Mengelberg, Josef Willem

Mengelberg, Josef Willem yō´zəf vĭl´əm mĕng´əlbĕrk [key], 1871–1951, Dutch conductor. Conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (1895–1945), he was noted for interpretations of Mahler and Richard Strauss , whose Ein Heldenleben is dedicated to him. He also conducted the New York Philharmonic (1921–29). In 1945, he retired to Switzerland.

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