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1939-40 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 5), Oct 31, 1939 - Nov 27, 1939

- Saxophonist Sigurd Rascher performs with the Philharmonic, making him the first saxophone soloist to appear in a subscription concert; He also appears at a YPC - Sketch of John Barbirolli from the Boston Christian Science Monitor - Fritz Kreisler interview about his editing of Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto; He is to appear as soloist with the Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco makes his American debut with world premiere of his second piano concerto; Concert also features the American premiere of Castelnuovo-Tedesco's "Twelfth Night" Overture - Announcements and reviews from the 1939 Fall Tour of U.S. and Canada - Barbirolli discusses Philharmonic tour in Musical America magazine dated November 10, 1939 - American premiere of ballet suite Checkmate by Arthur Bliss conducted by the composer - Announcements from various newspapers around the U.S. about Philharmonic radio broadcasts - Evelyn Barbirolli, newly wed to John Barbirolli, gives up her performing career - Concert on November 26 benefits the Children's Memorial Hospital - Gene Buck of ASCAP denounces American symphonic orchestras and prominent conductors who do not play American works - The chorus from Westminster Choir College appears with the New York Philharmonic, presenting the world premiere of Bernard Herrmann's new cantata "Moby Dick" - Death of Arthur Bodansky, conductor and colleague of Barbirolli - Winner of 1941 Young Artists' contests of the National Federation of Music Clubs will appear as soloists in Carnegie Hall with the New York Philharmonic
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1939-40 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 5), 31 Oct 1939 - 27 Nov 1939, Folder 555-034-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.