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1943-1944 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 6), Jan 6, 1944 - Jul 18, 1944

- Rodzinski calls boogie-woogie "one of the greatest causes of delinquency among American youth today," calls fans of Sinatra "pitiful cases"; Sinatra calls claims by Rodzinski "nuts" - Premiere of William Grant Still's In Memoriam: The Colored Soldiers who Who Died for Democracy - Ruth Posselt is soloist for the premiere of Vladimir Dukelsky's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra - Alexander Brailowsky and Leonard Rose appear as soloists - A New York Philharmonic audience poll on "my favorite symphony" reveals conservative tastes, with Beethoven receiving the most votes, Brahms the second, and Schubert the third - Music world sounds off on the debate between Rodzinski and Sinatra; Sinatra receives the majority of the support, including from Leopold Stokowski who calls jazz and boogie-woogie part of American music - William Steinberg, filling in for Rodzinski, who is suffering from the flu, conducts the world premiere of Paul Creston's Concerto for Saxophone, featuring Vincent J. Abato soloist - Mario Falcone Obituary - Rodzinski to conduct twelve concerts in South America at the end of the season - World premiere of Paul Hindemith's Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber - William Rosenwald, member of the Philharmonic's board of directors, pays for the refurbishment of the orchestra members' club at Carnegie Hall - Bruno Walter conducts an impressive rendition of Mahler's Fourth Symphony as he begins a one-week stay as guest conductor of the Philharmonic - Story in Harper's Magazine, "Rodzinski Comes to New York," by Moses Smith
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1943-1944 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 6), 6 Jan 1944 - 18 Jul 1944, Folder 555-044-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.