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Mengelberg, Josef Willem

Mengelberg, Josef Willem

Mengelberg, Josef Willem, 1871-1951, Dutch conductor. Conductor of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra (1895-1945), he was noted for interpretations of Mahler and Richard Strauss, whose Ein Heldenleben is dedicated to him. He also conducted the New York Philharmonic (1921-29). In 1945, he retired to Switzerland.
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