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1939-40 Scrapbook (Part 5 of 5), Mar 8, 1940 - Aug 31, 1940

- Magda Tagliafero makes her American debut with the Philharmonic - Helen Traubel, soprano from the Metropolitan Opera, appears as soloist for the Immolation Scene from Die Gotterdammerung - Albert Stoessel conducts Bach St. Matthew Passion featuring soloists Agnes Davis, Lansing Hatfield, and Suzanne Sten - Pianist Rosalyn Tureck performs Beethoven's "Emperor" concerto - Spanish violinist Antonio Brosa is briefly detained on Ellis Island while traveling to New York for upcoming performances with the Philharmonic of Benjamin Britten's new violin concerto - Profile on John Barbirolli - Barbirolli and Dr. Frank Black conduct popular concerts at Carnegie Hall with the New York City Symphony Orchestra - Article by Benjamin Britten - Stoessel conducts suite from his opera Garrick - Centennial of Tchaikovksy's birthday - Stravinsky conducts an all-Stravinsky program - Announcements and reviews for the world premiere of Bernard Herrmann's new cantata Moby Dick. The premiere was attended by descendants of author Herman Melville - Concert given in memory of Ernest Schelling; Proceeds to go towards the Ernest Schelling Fund for Musical Artists in distress - Duo-pianists Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson appear with the Philharmonic - Profile on Stravinsky by the New York Post - Walter Damrosch conducts the Philharmonic in the first performances of the new version of his opera Cyrano de Bergerac in concert form - The Edgar M. Leventritt Foundation announces first annual piano competition - Mayor La Guardia helps congratulate 39 children who received awards for their Philharmonic notebooks, including child composer Philippa Duke Schuyler - The Philharmonic ends the 98th season - Arturo Toscanini and members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra depart for a tour to South America - Ernest Schelling's will states that his collection of slides and children's notebooks should be made accessible to those whose purposes and needs qualified them for use - Barbirolli says in an interview that he would trade his baton for a bayonet if asked to enlist - Leopold Stokowsky and his Youth Orchestra appear at Lewisohn Stadium
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1939-40 Scrapbook (Part 5 of 5), 8 Mar 1940 - 31 Aug 1940, Folder 555-033-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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