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1947-48 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), Jan 9, 1948 - Jun 30, 1948

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- Bruno Walter named "Musical Advisor" of the Philharmonic-Symphony - Gustav Mahler's Sixth Symphony is presented in America for the first time by the New York Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulos - Artur Rodzinski fired as musical director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra by the Chicago Orchestral Association - Serge Koussevitzky retires in 1949 - Praise for Honegger's Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher conducted by Charles Munch - Claudia Cassidy, Music Critic of the Chicago Tribune, declares that "Chicago's Musical Future Looks Bleak when a Man Like Rodzinski Can be Arbitrarily Fired" - Acclaim for Charles Munch's performance of Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique - Praise for Bruno Walter's conducting of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde and Bruckner's 8th Symphony - Walter Hendl conducts Roy Harris' Symphony No. 3 - Release of premiere recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 by the Philharmonic under Bruno Walter - Praise for pianist Nicole Henriot and her performance of the Schumann Piano Concerto - Poor reception for New York Premiere of Darius Milhaud's Symphony No. 2 under Charles Munch except for critic Virgil Thomson who praised it - Bruno Walter gives the New York Premiere of Hindemith's Symphonia Serena to general critical acclaim - Tributes to Bruno Walter on the 25th anniversary of his debut with the Philharmonic - Premiere of Douglas Moore's Symphony No. 2 conducted by Bruno Walter - Yehudi Menuhin plays Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole - Eight-year old Feruccio Burco conducts an orchestra of members of the Philharmonic-Symphony in a popular program to cheers from the audience - First Philharmonic performance of Verdi's Overture to La Forza del Destino under George Szell - Fritz Reiner resigns as conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Leonard Bernstein resigns as conductor of the New York City Symphony - Robert Casadesus plays his own Piano Concerto in E-Major with the Philharmonic Symphony under Leopold Stokowski - New York Premiere of Virgil Thomson's The Seine at Night under Leopold Stokowski - Premiere of Norman Dello Joio's Concert Music - First performance by the Philharmonic-Symphony of Hindemith's Concert Music for Strings and Brass - Telecasts of performances by Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra and by Toscanini and the NBC Symphony - First New York performance of Stravinsky's Concerto in D for strings led by Stokowski - Vladimir Horowitz plays Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 with Bruno Walter and the Philharmonic - Plans for the 1948-49 season with Bruno Walter continuing as "Musical Adviser" and guest conductors Dimitri Mitropoulos, Leopold Stokowski, Charles Munch and George Szell - Serge Koussevitzky announces his retirement as Conductor of the Boston Symphony in 1949, to be succeeded by Charles Munch - Bruno Walter conducts Daniel Gregory Mason's Symphony No. 2 in A - Critical acclaim for Vladimir Horowitz for his performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto in B-flat Minor with Bruno Walter and the Philharmonic - Beethoven's Missa Solemnis under Bruno Walter ended the Philharmonic season - Conversation with Assistant Conductor Walter Hendl - Tours planned for 1948-49 under Leopold Stokowski and Bruno Walter - Virgil Thomson critique of program notes - Rachmaninoff Fund Piano Contest - Article about Vladimir Dukelsky (Vernon Duke) - Series of articles by Claudia Cassidy and others about Artur Rodzinski and his dispute with and ultimate dismissal by the Chicago Orchestral Association; Protests by audience members and subscribers in Chicago about Rodzinski's dismissal
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1947-48 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 2), 9 Jan 1948 - 30 Jun 1948, Folder 555-054-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.