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1950-51 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), Mar 30, 1951 - Sep 30, 1951

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  • 1950-51 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3)
  • Mar 30, 1951 - Sep 30, 1951
- Planning for Edinburgh Festival - NYP premiere of Alban Berg's Wozzeck in its entirety - Mitropoulos plays and conducts Malipiero Piano Concerto No. 4 (American Premiere) - New York Premiere of Krenek's Symphonic Elegy - Leonard Rose plays Saint-Saens' Cello Concerto No. 1 and Bloch's Schelomo - Barbara Stein wins first prize in 1957 Young Composer's Concert - British unions protest Philharmonic concerts in Edinburgh Festival, asks AFM for support - Annual dinner of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Society at the Hotel Plaza April 1, 1951 - Mitropoulos conducts concert performance of Alban Berg's Wozzeck to great acclaim, a "crowning achievement for the Philharmonic" and for Mitropoulos - Mack Harrell scores enormous success as Wozzeck with Eileen Farrell as Marie - Return engagement of Mitropoulos and the Philharmonic for two weeks at the Roxy Theatre with 15-year old Michael Rabin as soloist - Michael Rabin plays the first movement of Paganini's Violin Comrto with the Philharmonic at the Roxy Theatre - Philharmonic closes season with Artur Rubinstein as soloist in the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 - Philharmonic offered land for a new Music Center at Columbus Circle to also include the Metropolitan Opera - House Ways and Means Committee votes to excempt theNew York Philharmonic and other arts organizations from an admissions tax - Special concert at Hotel Plaza for Members of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society - Facing the Music, by Harold C. Schonberg, examines the current state of the Philharmonic and other orchestras - Mitropoulos conducs the Verdi Requiem at Lewisohn Stadium to honor the semicentennial of Verdi's death - Backstage at Lewisohn Stadium - "Mitropoulos and the New Philharmonic," by John Briggs, in July 1951 issue of Tomorrow, describing the remarkable recovery and rebirth of the New York Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulos, following the departure of Arturo Toscanini in 1936, as demonstrated dramatically in the performances of Berg's Wozzeck - Musical America's Radio Poll names the New York Philharmonic as top symphony orchestra in radio broadcasts and Dimitri Mitropoulos 2nd in conductors behind Arturo Toscanini - Excellent reviews for performances by Dimitri Mitropoulos at Hollywood Bowl - Planning for 1951-52 season of the New York Philharmonic - Performances by the New York Philharmonic at the 1951 Edinburgh Festival consisting of seven concerts under Dimitri Mitropoulos and seven under Bruno Walter - Death of pianist/composer Artur Schnabel - Attempts by the Musicians' Union in Britain to block radio broadcasts on the BBC of the New York Philharmonic from the Edinburgh Festival, supported by Sir Thomas Beecham and many others, eventually settled in advance of the performances - Extensive press coverage of appearances of the New York Philharmonic at the Edinburgh Festival - Bruno Walter conducts Mahler's Symphony No. 4 at first Edinburgh Festival concert by the New York Philharmonic with Irmgard Seefried as soloist - Wilhelm Furtwaengler at the Salzburg Festival - Bruno Walter awarded Honorary Doctor of Music by Edinburgh University - Rave reviews of performances of New York Philharmonic at Edinburgh Festival - Brahms program conducted by Bruno Walter at Edinburgh Festival - First twelve-tone work to be played at the Edinburgh Festival, Krenek's Symphonic Elegy, performed by Mitropoulos and the New York Philharmonic - Critical acclaim for Bruno Walter's performance of Bruckner Symphony No. 4 - Terrific reception for Mitropoulos' performance of Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4 - Solomon soloist with Mitropoulos and the Philharmonic in Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Edinburgh Festival - Short Symphony by African-American composer Howard Swanson played at the Edinburgh Festival by Mitropoulos and the Philharmonic - Terrific reception for Rachmaninoff's Symphony No. 2 by Mitropoulos and the Philharmonic at Edinburgh - "Unforgettable" performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony by Bruno Walter and the New York Philharmonic and the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union at the Edinburgh Festival, to a rapturous reception - Dame Myra Hess substitutes on short notice to play the Schumann Piano Concerto "magnificently" - Profile article on Maurice Van Praagm personnel manager of the Philharmonic - Reviews of Verdi's Requiem performed at the Metropolitan Opera House by Bruno Walter
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1950-51 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), 30 Mar 1951 - 30 Sep 1951, Folder 555-057-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.