Antal Doráti

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Antal Dorati

Hungarian-born conductor and composer who became a naturalized American citizen in 1947 add

Category: Music

Born in 1906.

Countries: Hungary (19%), United Kingdom (19%), (16%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Minnesota Orchestra, Zoltan Kodaly, Dallas Symphony Orchestra

 

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Antal Dorati was born in 1906 add something

 

"'Antal Doráti"', KBE was a Hungarian-born conductor and composer who became a naturalized American citizen in 1947 add something


1924

He made his conducting debut in 1924 with the Budapest Royal Opera add something


1929

Mit einem Register von Opernauffuehrungen in Muenster 1929-1932 add something


1945

George London (bass-baritone) - In the summer of 1945 Antal Doráti invited his long time friend, the Hungarian bass Mihály Székely, to sing at the first concert of the newly reorganized Dallas Symphony Orchestra

 

Dallas Symphony Orchestra - It continued to perform and grow in numbers and stature, so that in 1945 it was in a position to appoint Antal Doráti as music director


1949

He studied at the Franz Liszt Academy with Zoltán Kodály and Leo Weiner for composition and Béla Bartók for piano. His links with Bartók continued for many years: he conducted the world premiere of Bartók's Viola Concerto, as completed by Tibor Serly, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in 1949, with William Primrose as the soloist add something


1951

Symphony No. 4 (Piston) - The symphony was first performed by the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under Antal Doráti on 30 March 1951


1954

The albums were recorded in mono between 1954 and 1955, for Mercury Records, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra , as part of their famous "Living Presence" series add something

 

Minnesota Orchestra - In 1954, the group made the first complete recordings of Tchaikovsky's three ballets: "Swan Lake", "Sleeping Beauty", and "The Nutcracker" under the baton of Antal Doráti


1956

Balint Vazsonyi - On 15 December 1956 Vazsonyi fled Budapest on foot for Austria, where he became pianist in the refugee Philharmonia Hungarica under conductor Antal Doráti


1958

Cannon - However, the overture was not recorded with real cannon fire until Mercury Records and conductor Antal Doráti's 1958 recording of the Minnesota Orchestra


1960

Hugh Maguire (violinist) - Through the LSO 1960 and 1961 International Series and Festival Tours, Maguire led the orchestra under Sir Arthur Bliss , Pierre Monteux, Zoltán Kodály, Leopold Stokowski, Aaron Copland, Jean Martinon, Colin Davis, Peter Maag, Josef Krips and Antal Dorati, under Georg Solti in Vienna and Benjamin Britten at Aldeburgh


1969

In 1969 he made the world premiere recording of Sibelius's tone poem "Luonnotar", with Gwyneth Jones as soprano soloist add something


1970

Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne - In the 1970s, Philips recorded a number of Haydn's operas with Antal Dorati as conductor


1971

Ilse von Alpenheim - In 1971 she became the wife of Antal Doráti, another Hungarian conductor and composer, who wrote several works for her and with whom she developed an intensive international concert activity

 

James DePreist - In 1971, Antal Doráti named him associate conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C.


1973

In 1973 he conducted the world premiere recording of Max Bruch's Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, which was written in 1912 but only rediscovered in 1971 add something


1976

Lazar Berman - He recorded the Tchaikovsky First Piano Concerto with Herbert von Karajan, as well as broadcasting it on international television with Antal Doráti, to mark United Nations Day in 1976


1979

Antal Dorati: "Notes of Seven Decades", Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1979 add something

 

His autobiography, "Notes of Seven Decades", was published in 1979 add something


1980

L'incontro improvviso - The first complete recording was made by Philips in 1980 in association with the Radio Suisse Romande and the European Broadcasting Union, conducted by Antal Doráti


1983

In 1983, Queen Elizabeth II made Doráti an honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire add something


Antal Dorati died in 1988 add something


2006

Richard Chlupaty: "Antal Dorati and the Joy of Making Music", The Antal Dorati Centenary Society, Bournemouth, 2006 add something


2013

"Antal Dorati and his Recorded Legacy", The Antal Dorati Centenary Society, Bournemouth, 2013. http://www add something