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A test pressing of Mitropoulos accompanying Eleanor Steber in Krenek's
BALLAD OF THE RAILROADS appeared on one of Nick Nickson's Mitropoulos CDs.

DDR


On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 9:47 AM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> I just looked up Fiedler in Wiki, and while born in Boston, his parents
> moved to Europe (Vienna and Berlin) and he studied violin with Willy Hess
> at the Berlin Hochschule.  I didn't see mention of the Johann Strauss III's
> orchestra, but that is possible.  I might be wrong about his playing the
> viola.  Monteux was a violist, and both Reiner and Mitropoulos were
> pianists.  We have a recording of Mitropoulos performing and conducting a
> Prokofiev concerto.
>
> Best,
> John Haley
>
>
> On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 9:23 AM, Roger Kulp <[log in to unmask]
> >wrote:
>
> > Szell,Walter,Solti,and Bernstein all made very famous recordings as
> > pianists.I have seen it reported that Fiedler played in Johann Strauss
> > III's orchestra as a student.Is there any truth to this?
> >
> > Roger
> >
> > > Date: Sun, 4 May 2014 12:45:19 -0400
> > > From: [log in to unmask]
> > > Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dora Labbette, Soprano with string quartette:
> > The Flowers of the Forests, 1925?
> > > To: [log in to unmask]
> > >
> > > I believe Fiedler (whose name means "fiddler") was also a violist.  But
> > the
> > > violists are in good company with composers.  Beethoven, Rossini and
> > Mozart
> > > all played the viola, I believe, altho both Beethoven and Mozart had
> > > performing careers as pianists.  Most of the famous violinists of the
> > 19th
> > > Century, and before, were also composers.
> > >
> > > Best, John
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 11:41 AM, Dave Burnham <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > > You're right. And an inordinate number were cellists, the ones you
> > mention
> > > > along with Kindler, Bourdon, Casals and Rostropovich. I think
> > Hindemith did
> > > > some conducting as well which would fill out the picture by
> including a
> > > > violist.
> > > >
> > > > db
> > > >
> > > > Sent from my iPhone
> > > >
> > > > > On May 4, 2014, at 10:48 AM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Most of the great conductors were/are in fact string players, not
> > > > pianists.
> > > > > Szell, Walter, Solti and Bernstein were pianists, and Stokowski was
> > an
> > > > > organist (his first job in the US was as organist for St. Bart's
> > Church
> > > > in
> > > > > Manhattan).  Most of the rest were string players.  Munch was a
> > > > > concertmaster under Furtwaengler.  Toscanini and Barbirolli were
> > > > cellists.
> > > > > Koussevitzsky was a bass fiddle virtuoso.  Ormandy was the most
> > famous
> > > > > violin student of Hubay, Szigeti's teacher.
> > > > >
> > > > > Best,
> > > > > John Haley
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > On Sun, May 4, 2014 at 4:42 AM, Nick Morgan <
> > > > > [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > >> I suppose most conductors trained before orchestral recording
> became
> > > > >> widespread must have been able to - does anyone know of any that
> > > > couldn't?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Nick
> > > > >> -----Original Message-----
> > > > >> From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
> > > > >> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Dave Burnham
> > > > >> Sent: 04 May 2014 04:11
> > > > >> To: [log in to unmask]
> > > > >> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Dora Labette, Soprano with string
> > quartette: The
> > > > >> Flowers of the Forests, 1925?
> > > > >>
> > > > >> I recently came across a record by Dora Labette with Beecham at
> the
> > > > piano;
> > > > >> never realized he could play the piano.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> db
> > > > >>
> > > >
> >
> >
>



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