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1948-49 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), Jul 1, 1948 - Jan 22, 1949

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  • 1948-49 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2)
  • Jul 1, 1948 - Jan 22, 1949
- Bruno Walter continues as "Musical Adviser" of the Philharmonic-Symphony for 1948-49, with guest conductors Dimitri Mitropoulos, Charles Munch and Leopold Stokowski - Five new members to join the Philharmonic Symphony in 1948-49 season - Stanley Drucker becomes New York Philharmonic's youngest member at 19 as first assistant clarinet after serving with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Stadium Concerts Orchestra - American recording debut of Charles Munch conducting the New York Philharmonic in Saint-Saens Symphony No. 3, the "Organ Symphony" - Philharmonic-Symphony Society applies for repeal of Federal Admissions Tax - Bal des Symphonies Benefit planned for November 16 at Plaza Hotel - New York Philharmonic 2-week fall tour under Leopold Stokowski featuring nine contemporary compositions acclaimed by audiences in tour cities - Laudatory reviews of tour concerts by the Philharmonic-Symphony under Leopold Stokowski - Dimitri Mitropoulos conducts the openng night concert of the Philharmonic featuring Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra and Brahms Symphony No. 1 - Standard Oil of New Jersey set to sponsor the New York Philharmonic radio broadcasts on CBS - No sponsor for the weekly broadcasts of the NBC Symphony under Arturo Toscanini, who is paid \$10,000 a week for his services - Article by principal flautist John Wummer in Symphony Magazine, "From Where I Sit" - Article by Composer Douglas Moore, "The Composer Looks at the Conductor" in International Musician magazine - Testimonial dinner to Orchestra Manager Arthur Judson at The Lotos Club - Depression causes New York Philharmonic to raise ticket prices - New York Philharmonic's deficit hits \$109,190 - Stokowski revives Hindemith's Philharmonic Concerto - Beethoven Cycle under Music Adviser Bruno Walter to close the 1948-49 season - Attempts by former Music Director Artur Rodzinski to make peace with Arthur Judson and return to the Philharmonic - Virgil Thomson in the Tribune on the promises of the opening of the new music season - Arthur Judson steps down as head of Columbia Artists Management after 19 years - Praise for Joseph Szigeti's performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with Dimitri Mitropoulos but also disparaging remarks about his imperfect playing and tone - Mitropoulos conducts Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra for the first Philharmonic performance since 1925, to excellent reviews from the critics - Campaign launched to aid student reduced rate ticket plan - Column by Irving Kolodin on the lack of royalties for Arnold Schoenberg due to copyright difficulties in Europe - Delightful interview of French composer Francis Poulenc with Olin Downes in the New York Times in which Poulenc expresses his likes and dislikes of his contemporaries - Poulenc plays his Concert Champetre with the Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulos - Mahler's Symphony No. 7 played by the Philharmonic under Mitropoulos - Debut of Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli in Schumann's Piano Concerto - Mitropoulos conducts Young People's Concert - Criticism and discussion in The New York Times about Mahler's Symphony No. 7 in article by Olin Downes - Mitropoulos conducts the New York premiere of Artur Schnabel's atonal Rhapsody for Orchestra - Brahms Cycle by the NBC Symphony under Toscanini - Chicago Symphony considering Wilhelm Furtwaengler to take over as Music Director, to the distress of noted soloists including Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz and Emmanuel Feuermann - Bruno Walter conducts Mahler Symphony No. 2 to great acclaim, using an English text - Benefit concert at the Waldorf for the Israel Philharmonic featuring pianist Artur Rubinstein - Charles Munch returns to the Philharmonic to conduct mainly French music - Robert Casadesus plays Mozart and D'Indy under Charles Munch - Nathan Milstein plays the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto under Charles Munch - Ginette Neveu plays Chausson's Poeme and Ravel's Tzigane - Dimitri Mitropoulos and Leopold Stokowski named co-Principal Conductors for 1949-50 season replacing Bruno Walter, with Walter, Leonard Bernstein and Victor de Sabata as guest conductors - Leopold Stokowski leads all-Wagner program feauring Eileen Farrell to benefit the Philharmonic Pension Fund - Charles Munch conducts Paul Dukas' Symphony in C - Seymour Lipkin plays Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Leopold Stokowski conducts a series of novelties with the Philharmonic - Top musicians announce they will not appear with the Chicago Symphony if Wilhelm Furtwaengler is named Conductor, while Yehudi Menuhin defends Furtwaengler's record under the Nazis and some musicians testify that he saved their lives - Article in Cavalcade Magazine, January 1949 entitled "One Hundred Men and a Maestro"
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1948-49 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), 1 Jul 1948 - 22 Jan 1949, Folder 555-055-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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