C1468. DIMITRI MITROPOULOS Cond. NYPO: Faust - Overture (Ginastera); Symphony #5 in B-flat (Schubert), Live Performance, 24 Feb., 1957, Carnegie Hall; DIMITRI MITROPOULOS Playing & Cond. NBC S.O.: Piano Concerto #3 in C (Prokofiev), Live Performance, 16 Dec., 1945, w. NBC Concert Hall broadcast announcer Lionel Barrymore's commentary before and after performance. (Canada) St Laurent Studio YSL 33-386. Transfers by Yves St Laurent.
"[Mitropoulos]...This wonderful, saintly man had such tremendous energy and fire. He 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
“Each of these disks, from Canadian engineer Yves St Laurent… [feature] St Laurent's natural transfer – made without filtering, like all his dubbings – it is easy to listen to, despite the surface noise.”
- Tully Potter, CLASSICAL RECORD QUARTERLY, Summer, 2011