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Rodzinski, Artur: 1943 Dismissals, May 18, 1942 - Apr 22, 1943

ALS-Artur Rodzinski, LS-Bruno Zirato, LS-Artur Rodzinski, LS-Marshall Field III, LS-Arthur Judson. Letter from Bruno Zirato to Artur Rodzinski outlining financial difficulties of NY Philharmonic, insisting that he adhere to budget because "we are broke!"; 1943 letter from Artur Rodzinski to Arthur Judson concerning state of orchestra, detailed discussion of attitude and performance of concertmaster Mishel Piastro, discussion of performance abilities of other orchestra other members and motion to dismiss members to improve orchestra; Rodzinski list of dismissals; Inquiries for vacancies at NY Philharmonic; NY Philharmonic Feb. 19, 1943 press release; Telegram from Rodzinski to Judson expressing displeasure with bad press concerning orchestra dismissals; Copy of March 4, 1943 meeting minutes; Copy of statement given by Orchestra Committee to Board of Directors demanding that dismissed members be reinstated. Statement also calls Rodzinski a "Tzar" and his changes "unadulterated recklessness and an abandonment of adult responsibility." Also, an analysis of Rodzinski's reception by Cleveland Orchestra members; Orchestra "raiding" between NBC Orchestra and NY Philharmonic; Correspondence concerning Union (Local 802) and NY Philharmonic contract negotiations; Oboist Harold Gomberg is classified as 4-F by WWII military draft board and signs contract with NY Philharmonic; Potential commission and engagement with Igor Stravinsky.
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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Rodzinski, Artur: 1943 Dismissals, 18 May 1942 - 22 Apr 1943, Folder 011-01-74, Executive Records, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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