A Listing of the Concerts of Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony

 

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Concerts and Recordings of Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony

 

In 1953, Fritz Reiner was named Music Director of the Chicago Symphony, a post he maintained for nine seasons until the end of the 1961-1962 season.  Reiner then became Musical Advisor in Chicago for the 1962-1963 season.

 

After decades of frustration for Fritz Reiner, constantly seeking his own orchestra in a major cultural center with sound financial backing, the Chicago Symphony offered Reiner the potential for fulfillment of his ambitions.  Fritz Reiner also proved to be the orchestra leadership cure Chicago had been seeking after ten years of the less-than-successful succession of Désiré Defauw, Arthur Rodzinski and Rafael Kubelik as Chicago principal conductors.  This partnership of Reiner and the Chicago Symphony was to prove to be a legendary and fertile partnership, also immortalized in a series of spectacular recordings made for RCA Victor in the new stereophonic process.

 

This www.stokowski.org site also has a listing of all of the concerts of Fritz Reiner with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 1922-1931 when he was its conductor.

 

Click here to go to the list of Fritz Reiner/Cincinnati Symphony concerts

 

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The Famous Recordings of Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony

 

Even though Georg Solti famously claimed that prior to his arrival in Chicago in 1969, the Chicago Symphony was a "provincial orchestra", in fact, through good selection of musicians, demanding standards and in part through his ruthless elimination of any musician who displeased him, Reiner build one of the great orchestras of the world in Chicago.  Reiner also built the orchestra's reputation by their famous series of recordings for RCA Victor during the 1950s, particularly his pioneering stereophonic recordings beginning in 1954.  It is said that Reiner and the Chicago Symphony recorded 122 different works.

 

To see a complete discography of the recordings of Fritz Reiner, click here

 

To see a Biography of Fritz Reiner, click here

 

In 1953, when Fritz Reiner was named Music Director of the Chicago Symphony, he was already under contract with RCA Victor.  The first commercial recording sessions of Reiner and the Chicago Symphony took place on 6 March 1954 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago.  These also were their first stereophonic recordings.  RCA was pioneering stereophonic recordings and this first session followed the 6 October 1953 Stokowski experimental recordings made in New York, and the February, 1954 stereophonic recordings of the Boston Symphony with Charles Munch.

photo RCA Recording Producer Richard Mohr with Fritz Reiner

 

In this first recording session were some famous Reiner recordings: stereophonic recordings of Richard Strauss's Ein Heldenleben opus 40 and the Dance of the Seven Veils from Strauss's Salome opus 54.  Ein Heldenleben was issued first in 1954 on a monophonic LP disc RCA LM-1807 (stereo LPs had not yet been developed) and then in a very successful 1954 stereo LP. 

Heldenleben

  The 1958 stereophonic release RCA Red Seal LSC-1807 of the 1954 Ein Heldenleben

 

Fritz Reiner maintained his Chicago post for nine seasons until the end of the 1961-1962 season.  At this point, after a series of heart attacks, failing health forced Reiner to reduce his activities.  His last concert as Chicago Music Director was on 27 April 1962.  Fritz Reiner then became "Musical Advisor" in Chicago for the 1962-1963 season, and he hoped to carry on with a reduced schedule.  However, he then experienced a further series of coronary attacks, and his last performance with the Chicago Symphony was on 20 April 1963 with Van Cliburn in the Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4.  Fritz Reiner died in a New York City hospital November 15, 1963.

 

Information Sources

 

A major source of information for this concert listing was the listing of subscription concerts disseminated by the excellent Fritz Reiner Society, Stephen C. Hillyer, President and key organizer of the Society's many efforts 1.  This Fritz Reiner Society listing was supplemented and corrected by research in the archive of newspaper articles of the period, and my own collection of Reiner programmes.  John Borders, another Fritz Reiner admirer provided Fritz Reiner Society publication useful in this effort.  Thanks John! 

 

I have also begun to add Reiner - Chicago Symphony concerts done in other cities, outside the usual subscription series, and other special concerts.  Corrections, additions and comments on this material will be welcome by contacting me.

 

  The Concerts of Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony listed Chronologically

 

All concerts took place in Orchestra Hall, Chicago unless otherwise indicated.

 

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key:     + is Chicago Symphony premiere  ** is US premiere  *** is world premiere

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1950

March 12

Chicago Symphony

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner with the Chicago Symphony at the University Music Society concerts, University of Michigan prior to his appointment as Chicago Symphony Music Director 4 years later

1950 Reiner

1950

June 11

NBC Symphony

Studio 8-H, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"US Steel Hour of Summer Concerts"

Bidu Sayão soprano

Hector Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Villa-Lobos: Bachiana Brasileira no 5 - Bidu Sayão soprano

Puccini: Madame Butterfly "Un bel di vedremo" - Bidu Sayão soprano

Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos (The Three-Cornered Hat) (1919): Three Dances: The Neighbours’ Dance, The Miller’s Dance. Final Dance

Bela Bartok: Hungarian Sketches, BB 103 (1931)

Sibelius: Alla Marcia from the "Karelia" Suite

Strauss, Johann Jr.: Die Fledermaus (The Bat) (1874): Overture

1950

July 23

NBC Symphony

Studio 8-H, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"US Steel Hour of Summer Concerts"

Dorothy Maynor soprano

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1953

October 7

Fritz Reiner

First Reiner - Chicago Symphony Television Broadcast WGN Chicago

Thomas: "Mignon" Overture;

Saint-Saën: Le déluge opus 45: Prelude

Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz

Bizet: Symphony in C Major

1953

October 15-16

Fritz Reiner

First Reiner - Chicago Symphony Subscription Concert

Berlioz: "Benvenuto Cellini" Overture

Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 2

1953

October 22-23

Fritz Reiner

Tchaikovsky: "Francesca da Rimini"

Schumann: Piano Concerto (Guiomar Novaes)

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Symphony no 36 ("Linz")

1953

October 27

Fritz Reiner

Tchaikovsky: "Francesca da Rimini"

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Guiomar Novaes)

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Symphony no 39

1953

October 29-30

Fritz Reiner

Debussy: "Iberia"

Wagner: Music from Act I of "Tristan und Isolde"

(Arr. Reiner) (Prelude and Shipboard Scene)

INTERMISSION

+Prokofiev: Symphony no 7

1953

October 31

Fritz Reiner

Concert given in Des Moines, Iowa

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C "Jupiter"

Strauss: Don Juan

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 1

1953

November 1

Fritz Reiner

Concert given at Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C "Jupiter"

Strauss: Don Juan

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act 1

1953

November 4

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Telecast from WGN Chicago

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C "Jupiter"

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

1953

November 5-6

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Oberon" Overture

+Mozart: Recitative and Aria, "Ma che vi fecha, 0 stelle," K. 368 (Roberta Peters, soprano)

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 ("Italian")

INTERMISSION

+Bartok-Weiner: Two Roumanian Dances

Strauss: Zerbinetta ' s. Aria, from "Ariadne auf Naxos" (Roberta Peters, soprano)

+Stravinsky: Act I, Scene iii, from "The Rake's Progress" (Roberta Peters, soprano)

1953

November 10

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Mendelssohn: "A Midsummer Night's Dream":

Overture

Scherzo

Intermezzo

Nocturne

Wedding March

Wagner: "Tannhaeuser" Overture

1953

November 12-13

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 2

Beethoven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

***World Premiere - Barber: "Souvenirs" ballet opus 28

Delius: Prelude to "Irmelin"

Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1953

November 14

Fritz Reiner

J.S. Bach: Suite No. 2 (Ernest Liegl, flute)

Mozart: Symphony No. 39 Debussy-Buesser: Petite Suite

Tchaikovsky:

Waltz of the Flowers, from "The Nutcracker"

Waltz, from "Sleeping Beauty"

Waltz, from "Swan Lake"

Waltz, from "Eugen Onegin"

1953

November 19-20

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn: Overture to "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Dvorak: Cello Concerto (Janos Starker)

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

1953

November 24

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "La gazza ladra" Overture

+Schubert-Cassadi: Cello Concerto in A Minor (Janos Starker)

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

1953

November 26-27

Fritz Reiner

photo Schumann: "Genoveva" Overture

Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (Nan Merriman, contralto;

Northwestern University Men's Chorus, George Howerton director)

Beethoven: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Falla: "El amor brujo" (Nan Merriman, contralto)

Albeniz-Arbos: "Triana" from "Iberia"

1953

December 3-4

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Symphony no 39

+Piston: Violin Concerto (John Weicher)

INTERMISSION

Debussy-Buesser: "Petite Suite"

1953

December 5

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Falla: El amor brujo (Nan Merriman, mezzo-soprano)

Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice

1953

December 8

Fritz Reiner

Hector Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Debussy-Buesser: "Petite Suite"

Ravel: "La Valse"

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 1 (Rudolf Serkin)

1953

December 10-11

Fritz Reiner

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 3

+Hindemith: Symphony, "Die Harmonie der Welt"

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

1953

December 17-18

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1953

December 22

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "Haydn" Variations

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Falla: "El amor brujo" (Nan Merriman, contralto)

Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1953

December 24 and 26

Fritz Reiner

(Friday concert given on Saturday) Corelli: Concerto Grosso no 8, opus 6 ("Christmas")

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

+Kodaly: "Dances from Galanta"

Wagner: "Die Meistersinger" Act III:

Prelude

Dance of the Apprentices,

Procession of the Mastersingers

1953

December 31 - January 1

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "The Impresario" Overture

Schubert: Symphony no 9 ("Great")

INTERMISSION

+Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Die Fledermaus" Overture

+Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Wiener Blut"

+Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Schatzwalzer"

+Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Thunder and Lightning" Polka

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1954

January 7-8

Antal Dorati

photo Schubert: Symphony no 8 ("Unfinished")

Kodaly: "Peacock" Variations

INTERMISSION

Bartok: "The Miraculous Mandarin" - Suite

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet"

1954

January 12

Igor Stravinsky

Weber: "Turandot" Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 2 ("Little Russian")

INTERMISSION

+Stravinsky: Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra (Soulima Stravinsky)

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1945 Version)

1954

January 14-15

Igor Stravinsky

Stravinsky: Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss"

Stravinsky: Capriceio for Piano and Orchestra (Soulima Stravinsky)

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: "Petrouchka" - Suite (1947 Version)

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1945 Version)

1954

January 21-22

Ernest Ansermet

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring") Debussy: "Nuages" and "Fetes," from Three Nocturnes

INTERMISSION

Honegger: Symphony no 5 ("Di Tre Re")

Falla: Three Dances from "The Three-Cornered Hat"

1954

January 26

Ernest Ansermet

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring")

Debussy: "Nuages" and "Fetes" from Three Nocturnes

INTERMISSION

Roussel: Suite in F

Ravel: "Rapsodie espagnole"

1954

January 28-29

Ernest Ansermet

Berlioz: "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture

Chopin: Piano Concerto no 2 (Monique de la Bruchollerie)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1954

February 4-5

Bruno Walter

photo Wagner: "A Faust Overture"

Beethoven: "Triple" Concerto

(George Schick, piano; John Weicher, violin; Janos Starker, cello)

INTERMISSION

Berlioz: "Symphonie fantastique"

1954

February 9

Bruno Walter

Haydn: Symphony no 88

+Mozart: "Et Incarnatus est," from Mass in C Minor - Hilde Gueden, soprano

Mozart: Motet, "Exsultate Jubilate" - Hilde Gueden, soprano

INTERMISSION

Berlioz: "Symphonie fantastique"

1954

February 11-12

Bruno Walter

photo Brahms: "Tragic" Overture

+Handel: Aria, "Ah, Spietato," from "Amadigi" - Hilde Gueden, soprano

Mozart: Aria, "Ruhe sanft," from "Zaide" - Hilde Gueden, soprano

Mahler: Songs from from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn" (1905) - Hilde Gueden, soprano:

+ "Wo die schönen Trompeten blasen"

"Ich atmet' einen linden Duft"

"Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?"

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 7

1954

February 18-19

Fritz Reiner

Bach-Weiner: Toccata and Fugue in C

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 2 (Leon Fleisher)

INTERMISSION

Elgar: "Enigma” Variations

1954

February 23

Fritz Reiner

photo Haydn: Symphony no 95

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 2 (Leon Fleisher)

INTERMISSION

Elgar: "Enigma” Variations

1954

February 25-26

Fritz Reiner

+Handel: "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba," from "Solomon"

+Haydn: Recitative and Aria, "Willkommen jetzt...Welche Labung," from The Seasons

    - Victoria de los Angeles, soprano

Beethoven: Symphony no 7

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Dance of the Seven Veils," from "Salome"

Ravel: "Sheherazade" - Victoria de los Angeles, soprano

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust:

    - "Dance of the Will-o'-the-Wisps,"

    - "Dance of the Sylphs,"

    - Rakoczy March

1954

March 4-5

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture

Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra"

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Byron Janis)

1954

March 9

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 7

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Ricardo Odnoposoff)

1954

March 11-12

Fritz Reiner

photo Mozart: "Le Nozze di Figaro" Overture

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Ricardo Odnoposoff)

1954

March 18-19

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 95

+Thomson: Cello Concerto (Pierre Fournier)

INTERMISSION

Bloch: "Schelomo" (Pierre Fournier)

Borodin: "Polovtsian Dances," from "Prince Igor"

1954

March 23

George Schick

Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 4 (Joseph Szigeti)

INTERMISSION

Bach-Weiner: Toccata and Fugue in C

Borodin: "Polovtsian Dances," from "Prince Igor"

1954

March 25-26

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn: "Ruy Bias" Overture

+Tartini: Violin Concerto in D Minor (Joseph Szigeti)

+Etler: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

Scarlatti-Tommasini: "The Good-Humored Ladies" - Ballet Suite (Dorothy Lane, harpsichord)

+Bartok: Portrait no 1, opus 5 (Joseph Szigeti, violin)

Sibelius: "The Swan of Tuonela"

+Sibelius: Alla Marcia, from "Karelia" Suite

1954

April 1-2

Fritz Reiner

Leo Weiner     photo

Gluck: "Iphigenie en Aulide" Overture (Wagner ending)

** US Premiere - Weiner (Reiner's teacher at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest): "Toldi" Suite

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1954

April 8-9

Fritz Reiner

Moussorgsky: "Khovantschina" Prelude

Debussy: "La Mer"

+Blacher: Orchestra Variations on a Theme of Paganini

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Symphony no 41 ("Jupiter")

1954

April 10

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter")

Debussy: La Mer

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust:

    - "Dance of the Will-o'-the-Wisps,"

    - "Dance of the Sylphs,"

    - Rakoczy March

1954

April 13

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Symphony no 41 ("Jupiter")

Debussy: "La Mer"

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Zino Francescatti

1954

April 15-16

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: Prelude and Good Friday Spell, from "Parsifal"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 (Artur Rubinstein)

1954

April 22-23

Fritz Reiner

Strauss: Music from "Der Rosenkavalier"

Act I - Duet: Octavian and Marschallin Monologue: Marschallin-- Duet: Octavian and Marschallin

INTERMISSION

Act II - Presentation of the Rose-- Duet: Octavian and Sophie--Finale Act III-

Prelude--The Great Waltz (Exit of Baron Ochs)--

Terzett: Octavian, Marschallin and Sophie Duet: Octavian and Sophie--Finale Astrid Varnay, sopr., as The Marschallin; Hilde Gueden, sopr,} as Sophie;

Martha Lipton, mezzo-sopr., as Octavian

1954

October 14-15

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Saint-Saens: Symphony No, 3 (Irwin Fischer, organ)

INTERMISSION

Respighi: "Fountains of Rome"

Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloe" Suite no 2

1954

October 21-22

Fritz Reiner

+Rossini: "Il Signor Bruschino" Overture

Berlioz: "Harold in Italy" (Milton Preves, viola)

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Symphony no 5

1954

October 23

Fritz Reiner

Also broadcast on NBC Radio

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Berlioz: Harold in Italy (Milton Preves, viola)

Wagner: Bacchanale from "Tannhaeuser"

Wagner: "Rienzi" Overture

1954

October 26

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "II Signor Bruschino" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 94 ("Surprise")

INTERMISSION

Respighi: "Fountains of Rome"

Wagner: Bacchanale, from "Tannhaeuser"

Wagner: "Rienzi" Overture

1954

October 28-29

Fritz Reiner

Haydn: Symphony no 94 ("Surprise")

+Strauss: Four Last Songs (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano)

INTERMISSION

+Strauss: Closing Scene, from "Capriccio"

(Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, sopr.)

Wagner: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey, from "Götterdämmerung"

1954

November 4-5

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn: "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage" Overture

+Dohnanvi: Piano Concerto no 2 (Ernst von Dohnanyi)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 3

1954

November 9

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn: "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage" Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 3

INTERMISSION

Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Tune (Ernst von Dohnanyi, piano)

1954

November 11-12

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture

+Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Guitar Concerto (Andres Segovia)

Roussel: "Bacchus et Ariane" Suite no 2

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Alborada del gracloso"

Ravel: "Pavane for a Dead Princess"

Ravel: "Bolero"

1954

November 13

Igor Buketoff

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Mozart: Symphony No. 36 ("Linz")

Bizet: Suite from "Carmen"

Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Overture Fantasy

Ravel: Bolero

1954

November 18-19

Fritz Reiner

Handel: Concerto Grosso for Strings, opus 6, no 5

Ravel: "Le Tombeau de Couperin"

Copland: "El Salon Mexico"

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 ("Classical")

**Liebermann: Concerto for Jazz Band and Symphony Orchestra (Sauter-Finegan Orchestra)

1954

Novevember 20

Fritz Reiner

Also broadcast on NBC Radio

Mendelssohn: "Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage" - Overture

Brahms: Symphony No. 3

Roussel: "Bacchus and Ariadne" - Suite No. 2

Liebermann: Concerto for Jazz Band (Sauter-Finegan Orchestra)

1954

November 23

Fritz Reiner

Handel: Concerto Grosso for Strings, opus 6, no 5

Mozart: Aria, "L'Amero, saro costante," from "II Re Pastore"

Ravel: "Le Tombeau de Couperin" (Irmgard Seefried, soprano)

INTERMISSION

+Hindemith: Three Songs from "Das Marienleben": Nativity of Mary, Joseph's Doubt, and Nativity of Christ (Irmgard Seefried, soprano

Schubert: Symphony no 5

1954

November 25-26

Fritz Reiner

+Arnold: "Beckus the Dandipratt" Overture

Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto no 3 (Zino Francescatti)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 5

Strauss: "Don Juan"

1954

December 2-3

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Serenade no 13 ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik")

Haydn: Aria, "Nun Bent Die Flur," from "The Creation" (Irmgard Seefried, sopr.)

Hindemith: Three Songs from "Das Marienleben" (Irmgard Seefried, sopr.) (Nativity of Mary, Joseph's Doubt, and Nativity of Christ)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

1954

December 9-10

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Consecration of the House" Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20 (Rudolf Serkin)

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra"

1954

December 11

Fritz Reiner

Also broadcast on NBC Radio

To mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of Orchestra Hall, Fritz Reiner conducted the same program as Theodore Thomas's concert opening the hall on 14 December 1904

Beethoven: "Consecration of the House" - Overture

R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration

1954

December 14

Fritz Reiner

+Tcherepnin: Suite, opus 87

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Rudolf Serkin)

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra"

1954

December 15

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Telecast from WGN Chicago

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor "Scottish"

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 opus 25 "Classical Symphony"

1954

December 16-17

Fritz Reiner

Tcherepnin: Suite, opus 87 ^Schumann: Konzertstueck for Four Horns (Philip Farkas, Clyde Wedgwood, Wayne Barrington, Joseph Mourek)

INTERMISSION

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 ("Scotch")

1954

December 18

Nicolai Malko

Rossini: "Semiramide" Overture

Wagner: "Tristan und Isolde" - Prelude and Liebestod

Prokofiev: "The Love for Three Oranges" - Suite

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

1954

December 23-24

Fritz Reiner

- Humperdinck: Prelude to "Hansel and Gretel"

Bach: Sinfonia (Pastorale) and Chorale? "Brich an, 0 Schoenes Morgenlicht,"

from "Christmas Oratorio"

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

INTERMISSION

+Suppe: "The Beautiful Galitea" Overture

+Rodgers: Waltz from "Carousel"

+Gould: "American Salute"

1954

December 28

Josef Krips

photo Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring")

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1954

December 30-31

Josef Krips

Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 38 ("Prague")

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 9 ("Great")

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1955

January 6-7

Bruno Walter

Mozart: Symphony no 35 ("Haffner")

Brahms: "Double" Concerto (John Weicher, violin; Janos Starker, cello)

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

1955

January 11

Bruno Walter

. Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 96 ("Miracle")

INTERMISSION

Wagner: "Siegfried Idyll"

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

1955

January 13-14

Bruno Walter

Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 96 ("Miracle")

Schoenberg: "Transfigured Night"

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

1955

January 20-21

Bruno Walter

Handel: Concerto Grosso for Strings, opus 6, no 12

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 2 ("Resurrection") Nancy Carr, soprano; Lillian Chookasian, contralto; Northwestern University Choral Union, William Ballard, director

1955

January 25

George Schick

photo +Rossini: "Journey to Rheims" Overture

+Haydn: Trumpet Concerto in E-Flat (Adolph Herseth)

''Delius: "Over the Hills and Far Away"

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Symphony no 8

1955

January 27-28

George Schick

Rossini: "Journey to Rheims" Overture

+Manfredini: Concerto for Two Trumpets (Adolph Herseth, Rudolph Nashan)

Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Mozart

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Slavonic Rhapsody no 3

+Khrennikov: Symphony no 1

1955

February 3-4

Fritz Reiner

Handel-Wuellner: Overture in D arranged from Royal Fireworks Music

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 23 (Robert Casadesus)

INTERMISSION

Mussorgsky: "A Night on Bald Mountain"

Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand (Robert Casadesus)

Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Wagner: "Die Götterdämmerung" - Act III Finale

1955

February 5

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Concert at Beliot College, Beliot, Wisconin

Handel-Wuellner: Overture in D arranged from Royal Fireworks Music

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 opus 25 "Classical Symphony"

Strauss: "Don Juan"

INTERMISSION

Mussorgsky: "A Night on Bald Mountain" (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Wagner: "Die Götterdämmerung" - Act III Finale

1955

February 8

Fritz Reiner

photo Handel-Wuellner: Overture in D arranged from Royal Fireworks Music

Mozart: Serenade no 13 ("Eine kleine Nachtmusik")

Strauss: "Don Juan"

INTERMISSION

Mussorgsky: "A Night on Bald Mountain" (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakov)

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 opus 25 "Classical Symphony"

Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Rogers: Carousel (1945): Act 1: Waltz (arranged by Don Walker)

Suppe - "Beautiful Galatea" Overture

1955

February 10-11

Fritz Reiner

Kabalevsky: "Colas Breugnon" Overture

Prokofiev: "Lieutenant Kije" Suite

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: "Manfred" Symphony

1955

February 17-18

Fritz Reiner

Claudio Arrau     photo

Toch: "Der Faecher" Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 40

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 (Claudio Arrau)

1955

February 22

George Schick

Manfredini: Concerto for Two Trumpets (Adolph Herseth, Rudolph Nashan)

Mozart: Symphony no 40

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 (Claudio Arrau)

1955

February 24-25

Fritz Reiner

Hindemith: "News of the Day" Overture +Mohaupt: Violin Concerto (John Weicher)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 2

1955

March 3-4

Fritz Reiner

Glinka: "Russian and Ludmilla" Overture

Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

INTERMISSION

world premiere - Schreiber: Concerto Grosso for Four Solo Instruments

("Artists Advisory Council Prize: Fritz Reiner...chose Schreiber's Concerto Grosso for 4 Solo Instruments, Soprano and Orchestra from 5 manuscripts selected as the best of 147 submitted from all over the world..." 2)

(Barbara Gibson soprano)

+Bartok: "Hungarian Sketches"

Falla: Interlude and Dance, from "La Vida breve"

1955

March 5

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "La Scala di Seta" Overture

Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Bartok: Hungarian Sketches

Falla: Interlude and Dance, from "La Vida Breve"

Moussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain 

Glinka: "Ruslan and Ludmilla" Overture

1955

March 10-11

Fritz Reiner

Walter Gieseking     photo

Rossini: "La scala di seta" Overture

Mozart: Divertimento no 17

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 ("Emperor") (Walter Gieseking)

1955

March 17-18

Fritz Reiner

+Barber: "Prayers of Kierkegaard"

INTERMISSION

+Orff: "Carmina Burana"

The Concert Choir, Margaret Hillis director, Lois Marshall soprano; Leslie Chabay tenor, Morley Meredith, baritone

1955

March 19

Désiré Defauw

Désiré Defauw     photo

Reznicek: "Donna Diana" Overture

Chausson: Symphony in Bb major opus 20

Rimsky-Korsakoff: Scheherezade

1955

March 22

Fritz Reiner

Barber: "Prayers of Kierkegaard"

INTERMISSION

Orff: "Carmina Burana"

The Concert Choir, Margaret Hillis director, Lois Marshall soprano; Leslie Chabay tenor, Morley Meredith, baritone

1955

March 24-25

Fritz Reiner

Lukas Foss     photo

Mozart: Symphony no 39

+Foss: Piano Concerto no 2 (Lukas Foss)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 8 ("Unfinished")

Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Tales from the Vienna Woods"

1955

March 30

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Televised Concert from WGN Chicago

Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor opus 120

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E flat, K 543

1955

March 31 - April 1

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Oberon" Overture Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 4

1955

April 7-8

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: Prelude to "Lohengrin" (Act I) +Liszt-Weiner: "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" Strauss: "Death and Transfiguration"

INTERMISSION

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 (Sylvia Marlowe, harpsichord; Ernest Liegl, flute; John Weicher, violin)

1955

April 12

Fritz Reiner

Also broadcast on NBC Radio

Weber: "Oberon" Overture Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 (Sylvia Marlowe harpsichord, Ernst Liegl flute, John Weicher violin)

Mozart: Symphony no 39

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Isaac Stern)

1955

April 14-15

Fritz Reiner

+Hindemith: Prelude to "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd"

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

+Prokofiev: Cello Concerto, Op.- 58 (Janos Starker)

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Overture to "The Flying Dutchman"

Wagner: "Die Meistersinger" Prelude to Act III, Dance of the Apprentices and Procession of the Mastersingers

1955

April 16

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Oberon" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony No. 8

Johann Strauss II: Waltz, "Tales from the Vienna Woods"

Wagner: "Flying Dutchman" Overture

Wagner: "Die Meistersinger" - Prelude to Act III, Dance of the Apprentices, and Procession of the Mastersingers

1955

April 21-22

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 Frances Yeend, soprano; Carol Smith, contralto; Jan Peerce, tenor;

Cesare Siepi, bass; Swedish Choral Club, Harry Carlson, director

1955

October 6-7

Fritz Reiner

; Bach-Respighi: Passacaglia in C Minor Strauss: "Don Quixote" (Janos Starker cello, Milton Preves viola, John Weicher violin)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 7

1955

October 11

Fritz Reiner

Bach-Respighi: Passacaglia in C Minor

Strauss: "Don Quixote" (Janos Starker cello, Milton Preves viola, John Weicher, violin)

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919 Version)

1955

October 12

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Televised Concert from WGN Chicago

Smetana: "The Bartered Bride" Overture

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

1955

October 13-14

Fritz Reiner

Elisabeth Schwarzkopf      photo

Smetana: "The Bartered Bride" Overture

+Mozart: Recitative and Aria, "In quali eccessi," from "Don Giovanni"

+Mozart: Concert Aria, "C'io mi scordi" - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Wolf: "Italian Serenade"

Strauss: Ariadne's Monologue, from "Ariadne auf Naxos" (Schwarzkopf)

Liszt: "Mephisto" Waltz

1955

October 20-21

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Fidelio" Overture +Arne Oldberg: "St. Francis of Assisi" - Louis Sudler, baritone

Schumann: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919 Version)

1955

October 25

Fritz Reiner

Smetana: "The Bartered Bride" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Geza Anda)

1955

October 27-28

Fritz Reiner

Geza Anda    photo

+Britten: Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge

Haydn: Symphony no 102

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Geza Anda)

1955

November 3-4

Carlo Maria Giulini

photo United States Debut of Carlo Maria Giulini

+Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons" (arranged Bernardino Molinari)

(John Weicher, violin; Dorothy Lane, harpsichord)

INTERMISSION

+Pizzetti: Prelude to "Fedra" (1915)

Moussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from an Exhibition"

1955

November 8

Carlo Maria Giulini

Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons" (Ed. Bernardino Molinari)

INTERMISSION

Pizzetti: Prelude to "Fedra" (1915)

Debussy: "La Mer"

1955

November 10-11

Carlo Maria Giulini

Carlo Maria Giulini (United States Debut)

Rossini: "L'ltaliana in Algeri" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 94 ("Surprise")

Debussy: "La Mer"

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Mother Goose" Suite

Falla: Three Dances from "The Three-Cornered Hat"

1955

November 17-18

Paul Paray

Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

INTERMISSION

Franck: "Psyche et Eros," from "Psyche"

. Debussy: "Nuages" and "Fetes," from Three Nocturnes

Dukas: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

1955

November 22

Paul Paray

Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

INTERMISSION

Vaughan Williams: Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Liszt: "Les Prelude

1955

November 24-25

Paul Paray

Lalo: "Le Roi d'Ys"'Overture

Chausson: Symphony in B-flat

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

1955

December 1-2

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod, from "Tristan und Isolde"

Wagner: Prelude to "Die Meistersinger"

1955

December 8-9

Fritz Reiner

Sowerby: Passacaglia, Interlude and Fugue

Beethoven: "Fidelio". - Scena, "Abscheulicher" and

Aria, "Komm Hoffnung" (Inge Borkh, soprano)

Beethoven: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Strauss: Final Scene, from "Salome" (Inge Borkh, soprano)

1955

December 13

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "Semiramide" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

+Mozart: Piano Concerto no 25 (Rudolf Serkin)

1955

December 15-16

Fritz Reiner

5 Dvorak: "Carnival" Overture

Sibelius: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

+Schumann: Introduction and Allegro appassionato (Rudolf Serkin, piano)

Strauss: "Burleske" (Rudolf Serkin, piano)

1955

December 21

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Televised Concert from WGN Chicago

Rossini: Overture to Semiramide

Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major

1955

December 22-23

Fritz Reiner

Hindemith: "Nobilissima Visione"

Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker" - Suite, opus 71a

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1955

December 27

Fritz Reiner

Dvofak: "Carnival" Overture

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 5 (Camilla Wicks)

INTERMISSION

+Bloch: Two Symphonic Interludes from "Macbeth"

Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker" - Suite, opus 71a

1955

December 29-30

Fritz Reiner

Kodaly: "Hary Janos" Suite (Toni Koves cimbalom)

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 5 (Camilla Wicks)

INTERMISSION

Bloch: Two Symphonic Interludes from "Macbeth"

+Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 3 in D (Toni Koves cimbalom)

1955

December 31

Fritz Reiner

Smetana: "Bartered Bride" Overture

Kodaly: "Hary Janos" - Suite (Toni Koves cimbalom)

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3

Weinberger: Polka and Fugue, from "Schwanda"

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

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1956

January 5-6

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn: "Fingal's Cave" Overture

+Mozart: Symphony no 32

Schumann: Cello Concerto (Janos Starker)

INTERMISSION

+Borowski: "The Mirror"

Tchaikovsky: "1812" Overture

1956

January 10

Fritz Reiner

Stravinsky: "Fireworks"

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 (Artur Rubinstein)

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5

1956

January 12-13

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" Overture

Stravinsky: "Pulcinella" Suite

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 (Artur Rubinstein)

INTERMISSION

Grieg: Piano Concerto (Artur Rubinstein)

1956

January 14

Fritz Reiner

Rimsky-Korsakoff: Capriccio Espagnol

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Artur Rubinstein)

Shostakovich: Polka and Russian Dance, from "Age of Gold"

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Artur Rubinstein)

1956

January 19-20

Bruno Walter

+Mozart: Mass in C Minor, K. 427

INTERMISSION

+Bruckner: Te Deum New York Concert Choir, Margaret Hillis, director; Hilde Gueden, soprano; Jennie Tourel, mezzo-soprano; Leopold Simoneau, tenor; Donald Gramm, baritone

1956

January 24

Bruno Walter

Mozart: "The Magic Flute" Overture

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat (John Weicher, violin; Milton Preves, viola)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

1956

January 26-27

Bruno Walter

Mozart: "The Magic Flute" Overture

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat (John Weicher, violin; Milton Preves, viola)

Mozart: Symphony no 29

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Symphony no 41 ("Jupiter")

1956

February 2-3

Bruno Walter

Schumann: "Manfred" Overture

Schumann: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Brahms: "Haydn" Variations

Brahms: Symphony no 3

1956

February 9-10

Karl Boehm

Fritz Reiner and Karl Boehm in 1955      photo

United States Debut of Karl Boehm

Mozart: Symphony no 34

Strauss: "Don Juan"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1956

February 14

Karl Boehm

Karl Boehm United States Debut

Richard Mohaupt (1904-1957): " Town Piper Music (Stadtpfeifermusik)"

Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1956

February 16-17

Karl Boehm

Karl Boehm United States Debut

Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture"

+Mohaupt: "Stadtpfeifermusik"

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 7

1956

February 22

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Televised Concert from WGN Chicago

Beethoven:

Stravinsky: Le chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale)

Tchaikovsky

1956

February 23-24

Fritz Reiner

+Verdi: "Nabucco" Overture

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring")

1956

February 28

Fritz Reiner

Prokofiev: "Romeo and Juliet” - Suite no 1

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring")

1956

March 1-2

Fritz Reiner

Darius Milhaud     photo

Respighi: "The Birds"

**Milhaud: Symphony no 7

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Violin Concerto (Jascha Heifetz)

1956

March 8-9

Fritz Reiner

+Heiden: "Euphorion"

+Mozart: "Le Nozze di Figaro" - Aria, "Porgi amor" (Victoria De Los Angeles, soprano)

Prokofiev: "Romeo and Juliet" - Suite no 1

INTERMISSION

+Turina: Four Songs from "Canto a Sevilla" (Victoria De Los Angeles, sop.)

Albeniz-Arbos: "El Puerto” and "Triana," from "Iberia"

1956

March 13

Fritz Reiner

Verdi: "Nabucco" Overture Respighi: "The Birds"

+Ponce: "Concierto del Sur" (Andres Segovia, guitar)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1956

March 15-16

Fritz Reiner

Strauss: "Der Buerger als Edelmann" - Suite

Ponce: "Concierto del Sur" (Andres Segovia, guitar)

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Symphony no 38 ("Prague")

1956

March 21

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Televised Concert from WGN Chicago

Mozart: Symphony no 38 ("Prague")

Strauss: "Der Buerger als Edelmann" - Suite

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5

1956

March 22-23

Fritz Reiner

+Von Einem: Capriccio for Orchestra

Dvorak: Cello Concerto (Gregor Piatigorsky)

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5

1956

March 29-30

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: Prelude and Good Friday Spell, from "Parsifal"

Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (Northwestern University Choral Union)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 (Wilhelm Backhaus)

1956

March 31

Fritz Reiner

Verdi: "Nabucco" Overture

Wagner: "Parsifal" - Good Friday Spell

Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (Northwestern University Choral Union)

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1

1956

April 3

Fritz Reiner

Wilhelm Backhaus     photo

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" Overture

Strauss: "Der Burger als Edelmann" - Suite

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 - Wilhelm Backhaus

1956

April 5-6

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds K297b

Ray Still oboe, Clark Brody clarinet, Leonard Sharrow bassoon; Philip Farkas horn

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Michael Rabin)

1956

April 7

George Schick

George Schick's final concert as Assistant Conductor of the Chicago Symphony

Chicago Vassar Alumni "Pops" Concert)

Tchaikovsky: Eugen Onegin - Polonaise

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Gary Graffman)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5

1956

April 12-13

Fritz Reiner

Strauss: Overture to "Der Bürger als Edelmann" (Le bourgeois gentilhomme)

Strauss: "Elektra," Tragedy in One Act (Abridged)

Inge Borkh soprano (Elektra)

Frances Yeend soprano (Chrisothemis)

Martha Lipton mezzo-soprano (Clytemnestra)

Paul Schoeffler baritone (Orestes)

Julius Patzak tenor (Aegisthus)

Chorus from the Lyric Theatre of Chicago

1956

October 4-5

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Strauss: "Sinfonia domestica"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 2

1956

October 6

Fritz Reiner

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Francis Akos)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 ("Pathetique")

1956

October 9

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Mozart: Symphony no 35 ("Haffner")

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 ("Pathetique")

1956

October 11-12

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Symphony no 35 ("Haffner")

+Bach: Cantata no 210 ("Wedding Cantata"): "O holder Tag..." and "Hochteurer Mann..." (Magda Laszlo, soprano)

Stravinsky: "Song of the Nightingale"

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Songs: (Magda Laszlo, soprano)

"Freundliche Vision" opus 48, no 1;

"Morgen," opus 27, no 4;

"Zueignung," opus 10, no 1

Tchaikovsky: "Capriccio Italien" Nos. 1 and 9 of Cantata only--see Repertory section

1956

October 18-19

Fritz Reiner

+Charles Turner: "Encounter"

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Berl Senofsky)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

1956

October 20

Isler Solomon

Mozart: "Marriage of Figaro" Overture

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 ("New World")

Smetana: Vltava ("The Moldau"), from "Ma Vlast"

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite

Rimsky-Korsakoff: Capriccio Espagnol

1956

October 23

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz:. "Le Corsaire" Overture

Bartok: Piano Concerto no 2 (Geza Anda)

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Sinfonia domestica"

1956

October 25-26

Fritz Reiner

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

Ravel: "Rapsodie espagnole"

INTERMISSION

Bartok: Piano Concerto no 2 (Geza Anda)

1956

November 1-2

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: "Tannhäuser"

Overture

Act II Aria, "Dich, teure Halle" - Inge Borkh, soprano

Wagner: "Die Meistersinger"

Act III - Hans Sachs' Monologue - Paul Schoeffler, baritone

Wagner: "Die Walküre"

Wotan's Farewell and Magic-Fire Music - Paul Schoeffler, baritone

INTERMISSION

Wagner: "The Flying Dutchman"

Act II - Senta's Ballad - Inge Borkh, soprano

Act II - "Wie aus der Ferne längst" - Inge Borkh, soprano; Paul Schoeffler, baritone

Wagner: "Die Walküre"

Ride of the Valkyries

1956

November 8-9

Fritz Reiner

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 4 (John Weicher violin, Ernest Liegl and Ralph Johnson flutes)

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 4

1956

November 10

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 ("Haffner")

+Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (Leonard Sharrow)

Ravel: "Mother Goose" - Suite

Ravel: Introduction and Allegro (Joseph Vito, harp)

Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole

1956

November 13

Fritz Reiner

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 4 (John Weicher violin, Ernst Liegl and Ralph Johnson flutes)

+Mendelssohn: Scherzo, from Octet for Strings

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (Leonard Sharrow)

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Mother Goose" Suite

Ravel: "Rapsodie espagnole"

1956

November 15-16

Fritz Reiner

Prokofiev: "Lieutenant Kije" Suite

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Respighi: "Pines of Rome"

1956

November 17

Jean Morel

Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture

Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Seymour Lipkin)

Franck: Symphony

1956

November 22-23

Fritz Reiner

Debussy: "Iberia" Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 1 (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

+Barber: "Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance"

Berlioz: "Le Corsaire" Overture

1956

November 27

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Abu Hassan" Overture

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

+Mozart: Serenade no 9 ("Posthorn") (Adolph Herseth, posthorn)

1956

November 29-30

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "The Magic Flute" Overture

Weber: "Der Freischuetz"' - Aria, "Wie nahte mir der Schlummer" (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano)

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

INTERMISSION

Mendelssohn: Scherzo, from Octet for Strings in Eb major opus 20

Wolf: Songs: (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf)

"Er ist’s," "In der Fruehe,"

"Schlafendes Jesuskind,"

"Anakreon's Grab,"

+"Elfenlied"

Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Emperor" Waltz

1956

December 1

Isler Solomon

Isler Solomon     photo

Haydn: "The Uninhabited Isle" Overture

Schumann: Piano Concerto (Vera Franceschi)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1

Brahms: Variations on a theme of Haydn

1956

December 6-7

Fritz Reiner

(Reiner conducted at the Civic Opera House)

Mussorgsky: "A Night on Bald Mountain" (Arr. Rimsky-Korsakoff)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 1 (Byron Janis)

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Burleske" (Byron Janis)

Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloe" - Suite no 2

1956

December 11

Fritz Reiner

(Reiner conducted at the Civic Opera House)

Debussy: Iberia"

Ravel: "Pavane for a Dead Princess"

Prokofiev: "Lieutenant Kije" Suite

INTERMISSION

Goldmark: Violin Concerto, (Nathan Milstein)

1956

December 13-14

Fritz Reiner

(Reiner conducted at the Civic Opera House)

**Arnold: Symphony no 2 A

Goldmark: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Death and Transfiguration"

1956

December 20-21

George Szell

(George Szell conducted at the Civic Opera House)

Weber: "Oberon" Overture Haydn: Symphony no 92 ("Oxford")

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1956

December 27-28

George Szell

(George Szell conducted at the Medinah Temple)

Mozart: "Le Nozze di Figaro" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

INTERMISSION

Delius: Prelude to "Irmelin"

Debussy: "La Mer"

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1957

January 3-4

Karl Boehm

(Karl Boehm conducted at the Medinah Temple)

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

1957

January 8

Karl Boehm

(Karl Boehm conducted at the Civic Opera House)

Mozart: Symphony no 40

Berg: "Wozzeck" - Three Fragments (Frances Yeend, soprano)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

1957

January 10-11

Karl Boehm

(KARL BOEHM - Civic Opera House)

Mozart: Symphony no 40 Berg: "Wozzeck" - Three Fragments (Frances Yeend, soprano)

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben"

1957

January 17-18

Bruno Walter

Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 1 ("Titan")

1957

January 22

Bruno Walter

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" Overture

+Mozart: Symphony no 28

INTERMISSION

Brahms: "A German Requiem"

Brunetta Mazzolini soprano, William Warfield baritone,

Northwestern University Choral Union, William Ballard director

1957

January 24-25

Bruno Walter

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 25

INTERMISSION

Brahms: "A German Requiem"

Brunetta Mazzolini soprano, William Warfield baritone,

Northwestern University Choral Union, William Ballard director

1957

January 31 - February 1

Sir Thomas Beecham

Haydn: Symphony no 97

+Handel-Beecham: "The Great Elopement" Suite

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 3

Berlioz: March, from "Les Troyens"

1957

February 7-8

Sir Thomas Beecham

Mozart: Symphony no 39

+Schubert: Symphony no 6

again it is hard to believe that this was the first Chicago Symphony performance of the Schubert Symphony no 6.

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: "The Golden Spinning Wheel"

1957

February 12

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven; "Egmont" Overture

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

INTERMISSION

Strauss: "Death and Transfiguration"

1957

February 14-15

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture

Berlioz: "Symphonie fantastique"

INTERMISSION

Hindemith: Symphony, "Mathis der Maler"

1957

February 21-22

Fritz Reiner

Eugene Istomin     photo

Ganz: "Laughter...Yet Love" Overture

Weber-Berlioz: "Invitation to the Dance"

+Bartok: Divertimento for Strings

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 9 (Eugene Istomin)

1957

February 26

Fritz Reiner

+Hanson: "Elegy to the Memory of Serge Koussevitzky"

Haydn: Symphony no 103 ("Drumroll")

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 9 (Eugene Istomin)

Weber-Berlioz: "Invitation to the Dance"

1957

February 28 - March 1

Fritz Reiner

Hanson: "Elegy to the Memory of Serge Koussevitzky"

Haydn: Symphony no 103 ("Drumroll")

INTERMISSION

Brahms: "Double" Concerto (John Weicher, violin; Janos Starker, cello)

1957

March 7-8

Fritz Reiner

Handel: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, from "Solomon"

Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 3 ("Pastoral") (Dorothy Krieg, soprano)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3 (Myra Hess)

1957

March 9

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "Magic Flute" Overture

Haydn: Symphony No. 103 ("Drumroll")

Weber-Berlioz: Invitation to the Dance

Rimsky-Korsakoff: Dance of the Tumblers, from "The Snow Maiden"

Tchaikovsky: Marche Miniature, from Suite No. 1

Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte

Richard Strauss: "Der Rosenkavalier" - Waltzes

1957

March 12

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "The Magic Flute" Overture

Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 3 ("Pastoral") (Dorothy Krieg, soprano)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: "Double" Concerto (John Weicher, violin; Janos Starker, cello)

1957

March 14-15

Fritz Reiner

Janos Starker     photo

Berlioz: "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture

Debussy: "Nuages" and "Fetes," from Three Nocturnes

Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto in A Minor (Janos Starker)

INTERMISSION

Delius: "In a Summer Garden"

Ravel: "Alborada del gracioso"

1957

March 21-22

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture

Sibelius: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

+Mozart: Divertimento no 11

Richard Strauss: Waltzes from "Der Rosenkavalier" (arranged by Reiner)

1957

March 23

Fritz Reiner

Prokofiev: "Lieutenant Kije" - Suite

Glazunov: Violin Concerto (Victor Aitay)

Bartok: Divertimento for Strings

Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos.12,13,19,21

1957

March 26

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Rudolf Serkin)

INTERMISSION

! Josef Strauss: "Village Swallows"

Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Emperor" Waltz

Johann Strauss, Jr.: "The Blue Danube" Waltz

+Johann Strauss, Sr.: "Radetzky" March

1957

March 28-29

Fritz Reiner

Goldmark: "In Springtime" Overture

Rachmaninoff: "Isle of the Dead"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 (Rudolf Serkin)

1957

April 4-5

Fritz Reiner

Verdi: "I. Vespri Siciliani". Overture

Ravel:;"Vaises nobles et seritimentales"

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 ("Pathetique")

1957

April 6

Fritz Reiner

Johann Strauss Jr: Morning Papers (Morgenblatter) opus 279,

Johann Strauss Jr: Emperor Waltz (Kaiser Walzer), opus 437,

Johann Strauss Jr: On the Beautiful Blue Danube (An der schönen, blauen Donau), opus 314

Josef Strauss: Village Swallows

Weber: Invitation to the Dance,

1957

April 9

Fritz Reiner

Verdi: "I Vespri Siciliani" Overture

Ravel: "Alborada del gracioso"

INTERMISSION

Debussy: "Nuages" and "Fetes," from Three Nocturnes

Ravel: "Vaises nobles et sentimentales"

Richard Strauss: Waltzes from "Der Rosenkavalier" (arranged by Reiner)

1957

April 11-12

Fritz Reiner

+Riegger: "Dance Rhythms"

Stravinsky: "Petrouchka" - Suite (1947 Version)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1957

October 17-18

Fritz Reiner

Bach-Stock: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat ("St.. Anne's")

Debussy: "La Mer"

INTERMISSION

Sibelius: Symphony no 5

Sibelius: "Finlandia"

1957

October 22

Fritz Reiner

Bach-Stock: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat ("St. Anne's")

Berlioz: "Queen Mab" Scherzo, from "Romeo and Juliet"

Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

INTERMISSION

Sibelius: Symphony no 5

Sibelius: "Finlandia"

1957

October 24-25

Fritz Reiner

Yehudi Menuhin     photo

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 2

Bartok: Violin Concerto no 2 (Yehudi Menuhin)

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Symphony no 41 ("Jupiter”)

1957

October 31 - November 1

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: "A Faust Overture"

Schumann: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

+Eppert: "Speed"

Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1957

November 2

Fritz Reiner

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave

1957

November 7-8

Fritz Reiner

photo +Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra

Schoenberg: "Transfigured Night" ;

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Symphony no 9 ("From the New World")

1957

November 12

Fritz Reiner

+Bach-Webern: Six-Part Ricercar, from "The Musical Offering"

Haydn: Symphony no 104 ("London")

Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto no 1 (Rudolf Firkusny)

INTERMISSION

+Casella: "La Donna Serpente" - Suite no 1

Richard Strauss: Waltzes from "Der Rosenkavalier" (arranged by Reiner)

1957

November 14-15

Fritz Reiner

Bach-Webern: Six-Part Ricercar, from "The Musical Offering"

***Tcherepnin: Divertimento (composed at Fritz Reiner's suggestion and dedicated to him)

Franck: Symphonic Variations (Philippe Entremont, piano)

INTERMISSION

Falla: "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" (Philippe Entremont, piano)

+Albeniz-Arbos: "Navarra"

1957

November 21-22

Fritz Reiner

Schumann: "Manfred" Overture

Hindemith: Violin Concerto (Joseph Fuchs)

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

1957

November 23

Fritz Reiner

Bach-Cailliet: Fugue, in C Minor ("Little")

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter")

Richard Strauss: Oboe Concerto (Ray Still)

Verdi:"La Traviata" - Prelude to Act III

Puccini: "Manon Lescaut" - Intermezzo

Rossini: "William Tell" Overture

1957

November 26

Fritz Reiner

Handel-Wuellner: Overture in D

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 4 (Joseph Fuchs)

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Sympony no 9 ("From the New World")

1957

November 28-29

Fritz Reiner

+Bach-Calliet: Fugue in G Minor ("Little")

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Eugene Istomin)

INTERMISSION

Haydn: Symphony no 104 ("London")

1957

December 5-6

Fritz Reiner

photo

Berlioz: "Benvenuto Cellini" Overture

Hindemith: Cello Concerto (Janos Starker)

INTERMISSION

Mussorgsky: Prelude to "Khovantschina"

Mussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from an Exhibition"

1957

December 10

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "Tragic" Overture

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Zino Francescatti)

INTERMISSION

Moussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from an Exhibition"

1957

December 12-13

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "Tragic" Overture Brahms: Symphony no 3

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Violin Concerto (Zino Francescatti)

1957

December 19-20

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "The Impresario" Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 ("Emperor") (Louis Kentner)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 9 ("Great")

1957

December 26-27

Fritz Reiner

+Handel: "Messiah"

hard to believe this is a first performance of the Messiah at a Chicago Symphony concert as indicated in the programme; perhaps this is a first "complete" performance.

 

Adele Addison, soprano; Russell Oberlin, countertenor;. David Lloyd, tenor; Donald Gramm, bass-baritone; Apollo Musical Club Henry Veld, director; Gavin Williamson, harpsichord

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1958

January 2-3

Leopold Stokowski

Stokowski Chicago Symphony Debut

+Bach-Stokowski: Chorale Preludes:

  • "Nun Komm', der Heiden Heiland,"
  • "Komm', suesser Tod"
  • "Mein Jesu, was fuer Seelenweh befaellt dich in Getsemane"
  • "Wir glauben al' an einen Gott"

INTERMISSION

+Szabelski: Toccata

Wagner: " Die Gotterdammerung" - Act III Finale

1958

January 9-10

Leopold Stokowski

+Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-Flat Minor (fr. .opus 34)

Gliere: Symphony no 3 in B minor, Op. 42 "Ilya Mourometz" - as abridged by Stokowski

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: "Romeo and Juliet” - Three Excerpts: Romeo and Juliet, +Dance of the Young Maidens from the Antilles, + *Romeo at Juliet’s Tomb

+Tchaikovsky: "Swan Lake" - Suite (as arranged by Stokowski)

1958

January 14

Carlo Maria Giulini

+Bonporti: Concerto Grosso in D

Bizet: "Jeux d’enfants" Suite -

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1958

January 16-17

Carlo Maria Giulini

Moussorgsky: Prelude to "Khovantschina" Dvorak: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1958

January 23-24

Carlo Maria Giulini

+Boccherini: Symphony

+Ghedini: Pezzo concertante

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 2 ("Little Russian")

1958

January 28

Carlo Maria Giulini

Mozart: Symphony no 35 ("Haffner")

Respighi: "Fountains of Rome"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1958

January 30-31

Carlo Maria Giulini

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

INTERMISSION

Wolf-Ferrari: "The Secret of Suzanne" Overture

+Turchi: Piccolo Concerto Notturno

Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloe" - Suite no 2

1958

February 1

Carlo Maria Giulini

"Secret of Suzanne" Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2 ("Little Russian")

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Leon Fleisher)

1958

February 6-7

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Emil Gilels)

(Note: This was Gilels' Chicago Symphony debut.

However, he had recorded this work with Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony on 29 October 1955. The day after this concert on 8 February 1958, Gilels, Reiner and the Chicago Symphony recorded the Brahms Piano Concerto no 2 issued on RCA Victor LSC-2219)

1958

February 11

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 25 (Andre Tchaikowsky)

INTERMISSION

+Bach: Klavier Concerto no 5 in F Minor (Andre Tchaikowsky)

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

1958

February 13-14

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn: "Ruy Bias" Overture

Schumann: Piano Concerto (Andre Tchaikowsky)

INTERMISSION

+Mozart: "A Musical Joke" ('The Village Musicians') Stravinsky: Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss"

1958

February 20-21

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Symphony no 36 ("Linz")

INTERMISSION

Mahler: "Das Lied von der Erde" (Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Richard Lewis, tenor)

1958

February 25

Fritz Reiner

Ravel: "Rapsodie espagnole"

INTERMISSION

Mahler: "Das Lied von der Erde" (Christa Ludwig, mezzo-soprano; Richard Lewis, tenor)

1958

February 27-28

Fritz Reiner

+Rossini: "The Barber of Seville" Overture

(hard to believe this is indicated as a CSO premiere in the programme)

Mozart: Concert Aria, "Mia speranza adorata" (Roberta Peters, soprano)

Prokofiev: Symphony no 5

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Songs:

"Wiegenlied,"

+"Saeusle, Liebe Myrte,"

"Staendchen,"

+"Amor!" (Roberta Peters, soprano)

Richard Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils, from "Salome"

1958

March 4

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Concert Columbus, Ohio

1958

March 6-7

Eugene Ormandy

photo Eugene Ormandy conducted in Chicago and Fritz Reiner conducted in Philadelphia - the only concert series for either at the other orchestra during Reiner's tenure

 

Bach-Ormandy: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1958

March 11

Eugene Ormandy

Schuman: "Credendum"

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

INTERMISSION

Roussel: "Bacchus et Ariane" - Suite no 2

Ravel: "La Valse"

1958

March 13-14

Bruno Walter

Schubert: Symphony no 8 ("Unfinished")

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Requiem Maria Stader, soprano; Maureen Forrester, contralto; David Lloyd, tenor; Otto Edelmann, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

(Note: This marked the debut of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus.)

1958

March 20-21

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture

+Bartok: Piano Concerto no 3 (Geza Anda)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Don Quixote" (Janos Starker, cello; Milton Preves, viola; John Weicher, violin)

1958

March 22

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Tossy Spivakovsky)

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

1958

March 25

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 21 (Geza Anda)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Don Quixote" (Janos Starker, cello; Milton Preves, viola; John Weicher, violin)

1958

March 27-28

Fritz Reiner

Haydn: Symphony no 95

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major (Zadel Skolovsky)

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod, from "Tristan and Isolde"

Wagner: Good Friday Spell, from "Parsifal"

Wagner: Overture to "Rienzi"

1958

April 3-4

Fritz Reiner

Verdi: Requiem Mass

Leonie Rysanek, soprano; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano; David Lloyd, tenor; Giorgio Tozzi, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

1958

April 8

Fritz Reiner

Verdi: Requiem Mass

Leonie Rysanek, soprano; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano; David Lloyd, tenor; Giorgio Tozzi, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

1958

April 10-11

Fritz Reiner

Auber: "Masaniello"Overture

***Copland; Suite from "The Tender Land" Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos (Vronsky and Babin,

INTERMISSION

+Granados: Intermezzo from "Goyescas"

Falla: Interlude and Dance from "La vida breve"

Albeniz-Arbos : "Fete-Dieu a Seville" and "Triana,"

1958

April 17-18

Fritz Reiner

Falla: Three Dances from "The Three-Cornered Hat"

Dvorak: Piano Concerto (Rudolf Firkusny)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 4

1958

April 19

Fritz Reiner

Auber: "Masaniello" Overture

Granados: Intermezzo, from "Goyescas"

Falla: Three Dances, from "The Three-Cornered Hat"

Albeniz-Arbos: Navarra

Albeniz-Arbos: "Fete-Dieu a Seville" & "Triana," from "Iberia"

Wagner: "Tristan und Isolde" - Prelude and Liebestod

Wagner: "Rienzi" Overture

1958

April 22

Walter Hendl

Walter Hendl's Chicago Symphony Debut - Walter Hendl was named as Associate Conductor of the Chicago Symphony with the beginning of the CSO 1958-1959 season

Hendl, previously conductor of the Dallas Symphony replaced Samuel Antek, scheduled, but who died of a heart attack January 28, 1958 age only 49.

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Stravinsky: Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss"

Ibert: "Escales"

INTERMISSION

Albeniz-Arbos: "Navarra"

1958

April 24-25

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

+Hovhaness: Symphony no 2 ("Mysterious Mountain")

Richard Strauss: "Don Juan"

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Prelude to "Lohengrin" (Act I)

Wagner: "Die Goetterdaemmerung" - Dawn and Siegfried's. Rhine Journey

Wagner: "Hie Meistersinger" Act III. - Prelude, Dance of the Apprentices and Procession of the Mastersingers

1958

October 9

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Concert Syracuse, New York

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Bartok: Suite no 1 opus 3

Stravinsky: Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss"

Falla: Interlude and Dance from "La vida breve"

1958

October 10

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony Concert Rochester, New York

1958

October 23-24

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 9

Adele Addison, soprano; Regina Resnik, mezzo-soprano; Jon Vickers, tenor; Jerome Hines, bass; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

1958

October 28

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "La gazza ladra” Overture

Bruch: Violin Concerto no 1 (Isaac Stern) Rimsky-Korsakoff: Alla Marcia, from Symphony no 2 ("Antar")

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

1958

October 30-31

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "La scala di seta" Overture

Arne Oldberg: Dramatic Overture, "Paolo and Francesca"

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 2 (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben" .

1958

November 6-7

Fritz Reiner

+J.C. Bach: Sinfonia for Double Orchestra, opus 18, no 1

Bartok-Weiner: Two Roumanian Dances

+Randall Thompson: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Maria Tipo)

1958

November 8

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "II Signor Bruschino" Overture

Rossini: "Barber of Seville" Overture

Rossini: "La Scala di Seta" Overture

Rossini: "William Tell" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

1958

November 11

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Maria Tipo)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 3

Bartok-Weiner: Two Roumanian Dances

1958

November 13-14

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture

Schumann: Cello Concerto (Mihaly Virizlay)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 3

+Robert Russell Bennett: Eight Etudes

1958

November 20-21

Fritz Reiner

+Rossini: "La Cenerentola" Overture (another hard to believe CSO concert premiere as indicated by the programme)

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 23 (Ania Dorfmann)

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 ("Classical")

INTERMISSION

+Piston: Symphony no 6

1958

November 25

Fritz Reiner

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 ("Classical")

Robert Russell Bennett: Eight Etudes

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

1958

November 27-28

Fritz Reiner

Bartok: "Hungarian Sketches"

+Haieff: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

1958

December 4-5

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Le Corsaire" Overture

Richard Strauss: Four Last Songs (Lisa Della Casa, soprano)

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 4 (Lisa Della Casa, soprano)

1958

December 9

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Le Corsaire" Overture

Bartok: "Hungarian Sketches"

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto no 4 (Robert Casadesus)'

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss"

Falla: Interlude and Dance from "La vida breve"

1958

December 11-12

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Symphony no 38 ("Prague")

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto no 4 (Robert Casadesus)

INTERMISSION

+Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes

,vBorodin: Polovtsi March, from Act III of "Prince Igor"

1958

December 18-19

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "Don Giovanni” Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 2

1958

December 23

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: "Tannhäuser" Overture

Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1958

December 26-27

Fritz Reiner

Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

Stravinsky: Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss"

concert first half conducted by Fritz Reiner

INTERMISSION

+Honegger: "A Christmas Cantata"

Morley Meredith, baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director; The Children's Choir of 1st Unitarian Church, Christopher Moore, director

concert second half conducted by Margaret Hillis

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1959

January 2-3

Hans Rosbaud

(American Debut)

+Haydn: Symphony no 90

Roussel: "The Spider's Banquet"

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Valses nobles et sentimentales"

+Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Beethoven

1959

January 5

Hans Rosbaud

Rosbaud - Chicago Symphony Milwaukee Wisconsin

Haydn: Symphony no 90

Roussel: "The Spider's Banquet"

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Valses nobles et sentimentales"

Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Beethoven

1959

January 8-9

Hans Rosbaud

Berg: "Wozzeck" - Three Fragments (Frances Yeend, soprano)

Debussy: "La Mer"

INTERMISSION

Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra

+Hindemith: Concerto for Orchestra

1959

January 13

Hans Rosbaud

Haydn: Symphony no 90 Debussy: "La Mer"

INTERMISSION

Berg: "Wozzeck" - Three Fragments (Frances Yeend, soprano)

+Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass

1959

January 15-16

Fernando Previtali

Fernando Previtali     photo

Fernando Previtali's Chicago Symphony first performances

Rossini: "L'Italiana in'Algeri" Overture

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 ("Scotch")

INTERMISSION

+Busoni: "Turandot" Suite - Excerpts

Ravel: "Mother Goose" Suite

Verdi: "I Vespri Siciliani" Overture

1959

January 22-23

Fernando Previtali

+Sammartini: Symphony no 3

Brahms: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Casella: "La Giara" - Suite

Martucci: Notturno, from "Piccolo Pezzi"

Verdi: "La forza del destino" Overture

1959

January 27

Sir Thomas Beecham

Mendelssohn: "The Fair Melusina" Overture

+Gretry: "Zemire et Azor" Suite

Haydn: Symphony no 99

INTERMISSION

Franck: Symphony in D Minor

1959

January 29-30

Sir Thomas Beecham

Mendelssohn: "The Fair Melusina" Overture

Gretry: "Zemire et Azor" Suite

Haydn: Symphony no 99

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 5

Liszt: Symphonic Poem no 4, "Orpheus"

Sibelius: Alla Marcia, from "Karelia" Suite

1959

January 31

Sir Thomas Beecham

photo Suppe: "Morning, Noon and Night in Vienna" Overture

Berlioz: "Damnation of Faust" - Dance of the Sylphs

Saint-Saens: Omphale's Spinning Wheel

Delius: Sleigh Ride

Massenet: "La Vierge" - "Last Sleep of the Virgin"

Massenet: Waltz of the Fairy

Mozart: March, in D, K. 249

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 3

Sibelius: Alla Marcia, from "Karelia" Suite

Vidal: Gavotte

Chabrier: España

1959

February 5-6

Sir Thomas Beecham

Handel-Beecham: "The Faithful Shepherd" Suite

Bizet: Symphony in C

INTERMISSION

Berlioz: "King Lear" Overture

Delius: "Walk to the Paradise Garden," from "A Village Romeo and Juliet"

Debussy: Cortege and Air de Danse, from "L'Enfant prodigue"

Chabrier: "Marche joyeuse"

1959

February 10

Walter Hendl

photo Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3 (Gary Graffman)

INTERMISSION

+Creston: Symphony no 2

Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloe" Suite no 2

 

Jascha Heifetz, composer Miklós Rózsa and Walter Hendl picture at right

1959

February 12-13

Walter Hendl

Berlioz: "Benvenuto Cellini" Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3 (Gary Graffman)

INTERMISSION

- +Hindemith: "Sinfonia Serena"

Respighi: "Roman Festivals"

1959

February 16

Walter Hendl

Hendl - Chicago Symphony Televised Concert WGN Chicago

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust: Hungarian March

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act 2: "Voi che sapete" - Risë Stevens

Rimsky-Korsakov: "Flight of the Bumblebee"

Debussy: "Air de Lia" from cantata "L'Enfant prodigue" - Risë Stevens

Saint-Saëns: "Mon coeur s'ouvre a ta voix" - Risë Stevens

Albeniz: Iberia Book 2: Trian

1959

February 19-20

Fritz Reiner

Glinka: "Russian and Ludmila" Overture

Schumann: Piano Concerto (Byron Janis)

INTERMISSION

Bartok: Suite no 1 for Orchestra

1959

February 24

Fritz Reiner

Kabalevsky: "Colas Breugnon" Overture

Liszt: "Totentanz" (Byron Janis, piano)

INTERMISSION

Bartok: Suite no 1 for Orchestra

1959

February 26-27

Fritz Reiner

-Kabalevsky: "Colas Breugnon" Overture

Moussorgsky: "A Night on Bald Mountain" 

Mozart: Symphony no 40

INTERMISSION

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (Henryk Szeryng, violin)

(Walter Hendl conducted the Lalo only)

1959

March 5-6

Fritz Reiner

Ravel: "La Valse"

+Chausson: "Poeme de 11 amour et de la mer" - Rosalind. Elias, mezzo-soprano

INTERMISSION

+Prokofiev: "Alexander Nevsky"

Rosalind Elias mezzo-soprano, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis director

1959

March 10

Fritz Reiner

Prokofiev: "Alexander Nevsky"

Rosalind Elias mezzo-soprano, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis director

INTERMISSION

Chausson: "Poeme de 1'amour et de la mer" - Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano

Tchaikovsky: "Marche miniature," from Suite no 1

Tchaikovsky: "Marche slave"

1959

March 12-13

Fritz Reiner

Haydn: Symphony no 101 ("Clock")

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 3

1959

March 19-20

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 2 (Andre Tchaikowsky)

INTERMISSION

Shostakovich: Symphony no 6

1959

March 24

Walter Hendl

Andre Tchaikowsky     photo

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 2 (Andre Tchaikowsky)

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker" - Excerpts

 

Principal flutist Donald Peck recounted: " ... If Reiner liked a soloist ... the collaboration was a happy one ... [but in the Mozart concerto] ... during the middle of the recording session Tchaikowsky said, 'You know, Dr. Reiner, I've never played this concerto before.' ... Reiner said, 'WHAT? You've never played this, and you DARE to come here and record this with me and my orchestra?' After that, Tchaikowsky couldn't do anything right ... " 6

1959

March 26-27

Fritz Reiner

Weber: "Oberon" Overture

+Bartok: Viola Concerto (Milton Preves)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

1959

March 28

Fritz Reiner

Thomas: "Raymond" Overture

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Francesca Bernasconi)

Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker" - excerpts

1959

April 2-3

Fritz Reiner

Schumann: "Genoveva" Overture

+Weiner: Hungarian Folk Dances

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 (Rudolf Serkin)

1959

April 4

Fritz Reiner

Vivaldi: Concerto fot Piccolo, in A Minor (Walfrid Kujala)

Haydn: Trumpet Concerto (Adolph Herseth)

McBride: Swing Stuff (Clark Brody, clarinet)

Debussy: Danses sacree et profane (Edward Druzinsky, harp)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Victor Aitay)

1959

April 9-10

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Fidelio" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 100 ("Military")

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Don Quixote" (Antonio Janigro cello, Milton Preves viola, John Weicher violin)

1959

April 14

Fritz Reiner

Schumann: "Genoveva" Overture

Weiner: Hungarian Folk Dances

INTERMISSION

Haydn: Symphony no 100 ("Military")

Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1959

April 16-17

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: "Die Meistersinger" - Prelude to Act I

Wagner: "The Flying Dutchman" - Aria, "Engulfed in Ocean's Deepest Wave" (George London, bass-baritone)

Wagner: "Die Meistersinger" Act III - Prelude, Dance of the Apprentices, and Procession of the Meistersingers

INTERMISSION

Wagner: "Die Walküre" - Ride of the Valkyries, Wotan's Farewell, and Magic-Fire Scene (George London, bass-baritone)

Wagner: "Die Götterdämmerung" - Dawn, and Siegfried's Death Music

1959

April 23-24

Fritz Reiner

+Handel: "Judas Maccabaeus"

INTERMISSION was after Part I

Maria Stader, soprano; Russell Oberlin, countertenor; John McCollum, tenor; Kenneth Smith, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director; First Unitarian Church Children's Choir, Christopher Moore, director; Gavin Williamson, harpsichord; Irwin Fischer, organ

1959

April 30 - May 1

Fritz Reiner

photo

Beethoven: "Coriolan" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1959

October 15-16

Fritz Reiner

+Berlioz: Dramatic Symphony, "Romeo and Juliet" - Complete (reference as being a Chicago Symphony premiere is due to the "Complete" claim)

INTERMISSION was after the "Queen Mab" Scherzo

Florence Kopleff, contralto; Charles Bressler, tenor; Kenneth Smith, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

1959

October 22-23

Fritz Reiner

+Stravinsky: "Mavra" (Opera buffa in one act after Pushkin) Adele Addison, soprano; Regina Sarfaty, mezzo-soprano; Florence Kopleff, contralto; Charles Bressler, tenor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

INTERMISSION

Respighi: "Fountains of Rome"

Respighi: "Pines of Rome"

1959

October 27

Fritz Reiner

Stravinsky: "Mavra" (Opera buffa in one act after Pushkin) Adele Addison, soprano; Regina Sarfaty, mezzo-soprano; Florence Kopleff, contralto; Charles Bressler, tenor; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

INTERMISSION

Respighi: "Fountains of Rome"

Richard Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra"

1959

October 29-30

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture

Brahms: "Double" Concerto (Sidney Harth, violin; Frank Miller, cello)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra"

1959

November 5-6

Fritz Reiner

+Chou Wen-Chung: "Landscapes"

Bloch: "Cortege funebre," from Three Jewish Poems

INTERMISSION

Mahler: "Das Lied von der Erde"

Maureen Forrester, contralto; Richard Lewis, tenor

1959

November 10

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture

Brahms: "Double" Concerto (Sidney Harth, violin; Frank Miller, cello)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1959

November 12-13

Fritz Reiner

+Bach-Stravinsky: Chorale Variations on "Vom Himmel hoch da komm' ich her"

+Rorem: "Design for Orchestra"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1959

November 19-20

Walter Hendl

Copland: "Appalachian Spring" - Suite

Elgar: "Enigma" Variations

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Eugene Istomin)

1959

November 24

Walter Hendl

Reznidek: "Donna Diana" Overture

+Barber: Second Essay for Orchestra

Elgar: "Enigma" Variations

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Eugene Istomin)

1959

November 26-27

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn: "Calm Sea and Prosperous. Voyage" Overture

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 ("Italian")

INTERMISSION

Mendelssohn: "A Midsummer Night's Dream": Overture, Scherzo, "Ye Spotted Snakes" (Song and Chorus), Intermezzo, Nocturne, Wedding March, Finale

Women's Chorus of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Brenda Forbes, speaker; Marion Vincent and Geraldine Glover, sopranos

1959

December 3-4

Fritz Reiner

+Brahms-Thomson: Eight Chorale Preludes, opus 122

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 1 (Geza Anda)

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 4

1959

December 8

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "Don Giovanni" Overture

Brahms-Thomson: Eight Chorale Preludes, opus 122

Schumann: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 (Leonard Pennario)

1959

December 10-11

Fritz Reiner

+Stravinsky: "Agon"

Kodaly: "Peacock" Variations

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 (Leonard Pennario)

1959

December 17-18

Fritz Reiner

Tchaikovsky: "The Nutcracker" - Excerpts

INTERMISSION

+Richard Strauss: Duet-Concertino for Clarinet and Bassoon with String Orchestra and Harp (Clark Brody, clarinet; Leonard Sharrow, bassoon)

Wagner: "Tannhäuser" Overture

1959

December 22

Walter Hendl

Schubert: "Rosamunde" Overture

+Martinu: Symphony no 6 ("Fantasies symphoniques")

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

1959

December 24, 26

Walter Hendl

+William Schuman: Symphony (no 5) for Strings

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 24 (Walter Hendl cond. from piano)

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 3 ("Rhenish")

1959

December 31 - January 1

Alfred Wallenstein

Alfred Wallenstein     photo

+Mozart: Symphony no 31 ("Paris")

yet another hard-to-believe Chicago Symphony concert premiere as claimed in the programme.

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloe" - Suite^ no 2

Johann Strauss, Jr.: "Emperor" Waltz

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1960

January 7-8

Igor Markevitch

(Chicago Symphony Debut) Handel: Concerto Grosso in D, opus 6, no 5 (Gavin Williamson, harpsichord)

+Schubert: Symphony no 3

+Britten:. Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

INTERMISSION

- Moussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from an Exhibition"

1960

January 12

Igor Markevitch

Handel: Concerto Grosso in D, opus 6, no 5 (Gavin Williamson harpsichord)

Schubert: Symphony no 3 Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

INTERMISSION

Moussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from an Exhibition"

1960

January 14-15

Igor Markevitch

Sibelius: "En Saga"

Falla: Three Dances from "The Three-Cornered Hat"

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 1 ("Titan")

1960

January 21-22

Igor Markevitch

photo

+Messiaen: "Hymn" for Large Orchestra

+Satie: "Parade" ballet in one act (1917)

Dukas: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

INTERMISSION

Berlioz: "Symphonie fantastique"

1960

January 26

Walter Hendl

Rossini: "La Cenerentola" Overture

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Joseph Fuchs)

INTERMISSION

Sibelius: Symphony no 2

1960

January 28-29

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: "Don Juan"

Haydn: Symphony no 88

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Violin Concerto (Joseph Fuchs)

1960

February 4-5

Fritz Reiner

Rimsky-Korsakov: "Scheherezade"

INTERMISSION

' Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 (Byron Janis)

Berlioz: "La Damnation de Faust" - Dance of the Will-o'-the-Wisps, Dance of the Sylphs, and "Rakoczy" March

1960

February 9

Fritz Reiner

Schubert: Symphony no 8 ("Unfinished")

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 (Byron Janis)

INTERMISSION

Kodaly: "Peacock" Variations

1960

February 11-12

Fritz Reiner

(Walter Hendl conducted on 12 February)

Debussy: "La Mer"

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 1 (Henryk Szeryng)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 8 ("Unfinished")

1960

February 18-19

Fritz Reiner

Bach: Klavier Concerto no 1 (Rosalyn Tureck, piano)

Beethoven: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Bartok: "The Miraculous Mandarin" - Suite

1960

February 23

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Benvenuto Cellini" Overture

Brahms: "Haydn" Variations

Bartok: "The Miraculous Mandarin" - Suite

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 2 (Rosalyn Tureck)

1960

February 25-26

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Benvenuto Cellini" Overture

Richard Strauss: "Dreaming by the Fireside," from "Intermezzo"

Stravinsky: Divertimento from "The Fairy's Kiss"

INTERMISSION

+Bartok: Piano Concerto no 1 (Rudolf Serkin)

1960

March 3-4

Sir John Barbirolli

photo

+Barbirolli (Barbirolli arrangement of music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book): "Elizabethan Suite"

+Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1960

March 8

Sir John Barbirolli

Barbirolli (Barbirolli arrangement of music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book): "Elizabethan Suite"

Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1960

March 10-11

Sir John Barbirolli

Mozart: Symphony no 34

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 9

1960

March 17-18

Sir Thomas Beecham

Mendelssohn: "Fingal's Cave" Overture

+Delius: "On the River," from "Florida" Suite

+Handel-Beecham: "Love in Bath" Suite

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

1960

March 19

Sir Thomas Beecham

Berlioz: "Corsair" Overture

Delibes: "Le roi s'amuse" - ballet music

Gounod: "Faust" ballet music

Handel-Beecham: Amaryllis Suite

+Delius: Intermezzo and Serenade, from "Hassan"

Berlioz: "Les Troyens" - Trojan March

Saint-Saens: Dance of the Priestesses and Bacchanale, from "Samson and Delilah"

1960

March 22

Sir Thomas Beecham

Haydn: Symphony no 102

Mozart: Symphony no 38 ("Prague")

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 2

1960

March 24-25

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: Prelude to Act I'of "Lohengrin"

+Donato: Sinfonietta no 2

Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante (Sidney Harth violin, Frank Miller cello, Ray Still oboe, Leonard Sharrow bassoon)

INTERMISSION

Satie-Debussy: Two "Gymnopedies"

Ravel: "La Valse"

1960

March 31 - April 1

Fritz Reiner

Schubert: Symphony no 5

Beethoven: Romance in F (Isaac Stern, violin)

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 3 (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

Johann Strauss, Jr. : "Wiener Blut"

Johann Strauss, Jr. : "Roses from the South"

Johann Strauss, Jr. : "Treasure” Waltz, from "The Gypsy Baron"

1960

April 7-8

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: "Death and Transfiguration"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 (Van Cliburn)

1960

April 9

Fritz Reiner

Suppe - "Beautiful Galatea" Overture

Haydn: Sinfonia Concertante (Sidney Harth violin, Frank Miller cello, Ray Still oboe, Leonard Sharrow bassoon)

Johann Strauss II: Waltz, "Artist's Life" Waltz,

Johann Strauss II: "Roses from the South" Waltz,

Johann Strauss II: "Vienna Life" waltz,

Johann Strauss II: "Treasure Waltz," from "Gypsy Baron"

Josef Strauss: Waltz, "Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb' und Lust"

1960

April 12

Fritz Reiner

photo

Beethoven: Symphony no 1

Schumann: Piano Concerto (Van Cliburn)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Death and Transfiguration"

1960

April 14-15

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: Prelude and Good Friday Spell, from "Parsifal"

INTERMISSION

Saint-Saens: Cello Concerto no 2 (Frank Miller)

Dohnanyi: Suite for Orchestra

1960

April 21-22

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "A German Requiem"

PAUSE after Movement 3 Adele Addison soprano, William Warfield baritone, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis Director

1960

September 26

Fritz Reiner

Reiner - Chicago Symphony televised concert - WGM Chicago

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture (Le carnaval romain overture) opus 9

Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette (1839): Romeo Alone, Festival at the Capulets

1960

October 13-14

Walter Hendl

Wagner: Prelude to "Die Meistersinger"

Schumann: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Symphony no 5

1960

October 15

Erich Leinsdorf

Fritz Reiner was to have conducted this concert and the recording with Sviatoslav Richter which followed

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3

Mozart: Symphony No. 40

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Sviatoslav Richter)

1960

October 20-21

Walter Hendl

Stravinsky: "Song of the Nightingale"

MacDowell: Piano Concerto no 2 (Van Cliburn)

INTERMISSION

; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 (Van Cliburn)

Ravel: "Daphnis et Chloe" Suite no 2

1960

October 25

Antonio Votto

Antonio Votto Chicago Symphony Debut

Haydn: Symphony no 104 ("London")

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20 (Guiomar Novaes)

INTERMISSION

Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Mussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from an Exhibition"

1960

October 27-28

Antonio Votto

Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20 (Guiomar Novaes)

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Alborada del gracioso"

Debussy: "La Mer"

1960

November 3-4

Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Chicago Symphony Debut

+Beethoven: "Missa Solemnis" - Complete

(the claim of first Chicago Symphony performance is due to the "Complete" claim in the programme)

Adele Addison, soprano; Regina Sarfaty, mezzo-soprano; Richard Lewis, tenor; Eberhard Waechter, baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus; Margaret Hillis, director

1960

November 8

Hans Rosbaud

+Handel: Concerto Grosso: in B-flat, Opus 3, no 1

Mozart: Symphony no 34

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Der Buerger als Edelmann" - Suite

Richard Strauss: "Aus Italien" - Finale

1960

November 10-11

Hans Rosbaud

Schumann: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Debussy: "Gigues" and "Rondes de printemps," from "Images"

Roussel: Suite in F

1960

November 17-18

Hans Rosbaud

+Schoenberg: "Accompaniment to a Cinema Scene"

+Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements

INTERMISSION

Haydn: Symphony no 102

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 2

1960

November 22

Walter Hendl

photo

Respighi: "The Birds"

+Hindemith: "Philharmonic" Concerto (Variations for Orchestra)

INTERMISSION

Mahler: "Songs of a Wayfarer" (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone)

Falla: Three Dances from "The Three-Cornered Hat"

1960

November 24-25

Walter Hendl

+Riegger: Symphony no 4

**Henze: Five Neopolitan Songs (Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, baritone)

INTERMISSION

Bach: Suite no 2 (Donald Peck, flute; Gavin Williamson, harpsichord)

Hindemith: "Philharmonic" Concerto (Variations for Orchestra)

1960

December 1-2

Paul Kletzki

photo

Paul Kletzki'a Chicago Symphony Debut

Beethoven: "Egmont" Overture

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Leonid Kogan)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 3

1960

December 8-9

Walter Hendl

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" Overture

+Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Cello Concerto (Antonio Janigro)

1960

December 13

Walter Hendl

Brahms: "Tragic" Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 2 (Malcolm Frager)

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring")

1960

December 15-16

Leopold Stokowski

photo

 

Fritz Reiner had suffered a major heart attack on 7 October 1960, and Stokowski on short notice agreed to conduct this concert scheduled for Reiner

 

Smetana: "The Bartered Bride" Overture

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 1 - Malcolm Frager piano

Kodaly: "Hary Janos" Suite - Janos Hosszu, cimbalom

INTERMISSION

Shostakovich: Symphony no 5 in d minor, opus 47 (1937)

1960

December 27

Pierre Monteux

Mozart: Symphony no 35 ("Haffner")

Creston: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1960

December 29-30

Pierre Monteux

Mozart: Symphony no 35 ("Haffner")

Creston: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

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1961

January 5-6

Pierre Monteux

Cherubini: "Anacreon" Overture

Franck: Symphony in D Minor

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: "Petrouchka" (Original Version) (Mary Sauer, piano)

1961

January 12-13

Andre Cluytens

Andre Cluytens Chicago Symphony Debut in regular subscription series

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Death and Transfiguration"

Roussel: "Bacchus et Ariane" Suite no 2

1961

January 19-20

Andre Cluytens

Haydn: Symphony no 96 ("Miracle")

INTERMISSION

Shostakovich: Symphony no 11 ("1905")

1961

January 10

Andre Cluytens

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Don Juan"

Debussy: "Iberia"

1961

January 24

Andre Cluytens

Beethoven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Milhaud: "La Creation du Monde"

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919)

1961

January 26-27

Andre Cluytens

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Milhaud: "La Creation du Monde"

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Symphony no 9 ("From the New World")

1961

January 28

Margaret Hillis

J.S. Bach: Motet, "Jesu, meine Freude"

Poulenc: Mass in G

Mendelssohn: "Die erste Walpurgisnacht"

Chicago Symphony Chorus, Ellen Stuart mezzo-soprano, Walter Carringer tenor

1961

February 2-3

Walter Hendl

Weber: "Oberon" Overture

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 ("Scotch")

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Don Quixote" (Robert La Marchina cello, Milton Preves viola; Sidney Harth violin)

1961

February 9-10

Walter Hendl

Schumann: "Manfred" Overture

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

1961

February 14

Eleazar de Carvalho

+Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony no 1

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 24 (Dimitri Bashkirov)

INTERMISSION

Falla: "El amor brujo" - Suite

Albeniz-Arbos: "Evocation," "El Puerto," "Fete-Dieu a Seville" "Triana," from "Iberia"

1961

February 16-17

Eleazar de Carvalho

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony no 1

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 24 (Dimitri Bashkirov)

INTERMISSION

Sibelius: Symphony no 2

1961

February 23-24

Erich Leinsdorf

+Richard Strauss: Interludes from "Die Frau ohne Schatten" (arrangement by Leinsdorf)

Bruch: Violin Concerto no 1 (Sidney Harth)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 9 ("Great")

1961

February 28

Walter Hendl

Weber: "Oberon" Overture

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 ("Scotch")

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Don Quixote" (Robert La Marchina cello, Milton Preves viola, Sidney Harth violin)

1961

March 2-3

Walter Hendl

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Bartok: Piano Concerto no 3 (Annie Fischer)

INTERMISSION

I Brahms: Symphony no 2

1961

March 9-10

William Steinberg

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 ("Italian")

Brahms: "Haydn" Variations

INTERMISSION

Hindemith: Symphony, "Mathis der Maler"

Wagner: "Tannhäuser" Overture

1961

March 14

William Steinberg

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 ("Classical")

Brahms: "Haydn" Variations

INTERMISSION

Hindemith: Symphony, "Mathis der Maler"

Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1961

March 16-17

William Steinberg

Schubert: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 8

1961

March 23-24

Walter Hendl

Walton: "Portsmouth Point" Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Jacob Lateiner)

INTERMISSION

Schoenberg: "Transfigured Night"

Ravel: "La Valse"

1961

March 28

Walter Hendl

Vaughan Williams: Fantasy on a Theme of Thomas Tallis

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Jacob Lateiner)

INTERMISSION

Barber: Essay for Orchestra (no 1)

Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber

1961

March 30-31

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: Symphony no 39

Wagner: "Siegfried Idyll"

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

1961

April 6-7

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "La scala di seta" Overture

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 (Leonard Pennario)

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5

1961

April 11

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "La scala di seta" Overture

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 3 (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

1961

April 13-14

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "Les Petits Riens" Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 31 ("Paris") +Weiner: Pastorale, Fantasy and Fugue

INTERMISSION

Bartok: Violin Concerto no 2 (Isaac Stern)

1961

April 20-21

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture

Dvorak: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 ("Emperor") (Eugene Istomin)

1961

April 27-28

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 9

Phyllis Curtin, soprano; Florence Kopleff, contralto; John McCollum, tenor; Donald Gramm, bass-baritone

1961

October 12-13

Leopold Stokowski

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Brahms: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

+Tcherepnin: "Georgiana" Suite

Rimsky-Korsakov: "Capriccio Espagnol"

1961

October 19-20

Erich Leinsdorf

Wagner: Prelude to "Die Meistersinger"

+Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante (Janos Starker, cello)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 8

Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1961

October 21

Erich Leinsdorf

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 ("Pathetique")

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: "Romeo and Juliet" - Excerpts: Montagues and Capulets; +Juliet, the Young Maiden; Masks; +Romeo and Juliet before Parting Death of Tybalt

Wagner: Prelude to "Die Meistersinger"

1961

October 26-27

Andre Cluytens

+Honegger: Symphony no 3 ("Liturgique")

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "La Valse"

Berlioz: "Harold in Italy" (Milton Preves viola)

1961

November 2-3

Hans Rosbaud

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 4 (Sidney Harth violin, Donald Peck and Ralph Johnson flutes)

Mozart: Symphony no 40

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Zino Francescatti)

1961

November 4

Hans Rosbaud

Mozart: Symphony no 40

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Zino Francescatti)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 8 ("Unfinished")

1961

November 9-10

Hans Rosbaud

Haydn: Symphony no 95

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 23 (Robert Casadesus)

INTERMISSION

Franck: Symphonic Variations (Robert Casadesus, piano)

Ravel: "Alborada del gracioso"

1961

November 11

Hans Rosbaud

+Andrea Gabrielli (arranged by Giorgio Federico Ghedini): "Aria della Battaglia," for Wind Instruments

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 23 (Robert Casadesus')

INTERMISSION

Falla: "Nights in the Gardens of Spain" (Robert Casadesus, piano)

Ravel: "Alborada del gracioso"

1961

November 16-17

Hans Rosbaud

Ravel "Le Tombeau de Couperin"

Roussel: Symphony no 3

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 (John Browning)

1961

November 23-24

Hans Rosbaud

Beethoven: "The Creatures" of Prometheus" Overture

Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Sidney Harth)

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 6

1961

November 25

Hans Rosbaud

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" Overture

Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Sidney Harth)

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 6

1961

November 30 - December 1

Hans Rosbaud

A. Gabrieli-Ghedini: "Aria della Battaglia," for Wind Instruments

+Schubert: Symphony no 4 ("Tragic") again it is hard to believe that this performance of the Schubert 4th was the first Chicago Symphony performance as stated in the programme.

INTERMISSION

Webern: Six Pieces for Orchestra

+Berg: Three Pieces for Orchestra

1961

December 7-8

George Szell

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

INTERMISSION

. Brahms: Violin Concerto (Erica Morini)

1961

December 9

George Szell

Beethoven; "Leonore" Overture no 3

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 ("Pastorale")

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1961

December 14-15

George Szell

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

+Walton: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

1961

December 16

Margaret Hillis

J.S. Bach: Magnificat

Haydn: "Lord Nelson" Mass

Maria Ferriero soprano (in Bach only), Teresa Orantes soprano (in Haydn only), Lili Chookasian mezzo-soprano, David Paige tenor, Sherill Milnes baritone

Chicago Symphony Chorus

1961

December 21-22

George Szell

Haydn: Symphony no 92 ("Oxford")

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring")

INTERMISSION

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 17 (Artur Rubinstein)

1961

December 23

George Szell

Haydn: Symphony no 92 ("Oxford")

Schumann: Symphony no 1 ("Spring")

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Artur Rubinstein)

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1962

January 4-5

Leopold Stokowski

Mussorgsky: "A Night on Bald Mountain" (Stokowski/Rimsky-Korsakov)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 (Byron Janis)

INTERMISSION

Wagner: "Die Götterdämmerung" - Siegfried's Rhine Journey,

Siegfried's Death Music, and Act III Finale

1962

January 11-12

Leopold Stokowski

Mozart: "Le Nozze di Figaro" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 ("Eroica")

INTERMISSION

+Khrennikoff: "Much Ado About Nothing" - Incidental Music

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet"

1962

January 18-19

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: "Sinfonia domestica"

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 ("Emperor") (Rudolf Serkin)

1962

January 20

Fritz Reiner

Mozart: "Don Giovanni" Overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 21 (Rudolf Serkin)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Sinfonia domestica"

1962

January 25, 26, 27

Fritz Reiner

Vivaldi: "The Four Seasons" (Sidney Harth violin, Mary Sauer harpsichord)

INTERMISSION

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 (Emil Gilels)

1962

February 1-2

Walter Hendl

Mozart: Symphony no 29

Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (Erick Friedman, violin)

Stravinsky: Symphony in C

INTERMISSION

Paganini: Violin Concerto no 1 (Erick Friedman)

1962

February 8-9

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra"

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Dreaming by the Fireside," from "Intermezzo"

Richard Strauss: "Dance of the Seven Veils," from "Salome"

Richard Strauss: Final Scene, from "Salome" (Lisa Della Casa, soprano)

1962

February 10

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: "Also sprach Zarathustra"

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Dreaming by the Fireside," from "Intermezzo"

Richard Strauss: "Dance of the Seven Veils," from "Salome"

Richard Strauss: Final Scene, from "Salome" (Lisa Della Casa, soprano)

1962

February 15-16

Carlo Maria Giulini

Brahms: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

+Verdi: Four Sacred Pieces

(Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director)

1962

February 22-23

Carlo Maria Giulini

Haydn: Symphony no 104 ("London")

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 1 (Nathan Milstein)

INTERMISSION

Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod, from "Tristan and Isolde"

1962

February 24

Carlo Maria Giulini

Haydn: Symphony no 104 ("London")

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 1 (Nathan Milstein)

INTERMISSION

Britten: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod, from "Tristan and Isolde"

1962

March 1-2

Jean Martinon

(Chicago Symphony Downtown Debut) Mozart: Symphony No-! 51 ("Jupiter")

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

+Bartok: Rhapsody no 1 (Isaac Stern, violin)

Ravel: "Rapsodie espagnole"

1962

March 3

Jean Martinon

Mendelssohn: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - Overture, Nocturne, Scherzo and Wedding March

+Mozart: Violin Concerto no 1 (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

Bartok: Rhapsody no 1 (Isaac Stern, violin)

Debussy: "Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun"

Dukas: "The Sorcerer's Apprentice"

1962

March 8-9

Jean Martinon

Rossini: "La scala di. seta" Overture

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4" ("Italian")

INTERMISSION

Martin: Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Timpani, Percussion and String Orchestra

Debussy: "La Mer"

1962

March 15-16

Jean Martinon

+Handel: "Berenice" Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

+Martinon: Symphony no 2 ("Hymne a la Vie")

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919)

1962

March 22-23

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Le Corsaire" Overture

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Igor Oistrakh)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

1962

March 29-30

Fritz Reiner

Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 3

INTERMISSION

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 (Van Cliburn)

1962

April 5-6

Erich Leinsdorf

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" - Excerpts:

Overture, Introduction, Adagio - Andante quasi Allegretto, Grave, Allegro con brio, Adagio - Allegro Molto, Allegro, Andantino - Adagio - Allegro, Finale: Allegretto

INTERMISSION

+Shostakovich: Symphony no 10

1962

April 7

Erich Leinsdorf

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" - Excerpts:

Overture, Introduction, Adagio - Andante quasi Allegretto, Grave, Allegro con brio, Adagio - Allegro Molto, Allegro, Andantino - Adagio - Allegro, Finale: Allegretto

INTERMISSION

Shostakovich: Symphony no 10

1962

April 12-13

Erich Leinsdorf

+Mozart: Divertimento no 7

Schumann: Cello Concerto (Antonio Janigro)

INTERMISSION

Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet no 1

1962

April 19-20

Walter Hendl

Bach-Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor

+Mennin: Symphony no 6

INTERMISSION

Britten: "Peter Grimes" - Interludes: +Passacaglia, Dawn, Sunday Morning, +Moonlight, Storm

1962

April 26-27

Fritz Reiner

+Handel: "Israel in Egypt"

INTERMISSION was after Part I: Exodus

Phyllis Curtin soprano, Carol Smith contralto, Richard Lewis tenor, Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis director

Fritz Reiner's last concert as Music Director of the Chicago Symphony

1962

October 4-5

Leopold Stokowski

+Bach-Stokowski: "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God"

(first Chicago performance of the Stokowski transcription; the Stock transcription was previously performed)

Beethoven: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Shostakovich-Stokowski:Prelude in E-Flat Minor (from opus 34)

Gliere: Symphony no 3 ("Ilya Mourometz") arranged and abridged by Stokowski

1962

October 6

Leopold Stokowski

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Ravel: "Alborada del gracioso"

Gliere: Symphony no 3 ("Ilya Mourometz") (arranged and abridged by Stokowski)

1962

October 11-12

Paul Kletzki

Schubert: ’"'Symphony No8 "Unfinished")

Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod, from "Tristan and Isolde"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 1

1962

October 18-19

Paul Kletzki

5 Honegger: Symphony no 2, for Strings and Trumpet

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Wanda Wilkomirska)

INTERMISSION

Sibelius: Symphony no 2

1962

October 20

Paul Kletzki

Honegger: Symphony no 2, for Strings and Trumpet

Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto no 4 (Robert Casadesus)

INTERMISSION

Ravel: Piano Concerto for Left Hand (Robert Casadesus)

Debussy: "La Mer"

1962

October 25-26

Eleazar de Carvalho

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 3

Beethoven: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: "Petrouchka" - Suite (1947)

1962

November 1-2

Hans Rosbaud

Mozart: "The Magic Flute" Overture

Mozart: Serenade no 9 ("Posthorn") (Adolph Herseth, posthorn)

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 (Byron Janis)

Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1962

November 3

Hans Rosbaud

Mozart: "The Magic Flute" - Overture

Mozart: Serenade no 9 ("Posthorn") (Adolph Herseth posthorn)

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 (Byron Janis) Richard Strauss: "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks"

1962

November 8-9

Hans Rosbaud

+Rossini: Sonata for Two Violins, Cello and Contrabass (Arr. Casella)

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso, opus 3, no 11

Respighi: "The Birds"

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 2

1962

November 15-16

Hans Rosbaud

+Handel: "Agrippina" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 97

INTERMISSION

Khachaturian: Piano Concerto (Leonard Pennario)

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet"

1962

November 17

Hans Rosbaud

Handel: "Agrippini" Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 97

INTERMISSION

Khachaturian: Piano Concerto (Leonard Pennario)

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet"

1962

November 22-23

Hans Rosbaud

Brahms Symphony No 3

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: "Le Sacre du printemps" (Original Version)

1962

November 29-30

Hans Rosbaud

+Jean-Fery Rebel: 'The Elements" - Ballet Suite (1737)

+Debussy: "Jeux"

INTERMISSION

+Faure: Requiem

Adele Addison, soprano; John Reardon, baritone; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis, director

1962

December 6-7

Hans Rosbaud

Schumann: Piano Concerto (Eugene Istomin)

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 9

1962

December 8

Hans Rosbaud

Schumann: Piano Concerto (Eugene Istomin)

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 9

1962

December 13-14

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Leonore" Overture no 3

Prokofiev: "Lieutenant Kije" Suite

+Bartok: "Deux Images," opus 10

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Symphony no 4

1962

December 20-21

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Roman Carnival" Overture

Saint-Saens: Violin Concerto no 3 (Zino Francescatti)

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 4

1962

December 22

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven: "Egmont"Overture

Beethbven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Zino Francescatti)

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1963

January 3-4

Paul Kletzki

Brahms: "Haydn" Variations

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

INTERMISSION

Moussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from an Exhibition"

1963

January 5

Paul Kletzki

Weber: "Oberon" Overture

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein)

INTERMISSION

Moussorgsky-Ravel: "Pictures from-an Exhibition"

1963

January 10-11

Paul Kletzki

Mozart: Symphony no 39

INTERMISSION

Mahler: Symphony no 1 (played in Memory of Hans Rosbaud)

1963

January 17-18

Walter Hendl

Beethoven: "The Creatures of Prometheus" Overture

+Piston: Symphony no 7

Bloch: "Schelomo" (Frank Miller cello)

INTERMISSION

Dvorak: Symphony no 7

1963

January 24-25

Josef Krips

Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 ("Classical")

Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919)

1963

January 26

Josef Krips

Weber: "Der Freischuetz" Overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto (Isaac Stern)

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 ("Classical") Stravinsky: "The Firebird" - Suite (1919)

1963

January 31 - February 1

Josef Krips

Mozart: Symphony no 4l (Jupiter)

Webern: Passacaglia, opus 1

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A, opus 92

1963

February 7-8

Josef Krips

Walton: "Scapino," A Comedy Overture

Schuman: Symphony no 3

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 9 ("Great")

1963

February 9

Josef Krips

Walton: "Scapino," A Comedy Overture

Schuman: Symphony no 3

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 9 ("Great")

1963

February 14-15

Charles Munch

Faure: "Pelleas et Mdlisande" - Suite

Ravel: "Vaises nobles et sentimentales" and "La Valse" (played without pause)

INTERMISSION

Saint-Saens: Symphony no 3

1963

February 21-22

Charles Munch

Rameau: "Dardanus" Suite (Arr. D'Indy)

Debussy: "La Mer"

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 (Hans Richter-Haaser)

1963

February 23

Charles Munch

Rameau: "Dardanus" Suite (arranged by D'Indy)

Ravel: "Vaises nobles et sentimentales" and "La Valse" (played without pause)

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 (Hans Richter-Haaser)

1963

February 28 - March 1

Fritz Reiner

Berlioz: "Beatrice and Benedict" Overture

+Berlioz: "Nuits d'ete" (first complete Chicago Symphony performance) (Leontyne Price, soprano)

INTERMISSION

Granados: Intermezzo from "Goyescas"

Falla: "El amor brujo” (Leontyne Price, soprano)

Albeniz-Arbos: "Triana," from "Iberia"

1963

March 7-8

Fritz Reiner

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 2 (John Weicher violin, Donald Peck flute, Ray Still oboe, Adolph Herseth trumpet)

Haydn: Symphony no 101 ("Clock")

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Prelude to "Lohengrin" (Act I)

Wagner: Prelude to "Lohengrin" (Act III)

Wagner: Overture to "Tannhaeuser"

1963

March 9

Fritz Reiner

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 2 (John Weicher violin, Donald Peck flute, Ray Still oboe, Adolph Herseth trumpet)

Haydn: Symphony no 101 ("Clock")

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Prelude to "Lohengrin" (Act I)

Wagner: Prelude to "Lohengrin" (Act III)

Wagner: Overture to "Tannhaeuser"

1963

March 14-15

William Steinberg

+Lopatnikoff : "Festival" Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 36 ("Linz")

INTERMISSION

Tchdikovsky: "Manfred" Symphony

1963

March 21-22

William Steinberg

Bach: Mass in B Minor

INTERMISSION was after Part II: Gloria

Frances Yeend soprano, Shirley Verrett mezzo-soprano, Charles Bressler tenor, Ara Berberian bass; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis director

1963

March 23

William Steinberg

Bach: Mass in B Minor

INTERMISSION was after Part II: Gloria

Frances Yeend soprano, Shirley Verrett mezzo-soprano, Charles Bressler tenor, Ara Berberian bass; Chicago Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Margaret Hillis director

1963

March 28-29

Paul Hindemith

Brahms: "Academic Festival" Overture

Hindemith: Concert Music for Strings and Brass

INTERMISSION

Bruckner: Symphony no 7

1963

April 4-5

Paul Hindemith

Schumann: "Manfred" Overture

Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven

INTERMISSION

Wagner: "Siegfried Idyll")

+Hindemith: Sinfonietta in E (1950)

1963

April 6

Paul Hindemith

Schumann: "Manfred" Overture

Reger: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Beethoven

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Grosse Fuge

Hindemith: "Nobilissima Visione"

1963

April 11-12

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: Good Friday Spell, from "Parsifal"

Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp (Donald Peck flute, Edward Druzinsky harp)

INTERMISSION

***Robert Russell Bennett: Symphony (dedicated to Fritz Reiner)

Weber: "Euryanthe" Overture

1963

April 18-19

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "Semiramide" Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (vasn Cliburn)

1963

April 20

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: "Semiramide" Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 (Van Cliburn)

Fritz Reiner's final concert with the Chicago Symphony

1963

April 25-26

Walter Hendl

Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 1 (Leon Fleisher)

INTERMISSION

Rachmaninoff: Symphony no 2

1963

May 2-3

Walter Hendl

Fritz Reiner too ill to conduct.

Mendelssohn: "Fingal's Cave" Overture

+Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (Clark Brody) another surprising first concert performance by the Chicago Symphony

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: "Ein Heldenleben"

Fritz Reiner was was scheduled to conduct the concluding concert of the Chicago Symphony 1962-1963 season on 3 May 1963, but was too ill to conduct; he died in New York City six months later on 15 November 1963.

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1  Fritz Reiner Society, Stephen C. Hillyer, President.  Chicago Symphony Orchestra Subscription Concerts 1953-1963.  December, 1981.
2  page 16.  Chicago Musical Patron is Visitor in Elyria. Elyria Chronicle Telegram.  Elyria, Ohio.  January 5, 1955.
6  Peck, Donald. "The Right Place, The Right Time." Indiana University Press. Bloomington, Indiana. 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-253-34914-9..

 

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L'Héritage de Stokowski - Accueil français

Victor Talking Machine Company, Eldridge Johnson, et le développement de la technologie d'enregistrement acoustique

1917 - 1924 les enregistrements acoustique Victor de Leopold Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 -  Premiers enregistrements acoustique de Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1917 - 1919 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1920 - 1921 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1922 - 1924 autres enregistrements acoustique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1919 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Russe Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1920 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique français - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 -1924 enregistrements acoustique Tchaïkovski - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1921 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Wagner - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1924 enregistrements acoustique Rachmaninov - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Développement de l'enregistrement électrique

Permis d'exploitation du système Westrex donné à Victor et Columbia

1925 Premier enregistrement électrique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1925 autres enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1926 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1927 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1927 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1928 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1929 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1930 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1931 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1932 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1933 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1934 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1934 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1935 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1936 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1937 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1939-1940 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

D'autres documents sur Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

Camden église studio - Victor Talking Machine studio d'enregistrement

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie Enregistrement à l'Académie de musique de Philadelphie

Interviews avec Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Orchestrations

Leopold Stokowski, Harvey Fletcher et les laboratoires Bell expérimental enregistrements

Maîtres de restauration moderne de disques historique

CDs de Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

Leopold Stokowski Discographies chronologique

      Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements acoustique

      Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements électriques

Leopold Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie bibliographie, des sources et crédits

L'Orchestre symphonique de Boston - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre de Cleveland - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre du Metropolitan Opera de New York - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre philharmonique de New York - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre de Philadelphie - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique Russe de New York - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de San Francisco - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de St. Louis - musiciens principaux