Classics of the Phonograph

Dimitri Mitropoulos

Sheets of music on stand on stage.

When Dimitri Mitropoulos accepted the job as conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1937, he was given a hero's welcome. In the twelve years he stayed there, he was highly successful in broadening the orchestra's repertory. Columbia Records, from 1940 on, made many recordings in Minneapolis, among which was the first ever recording of Mahler's First Symphony. On Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM., we will hear some of those Minneapolis records.