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Willem Mengelberg (1871–1951)

Willem Mengelberg was born on March 28, 1871 in Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands as Josef Willem Mengelberg. He was a composer, known for Dood water (1934). He died on March 21, 1951 in Chur, Switzerland. See full bio »


(age 79) in Chur, Switzerland

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 1934 Dood water
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 2004 The Ninth (TV Movie documentary)
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 1973 The World at War (TV Series documentary)
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A famous conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, he was an apparent Nazi sympathizer during WW II, and unlike other conductors of the period (such as Furtwangler) who were eventually exonerated, Mengelberg was stripped of all his powers and sent into exile in Switzerland for daring to kowtow to the Nazis. See more »

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