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1943-44 Scrapbook (Part 5 of 6), Mar 3, 1944 - Apr 10, 1944

- Josef Hofmann is praised for his performance of Rubinstein's Piano Concerto in G-major, No. 3 - Artur Rodzinski reappointed music director for the 1944-45 season - Guest conductors for the 1944-45 season to include Monteux, Stravinsky, Szell, and Bernstein - Foreign-born U.S. leaders including Artur Rodzinski condemn prejudices in a Declaration on American Unity - New York Philharmonic experiences a surge in attendance, particularly at weekend concerts - Henryk Kaston invents a new type of violin bow; Kaston also carves a three-inch model violin from ivory, the strings of which are four strands of hair from the head of Artur Rodzinski - Rodzinski calls boogie-woogie, "one of the greatest causes of delinquency among American youth today," calls fans of Sinatra, "pitiful cases" - Witold Malcuzynski is piano soloist in Chopin's Concerto No. 2 in F minor - Italian exiles in the United States suggest Arturo Toscanini as a choice for president of the hoped-for Italian Republic - Sinatra responds to Rodzinski's claims about swing music - Profile of Bernstein after his appearance as a last minute substitute for Bruno Walter - Rodzinski to travel to South America after the close of the Philharmonic season to appear as a good-will emissary - Eugene Ormandy named the first official "lend-lease musical artist" by the Office of War Information and will travel to Australia to conduct - Details of the Rodzinskis' home life; Artur Rodzinski proposed less than 24 hours after meeting his present wife - Harry Hyams, former first-desk violist with the Philharmonic, is soloist with the Pensacola civic orchestra - Bruno Walter leads the Philharmonic in the local premiere of Samuel Barber's revised Symphony in One Movement - Bronislaw Huberman is guest artist at a concert for high school students, given by members of the Philharmonic - Bruno Walter celebrates his 50th year as a conductor, makes plans for a sabbatical year - Howard Taubman tells story of how Emil Greinert, Philharmonic librarian, dealt with Arturo Toscanini's habit of throwing his score to the floor when frustrated. Greinert would secure a large supply of fragile batons for Toscanini, on which he could vent his frustrations without damaging the librarian's scores - Walter conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his debut as a conductor - TIME profile of Anton Bruckner after the orchestra performs his Te Deum at Walter's 50th anniversary concert - Messages of congratulations for Bruno Walter from eminent figures in the global music community - Marshall Field expresses satisfaction in the work of Artur Rodzinski to once again make the Philharmonic into a great orchestra - Rodzinski conducts the Philarmonic in the world premiere of Darius Milhaud's Cortège Funèbre, which Milhaud dedicated to the Allied soldiers who had died in the war - William Kapell gives a highly praised performance as soloist with the Philharmonic on Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto, in a performance commemorating the one year anniversary of the composer's death - John Corigliano is one of the soloists for the final concert of the Brooklyn Chamber Music Society at the Academy of Music - Photograph of Bernstein and Koussevitzky - New York debut of Leonard Bernstein's " Jeremiah" symphony, featuring Jennie Tourel as soloist; Bernstein to conduct - For the Young People's Concerts, Rudoplh Ganz composes a series of works to illustrate the functions of various instruments in the orchestra - Myor Rosen is the soloist at the final YPC of the season - Columbia Records releases recording of Igor Stravinsky's Sacre du Printempts by the New York Philharmonic with Igor Stravinsky conducting - Shostakovich celebrates the premiere of his Eighth Symphony
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1943-44 Scrapbook (Part 5 of 6), 3 Mar 1944 - 10 Apr 1944, Folder 555-045-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.