It's his conductorial rather than pianistic activities that interest me
particularly in this context. A London Phil O record of him conducting
rather than accompanying would be a pleasant surprise. But it it is his
functioning within the various political systems that piques my curiosity.
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From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, February 11, 2007 11:09 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Willem van Hoogstraten
> There are Historic Broadcast CDs,with The NYPO,and Philadelphia
> Orchestra.The former are readily avaliable online.Somewhere in one of my
> boxes of 78s I bought off eBay Germany,is a record of one of the Brahms
> violin sonatas he made for Odeon,that noone seems to list.I have one of
> the Mozarts on Collosseum,this issue is a 10" LP,from 1961 or '63.Another
> eBay Germany purchase.If I recall correctly he also recorded with The
> London Philharmonic.Who was this for ?
> Steven Smolian <[log in to unmask]> wrote: Willem van Hoogstraten was
> Mengelberg's assistant at the New York Philharmonic and later performed
> various duties there through the 1938 season. He also led the the
> Portand (Ore) SO 1925-1938. Apparently he was in Portland during the
> regular season and at Lewisohn stadium during the summer. He seems to
> have returned to Europe after 1938 when the Portland Symphony suspended
> operations. During the war he was in Austria in charge of the Mozarteum
> Orchestra in Salzburg (1939-1945).
> He was married to the eventually virulently nazi pianist, Elly Ney from
> 1911 through 1927. They reunited after the death of her second husband
> (when was that?), performing and recording together.
> After WW II he led the Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra (1949-unknown)
> with whom he recorded for Period. These and his New York
> Philharmonic-Western Electric experiemntal records seem to be his only
> recordings without Elly Ney.
> His name does not show up tn "Settling Scores", a recent book on
> denazification of music in Germany and Austria, though hers does.
> I'm trying to find out about his nazi past. Did he go along (the Salzburg
> job would indicate that, at least) or was he more committed?
> Many of the post-war Ney/Hoogstrateb records were on Colosseum (E.
> Germany.) Did he move into the Soviet sector or could he commute over the
> Any further info and corrections would be appreciated.
> Steven Smolian
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