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1941-42 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Nov 2, 1941 - Mar 31, 1942

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  • 1941-42 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3)
  • Nov 2, 1941 - Mar 31, 1942
- Cartoon about Mayor LaGuardia - On election day, Mayor LaGuardia attends the Philharmonic's rehearsal and is presented with a recording of Beethoven's Eroica, performed by the orchestra, by Bruno Walter - Bruno Walter conducts his first program of the centennial season, presents the society's first performance of Mozart's Requiem in D minor, the Westminster Choir providing the chorus - Walter gives a highly praised rendition of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony on the same program as the world premiere of Dr. David Stanley Smith's Poem for Orchestra, "Credo" - Rudolph Ganz opens the new season of Young People's Concerts - History of contributions by Jewish men and women to the Philharmonic - John Barbirolli conducts the season opening concerts for the Philharmonic orchestras in both Los Angeles and San Diego - Toscanini signs a contract to conduct a two-week post-season festival - Commemorative medals given to Maud Reiff and Arthur L. Doremus - Sandra Bianca, 10, plays with the Philharmonic at the children's concert in Carnegie Hall - Artur Rodzinski takes over from Bruno Walter as guest conductor - Jerome Kern attends the rehearsal of a symphonic arrangement of his musical play, 'Show Boat" - Artur Rubinstein performs with the Philharmonic - List of radio network song favorites - News of the attack on Pearl Harbor interrupts the regular Sunday broadcast schedules - Rodzinski conducts the world premieres of Byrns' "Bohemian Dance Suite," transcribing four paino pieces by Smetana, and the suite from Virgil Thomson's ballet, "Filling Station" - Virgil Thomson briefly discusses the Philharmonic's performance of his own work, criticizes European conductors' grasp of "the American concept of rhythmic steadiness," declines to review his own piece in detail, saying such a task is, "not possible" - Sylvia Zaremba, 11, makes her Philharmonic debut at the Young People's Concert - Celebrating Ernest Wagner, piccolo player for the orchestra for 41 years - The Beethoven Festival, to be conducted by Arturo Toscanini in the spring of 1942, has nearly all of its seats sold out by mid-December, 1941 - Sergei Rachmaninoff is the soloist on a program featuring two of his own works - Dimitri Mitropoulos leads five world premieres during his four week engagement: Wetzler's Adagio and Fugue from Quartet in C minor; Diamond's Symphony No.1; Chávez's Piano Concerto; Copland's Statements; and Kurthy's Scherzo for Orchestra - Photographs in the paper of the children attending the Young People's Concerts - Concert dedicated to the memory of Ferruccio Busoni - Mitropoulos discusses his practice of memorizing scores - "Walter Damrosch, Nearing 80, Recalls Training Army Band Leaders in 1917"
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1941-42 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 2 Nov 1941 - 31 Mar 1942, Folder 555-039-02, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.