Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
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I am investigating the role of Dimitri Mitropoulos in promoting contemporary music primarily during his tenure as the principal conductor of New York Philharmonic. I plan to discuss the contemporary composers and works he found important, and why this music needed to be heard. This study will help to illuminate the new music of the 1940’s and 50’s, and the conductor’s role in cultivating audiences. Moreover, it will demonstrate the relationship between conducting and composition, and the role of this relationship in successful performance practice and interpretation. Additionally, I will provide a detailed list of Mitropoulos's premieres with New York Philharmonic.
Conducting; Contemporary; Dimitri Mitropoulos; New music; New York Philharmonic; Orchestra
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Protopapas, Ioannis, "Dimitri Mitropoulos a Champion of New Music" (2021). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 4186.
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