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1938-39 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 3), Aug 21, 1938 - Jan 13, 1939

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  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Press Clippings
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  • 1938-39 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 3)
  • Aug 21, 1938 - Jan 13, 1939
- Concert announcements and reviews for 1938-39 season - Profile of John Barbirolli by Stephen Wet in Etude Magazine - Death of organist and composer Dr. Mauro-Cottone, Dezzo D'Antalffy appointed successor - Arturo Toscanini arrives from Italy to conduct second seaon of concerts with the NBC Symphony - Comparison of season-opening concerts of major orchestras - Premiere of Aris Fuleihan's second piano concerto - Radio broadcasts seek funding and commercial backing - Soloists include Serkin, Novaes, Virovai, Corigliano - Death of Clarence H. Mackay - First Philharmonic-Symphony League Luncheon - Nadia Boulanger conducts the orchestra - Death of Henry Boewig, Henry Van Praag and Clarence Mackay - Marjorie née Parry divorces Barbirolli; Barbirolli marries Evelyn Rothwell - Season ends with performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 by Rudolf Serkin - Kirsten Flagstad heard in uncut performance of Act II of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde - Performances at New York World's Fair Sprng 1939 - Debut of violinist Robert Virovai in Vieuxtemps' Concerto No. 4 - Debussy's Berceuse heroique played in honor of Armistice Day - Death of Clarence Mackay, former Chairman of the Philharmonic, who was instrumental in luring Arturo Toscanini to the Phiharmonic in 1926, and subsequently to be Music Director of the merged Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra in 1928 - Praise for Jose Iturbi as pianist in Beethoven's Concerto No. 3 in C Minor - Divorce of John Barbirolli - Praise for Josef Hofmann's performance of Beethoven's "Emperor Concerto" at Pension Fund Benefit - Rare performance of Dvorak's G Major, No. 4 (later No. 8) - "John Barbirolli, the Man Who Followed Toscanini" by E. Cynolwyn Pugh, in The Presbyterian Journal, 22 December 1938 - John Barbirolli and Philharmonic Musicians play at annual Twelfth Night Fete at The Lotos Club in early January 1939
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1938-39 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 3), 21 Aug 1938 - 13 Jan 1939, Folder 555-031-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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