In 1962 he was named music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Leinsdorf was the principal conductor of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra from 1947 to 1955. He made a number of recordings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Capitol.
He performed and recorded with leading orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States and Europe earning a reputation for exacting standards as well as an acerbic personality. Erich Leinsdorf (born Erich Landauer) (February 4 1912 – September 11 1993) was an Austrian-born American conductor.