This is an attempted reply to Steve Smolian's message, which I hope will be
forwarded with this. If it's not correctly done, I ask mercy from all for a
I have looked through Philip Stuart's London Philharmonic discography
(Greenwood Press, 1997) and do not find van Hoogstraten listed in any index.
I'd like to know what recording he's thought to have made with the LPO,
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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger and Allison Kulp" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
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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