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1951-52 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), Sep 1, 1951 - Jan 3, 1952

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  • 1951-52 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2)
  • Sep 1, 1951 - Jan 3, 1952
Part 1 of this scrapbook include: - Controversy over Berg's "Wozzeck" - Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) to present live broadcasts of Sunday afternoon concerts of the New York Philharmonic - Philharmonic faces it's largest deficit - Repeal of the 20% Federal Admssions Tax - Plan for New York Philharmonic Mediterranean Tour in the Spring - Dimitri Mitropoulos opens the season with the American Premiere of Ferruccio Busoni's opera Arlecchino, A Theatrical Capriccio in One Act, and a rare performance of Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, featuring first desk players from the orchestra - Mixed reviews for Busoni's Arlecchino - John Corigliano performs Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No 1 - Mitropoulos conducts the Mahler Symphony No. 1 - Mediterranean.Tour is postponed to 1953 due to deficit - Philharmonic returns to the Edinburgh Festival a surplus of \$8,500 - Mitropoulos conducts the Philharmonic premiere of Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein, to decided mixed reviews, on the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth - Constance Keene plays Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor in her Philharmonic debut with Dimitri Mitropoulos - Profile of composer Stefan Wolpe, in anticipation of performances by the Philharmonic of his First Suite from the ballet The Man from Midian - Gregor Piatigorsky plays Haydn's Cello Concerto in D - Gina Bachauer plays Rachmninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Mitropoulos in Washington and in New York, to enthusiastic ovations - Washington concert by Gina Bachauer and Mitropoulos was followed by recption at Greek embassy; proceeds from the concert were donated to the Greek Children's Relief Fund - Roy Elihu Travist awarded first prize for this Symphonic Allegro, to be played by the Philharmonic in December under Mitropoulos - American Premiere of Schoenberg's Erwartung with Dorothy Dow and the Philharmonic conducted by Mitropoulos, to a very cool reception by most critics but an enthusiastic audience response - Philharmonic celebrates 5,000 concerts - Michael Pagin plays for Philharmonic at age 15 - Guido Cantelli, Toscanini Protege, joins Philharmonic as conductor - Bruno Walter embarks on 10-week European conducting tour - Death of Adolf Busch - Jean Casadesus makes his solo Philharmonic debut playing Saint-Saens' rarely played Piano Concerto No. 5 - 15-year old Michael Rabin, son of Philharmonic violinist George Rabin, makes his Philharmonic debut playing Paganini's Violin Concerto No. 1 - Rudolf Serkin score with his outstanding performance of Brahms D-Minor Piano Concerto with Mitropoulos - 5,000th performance of the Philharmonic-Symphony of New York to take place December 13, 1951 with George Szell conducting - Strong critical reception to the World Premiere of Symphonic Allegro by Award Winner Roy Elihu Travis played by the Philharmonic under Mitropoulos - Guido Cantelli conducts the NBC Symphony prior to his engagement with the Philharmonic - Jascha Heifetz acclaimed for his outstanding performance of the Brahms Violin Concerto with George Szell including an original cadenza by Heifetz - George Szell conducts the 5,000th performance of the New York Philharmonic including the New Overture In D by Johann Kalliwoda, played at the first concert in 1842 - Eleanor Roosevelt attends the 5,000th Philharmonic concert - Congratulatory messages received by the Philharmonic in honor of its 5,000th concert from prominent musicians and other notables - Szell conducts Bartok's Divertimento for String Orchestra at the 5,000th anniversary concert (Philharmonic Premiere) - Nathan Milstein praised for his performance of Beethoven's Violin Concerto with George Szell - Great acclaim for the recording of Berg's Wozzeck from live performances in April 1951 by the Philharmonic under Dimitri Mitropoulos and distinguished soloists - Praise for Erica Morini's performances of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with George Szell - Mitropoulos compares music and sports
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