Found In:
    Communications/Public Relations > Press Clippings

1942-43 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), Mar 1, 1943 - Aug 5, 1943

Document Image

View Folder

Record Group
  • Communications/Public Relations
  • Press Clippings
- Marshall Field announces the dismissals of seventeen members of the orchestra; Cuts made at the recommendation of new music director, Artur Rodzinski - Musicians dispute mass firing, including Piastro, threaten decline new contracts - Board of Directors announce they will support the dismissals made by Rodzinski - Cleveland orchestra members announce their public support for the fired musicians from New York - Sergeant Eugene List and Corporal Edward Kilenyi, both soldiers and pianists, are heard as soloists at Carnegie Hall - Thomas Beecham sues Columbia Records over the release recordings he made with the New York Philharmonic, which he claims are defective - Barbirolli and Reisenberg are complimented for their performances, but Scriabin's Prometheus receives poor reviews - Efrem Kurtz concludes his engagement as guest conductor, with Efrem Zimbalist as assisting artist - Profile of Rodzinski in The New York Times Magazine - New York premiere of Schuman's Prayer 1943 - Fritz Reiner leads the Philharmonic in a performance of the Adagio Lamentoso from Tchaikovsky's Sixth Symphony in commemoration of the death of Sergei Rachmaninoff - Bruno Walter and the Philharmonic close Emma Feldman's All Star Concert Series at the Academy of Music - Philharmonic presents uncut performances of Bach's St. Matthew Passion, joined by choruses from Westminster Choir College and the Pius X School of Liturgical Music - Robert Stolz to conduct a program of Viennese music in a concert to benefit the Federation of Crippled and Disabled - Prizes awarded for notebooks at the Young People's Concerts - Local #802 clears the Philharmonic in the firing of fourteen of its members - Mitropoulos conducts in a benefit concert for the Amercian Red Cross' war effort; Mishel Piastro is soloist - Joseph Schuster to present a series of sonata recitals on WABC - Deems Taylor wins Henry Hadley medal for service to American music - U.S. Rubber Company to sponsor a full year of Sunday radio broadcasts - Announcement of the season deficit - Five of the fourteen dismissed musicians are to be rehired, Corigliano replaces Piastro as concert-master - Eugene List and Carroll Glenn announce engagement - American Federation of Musicians announces that it will provide 500,000 dollars to fund free concerts in small towns across the country
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1942-43 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), 1 Mar 1943 - 5 Aug 1943, Folder 555-042-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.