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1945-46 Press Scrapbook (Part 3 of 4), Jan 24, 1946 - Mar 26, 1946

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- Igor Stravinsky conducts the world premiere of his new work, "Symphony in Three Movements" - Rodzinski is re-engaged as Music Director - George Szell returns to the Philharmonic as a guest conductor, leads the orchestra in their first performance of Bartok's "Concerto for Orchestra" - Announcement of the seventh annual Edgar M. Leventritt Foundation, Inc. competition for violinists - Szell Profile by Virgil Thomson - Philharmonic offers special concert to benefit the Orchestra Pension Fund, featuring Igor Stravinsky, Claudio Arrau, and Joseph Szigetti as the sole performers - Micheal Rosenker appears twice as soloist with the Philharmonic - Armand Ruta and Joseph Singer resign from the orchestra; John Clark and Marcel Lannoye are dismissed; George Lucas, Richard Stehl, Albert Rich, and Tobias Fishberg are retired as of the following season with pensions - President Harry S. Truman is elected an honorary member of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society - World premiere of Roy Harris' "Memories of a Child's Sunday," written to celebrate the first birthday of Richard Rodzinski, is performed by the Philharmonic - Broadcast of the Artur Rodzinski and the New York Philharmonic opens WNYC's seventh annual American Music Festival - Rodzinski conducts the orchestra in their first performance of Aaron Copland's "A Lincoln Portrait" - Louise Meiszner, winner of the Leventritt Award, performs Dohnanyi's "Variations on a Nursery Air" with the Philharmonic - Budapest Quartet and Simeon Bellison play at the Philharmonic-Society Pension Fund benefit concert - Artur Rodzinski named "Cosmopolite of the Month" in February issue of Cosmopolitan magazine - Behind the scenes look at the process of the Philharmonic's radio broadcasts - Announcement of the 1947 Spring Tour - George Szell appointed conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra - Rodzinski is a judge for Gershwin Memorial Award - John Corigliano Sr., profile - Auditions for the soloists at the 1946-47 season's Young People's Concerts are broadcast over WQXR - Tossy Spivakovsky is soloist on Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major - Schnabel is praised for his performance in Brahms' "Piano Concerto No.2" - Musicians regularly attend dinners at the home of Bruno Zirato - 1947 Stadium Concert season to feature only 5 concerts a week - Bruno Walter, guest conductor, leads Philharmonic and Westminster Choir in performance of Bach's "St. Matthew Passion" - Pop Concerts are introduced to the Philharmonic - Bruno Walter conducts Bruckner's "Symphony No.9" - Rodzinski is referred to in one article in the Sun as a "permanent guest conductor" after he returns from a break to resume conducting responsibilities of the orchestra, his fifth such break of the season
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