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Dimitri Mitriopoulos, International Music Competition Medal

1963 William Zorach Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966 bronze 2 3/8 in. (6.0 cm) diam. Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Tessim Zorach and Dahlov Ipcar 1968.154.174 Not currently on view


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Dimitri Mitropoulos (1896-1960) was born in Athens and arrived in the United States in 1936, where his musical talent earned him national recognition. He led the Minneapolis Symphony, was the conductor of the New York Philharmonic from 1949 to 1958, and endowed a scholarship fund for music at Brigham Young University. Research has not confirmed the purpose of William Zorach’s medal, but it may have been awarded as part of the Dimitri Mitropoulos International Conducting Competition.

Keywords

Homage - Mitriopoulos, Dimitri

Performing arts - music - conductor

Portrait male - Mitriopoulos, Dimitri - head

sculpture - medal

metal - bronze

About William Zorach

Born: Eurburg, Lithuania 1889 Died: Bath, Maine 1966

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