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1938-39 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Jan 15, 1939 - Apr 28, 1939

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  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Press Clippings
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  • 1938-39 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3)
  • Jan 15, 1939 - Apr 28, 1939
- Concert announcements and reviews for 1938-39 season - Death of organist and composer Dr. Mauro-Cottone; D'Antalffy appointed successor - Premiere of Fuleihan's second piano concerto - Radio broadcasts seek funding and commercial backing - Soloists include Menuhin, Miltein, Corigliano - Death of Clarence H. Mackay - First Philharmonic-Symphony League Luncheon - Nadia Boulanger conducts the orchestra at a special Gala Concert - Death of Henry Boewig, Henry Van Praag - Barbirolli marries Evelyn Rothwell - Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos with Nadia Boulanger and Jean Francaix, at Philharmonic-Symphony League Gala Concert - Ernest Schelling as pianist in a work by Paderewski - Yehudi Menuhin plays Bach and Lalo with conductor Georges Enesco - Cellist Felix Salmond plays Enesco's early Sinfonia Concertante for Cello and Orchestra - Georges Enesco conducts works by fellow Romanian composers - Tributes to Nadia Boulanger - Walter Gieseking plays Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor - Artur Schnabel plays Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 and Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto - Artur Rubinstein plays Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto No. 2 and Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" - Revival of Elgar's Symphony No. 2, to mixed reviews - Death of Henry Boewig, former librarian and violinist in the Philharmonic and oldest member of the orchestra, at age 80. He retired in 1930 after 46 years with the orchestra - Plans for series of concerts in connection with the 1939-40 World's Fair at the Fair Music Hall and Carnegie Hall. Josef Hofmann set to appear as soloist in inaugural concert in Chopin's E-Minor Concerto - Strong criticism by critics of Elgar's Symphony No. 2 lead by Olin Downes - Complete performnce of Act II of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde featuring Kirsten Flagstad and Eyvind Laholm - Mayor Fiorello La Guardia conduct the national anthem with the Philarmonic at the opening performance at the World's Fair - Praise for Barbirolli's performances of Rossini's Petite Messe Solonnele - High Praise for performance of Act II of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde featuring Kirsten Flagstad - "A Conductor on Conducting" by Lawrence Gilman in the Tribune. focusing on John Barbirolli - Final Luncheon of the Philharmonic-Symphony League at the Plaza Hotel featuring speeches by Conductor John Barbirolli and Marshall Field, President of the Board of Directors
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1938-39 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 15 Jan 1939 - 28 Apr 1939, Folder 555-031-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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