Dimitri Mitropoulos – Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (2022)
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Dimitri Mitropoulos (Greek: Δημήτρης Μητρόπουλος; 1 March [O.S. 18 February] 1896 – 2 November 1960) was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer.
Mitropoulos was born in Athens, the son of Yannis and Angelikē Mitropoulos. His father owned a leather goods shop in downtown Athens. He was musically precocious, demonstrating his abilities at an early age. From the ages of eleven to fourteen, when Mitropoulos was in secondary school, he would host and preside over informal musical gatherings at his house every Saturday afternoon. His earliest acknowledged composition – a sonata for violin and piano, now lost – dates from this period.
He studied music at the Athens Conservatoire as well as in Brussels and Berlin, with Ferruccio Busoni among his teachers. From 1921 to 1925 he assisted Erich Kleiber at the Berlin State Opera and then took a number of posts in Greece. At a 1930 concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, finding that his soloist was sick he played the solo part of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and conducted the orchestra from the keyboard, becoming one of the first to do so.
1-1. Dimitri Mitropoulos – I. Andante sostenuto – Allegro vivo (Remastered) (09:11)
1-2. Dimitri Mitropoulos – II. Andante marziale, quasi moderato (Remastered) (08:21)
1-3. Dimitri Mitropoulos – III. Scherzo. Allegro molto vivace (Remastered) (04:24)
1-4. Dimitri Mitropoulos – IV. Finale. Moderato assai – Allegro vivo (Remastered) (09:46)