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1942-43 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Jan 1, 1943 - Mar 5, 1943

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  • 1942-43 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3)
  • Jan 1, 1943 - Mar 5, 1943
- Reflecting on Rodzinski's emergency debut conducting the Philharmonic in 1926 - Mitropoulos appears in dual role of conductor and pianist for the first time in New York - Claudio Arrau receives five curtain calls after his debut with the New York Philharmonic - Rodzinski named music director - Premiere of Roy Harris' Folk Song Symphony in its new arrangement with assistance from the choruses of the Washington Irving and Boys High Schools of New York City - Greetings and best wishes from Sergei Prokofiev to his American colleagues are wired to and printed in The New York Times - New York debut of Alexandre Tansman's Polish Rhapsody is featured by the orchestra as part of a symphonic tribute to the defenders of Warsaw - New York Philharmonic named favorite symphonic and concert program for the second year running - New York premiere of Ernst Krenek's Variations on a North Carolina Folk Song - Jose Iturbi is the soloist for the Philharmonic's Christmas week programs with Dimitri Mitropoulos conducting - New York premiere of Iturbi's Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra - 100th anniversary of first concert - Photograph in Musical America of the orchestra at Carnegie Hall, surrounded by signatures of each member and several executives - Breaking down the old debate over Wagnerism between Tchaikovsky and Seidl - Cleveland laments the loss of Rodzinski as he accepts a permanent position in New York - Rodzinski directs a performance of a concert version of Berlioz's Damnation of Faust - Fritz Reiner leads the orchestra in an all-Russian program, his first time conducting the Philharmonic in a subscription season concert since 1929 - Elsie Houston, Brazilian soprano, is soloist at the Young People's Concert - Reiner conducts the American premiere of Bartók's Concerto for Two Pianos with Orchestral Accompaniment featuring Bela Bartók and Ditta Pasztory-Bartók as piano soloists - Rodzinski denies claims that he plans to hire members of the Cleveland Orchestra to join him in New York - Bruno Walter returns for another two-week engagement, Rudolf Serkin to play Brahms Concerto - Performance of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique is delayed when Otto Conrad, second clarinetist, is detained on a bus for three hours, traveling to Carnegie Hall from New Jersey - Stanley Bate appears as soloist in the American premiere of his own work, Concertante for Piano and String Orchestra - Bruno Walter conducts the Philharmonic in a Students' Concert - Brazilian pianist Arnaldo Estrella makes his US debut - Symphonic musicians are not subject to the "work-or-fight" order of the War Manpower Commission - Barbirolli makes plans for a tour of North Africa, to conduct for the troops - Dr. John Erskine publishes a booklet on the history of the Philharmonic - Kenneth Gordon, age thirteen, makes his Philharmonic debut as violin soloist at the Young People's Concert - Marshall Field announces the dismissals of seventeen members of the orchestra; Cuts made at the recommendation of new music director, Artur Rodzinski - Musicians dispute mass firing, including Piastro, announce that they will refuse to play unless fourteen of the members are rehired - Fritz Kreisler attributed his own works to older composers, including Vivaldi, Pugnani, and Francoeur - Sergeant Eugene List and Corporal Edward Kilenyi, both soldiers and pianists, are heard as soloists at Carnegie Hall - Barbirolli conducts the world premiere of his own Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra in D major, based on selections of violin sonatas from Corelli
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1942-43 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 1 Jan 1943 - 5 Mar 1943, Folder 555-042-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.