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1931 Stadium Scrapbook, Feb 16, 1931 - Sep 13, 1931

- Stadium Concerts broadcast by WABC, CBS - CCNY Course in Music Appreciation, paralleling Stadium Concert programs - Minnie Guggenheimer appeals for a fund for Stadium Concerts maintenance - Minnie Guggenheimer announces essay contest on "Why I Go to the Stadium" - Willem van Hoogstraten on Germany during the depression - Adolph Lewisohn hosts Annual Dinner at the Claremont - Willem van Hoogstraten on New York City's effect on his conducting - Elizabeth Mitchell premieres as a composer by orchestrating Chopin's Polonaise Opus 26, No. 1 - Willem van Hoogstraten honored at CBS banquet at Hotel Elysee, presented with multiple Beethoven-related gifts - Elizabeth Mitchell on sneaking piano and orchestration lessons - Arthur Judson responds to claim that ticket prices are raised gradually before concerts - Willem van Hoogstraten is presented with a silver cigarette case following his last concert; his 10th and final year with the Philharmonic - Fritz Reiner defends jazz as high art, praises the saxophone - Elizabeth Mitchell starting "Back to Music" movement of prominent society women as amateur musicians - Stadium Essay contest winner faked being Chinese in essay, offers to return season pass prize, sponsors were less displeased and more amused - Willem van Hoogstraten writes of watching music on television detracting from the experience of listening to it - First performance of Theodore Cella's On a Transatlantic Cruise; Cella is the Philharmonic's principal harpist at the time, and conducts the suite himself - First performance of Allan Lincoln Langley's waltz, Pastorale - New Yorker piece satirically criticizes the cowbells used in Mahler's Intermezzi, opines that 'the cowbell man was too fast' - NBC hosts two composition competitions, one for orchestral works and one for solo string quartets - Article comparing and contrasting concurrent Stadium Concerts and concerts by The Goldman Band - Bolshoi Opera of Moscow to possibly perform in New York in around two years - Fritz Reiner advocates for an "Artistic Laboratory" where musicians and engineers can study sound - Ruth St. Denis, Ted Shawn, and the Denishawn Dancers perform their interpretation of Salome for the first time - Stadium Concert managers cut the length of broadcasts with the intention of enticing viewers/listeners to pay for the full experience - Albert Coates on Russia experiencing a musical renaissance - Newspaper writer gushes about all-Wagner program
Project Funder
  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1931 Stadium Scrapbook, 16 Feb 1931 - 13 Sep 1931, Folder 555-019-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.