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1939-40 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 5), Aug 30, 1939 - Nov 8, 1939

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- Ernest Schelling and Peggy Marshall marry in Switzerland - Five ships arrive in New York carrying over three thousand fleeing from war; Among them are Helen Hayes, Madeleine Carroll, Ruth Draper, Wilfrid Pelletier, and John Barbirolli - Death of music critic Lawrence Gilman - The American Federation of Musicians wins its fight to prevent the Boston Symphony, which is nonunion, from participating in a seven-day ASCAP music festival; the New York Philharmonic is scheduled to replace them - Louis Salter, Philharmonic's general representative of 14 years, passes away from heart attack - Pitts Sanborn to succeed Lawrence Gilman as program annotator; Tribute concert for Gilman at concert on Oct. 22 - Premiere of new work by Jaromir Weinberger, "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree," Variations and Fugue on an Old English Tune - Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco is exiled from Italy; makes American debut as soloists with Philharmonic performing world premiere of his second piano concerto - Marriage of Evelyn Rothwell and John Barbirolli - ASCAP Festival ends with free concert at Carnegie Hall, celebrating the work of founder Victor Herbert - Philharmonic radio broadcasts for the 1939-40 season continue on CBS - Article in Time magazine dated Oct. 23, 1939 about Weinberger's work "Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree" and other war-related music topics; Series of pictures of King George VI singing the English folk song - John Barbirolli is forced to leave his wife Evelyn in England due to passport difficulties; She follows him to the U.S. later - Article on Zildjian cymbals - Article written by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco published in the New York Times on writing concertos - Saxophonist Sigurd Rascher performs Debussy's Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone (revised by Ernest Ansermet), making him the first saxophone soloist to appear in a Philharmonic subscription concert
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1939-40 Scrapbook (Part 1 of 5), 30 Aug 1939 - 8 Nov 1939, Folder 555-034-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.

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