Fictitious conductor used by unscrupulous record companies to release works by other artists under false names to avoid paying royalties or obscure the fact they are public domain recordings
He was credited on releases by Summit Records in 1978 where he led the "Handel*, Salzburg Pro Musica Orchestra."
His name is meant to be confusingly similar to real conductor Ferdinand Leitner.
You may add Ferdinand Leitgeb to the list of nonexistent conductors, along with Ralph De Cross, Arturo Toscali, and the others. No, he isn't Ferdinand Leitner, as you might guess, but rather, Hans Swarowsky.
- Fanfare magazine, volume 13, issue 4, page 201. 1990