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1953-54 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), Feb 1, 1950 - May 31, 1954

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  • p. 1 - Young People's Concerts
  • p. 8 - Friends
  • p. 13 - Obituaries
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  • p. 1 - Young People's Concerts
  • p. 8 - Friends
  • p. 13 - Obituaries
  • p. 20 - Season Highlights from 1952-1954
  • p. 31 - Dimitri Mitropoulos
  • p. 45 - Season Highlights and Announcemens
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  • 1953-54 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3)
  • Feb 1, 1950 - May 31, 1954
- Miscellaneous articles about the 1953-54 season - Articles on child prodigies - Young People's Concerts celebrate 30th anniversary - Gifts get Philharmonic back into black ink - Friends of the Philharmonic attend rehearsal with Mitropoulos and Rudolf Serkin - Death of long-time Personnel Manager Maurice van Praag, August 9, 1953 - Death of Herbert F. Peyser, Program Annotator for the Philharmonic - Death of contralto Kathleen Ferrier, contralto, favored soloist of Bruno Walter - Death of Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, conductor in Russia, of the Pittsburgh Orchestra and other American orchestras, and as guest conductor of the Philharmoic - Death in a plane crash of famed 31-year old pianist William Kapell on return from an Australian concert tour - Death of Charles S. Guggenheimer, atorney and director of many corporations, and husband of Minnie guggenheimer, chairperson of the Lewisohn Stadium concert - Death of Issay Dobrowen, Russian conductor/composer, who conducted the San Francisco Symphony, the New York Philharmonic and other orchestras, and of a widely-praised recording of Moussorgsky's Boris Godunov - Death of Mrs. Charles E. Mitchell, musician and music patron, and board member of the Philharmonic - Death of Simeon Bellison, clarinetist with the New York Philharmonic for twenty-seven years - Death of violist Joseph Fick - Death of Parker McCollester, Director of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society - Death of Henry E. Coe, Director of the Philharmonic-Symphony Society - Death of Mrs. Josef Stransky, widow of the former conductor of the Philharmonic - Death of Ernest Zickler, former contrbassist with the Philharmonic - Death of Ernest Wagner, former flute and piccolo player with the Philharmonic - Death if violist Zoltan Kurthy - Renewal of contract of Music Director Dimitri Mitropoulos - Miscellaneoue concert reviews - 35 Pianist play at Steinway Centenary Concert - Celebraton of 58th Birthday of Dimitri Mitropoulos - Mitropoulos to conduct at Metropolitan Opera during intervals in his 1954-55 Phlhrmonic schedule - Joseph Szigeti celebrates 25th Anniversary with Philharmonic. December 1953 - Philharmonic Retrospect 1953-54 Season, by Olin Downes in the New York Times - Blurb advertising success of first ande Kostelanetz Philharmonic 'Pops' Concert - Mitropoulos conducts Schoenberg's overlong romantic symphonic poem Pelleas and Melisande for only the second time with the Philharmonic - High acclaim for Bruno Walter's Performances of Haydn's Symphony No. 88 and especially Mahler's Symphoy No. 1 - Thirtieth Anniversary of Young Peoples' Concerts - Surprise birthay tribute from the orchestra to Mitrooulos on his 58th birthday including a Morton Gould's arrangement of "Happy Birthday" - Mitropoulos schedule arranged to allow him to conduct at the Metroolitan Opera beteen early December 1954 and January 1955 - Mitropouos reengagd for 1954-55 with the same guest condutors as in 1953-54, namely Bruno Walter, Guido Cantelli and George Szell for 28 week season of concerts - Mixed reviews for Mitropoulos' performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis - Richard Strauss program conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos a rousing success including the Symphonia Domestica and excerpts from three late operas - Retrospect of the 1953-54 season by Olin Downes in the New York Times - New York Philharmonic on "See It Now" with Edward R Murrow, January 1954 - New York Philharmonic, 1954 Southern U.S. Tour - Steinway celebrates centennial - Joseph Szigeti celebrates 25th Anniversary with Philharmonic
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
Preferred Citation
1953-54 Scrapbook (Part 3 of 3), 1 Feb 1950 - 31 May 1954, Folder 555-064-03, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.