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Autographed complete fold-over Salzburg Festspiele program for a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic August 15, 1956, under the direction of conductor Dimitri Mitropoulos and tenor Leopold Simoneau, both have signed.  The occasion was a memorial for Mitropoulos’s colleague Wilhelm Furtwängler and the Berlioz Requiem, Op. 5 was performed.

Mitropolous left New York in the Spring of 1956 under a cloud.  The press had been less than kind to him and he was very concerned about his tenure at the New York Philharmonic.  On the other hand, he was beloved by the Vienna Philharmonic and his performances of “Don Giovanni” despite the drab sets had gone very well.  Mitropoulos’s colleague Wilhelm Furtwängler had passed away in November, 1954 and Mitropoulos was the conductor who at the time would inherit his mantel.  The performance is a legendary one and has been released on cd by ORFF, the Austrian Radio.

 

DIMITRI MITROPOULOS - CONDUCTOR

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