conducts Mahler -
'... a tad less frenetic ...'
This Mahler's Fourth emerged among the most interesting recorded readings after Bruno Walter and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra committed it to disc in 1947. It's also available (recorded April/May 1952?), coupled with En Saga, Op 9 of Sibelius (London Japan -- London 4590).
Eduard Van Beinum, conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra (1945-1959), was the antithesis of former 'tyrant' conductors, such as Mengelberg, Mravinsky and George Szell, and his performances often reflected a more amiable style....
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Masterton, New Zealand
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