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Hans Lange (born February 17, 1884 in Istanbulmarker; died August 13, 1960 in Albuquerque, New Mexicomarker) was a German-American conductor and musician. He was a son of Paul Lange, who had been a lecturer for music at the American College for Girlsmarker and German High School Istanbulmarker in the 1890s, and later was appointed the Sultan's director of music. Hans Lange himself was an alumnus of German High School Istanbul.

Lange was educated in Prague and other European cities. After assignments in several German cities, for example in Bielefeldmarker, he entered the United States in 1925 with a German orchestra to give concerts. The orchestra was dissolved during the tour, and Lange had to re-start his career. In the 1930s he worked at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, where he was assistant of Arturo Toscanini, and rehearsed almost all his performances. At that time he also worked on his own as a conductor: he recorded one of his Wagner concerts with the famous soprano Kirsten Flagstad.

In 1936–1943 he worked as Associate Conductor and later became Conductor (1943–46) of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As he had not taken up US citizenship during the war, his contract with CSO was not extended in 1946. In 1950 he started to work with the Albuquerque Civic Symphony, which he transformed from an amateur ensemble into what is today known as New Mexico Symphony Orchestra and one of the leading professional orchestras in the United States.


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