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1949-50 Scrapbook, Apr 18, 1949 - May 31, 1950

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  • 1949-50 Scrapbook
  • Apr 18, 1949 - May 31, 1950
- Articles detailing percussionists, bassoonists, clarinetists, violin/violists, trombonists, tubists in various American orchestras. - Reviews of concerts on apring 1949 tour under Leopold Stokowski, Bruno Walter and Leonard Bernstein - Summary by Irving Kolodin of the highlights of the 1948-49 musical season - Listing of works played by Phiharmonic at Thursday and Friday concerts by noto n Sundays - Benefit concerts played - Benefit concert for Palestinian Institution played at Ebbets Field under Leonard Bernstein on June 16, 1949. - Norman Della Joio's Variations, Chcaonne and Finale received Music Critics' Circle Award - Gary Graffmnan receives Leventritt Award - Problem of support from radio broadcasts - No royalties have been paid to Sibelius for U.S. performances - Criticism by Herbert Weinstock (in Herald Tribune) ofd Leopold stokowski's opening programs with the Philharmonic - General criticism of concerts conducted by Leopold Stokowski - Comments by Dmitri Shostakovich about his visit to New York and his experience at a concert of the New York Philharmonic conducted by Leopold Stokowski, published in a column by Virgil Thomson in the Herald Tribune - Recording by Stokowski and the Philharmonic of Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 6 - Art show by members of the Philharmonic - All-Wagner Pernsion Fund Benefit conducted by Stokowski featuring Mariquita Moll, Eugene Conley and Virginia Paris - Stokowski offers Canzon by Giovanni Gabrieli - Harpsichordist Wanda Landowska plays music by Poulenc and Handel - William Kapell plays Beethoven Concerto No. 2 - Eugeme Istomin plays Mozart's "Jeunehomme" Piano Concerto, K 271 - Discussions about bringing the Phiharmonic to play at the Roxy Theatre - Jacques Abram plays the revised version of Britten's Piano Concerto - American Premiere of Prokofieff's Symphony No. 6 by the Philharmonic under Leopold Stokowski receives great critical praise - Isaac Stern plays the Brahms Violin Concerto to great critical praise - Josepf Szigeti gives masterful performance of Berg's Violin Concerto under Dimitri Mitropoulos - Dimitri Mitropoulos plays and conducts Ernst Krenek's Piano Concerto No. 3 - Acclaim for Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 4 conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos - Concert perforrmance of Richard Strauss' Elektra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos and featuring Astrid Varnay and Elena Nikolaidi receives a rapturous reception and critical accolades, cited as Strauss' greatest score - Dimitri Mitropoulos appointed musical director of the Philharmon for 1950-51 season - General acclaim for appointment of Dimitri Mitropoulos as Conductor of the Philharmonic and expressions of hope for inauguration of a new era for the orchestra - Oscar Levant plays Honegger;s Concertino and Khtchaturian's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos - New York Philharmonic to perform at Roxy Theatre - Rudolf Serkin and Dimitri Mitropoulos present monumental performance of Reger's Piano Concerto in F Minor, Op. 114 - First New York Performance of Roger Sessions' Symphony No. 2 - Leonard Pennario plays the Piano Conerto of Sir Arthur Bliss - Bruno Walter conducts Bruckner Symphony No. 9 to great acclaim - Bruno Walter coonduct Mahler's Symphony No. 1 to rapturous reception - Walter relives creative processes of Mahler and Bruckner in his performances of their symphonies - Leonard Bernstein conducts the New York Premiere of his Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety, with pianist Lukas Foss, to general critical acclaim - Leonard Bernstein played and conducted the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major to critical accolades for his ability as a pianist as well as a conductor - Jascha Heifetz gives masterful performance with "sovereign command" of William Walton's Violin Concerto, with Leonard Bernstein - Louis Biancolli: Bernstein Forced to Lead Two Lives - Victor De Sabata makes his conducting debut for four weeks with the Philharmonic in March 1950 to considerable critical acclaim -Victor de Sabata conducts the premiere of Morton Gould's Spirituals for String Choir and Orchestra - Nathan Milstein plays the Brahms Violin Concerto under Victor De Sabata, with some negative critical commentary - Criticism of Artur Rubinstein's performance of Mozart's A Major Piano Concerto in a program also including Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Moura Lumpany makes debut with the Phiharmnic playing Beethoven's G Major Piano Concerto - Leopold Stokowski conducts the first performance by the Philharmonic in Mahler's gigantuan Eighth Symphony with three choirs and eight vocal soloists, and an expanded orchestra with a brass choir located in the dress circle - Mixed reviews for Stokowski's Mahler Eighth with unflattering comparisons to the opening piece by Gabrieli for two four-part choruses, organ and brass instruments - Mitropoulos conducts the New York Premiere of Schoenberg's A Survivor from Warsaw for narrator, chorus and orchestra, with a repear performance in response to the enthusiastic audience reception. Some citics praised the short drarmatic work while others reacted negatively. - Critics review of the 1049-50 season of the Philharmonic - Rudolf Bing appointed Manager of the Metropolitan Opera - Philharmonic plays at the Edinburgh Festival under Mitropoulos and Walter - Walter conducts Beethoven's Ninth Symphony at the Edinburgh Festival - Lauritz Melchior leaves Metropolitan Opera after dispute with Rudolf Bing - Tribute to Fritz Kreisler on his 75th Birthday - In The New York Times (January 29, 1950) Dimitri Mitropoulos explains his duty to include new music in his Philharmonic programs - Profile by Richard O. Boyer of Dimitri Mitropoulos in The New Yorker on April 15, 1950
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