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The Art of Dimitri Mitropoulos, Vol. 1
Jean Casadesus;Joseph Szigeti
The Art of Dimitri Mitropoulos, Vol. 1
Genres: Special Interest, Classical


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Outstanding presence, steeled conviction!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 02/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The figure, relevance and transcendence of Dimitri Mitropoulos as conductor seems -even in those ages- visibly minimized and overlooked by most of critics. This incredible omission may be explained according similar patterns of other two conductors, like Victor de Sabata and Paul van Kempen, it's a personal hypothesis I've always sustained through my conversations with my musical colleagues. The theory of the Gypsy conductor; it's to say: these conductors who never spent a considerable period with a determined Orchestra, but who unerringly contributed with creative energy and ceaseless efforts to enrich and expand the vision of many musical scores.

Mitropoulos nourished by far, a good part of the huge musical talent of Leonard Bernstein. Since his beginnings with the Minneapolis and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, until the famed and colossal Vienna Philharmonic.

As a matter of fact, if you check the number of successive invitations to conduct in Salzburg Festival during the Fifties, the superb quality of soloists of concerts (Robert Casadesus, Egon Petri, Joseph Szigetti, Arthur Rubinstein, Joseph Hoffman,Myra Hess among so many other remarkable and distiguihsed ones), his invaluable aids to enrich the Operatic universe (Don Giovanni, Lulu, Electra, among the most reminded), his personal vision around Mahler's Symphonies and the astonishing and revealing approaches respect the Slavic music (Prokoviev's Alexander Nevsky), you will just have in this very brief comment, a full rounded idea about the relevance of his artistic conception that surely will enhance and improve through the acidic test of time. Don't miss these invaluable recordings.