It studied piano and composition in Cologne. 1895 it became as a successor of Willem Kes director/conductor of the Concertgebouw orchestra in Amsterdam. Mengelberg was active also in the USA, from 1921 to 1930 as a conductor New York of the Philharmonic Orchestra and thus as a “rival” from Arturo Toscanini.
It was friendly with Gustav of meals and promoted the performance of its works in the Netherlands.
During the crew time it cooperated with the Germans and gave concerts for prominent national socialists such as Arthur Seyss Inquart. After the Second World War it was occupied therefore with a six-year activity prohibition.
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|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Netherlands conductor|
|DATE OF BIRTH||28. March 1871|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Utrecht|
|DYING DATE||21. March 1951|