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Martin Bookspan Net Worth

Martin Bookspan Net Worth is
$11 Million

Martin Bookspan Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Martin Bookspan (born 30 July 1926) is an announcer, commentator and author. He was the announcer on the PBS series Live from Lincoln Center from its beginnings in 1976 until 2006, when he retired and was replaced by Fred Child. For years he was also announcer for the Live from the Met series on PBS (which eventually became The Metropolitan Opera Presents).He attended Harvard University majoring in German literature and in 1944, at the age of 18, first broadcast on the college's radio station, WHRB. He graduated from Harvard in 1947.Bookspan also served as the new announcer for the VHS and DVD editions of legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini's television concerts. Originally telecast on NBC between 1948 and 1952, the original announcements on the restored kinescopes were deemed sonically unsuitable for modern tastes, and so were supplanted by Bookspan's announcements in hi-fi.He spent eleven years (1956 to 1967) at radio station WQXR in New York, where he was music director and program director. He is also the author of several books. He wrote the Basic Repertoire column for Stereo Review, evaluating recordings of the standard orchestral repertoire.
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IMDB Wikipedia

Date Of Birth1926-07-30
ProfessionActor, Miscellaneous Crew, Writer
#Fact
1First announcer to be inducted into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame, in Cincinnati, Ohio.
2Until 2006, he was the announcer for many classical music programs on PBS, including "Live from Lincoln Center" and "Live from the Met".
3He was the announcer for "Live from Lincoln Center" from the very first broadcast, in 1976, until the May 25, 2006 retrospective "30 Years of Lincoln Center", after which he retired. The new announcer for the program is Fred Child, one of the hosts of National Public Radio's "Performance Today".

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live from Lincoln Center1976-2006TV SeriesOffscreen announcer / Offscreen announcer (1976-2006) / Announcer / ...

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Toscanini in His Own Words2009TV Movie announcer: DVDs of Toscanini telecasts - archive footage
Live from Lincoln Center2006TV Series announcer - 1 episode
New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve Concert2005TV Movie announcer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Claudio Arrau: The Emperor1987Video documentary written by

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Great Cantors in Cinema/Great Cantors of the Golden Age2006Video documentaryNarrator
Live from Lincoln Center1990-2005TV SeriesHimself - Commentator / Himself - Announcer
Wolf Trap Presents Victor Borge: An 80th Birthday Celebration1990TV Movie documentaryHimself
Claudio Arrau: The Emperor1987Video documentaryHimself - Host
A Conversation on Passover: Renewing Ancient Traditions1979TV MovieHimself
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 9 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 5/Respighi: The Pines of Rome1952TV Special documentaryHimself (offscreen announcer in videocassette version only)
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 8 - Music of Franck, Sibelius, Debussy and Rossini1952TV SpecialOffscreen announcer (on videocassette only)
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 6 - Brahms: Symphony No.1/Weber: Euryanthe Overture1951TV SpecialAnnouncer (voice)
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 5 - Verdi: Aida1949TV MovieHimself (announcements on video release only) (uncredited)
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 4 - Music of Mozart, Dvorak and Wagner1948TV Special documentaryHimself (announcer) (videocassette and DVD releases only)
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 2 - Beethoven: Symphony No. 91948TV SpecialHimself - Offscreen announcer, video and DVD release only
Toscanini: The Television Concerts, Vol. 1 - Music of Wagner1948TV Special documentaryHimself - Offscreen announcer, video and DVD release only

Known for movies


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