A Tribute to Mitropoulos

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Greek conductor Dmitri Mitropoulos had a nearly decade-long association with the New York Philharmonic during the post-World War II era. He was initially co-conductor with Leopold Stokowski, and became the sole music director in 1951. During Mitropoulos's tenure, the orchestra recorded extensively, branched out into television and even gave a week of performances at the Roxy Theatre, a popular movie theater in New York. He was succeeded by Leonard Bernstein in 1957. This week's broadcast comprises recordings of from the New York Philharmonic's archives.

 

 

Program:

Skalkottas Four Greek Dances

Gould Fall River Legend

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10