Bernard Chasan <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>I was fortunate enough to have grown up in N,Y,C, during the Mitropoulos
>years. He was a wonderful conductor and very adventurous. I am pretty sure
>that he conducted the premier of Rogers Session's Third Symphony which I
>attended in 1950. I share Alexandros' opinion that Mitropoulos was a major
>conductor who is not given proper recognition.
I think that, most probably, Mitropoulos conducted in 1950 the premier
of Session's 2nd Symphony which he recorded also for Columbia and exists
also on CD (label: CRI) coupled with the 1st and 3rd ones. It worths
mentioning that he conducted fifty (50) World Premiere Performances of
Works by American Composers (as statedin NYPO's American CD- Set)!