Erich Kunzel, Jr. (March 21, 1935 – September 1, 2009) was an American orchestra conductor. Called the "Prince of Pops" by the Chicago Tribune, he performed with a number of leading pops and symphony orchestras, especially the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra (CPO), which he led for 32 years.
- ^ Osborne, William (2004). Music in Ohio. Kent, Ohio: Kent State University Press. p. 225. ISBN 0-87338-775-9. Retrieved 2009-09-02.
Kunzel, first associated with the Cincinnati Symphony in 1965, has been dubbed the Prince of Pops, a Midwestern Arthur Fiedler with a far-flung career still centered in Cincinnati.
- ^ "2006 National Medal of Arts – Erich Kunzel" (Press release). National Endowment for the Arts. 2007-11-16. Retrieved 2009-09-02.