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Such luminaries as J S Bach, Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Anton Webern, Alfred Cortot and Willem Mengelberg all were known to have expressed anti-Semitic views in their lives.
Still, one felt that Deneve - who bears an uncanny physical resemblance to legendary Dutch conductor Willem Mengelberg - relished the freedom that came with the program's second half, two French works expressing mythic love stories in purely musical terms.
WH: Willem Mengelberg was a conductor of the New York Philharmonic who imported the grand Germanic tradition of running an orchestra and conducting.
Those familiar with Mahler's letters may find that some of the ones to various conductors are absent, such as the one to Willem Mengelberg from August 1906 in which he announced the completion of the Eighth Symphony and described it as setting planets and suns whirling, or the letter to Bruno Walter from summer 1909 in which Mahler announced the completion of his Ninth Symphony.
334 of the Kritischer Bericht), ranging from the earliest 1901 sketches and the 1902/3 autograph score to a plethora of orchestral parts, study scores, and conducting scores dating between 1903 and 1911, which belonged to or were used by not only Mahler, but also Willem Mengelberg, Egon Wellesz, and Bruno Walter, it is extremely difficult to reconstruct and establish the hierarchy among these sources.
Richard Strauss) and the rivalries in which he found himself (vis-a-vis Willem Mengelberg, Wilhelm Furtwangler, and Leopold Stokowski).
At that time Alma Mahler presented the conductor Willem Mengelberg, then director of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, with the autograph of the Seventh Symphony that is the subject of this facsimile.
A variety of evidence suggests that Mahler added this famous Adagietto to his overall plan for the Fifth Symphony only when Alma Schindler came into his life in November 1901; the principal witness here is the Dutch conductor and Mahler enthusiast Willem Mengelberg, who wrote in his copy of the movement "N.