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1939 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), Aug 1, 1939 - Aug 31, 1939

- 22nd Season of Lewisohn Stadium Concerts - Conductors include Barbirolli, Damrosch, Reiner, Kurtz, O'Connell, Smallens, Kostelanetz, Hilsberg, Weissmann, van Hoogstraten, Freccia - Soloists include Heifetz, Spalding, Hofmann, Pons, Virovai - Fritz Reiner conducts Beethoven Cycle - All-Wagner program under Fritz Reiner featuring soprano Florence Easton and tenor Jan Peerce - Jascha Heifetz plays the Beethoven Violin Concerto under Fritz Reiner with a new cadenza by Heifetz to a crowd of 22,000 - Harold Bauer plays Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto in Beethoven Cycle conducted by Fritz Reiner to mxed reviews - John Corigliano plays the Goldmark Violin Concerto in A Minor - Large crowd and mixed reviews for Beethoven's Ninth conducted by Fritz Reiner with the Schola Cantorum and four soloists - Premiere of Bloch's "Schelomo" a Hebrew Rhapsody, under Alexander Smallens and cellist Emanuel Feuermann, at Lewisohn Stadium - Stadium Concerts extended to 10 weeks under conductor Alexander Smallens and several soloists - Record number of conductors for 1939 Stadium Concerts - Report of 9-year old Lorin Maazel conducing the Orchestra of the National Music Camp from memory - Comparison in Cue Magazine of violinists Jascha Heifetz and Nathan Milstein - Emanuel Feuermann plays Bloch's "Schelomo" and Saint-Saen's A-Minor Cello Concerto - Overview of 1939 Stadiu Concerts - Russian-born Violinist Michael Rosenker replaces Erna Rubinstein at the Stadium - Closing concert of 1939 Stadium season conductd by Howard Barlow with Muriel Dickson, soprano, in a concert of light popular favorites - Stadium Retrospect by Francis D. Perkins - Profile of Minnie Guggenheimer, Chairman of the Stadium Concerts Committee by William G. King
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1939 Stadium Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), 1 Aug 1939 - 31 Aug 1939, Folder 555-032-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.