Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος; 1 March [O.S. 18 February] 1896 – 2 November 1960), was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer. He received international fame both as a major conductor and composer of the 20th century.

Mitropoulos was noted as a champion of modern music, such as that by the members of the Second Viennese School. He wrote a number of pieces for orchestra and solo works for piano, and also arranged some of Johann Sebastian Bach's organ works for orchestra. In addition he was very influential in encouraging Leonard Bernstein's interest in conducting performances of Mahler's symphonic works. He also premiered and recorded a piano concerto of Ernst Krenek as soloist (available on CD), and works by composers in the U.S. such as Roger Sessions, Elie Siegmeister and Peter Mennin. In 1952 he commissioned American composer Philip Bezanson to write a piano concerto, which he premiered the following year. His compositions include a piano sonata and the opera Sœur Béatrice (1918).

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Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Dimitri Mitropoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος; 1 March [O.S. 18 February] 1896 – 2 November 1960), was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer. He received international fame both as a major conductor and composer of the 20th century.

Mitropoulos was noted as a champion of modern music, such as that by the members of the Second Viennese School. He wrote a number of pieces for orchestra and solo works for piano, a...

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PUCCINI Manon Lescaut

Live broadcast performance, 1956
Total duration: 2hr 13:13

Manon - Licia Albanese
Des Grieux - Jussi Björling
Lescaut - Frank Guarrera
Geronte - Fernando Corena
Edmondo - Thomas Hayward

Orchestra and Chorus of the Metropolitan Opera
conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos

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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Symphony No. 9
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A London Symphony (Symphony No. 2)
Recorded in 1958 and 1945
Total duration: 77:50

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent
NBC Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos

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DE FALLA Nights in the Gardens of Spain
DE FALLA Three Dances from 'The Three Cornered Hat'
DE FALLA 'La Vida Breve' - Interlude and Dance

Recorded 1956 & 1957
Total duration: 42:23

Robert Casadesus, piano
Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York

conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos

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THOMSON The Mother of Us All Suite
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2
CHABRIER Joyeuse marche - marche française
Recorded 1950
Total duration: 57:29

New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Leopold Stokowski
- conductor
Dimitri Mitropoulos
- conductor

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MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 'Scottish'
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5 'Reformation'
GOULD Philharmonic Waltzes

Recorded 1950 & 1953
Total duration: 68:59

Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York
conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos