his many awards and honors, Maurice Abravanel received a Tony Award
for "Regina" as well as several Grammy nominations for Utah Symphony
recordings. He received honorary doctorates from many institutions,
including the University of Utah, Utah State University, and the Cleveland
Institute of Music. He was awarded the first annual Richard D. Bass
Achievement Award in 1987 and the National Governor's Association Award
Abravanel said that he would like to be remembered first as one who
served his community. He excelled in that commitment - raising the quality
of life in Utah and influencing millions through his musical talents.
Maurice Abravanel died in Salt Lake City on 22 September 1993.
Lowell Durham, Abravanel! (1989).