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    					  Luigi Mancinelli 
				     Table of Contents     					  Armando Seppilli

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Artists
- The Artists -- with an index to their Mapleson recordings
- Felix Mottl

Felix Mottl


(1856-1911), Austrian conductor from Unter-St. Veit, who had assisted Wagner at the first Bayreuth Festival in 1876, made his Met debut leading Walküre, November 25, 1903. Although he had a five-year contract with a clause stating that it was uncancellable the first three years by either party, Mottl only remained in New York for one season, during which he was the highest paid conductor on the roster, receiving $26,223.75, compared to $6,191.13 for Alfred Hertz. This was the season of Conried's unauthorized production of Parsifal, but because of his long-standing relationship to Bayreuth Mottl was not obliged to conduct it. His fifty-five performances of opera were devoted to Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Tristan, The Magic Flute, Siegfried, Carmen, Nozze di Figaro, Roméo, and a single performance, in German, of Boieldieu's Dame Blanche -- its only appearance in the Met repertory. He also conducted seven Sunday-night concerts, and included Beethoven's "Eroica" Symphony, Grieg's Peer Gynt Suite, and Smetana's From Bohemia's Fields and Forests on the programs.

Wagner: Kaisermarsch: Side 10/Band 11(?)

    					  Luigi Mancinelli 
				     Table of Contents     					  Armando Seppilli