Dimitri Mitropoulos;  Jennie Tourel;  Bernstein  (Archipel 0529)
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Dimitri Mitropoulos;  Jennie Tourel;  Bernstein  (Archipel 0529)
C0995. DIMITRI MITROPOULOS Cond. NYPO: Symphony #10 in f-sharp, Live Performance, 13 March, 1958; LEONARD BERNSTEIN Cond. NYPO, w.Jennie Tourel: Kindertotenlieder – Live Performance, 12 Feb., 1960 (both Mahler); Mitropoulos Cond. Kölner Rundfunk S.O.: La Mer (Debussy), Live Performance, 24 Oct., 1960. (Germany) Archipel 0529. - 4035122405293


“This wonderful, saintly man had such tremendous energy and fire. [Mitropoulos] used to ask us for a huge dynamic range, and you can hear that so especially effectively in the performances of Mahler we gave with him. But then he was passionate about everything he conducted, and that included the newest and toughest music, which he tackled with the greatest enthusiasm.”

- Stanley Drucker, CLASSICAL RECORDINGS QUARTERLY, Winter, 2010

“One of Schonberg's most famous criticisms of Bernstein [to whom he referred as] ‘the Peter Pan of music’, written after the famous 6 April, 1962 performance before which Bernstein announced that he disagreed with pianist Glenn Gould's interpretation of Brahms' Piano Concerto #1 but was going to conduct it anyway because he found it fascinating. Schonberg chided Bernstein in print, suggesting that he should have either refrained from publicizing his disagreement, backed out of the concert, or imposed his own will on Gould.”

- Harold C. Schoenberg, THE GREAT CONDUCTORS