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

- 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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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1945-46 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 4), 24 Jan 1946 - 26 Mar 1946, Folder 555-049-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.