That he had conducting gigs with various orchestras is clear. That he
recorded with them is another matter.
No one has yet come up with a knowledgeable response to my inquiries about
his nazi affiliatians.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 12:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Fwd: [ARSCLIST] Willem van Hoogstraten
> At the bottom of this page there is a photo,which claims he is conducting
> The London Philharmonic.
> Don Tait <[log in to unmask]> wrote: This is an attempted reply to
> Steve Smolian's message, which I hope will be
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> computer idiot.
> I have looked through Philip Stuart's London Philharmonic discography
> (Greenwood Press, 1997) and do not find van Hoogstraten listed in any
> I'd like to know what recording he's thought to have made with the LPO,
> Don Tait
> 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.
> Steve Smolian
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Roger and Allison Kulp"
> 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 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
>> 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
>> Any further info and corrections would be appreciated.
>> Steven Smolian
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