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Subject: Re: Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall on June 5-Michael Tilson Thomas replaces Levine
From: Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bob Rideout <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:46:14 +0000
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Hi Vesna

Ansermet conducted "Pelleas et Melisande" at the Met in 1962
with Moffo, Uppman, London, Hines, Thebom and Stratas. I ddn't bother,
and it has been one of my regrets for lo these 55 plus years.

Bob

On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 17:35 Vesna Danilovic <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> That's interesting and I wish some of them had been more inclined to
> conduct operas (as I also wish Brahms and Elgar had composed an opera).
>
> I think Mengelberg also belongs to this group.
>
> Perhaps Ansermet too... except for conducting the premiere of Britten's THE
> RAPE OF LUCRETIA, his interest in staged performances was mostly focused on
> ballet. Koussevitsky also conducted the American premiere of OEDIPUS REX
> (in concert), but you are very much right that his interest in conducting
> operas seemed negligible.
>
> Vesna
>
> On Fri, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:02 AM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Many big name conductors have shown scant interest in the sort of
> > commitment
> > that presiding over repeated perfornances of an opera requires:
> >  Koussevitsky.
> > Ormandy, Stokowski, and Munch, come to mind.
> >
> > dtmk
> >
> > On Thu, Jan 11, 2018 at 9:45 PM, Max D. Winter <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > Donald Collup wrote:
> > >
> > > "For years, JL forbade many conductors from appearing at the Met."
> > >
> > > Just curious - who were some of those banned conductors, and where does
> > > this information
> > > come from?  Source?
> > >
> > > MDW
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