Eduard van Beinum
Eduard van Beinum began as a violonist in the Arnheimer orchestra and became first a conductor of the Haarlem Symfonieorkest (1927-31), before it as an assistantfrom Willem Mengelberg 1931 to the Concertgebouw Orkest Amsterdam came. After against Mengelberg due to its Germany-friendly attitude during the war in the Netherlands 1945 six-year appearance prohibition was imposed, the role of the principal conductor fell at van Beinum. Besides it held the same posts 1948 and 1949with London Philharmonic Orchestra. It died 1959 during a sample of Brahms 1. Symphony with the Concertgebouw Orkest at a cardiac infarct.
Van Beinum was the opposite of the self-willed and prevail-addicted Mengelberg. He respected the orchestra musicians and permitted them many interpretatorische liberties. Its stylewas very objective, but - also due to its usually rapid speeds - nevertheless rarely boring. It could hold the great Virtuosität of the Concertgebouw Orkest from the long Mengelberg phase, achieved however beyond that an extraordinary beauty of the sound as well as large naturalness and permanent tension of the musicalRiver. Its largest photographs are among other things the symphonies of Johannes Brahms (v.a. first) and the last three symphonies of Anton Bruckner for Philips.
|NAME||Beinum, Eduard van|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Netherlands conductor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||3. September 1900|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Arnheim|
|DYING DATE||13. April 1959|