Dimitri Mitropoulos
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Dimitri Mitropoulos

Greek Musician
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Born Mar 1, 1896
Died Nov 2, 1960

Dimitri Mitropoulos, was a Greek conductor, pianist, and composer. He received international fame, in the classical music world, both as a major conducter and composer of the 20th century. Also known as Dimitris Mitropoulos.

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CHILDHOOD

1896 Birth Born in 1896.

TWENTIES

1921 25 Years Old From 1921 to 1925 he assisted Erich Kleiber at the Berlin State Opera and then took a number of posts in Greece.

THIRTIES

1930 34 Years Old At a 1930 concert with the Berlin Philharmonic, he played the solo part of Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3 and conducted the orchestra from the keyboard, becoming one of the first modern musicians to do so.

FORTIES

1936 40 Years Old Mitropoulos made his U.S. debut in 1936 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and he later settled in the country, becoming a citizen in 1946.
1937 41 Years Old From 1937 to 1949 he served as principal conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra (forerunner of today's Minnesota Orchestra).

FIFTIES

1949 53 Years Old In 1949 Mitropoulos began his association with the New York Philharmonic, the peak of his orchestral career.
1951 55 Years Old He was initially co-conductor with Leopold Stokowski and became the sole music director in 1951. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1958 62 Years Old In 1958, he was succeeded as the Philharmonic's conductor by a protégé, Leonard Bernstein.
In January 1960, he guest conducted the Philharmonic in a performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, which was recorded. … Read More
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