Feb 21, 2007 — One of the top orchestra conductors of the 1940s and 50s died Tuesday in Brushton, in Franklin County, when he and his wife were caught in an early morning house fire. Siegfried Landau founded the Brooklyn Philharmonia in 1954. Irene Landau was a dancer who studied under Martha Graham. The couple had retired to the North Country. Maurice Edwards is the historian for the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra and worked with Landau when he was conductor there. He remained life-long friends with the couple and visited them at their Brushton home. Jonathan Brown asked him how Landau will be remembered.