Paris rebuilds Concertgebouw for Mengelberg filmmain
This is exceptional footage from 1931, when Willem Mengelberg agreed to have his orchestra filmed in Paris – on condition that they replicated the exact setting they enjoyed in Amsterdam.
Mengelberg gives a short speech before the concert – unimpressively for so powerful a personality. The playing is extraordinary.
The film is stored on a new Mengelberg archive site here.