4 CD / Music & Arts / 2008-08-12Works: Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic"; Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050; Sergey Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26; Concerto for Pia...
Performers: Coppola, Carmine; Dow, Dorothy; Francescatti, Zino; koff, Mischa; Mitropoulos, Dimitri [Conductor/Piano]; Scarpini, Pietro; Varnay, Astrid
Conductors: Mitropoulos, Dimitri
Ensemble: NBC Symphony Orchestra; Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Few great conductors can be classified by just a few characteristics. Although this cautionary remark applies to Dimitri Mitropoulos, it seems safe to say that,...continue...
13 CD / Music & Arts / 2002-05-01Works: Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold; Die Walküre; Siegfried; Götterdämmerung
Performers: Brouwenstijn, Gre; Greindl, Josef; Herwig, Alfons; Hollweg, Ilse; Hotter, Hans [Baritone vocals]; Ilosvay, Maria von; Kamps, Luise Charlotte; Kuen, Paul; Lammers, Gerda; Lenchner, Paula; Madeira, Jea...
Conductors: Knappertsbusch, Hans
Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Chorus; Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Writes critic William H. Youngren in his liner notes: When I reflect on what was unique about Knappertsbusch's work, Wagner's tempo direction `Lebhaft, doch gewichtig'...continue...