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1940-41 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), Jan 23, 1941 - Apr 15, 1941

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  • 1940-41 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3)
  • Jan 23, 1941 - Apr 15, 1941
- Edwin McArthur conducts the annual Pension Fund concert with Kirsten Flagstad as soloist - Walter conducts Mahler's "Lied Von Der Erde" - The complications radio broadcasts cause for the Philharmonic Symphony and the Metropolitan Opera - Suggestions for a tribute to Walter Damrosch in honor of his seventy-ninth birthday - Singers, Jarmila Novotna and Enzio Pinza, break their contracts with the Philharmonic to sing roles in the premiere of Walter Damrosch's revised version of his own opera, "Cyrano," due to the fact that neither could learn the English in time - New York premiere of Bloch's Symphonic Suite, "Evocations" - Josef Hofmann plays with the orchestra for the only time during the subscription season - Philharmonic-Symphony League offers its members two lecture series on orchestral listening - Bruno Walter give his farewell concert as guest conductor, will make his U.S. debut as an opera conductor, conducting at the Metropolitan Opera - Walter Damrosch, at 79, rewrites script to his own opera "Cyrano", also conducts it - John Barbirolli returns to his regular duties, leading the Philharmonic - World premiere of Portnoff's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra - Yaochi Hiraoka, xylophone virtuoso, is the guest artists at a Young People's Concert - U.S. premiere of Miaskovsky's Concerto for Violin - Sergei Rachmaninoff performs his own Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - NYP and U.S. premiere of Montemezzi's "Paolo e Virginia", conducted by Montemezzi in his Philharmonic debut - New York premiere of David Van Vactor's "Overture to a Comedy" - Philharmonic presesnts the New York premieres of works by three American composers on the same program, Roy Harris' "Three Pieces for Orchestra," Bernard Wagenaar's Symphony No. 3, and Morton Gould's "Stephen Foster Gallery" - John Barbirolli, Benny Goodman and members of the Philharmonic visit Mayor LaGuardia on his 59th birthday to present him with a gift of one of their recordings - Philharmonic honors Pitts Sanborn following his death - U.S. premiere of Villa-Lobos' "Descobrimento do Brazil" - Profile of Edith E. Sawin - Sidney Foster, winner of the Leventritt Award makes her Philharmonic debut - Eight conductors announced for the Philharmonic centennial season: Stokowski, Koussevitsky, Walter, Mitropoulos, Barbirolli, Busch, Goossens, and Rodzinski - Letter to Ureli Corelli Hill, from Mendelssohn, found on a farm, owned by Hill's son, in Virginia - New York premiere of Goossens' Symphony, Op.58, lead by Barbirolli - Column by Virgil Thomson citing criticisms of the Philharmonic's plans for the coming centennial season - Erica Morini gives a well-reviewed performance of Spohr's Violin Concerto - John Barbirolli has 75 batons, all made by a Scotsman named Albert Arnold - NYP and world premiere of Britten's "Sinfonia da Requiem" - Nadia Boulanger conducts the Paderewski tertimonial concert at Carnegie Hall - Toscanini with the NBC Symphony, and Bruno Walter with the Philharmonic-Symphony, both release recordings of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony - Bruno Walter applies to become a U.S. citizen - Art contest announcd for children to design the cover for next season's program notes
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  • Leon Levy Foundation
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1940-41 Scrapbook (Part 2 of 3), 23 Jan 1941 - 15 Apr 1941, Folder 555-037-01, Communications/Public Relations Records, New York Philharmonic Shelby White & Leon Levy Digital Archives.