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1953-54 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Sep 1, 1953 - May 31, 1954

- New York Philharmonic, 1954 Southern Tour - Steinway celebrates centennial with special concert featuring 35 pianists - Joseph Szigeti celebrates 25th Anniversary with Philharmonic - Newsletter of the American Symphony Orchestra League, January 1954 - Van Cliburn, age 19, unanimous choice of judges of the Leventritt Award - Ed Sullivan column in Daily News devoted to Dimitri Mitropoulos who was convalescing at Flower-Fifth Avenue Hospital when Sullivan was discharged - Irving Kolodin critique of Dimitri Mitropoulos in the Saturday Review, October 1953 - Reappointment of Dimitri Mitropoulos as Music Director - Mitropoulos to conduct two operas at the Metropolitan pera during 1954-55 season - Rehearsal of Philharmonic on February 18, 1954, interrupted by playing of a fugue on "Happy Birthday" written by Morton Gould an presentation of a birthday cake by the Philharmonic Women's Club - Guido Cantelli's stint wth the Philharmonic extended to eight weeks in 1954-55 season - Annual Survey of American Orchestral Repertoire - Two Hundred Years of Music in New York City, article in Internationa Musician - New York University announces pn to establish a national center of the creative arts in New York - Virgil Thomson plans to leave his position as chief music critic of the New York Herald Tribune in 1954 - Federal Aid to Art - Boon or Bane, by Ronald Eyer in Musical America - Article on Prades Festival and Pable Casals, N.Y. Times, July 1953 - George Szell quits Metropolitan Opera. January 1954 - Music Leaders, including Floyd Blair, Chairman of the Board of the Philharmonic, give views on federal aid - Profile of James Fassett, intermission host of the Philharmonic radio broadcasts on CBS Radio, Music Clubs Magazine, September 1953 - Kaiser-Willys quits as sponsor of Philharmonic radio broadcasts - Dimitri Mitropoulos and the Philharmonic appear on Edward R. Murrow's television program "See It Now"
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1953-54 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 1 Sep 1953 - 31 May 1954, Folder 555-064-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.