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     CONDUCTORS    Table of Contents     					  Phillippe Flon

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Walter Damrosch

Walter Damrosch


(1862-1950), American conductor born in Breslau, is perhaps best remembered for his early conducting exploits following the death of his father Leopold during the Met's second season, and for his late achievements in bringing good music to young people. In between, he formed his own opera company and presented the America debuts of such important singers as Rosa Sucher, Katherine Klafsky, and Johanna Gadski. His operas Cyrano de Bergerac (1913) and The Man Without a Country (1937) were premiered at the Met. For his debut, Damrosch conducted Tannhäuser on February 11, 1885. During 1901-02, the last of his ten Met seasons, he led Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Meistersinger, Tristan, the four operas of the Ring, The Magic Flute, and the American premiere of Paderewski's Manru. For leading seventy-five performances of opera and eight Sunday-night concerts (including Messiah and the Verdi Requiem ), he was paid $14,000.

LOHENGRIN: Side 9/Bands 1, 2

MAGIC FLUTE: Side 4/Band 8

MANRU: Side 7/Band 8

SIEGFRIED: Side 11/Bands 1, 3, 4(?)

TRISTAN: Side 9/Band 5; Side 12/Bands 8, 9

WALKÜRE: Side 10/Band 10

     CONDUCTORS    Table of Contents     					  Phillippe Flon