europe. Then he himself became conductor and from 1861 had charge of brilliant concert and opera troupes. Christine Nilsson made her American debut under him; under him Carreno made her debut as a pianist; and under him also Thomas' Mignon, Verdi's Aida and Requiem Mass; Lohengrin; and Marchetti's Ruy Bias were p-iven notable performances. He died at New York.