[PHOTO] Mengelberg, seated

A Short list of Books on Mengelberg

There is precious little in English to document Mengelberg's 50 years before the Concertgebouw Orchestra, and not nearly enough in Dutch. Here, in roughly chronological order, are a few books worth looking into.

A few libraries, especially in New York City and California, have most of these books if you wish to view them; I used a service called First Search at my local library to find who has what. Antiquitarian book dealers also sell Mengelberg items, when available, along with programs from his concerts. I refer you Internet sources to see what is currently offered.

And a few books that include readable short biographies or evaluations as part of a larger work:
I am aware that this list is far from complete and welcome additions.

Brendan Wehrung

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