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Albert Lea Sunday Tribune (Newspaper) - May 7, 1972, Albert Lea, Minnesota Dorati ups National symphony standards by Donald Sanders associated pre writer Washington a Antal Dorati nearing the end of his second year As conductor of the National symphony orchestra has a reputation As a builder of musical organizations. But he does no approach the task in a revolutionary spirit. Quot some people say that when t new conductor comes in he should fire everyone and hire new personnel but that a not True a Dorati said recently in an interview. A the big Job is to get the entire potential of a player. Quot what we do is a Little like warfare except that what we do is so peaceful. If you lose a War you can to fire the army and get a new one. Maybe you can get better music critics and audiences generally agree that the Dapper hungarian born conductor has significantly raised the musical standards of the National symphony just completing its first season As resident organization of the 2,700-seat concert Hall of the John f. Kennedy Center for the performing arts. Dorati says he is pleased but not complacent. Quot the Day i am satisfied i should be fired a he said. A on the other hand i am very satisfied with what has happened. At every performance we look Forward to the next one and that a the Way we go through Dorati 05, is Only the third music director in the 41-year-old history of the National symphony following its founder the late Hans Kindler and Howard Mitchell music director emeritus. Dorati serves also As chief conductor of the Stockholm philharmonic. In addition to winding up the season Here he is writing a Forward for next season s subscription series and recording two major works with the National symphony under a recently negotiated contract. They Are Olivier Messiaen a Quot the transfiguration of our lord Jesus Christ a which had its american premiere under Dorati Here several weeks ago and Tchaikovsky a fourth symphony. The contract negotiated at a time when recording companies Are cutting Back on symphonic music is a tribute to Doratis popularity As a recording artist. He has completed nearly 300 recordings and has been work ing for More than two years on recording All 104 Haydn symphonies with the Phi harmonia Hunga Ficay a task he Hopes to Complete by november. Dorati says he undertook the task because the Haydn symphonies Are a a real treasure and one never attended to properly by one conductor and one Quot we Are All Happy because it is so successful a he said. Quot a Quarter of a million records have been sold by now. We undertook it with a great Deal of idealism and they found they can to turn the records out fast about half the Haydn works have been released although More than that have been recorded. Born in Budapest in 1906, Dorati came to this country in 1941 to help put the fledgling american Ballet theater on its professional feet. Four years later he took Over the virtually disbanded Dallas symphony More than doubling its concert activities in four years. From 1949 to 1960 Dorati greatly expanded the programming of the Minneapolis symphony and Between 1962 and 1965 overhauled the bbl symphony As its chief con Ductor. He subsequently Laid the musical foundations for the highly praised London symphony. Dorati is also a composer. He is working on a piano concerto for his second wife the austrian pianist use von Altenheim but says it is going slowly because he has so Little time for it. He draws and paints in oils and acrylics. A i Drew All my life but the color is a recent acquisition a he said. A Dorati rehearsal is a Good natured session with a lot of cajoling some wisecracks and no harsh words. A a that a a thing of the past i never do it Quot he said. He was delighted when one of the members brought a Button with the legend a Elektra loves daddy to a recent rehearsal of Richard Strauss Dorati Speaks with witty eloquence about his Art a Young conductors come to me and ask if i can help them. I say a yes i can help you until 8 30. But from 8 30 to 10 30 Only god and your own Talent can help a it is not my function to educate. It is my function to entertain How shall i say it in the most Noble fashion. This is not to say i will not perform new works. If they Are entertaining the audience is educated. A i get into arguments with people who say they done to understand music. They Are Lazy or inferiority Complex people usually the latter. 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