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1945-46 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 4), Nov 14, 1945 - Feb 2, 1946

- Rodzinski conducts the Philharmonic in the world premiere of John Alden Carpenter's new symphonic suite The Seven Ages - Leonard Rose is cello soloist on Bloch's Schelomo - Darius Milhaud and Yehudi Menuhin arrive in New York for appearances with the Philharmonic - Menuhin encourages exchange of artists and ideas between The US and the Soviet Union - Milhaud appears as guest conductor to lead orchestra in their first performance of his Suite Francaise and the world premiere of his new work La Bal Martiniquais - Recipes used by Halina Rodzinski - Walter Hendl is appointed assistant conductor - LIFE magazine article on the makeup of the symphony orchestra features several members of the Philharmonic, John Corigliano, Leonard Rose, Simeon Bellison, Saul Goodman, Roberto Sensale, and WIlliam Bell - Columbia Masterworks release recording of the entire third act of Wagner's Die Walkure featuring the Philharmonic conducted by Artur Rodzinski, and a cast of artists from the Metropolitan Opera - Hendl makes conducting debut on short notice, drawing comparisons to Bernstein's debut - Bruno Walter conducts the Philharmonic in their first ever performance of Mahler's Symphony No. 9 - Rudolph Ganz conducts the opening concert of the 23rd season of Young People's Concerts - Philharmonic Society signs agreement with the American Music Center - Bronislaw Huberman joins Bruno Walter and the Philharmonic as soloist for Mozart's Violin Concerto in D major - Igor Stravinsky conducts the world premiere of his new work Symphony in Three Movements - Rodzinski returns following a two-week vacation - The Rodzinski's open their home as a collection center for donations from the Philharmonic Women's Club to the National Victory Collection of Canned Food - Plans are made for the Philharmonic's first post-season tour of the country in 1947 - Article by Suzanne McConnaughey in the Saturday Evening Post, "A Little Crazy, But Wonderful" - Howard Hanson to appear as guest conductor, present concerts devoted to American music - Profile of Leonard Bernstein in Junior Bazaar - Bartlett Arkell gives gift of \$13,000 to the Philharmonic to form the basis of a newly formed Philharmonic Symphony Student Ticket Endowment - Two chamber concerts offered to benefit the Orchestra Pension Fund - Saul Goodman pens letter to Winston Churchill about the former Prime Minister's ambition to be a kettledrummer - 70-year-old Fritz Kreisler is the star as soloist with the Philharmonic on the Mendelssohn violin concerto - Patricia Travers makes her first appearance with the Philharmonic in its regular series, after making her debut at the Stadium Concerts six years earlier - Virgil Thomson's expresses dissapointment in his reflections on the musical season at the halfway stage - Bruno Walter, Leopold Stokowski, George Szell, and Charles Munch are engaged as gest conductors for the 1946-47 season; Arthus Rodzinski retained as musical director
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1945-46 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 4), 14 Nov 1945 - 2 Feb 1946, Folder 555-049-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.