Sergiu Celibidache, 84, a Romanian composer and former...


August 17, 1996

Sergiu Celibidache, 84, a Romanian composer and former director of the Munich Philharmonic, died Wednesday in Paris. He wrote four symphonies, a piano concerto and several suites.

He had directed the Munich Philharmonic since 1979. Under his tutelage, it gained international fame, touring Japan, the United States and Eastern Europe. Few recordings of his early work exist because he opposed recorded music.

He left Romania in 1936 to study music and composition in Berlin. In 1945, he was appointed the first conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic.

Russell L. Carter,77, who helped try an early school desegregation case and became the first black judge in Dayton, Ohio, died Tuesday of cancer in Dayton.

Bob Hannah, 54, an actor and writer who appeared in the films "Driving Miss Daisy" and "Fried Green Tomatoes," died of a heart attack Wednesday in Atlanta.

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