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by William R. Trotter

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  • Author: William R. Trotter
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 532 pages
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Mitropoulos was born in Athens, the son of Yannis and Angelikē Mitropoulos. Trotter, William R. Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos. Portland, Oregon: Amadeus Press, 1995.

Mitropoulos was born in Athens, the son of Yannis and Angelikē Mitropoulos. His father owned a leather goods shop in downtown Athens. His earliest acknowledged composition – a sonata for violin and piano, now lost – dates from this period.

Mitropoulos was a passionate advocate of difficult modern music and an early champion of Mahler; his emotionally charged performances brought the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra into the first rank of American orchestras. Generous and self-effacing.

Mitropoulos was a passionate advocate of difficult modern music and an early champion of Mahler; his emotionally charged performances brought the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra into the first rank of American orchestras

Mitropoulos was a passionate advocate of difficult modern music and an early champion of Mahler; his emotionally charged performances brought the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra into the first rank of American orchestras. Generous and self-effacing, he was an innocent in the game of musical politics, unprepared for the intrigues and treachery in store when he became music director of the New York Philharmonic, "the orchestra that took no prisoners. Over 14 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.

Priest of Music book. A gangly fallen Alkyoneus with a heel borrowed from Achilles, as gentle as a breeze off the Aegean, imposing as a crumbling Parthenon column. He smokes like something infernal to stoke a suppressed fire.

William Trotter succeeds in giving us not just the details of his life (which, by themselves, are not exactly . At the time of Dimitri Mitropoulos' death in 1960, he was regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the century

William Trotter succeeds in giving us not just the details of his life (which, by themselves, are not exactly mundane), but also in bringing the reader the imagery, the depth of feeling of Mitropoulos' work. One can feel and see him conducting in his full glory. At the time of Dimitri Mitropoulos' death in 1960, he was regarded as one of the greatest conductors of the century. His spellbinding performances in Minneapolis and with the New York Philharmonic were legendary.

Lawyer Rob Newsom III invited him to write Deadly Kin, a true crime book, which was published in 1989. Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos (1995). It was awarded the Arts and Letters Prize of the Finlandia Foundation. A trilogy of books on the American Civil War in North Carolina was published in 1991 and 1992.

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William R. Trotter was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and educated at Davidson College, where he. . Trotter was raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, and educated at Davidson College, where he earned a . In addition, his biography of Mitropoulos, Priest of Music: The Life and Times of Dimitri Mitropoulos, was selected as one of the "ten best 'arts' books of the year" by National Public Radio, and one of his novellas has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award. William Trotter lives with his wife and their youngest son in Greensboro, North Carolina.

(Amadeus). Impeccably researched and written with a novelist's narrative mastery, this biography of the great conductor is a modern tragedy. Mitropoulos was a passionate advocate of difficult modern music and an early champion of Mahler; his emotionally charged performances brought the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra into the first rank of American orchestras. Generous and self-effacing, he was an innocent in the game of musical politics, unprepared for the intrigues and treachery in store when he became music director of the New York Philharmonic, "the orchestra that took no prisoners."
Reviews about Priest of Music: The Life of Dimitri Mitropoulos (5):
catterpillar
Bought this for my daddy. He was pleased.
CONVERSE
Well written biography of one of the forgotten gifts to the world of music.
Umsida
Dimitri Mitropoulos was not only a phenomenal conductor but also a generous, kind human being who fully gave of himself to others. This book could be inspirational and edifying to others who might not especially care for the classics yet who have an interest in how to live the kind of good life that pleases God.
For those who wish to hear and maybe buy a few Mitropoulos recordings, I highly recommend his renditions of Shostakovich's 5th and 10th Symphonies and the Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.
Daizil
This biography is at a par with Heyworth's Klemperer, Russell's Kleiber, Sach's Toscanini, Zwart's Mengelberg, De Leur's Van Beinum, Peyser's Boulez; and Trotter's Stokowski. Anyone interested in one of classical music's genuine geniuses, indeed saints, should read it. From Dimitri's Greek compositorial beginnings until the heartrending end on the rostrum, a fate ridden by FBI conspiracy, New York philharmonical cabales, Cold War Era press intrigues and several Bernsteinian additions along the way... This fate, touching and quite extraordinary, in fact resembles one of those many tragedies that Mitropoulos knew so very well how to bring alive--from Mozart and Verdi to Richard Strauss and Alban Berg.

I'd like to add that a useful appendix, 'Building A Mitropoulos Record Collection', which is i.f. nothing less than a comprehensive discography, is included. Several fine b/w photographs, too.

Maëstro 'Mitro' does not deserve to fall into oblivion.
Thohelm
I stumbled on the name Dimitri Mitropoulos quite by accident, as one never hears him mentioned much in the same way Karajan, Bernstein, and others are. Neither have I heard any of his recordings. This book helped me delve into this great man's life - what a singular purpose of mind he had - total dedication to his craft. William Trotter succeeds in giving us not just the details of his life (which, by themselves, are not exactly mundane), but also in bringing the reader the imagery, the depth of feeling of Mitropoulos' work. One can feel and see him conducting in his full glory. Having had this marvellous biography brought to me, I am now eagerly buying whatever recordings conducted by Mitropoulos that I can find. I agree with the other reader who commented - a discography would be most welcome.

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