Minnesota Orchestra musicians who played under Antal Dorati remember Antal Dorati - Quadri Hungarian-born music director as a charismatic conductor with a fiery temper. He was terrified of making a mistake and becoming the object of Dorati's anger. That's just what happened in his first season with the orchestra when he missed some important notes during a concert. That put great fear into me and I was devastated. Dorati had a reputation as an orchestra builder and that was one of the reasons the Minneapolis Symphony hired him in But it wasn't his only skill.
One of Dorati's most enterprising moves was landing a recording contract with the Mercury label. Music critic Richard Freed says it was perfect timing and Dorati was the right man for the job. Hard Luck Woman - Various - Kiss My Ass: Classic Kiss Regrooved understood that recording is the natural and best PR instrument an orchestra can Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra. Freed says the recordings Dorati and the Minneapolis Symphony made for Mercury still sound wonderful today.
They made dozens of them between and It sold over one million copies. He considers Antal Dorati was one of the greats and says the man who first terrified him remained a strong influence even after the conductor left Minnesota. I had that picture in my studio where I could look up at him and realize that I'd better practice my part or he'd come and get me. Dorati last appeared with the Minnesota Orchestra in On Air. Play Pause. Share story Twitter Facebook. Antal Dorati was the conductor of the Minneapolis Symphony when high fidelity and stereo recordings were introduced.
More than 50 years later many are still available on CD. Minnesota Orchestra program annotator Mary Ann Feldman and trumpeter Ron Hasselmann remember conductor Antal Dorati as a man with a fiery temper who was amiable and kind when not on the podium. The Minneapolis Symphony's Mercury recording of Tchaikovsky's "" Overture, conducted by Antal Dorati, earned a gold record for sales of more than one million copies within four years of its initial release.
Hungarian-born conductor Antal Dorati led the Minnesota Orchestra--then known as the Minneapolis Symphony--from Antal Dorati - Quadri Fullscreen Slide Previous Slide 1 of 1. Photo courtesy of Minnesota Orchestra. Program Schedule Station Directory.
Samuel Goldenberg And Schmuyle - Mussorgsky* Top Stories.
III. Quid Sum Miser - Berlioz* - Robert Shaw, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chorus*, John Aler / Boït, Amenez-moi des femmes - Don Karnage - Vice-Versa, Voce E Notte - Pavarotti*, Orchestra Del Teatro Comunale Di Bologna - Passione, Tommy & Eric Solo - Kiss - The Hottest Show On Earth, Buffalo NY 8/13/10