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1952-53 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2), Jul 1, 1952 - Jan 3, 1953

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  • 1952-53 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 2)
  • Jul 1, 1952 - Jan 3, 1953
Parts 1 of this scrapbook include: - Carnegie Hall Tenants - Preview of 1952-53 season of The New York Phiharmonic - Dimitri Mitropoulos conducts Berg's Wozzeck at La Scala in Milan - New Members of the Philharmonic - Profiles of Dimitri Mitropoulos - Radio broadcasts of the Philharmonic to be sponsored by Willys-Overland - Death of Wiliam Gray, Philharmonic violinist - New York Philharmonic celebrates it's 111th Season - New York Philharmnic 111th season opens with excerpts from Moussorgky's Boris Godunoff, in the Rimsky-Korakov version, sung in English, starring bass baritone George London, in his own English translation - High Praise for George London as Bors Godunoff with the Philharmonic - Criticism of Mitropoulos' performance of Strauss' Also Sprach Zarathustra - Campaign to raise \$150,000 - Death of Harry H. Flagler, former president of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society - Meetings of various New York Phiharmonic Committees - High praise for Mitropoulos' performance of five excerpts from Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet - Virgil Thomson article Opera in the Concert Hall - Pierre Fournier plays the New York Premiere of Bohuslav Martinu' s Cello Concerto - Analysis of Darius Milhaud's Christophe Colomb, written in 1928 to a text by Paul Claudel and given its American Premiere by Dimitri Mitropoulos and the New York Philharmonic - Critical praise for Milhaud's Christophe Colomb with some dissenting opinion - The Barrymores of the Baton by Sigmund Spaeth - Six Great Ladies of Music honored at Philharmonic-Symphony Society Luncheon - Josef Szigeti plays the American Premiere of Frank Martin's Violin Concerto - Fiftieth Anniversary Season on the Minneapolis Symphony - Philadelpha Orchestra celebrates anniversary at Carnegie Hall - Friedrich Gulda makes his Philharmonic debut playing Prokofieff's Piano Concerto No. 3 and Beethoven's Piano Concerto N. 3 - Virgil Thomson column stating that the Metropolitan Opera is not yet part of New York's intellectual Life but that the Philharmonic under Mitropoulos is - Good reviews for oncerts by New York Chamber Ensemble under Mitropoulos - Jewish Federation Celebrates 35th Year at Festival of Music - New York Premiere of lban Berg's Three Orchestral Pieces - William Kapell plays Mozart Piano Conerto in G, K. 453 - Great notices for Mitropoulos' Shostkovich 5th in New York and Washington, DC - Auction of Toscanini's msunscipt of his transcription of The Star Spangled Banner - Louis Krasner plays the New York Premiere of Schoenberg" Violin Concerto - Olin Downes: Musical Economics, How orchestras can meet deficits - New York Premiere of Alban Berg's Three Orchestral Pieces - Mitropoulos eleced Preident of International Music Institute - Criticism by Olin Downes of Mitropoulos" performance of Schumann's Symphony No. 4 - Paul Hindemith conduts four of his works at concert of New Friends of Music - Philharmonic celebrates its 110th Birthday with performance of Beethoven's 5th - Lelia Gousseau plays New York Premiere of Albert Roussel's Piano Concerto - Philharmonic reengages Mitropoulos as musical diretor of the Phiharmonic and Andre Kostelanetz as guest conduco - Rudolf Firkusny plays Beethoven's C-Minor Concerto No. 3 with George Szell and the Philharmonic - Robert Bagar: Why not MItropoulos for Podium at the Met? - Erica Morini praised for her Brahms Violin Concerto with Szell and the Philharmonic - George Szell criticized for his performance of the final scenes from Strauss' Salome in which the orchestra overwhelmed the singers, including Astrid Varnay as Salome - High praise for Guiomar Novaes playing of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 with Szell and the Philharmonic - Mitropoulos hospitalized for physical exhaustion and cancels all performances until the last weeks of the Philharmonic season - Bruno Walter returns with a Christmas program featuring Anton Bruckner's monumental Eighth Symphony, "a memorable experience", "summits are grand and exciting", "Walter was the prophet's prophet last night" - A Holiday Tribute to Mr. Mitropoulos, by Louis Biancolli in the World-Telegram and Sun - Bruno Walter closes the year with a Strauss-Wagner program
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