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The Concertgebouw Orchestra. Conductor, Willem Mengel berg : Sinfonia (Bach) ; The Ruins of Athens (Turkish March) (Beethoven) ; Les Preludes (Symphonic Poem) (Liszt) ; Waltz, Serenade for String Orchestra (Tchaikovsky) ; Hungarian March (The Damnation of Faust) (Berlioz).
Willem Mengelberg was born in Utrecht in 1871, and has been conductor of the famous Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam since 1895--a period of distinguished public service in one centre almost identical in duration with that of our own Sir Henry Wood at Queen's Hall. Mengelberg is known to us as a very welcome guest conductor-and to other European and American cities too, for he has toured the world extensively. He is undoubtedly one of the outstanding conductors of modern time-some go so far as to say the greatest.
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