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Dimitri Mitropoulos (1 March 1896 – 2 November 1960), was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer.

Dimitri Mitropoulos (1 March 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. Also known as Dimitris Mitropoulos.

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    Dimitri Mitropoulos

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    The Greek born conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos was extremely gifted - his photographic memory allowed him to conduct without a score in...
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    Dimitri Mitropoulos (2 CDs)

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    Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960), a most distinguished Mahlerian, was one of the great conductors of his generation. This Cologne...
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    Great Choral Classics (5 CDs)

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    This special collection brings together thrilling performances of four choral masterpieces under the baton of four legendary conductors:...
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    Dimitri Mitropoulos

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    The Greek born conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos was extremely gifted - his photographic memory allowed him to conduct without a score in concert and also in rehearsal. He made his US debut in 1936, later becoming Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, where he was succeeded by Leonard Bernstein.Mitropoulos was a frequent visitor to the WDR in Cologne in the mid 1950's, whose broadcasts have been well documented, including Mahler's Symphony No.3 on ICA Classics (ICAC5021) - 2011 winner of the prestigious Gustav-Mahler Toblach Award. Mitropoulos conducted Berlioz's colossal Requiem with its choirs and off-stage brass at the Salzburg Festival on 15 August 1956 - this Cologne performance followed on 26 August 1956.This ICA release is the first official recording using the original 1956 WDR master tapes – the sound is remarkable. The tenor soloist in the 'Sanctus' is the young Nicolai Gedda.  The performance is over 82 minutes and is... More details

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    Dimitri Mitropoulos (2 CDs)

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    Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960), a most distinguished Mahlerian, was one of the great conductors of his generation. This Cologne performance of Mahler’s Symphony No.3 from 1960 is the only complete performance of the work conducted by Mitropoulos. It is also the only officially released recording of his Cologne performance, and is coupled here with Debussy’s La Mer recorded just one week earlier. Both performances are worthy documents of a great conductor. More details

  3. Great Choral Classics (5 CDs)

    Great Choral Classics (5 CDs)

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    This special collection brings together thrilling performances of four choral masterpieces under the baton of four legendary conductors: Steinberg’s nuanced and expressive account of Beethoven’s Missa solemnis, the electrifying drama of Verdi’s and Berlioz’s Requiems brought to the fore by Markevitch and Mitropoulos, and a magisterial live BBC Proms performance of Mahler’s Das klagende Lied conducted by Rozhdestvensky. These recordings won wide critical acclaim on their first release: Gramophone hailed Mitropoulous’s Berlioz as ‘remarkable’, while The Guardian declared Markevitch’s Verdi Requiem to be ‘one of the great interpretations’. More details

 

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