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1943-44 Scrapbook (Part 4 of 6), Dec 1, 1943 - Feb 26, 1944

- Artur Rodzinski receives a cow, Country Tulip, for his fiftieth birthday - Bruno Zirato given task of finding out what the conductor would like for his birthday - Dimitri Shostakovich sells the rights to broadcast the first American performance of his new Symphony No. 8 to CBS for \$10,000 - CBS in turn gives broadcast honors to Artur Rodzinski and the New York Philharmonic - Rodzinski calls boogie-woogie, "one of the greatest causes of delinquency among American youth today," calls fans of Sinatra, "pitiful cases" - Leopold Stokowski speaks out in defense of American jazz saying that it is American folk music and should be respected as such - Bruno Walter conducts an impressive rendition of Mahler's Fourth Symphony as he begins a one-week stay as guest conductor of the Philharmonic - Sinatra responds to Rodzinski's claims about swing music - Saul Goodman discusses the qualities required in a good tympanist - Announcement of the fifth annual Edgar M. Leventritt Foundation Award - Walter celebrates his 50th year as a conductor - Rodzinski to travel to South America after the close of the Philharmonic season to appear as a good-will emissary - Eugene Ormandy named the first official "lend-lease musical artist" by the Office of War Information and will travel to Australia to conduct - First-desk musicians from the orchestra give a special private concert at the Plaza Hotel - Artur Rodzinski reappointed music director for the 1944-45 season - Guest conductors for the 1944-45 season to include Monteux, Stravinsky, Szell, and Bernstein - Rudolph Ganz defends popular dance music, reminding its detractors that the waltz was also once regarded as immoral - World premiere of Schuman's William Billings Overture receives unenthusiastic reviews - Nathan Milstein is soloist with the Philharmonic on Tchaikovsky violin concerto - William Rosenwald, member of the Philharmonic's board of directors, pays for the refurbishment of the orchestra members' club at Carnegie Hall
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1943-44 Scrapbook (Part 4 of 6), 1 Dec 1943 - 26 Feb 1944, Folder 555-045-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.