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

 

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Fritz Reiner's Concerts with the Cincinnati Symphony -

    from 1922 to 1931   - with an added listing of other Reiner concerts 1931-1938

 

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Fritz Reiner Goes to Cincinnati

 

Cincinnati, with its large German-origin community had a strong musical tradition, including with its Cincinnati May Festival.  The Cincinnati Symphony had a series of distinguished conductors, beginning with Frank Van der Stucken who conducted it from its founding in 1895 until 1907.  After Van der Stucken, the orchestra was silent for three seasons until Leopold Stokowski became conductor 1909-1912.  The great violinist Eugène Ysaÿe led the orchestra 1918-1922, prior to the arrival of Fritz Reiner in the 1922-1923 season.  The resuscitation of the Cincinnati Symphony was due to the efforts and money of Charles Phelps Taft and Anna Sinton Taft.  Charles Taft was Editor and Publisher of the Cincinnati Times, and part of a distinguished Ohio family that included President and US Chief Justice William Howard Taft.  Anna Sinton Taft was one of the founders of the Cincinnati Symphony in 1893, and served as its President until her death in 1931.

Tafts Cincinnati

      Charles Phelps Taft and Anna Sinton Taft circa 1900

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According to A History of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to 1931, Fritz Reiner was one of four candidates to become the orchestra's conductor 15.  The other three were: Serge Koussevitzky, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Felix Weingartner, all far more famous than Reiner.  Koussevitzky's salary requirements were not met and Furtwängler and Weingartner both had superior positions in Berlin and Vienna.  The Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony, Hugo Heermann's father Emil Heermann (1844-1935) had written to his son of Reiner's European successes 16.  Emil Heermann had been Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony starting in 1909, and was succeeded by his son Hugo Heermann.

Hugo Heermann

      Hugo Heermann in 1875

 

Prior to the start of the 1922-1923 season, Fritz Reiner met with Hugo Heermann in Europe to plan the Cincinnati season.  Charles and Anna Sinton Taft strongly supported the Cincinnati Symphony during Reiner's tenure, giving $100,000 in endowment to the orchestra each season during the 1920s.  In 1928, they gave one million dollars toward and endowment for the orchestra provided $2.5 million in matching gifts were made, a goal achieved.

 

During the first Cincinnati season, Reiner replaced one-third of the orchestra, and he replaced between 15% and 29% in seasons thereafter.

Reiner with score

      Fritz Reiner in Cincinnati

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Reiner's Cincinnati Repertoire

 

Fritz Reiner was remarkably innovative in his programming in Cincinnati, particularly of contemporary music and of compositions by US composers.  The list below shows a portion of the new, mostly contemporary works which Reiner featured between 1922 and 1930 both in Cincinnati and in New York City.

 

Daniel Gregory Mason

Chanticleer Overture   **

Daniel Gregory Mason

Symphony no 2   **

Joseph Joseph Mraczek (1878 - 1944)-Johann Sebastian Bach

Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903   **

Ottorino Respighi-Johann Sebastian Bach

Prelude and Fugue in D Major BWV 532   **

Marcel Dupré

Cortège et litanie   **

Roger Sessions

Black Maskers Suite   ***

Henry Hadley

Streets of Pekin   **

Ernest Bloch

America   **

Ernest Bloch

Twenty-second Psalm   **

Leo Weiner

Carnival   **

Leo Weiner

Serenade opus 3 for Orchestra   **

Bela Bartok

Dance Suite BB 86a   **

Bela Bartok

Suite no 1 BB 39   **

Bela Bartok

Piano Concerto no 1 with the composer as soloist   **

Ferruccio Busoni

Turandot Suite BV 248   +

Ferruccio Busoni

Concerto for Piano, Orchestra and Chorus BV 247   **

Ottorino Respighi

Ballata delle Gnomidi (Dance of the Gnomes - 1920)   **

Alexander Glazunov

Symphony no 3 opus 33   **

Darius Milhaud

Violin Concerto no 1 opus 93   **

Paul Hindemith

Concerto for Orchestra opus 38   +

Arthur Honegger

Concertino for Piano and Orchestra H55   **

Arthur Honegger

Pacific 231 (1923)   +

Zoltán Kodály

Dances of Marosszék (1930)   +

Kurt Weill

Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra   **

George Gershwin

Piano Concerto in F major with the composer at the piano   +

George Gershwin

Rhapsody in Blue with the composer at the piano   +

George Gershwin

An American in Paris (1928)  +

Joseph Joseph Mraczek (1878 - 1944)

Oriental Sketches for Chamber Orchestra   **

Maurice Ravel

Menuet antique (1929)   **

Richard Strauss

Suite from Le bourgeois gentilhomme   **

Hugo Wolf

Italian Serenade   +

Arthur Bliss

Hymn to Apollo F 116   **

Arthur Bliss

Colour Symphony F 106   +

Aaron Copland

Symphony no 1 Scherzo (1928)   +

Anton Bruckner

Symphonies 4, 7, 8, 9   +

Gustav Mahler

Symphonies 2, 4, 7   +

John Alden Carpenter

Skycrapers Suite (1926)   +

Igor Stravinsky

Petrushka (1911 version)   +

Gustav Holst

The Planets opus 32   +

Mussorgsky-Ravel

Pictures at an Exhibition   +

*** world premiere   ** US premiere   + Cincinnati premiere

 

In addition, Reiner programmed for the first time in Cincinnati, and often in his first performances of the works, many compositions by Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel, neither of whom were then frequently performed.  These included by Claude Debussy:

- Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune L 86

- Nuages

- Fêtes from Nocturnes pour orchestre L 91

- La Mer L 109,

- Ibéria and Rondes du printemps from "Images" L 122.

 

And from Maurice Ravel, he programmed:

- Rapsodie espagnole opus 54

- Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 opus 57b

- Ma mère l'oye opus 62 (1911)

- Le tombeau de Couperin opus 68a

- La valse opus 72, and Boléro opus 81.

 

1927 Toscanini Reiner

      Toscanini and Reiner in Italy in 1927

 

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

 

To see a Biography of Fritz Reiner, click here

 

Meanwhile, Reiner's relations with the Cincinnati board also had become progressively more contentious, and after his four year contract begun in the 1923-1924 season, Reiner was given only one year contracts.  After the news of Fritz Reiner's second divorce and third marriage, the Board notified Reiner that his contract would not be renewed, and they set about identifying a replacement 7

 

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 - Cincinnati Symphony concerts done in other cities, outside the usual subscription series, certain Reiner concerts with other orchestras (with the orchestra indicated) and other special concerts.  Corrections, additions and comments on this material will be welcome by contacting me.

 

  The Concerts of Fritz Reiner with the Cincinnati Symphony 1922-1931

and other Reiner concerts 1931-1938 listed Chronologically

 

Emery Auditorium Cincinnati

      Emery Auditorium, well known for its excellent acoustics

 

All concerts 1922-1931 took place in Emery Auditorium, Cincinnati except as otherwise indicated and except the Cincinnati May Festival concerts which took place in the Cincinnati Music Hall.

Cincinnati Music Hall

      Cincinnati Music Hall, home of the Cincinnati May Festival

 

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key:     + is Cincinnati Symphony premiere or local premiere  ** is US premiere  *** is world premiere

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All concerts are with the Cincinnati Symphony in the Emery Auditorium unless otherwise indicated

1922 October 27-28 Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the Cincinnati Symphony 1922-1923 season, and the first concert of Fritz Reiner in the United States

In Cincinnati, Reiner followed Leopold Stokowski who was conductor 1909-1912, and the great violinist Eugène Ysaÿe led the orchestra 1918-1922.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and "Liebestod"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

1922 November 10-11 Fritz Reiner

Mme Charles Cahier (1870-1951) mezzo-soprano (born Sara Jane Walker in Tennessee)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 38 'Prague'

Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen ('Songs of a Wayfarer') (1890)

Sara Cahier Sara Cahier was selected by Bruno Walter to sing, posthumously, the premiere of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde in Munich in November 1911

INTERMISSION

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959: Psalm 22 for Low Voice and Orchestra (1914)

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

1922 November 19 Fritz Reiner

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde - + Entr'acte no 1 + Ballet Music no 1

Franz Schubert-Guiraud: Marche militaire in D major

Johannes Brahms-Parlow: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 and 6

INTERMISSION

von Suppe: Overture to "The Beautiful Galatea"

+ Johann Strauss Jr.: Roses from the South

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus: Overture

1922 November 24-25 Fritz Reiner

Joseph Vito harp

Foote: Four Character Pieces after Omar Khayam

Gabriel Pierné: Konzertstück for Harp and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

** Glazunov: Symphony no 3

1922 December 3 Fritz Reiner

"Popular Concert"

Thomas: Overture to Mignon

Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne - Suite no 1

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre

INTERMISSION

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - ''Danse des Sylphes, " from Act II "Marche hongroise," from Act I

1922 December 8-9 Fritz Reiner

(Alfred Cortot, pianist)

Claude Debussy: Images pour orchestre - 2. "Iberia"

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 4

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 'Pathétique'

1922 December 15-16 Fritz Reiner

Karl Kirksmith, cello

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1922 December 17 Fritz Reiner

Marguerite Melville-Liszniewska Marguerite Melville-Liszniewska piano who taught at the Cincinnati Conservatory (nice hat)

Concert in Honor of Ludwig van Beethoven's 152nd Birthday

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 'Emperor'

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1922 December 31 Fritz Reiner

Antonin Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92

Smetana: Md Vlast - 2. "Vlatva" (The Moldau")

Jarnefelt: Praeludium

INTERMISSION

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Marche slave in Bb minor opus 32 (1876)

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1923 January 5-6 Fritz Reiner

Paul Kochanski, violin

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite no 1

+ Vivaldi-Nachez: Violin Concerto in A minor

INTERMISSION

+ Handel-Harty: The Water Music - Suite

Haydn: Symphony no 102

1923 January 14 Fritz Reiner

All-American Program "In Commemoration of the 15th Anniversary of the Passing of Edward MacDowell (1860-1908)"

Edgar Stillman Kelley, conductor, in the Kelley work only

+ Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Two Fragments after 'The Song of Roland':

- "The Lovely Alda"

- "The Saracens"

Victor Herbert: Irish Rhapsody (1892)

INTERMISSION

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): Alice in Wonderland, Pantomime Suite for Orchestra

Henry Hadley (1873-1937): 'In Bohemia' Overture (1901)

1923 January 19-20 Fritz Reiner

Wilhelm Backhaus. piano

** Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Suite no 1 - US premiere of a work by Reiner's teacher in Budapest

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Piano Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

+ John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): Krazy Kat, A jazz Pantomime (1921)

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

1923 January 28 Fritz Reiner

Jean Ten Have violin of the Cincinnati Conservatory son of composer Willem Ten Have

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Russian Themes for Violin and Orchestra opus 33 (1886)

INTERMISSION

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): Krazy Kat, A Jazz Pantomime (1921)

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Coppélia (1870) - Suite of selections from the ballet

1923 February 2-3 Fritz Reiner

Elena Gerhardt, mezzo-soprano

+ Pizzetti: La Pisanella - Suite

+ Marcello: song "Il mio del fuoco"

Gluck: Paride ed Elena - "O del mio dolce ardor," from Act I

INTERMISSION

"Wolf: Italian Serenade

Richard Strauss: Songs -

"Morgen"

"Standchen"

"Wiegenlied"

"Cacilie"

"Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Ballata delle gnomidi

1923 February 4 Fritz Reiner

Margaret Spaulding, soprano

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsdy no 2 in C-sharp minor

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): song "Die drei Zigeuner"

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): song "Die Lrelei"

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Richard Wagner: Five Wesendonck Lieder:

- "Schmerzen"

+ - "Stehe still"

- "Traume"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: 'Ride of the Valkyries' from Act III

1923 February 16-17 Fritz Reiner

(Pablo Casals, cellist)

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Euryanthe

Haydn: Cello Concerto in D

INTERMISSION

** Leo Weiner: Carnival, Humoresque for Small Orchestra - US premiere of a work by another of Reiner's teachers in Budapest.

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in c minor opus 68

1923 February 25 Fritz Reiner

Faye Ferguson, piano

Otto Nicolai (1810-1849): Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

+ Volkmann: Serenade in of major for String Orchestra

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

1923 March 2-3 Fritz Reiner

(Irene Gardner, pianist)

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht opus 4

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8

1923 March 4 Fritz Reiner

Gustav Clemens was conductor in the second half of the programme which a featured children's chorus drawn from area schools which he had organized

 

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

Grieg: Peer Gynt - Suite no 1

INTERMISSION

Kuervels: A Festal Day, Cantata for Children's Voices and Orchestra

1923 March 16-17 Fritz Reiner

+ Richard Wagner: Overture to Die Feen

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold - "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Ride of the Valkyries" from Act III

INTERMISSION Richard Wagner: Siegfried - "Forest Murmurs," from Act II

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung - "Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey"

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

1923 March 23-24 Fritz Reiner

Erna Rubinstein, violin

Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 3

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 39

1923 March 25 Fritz Reiner

Eulah Cornor, contralto

+ Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948): Overture to "The Secret of Suzanne"

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Sylvia - Suite

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - "Amor! Viens aider ma faiblesse" from Act II

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, p. 71a as arranged by Reiner

- "Miniature Overture"

- "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

- "Chinese Dance"

- "Dance of the Reed Pipes"

- "Russian Dance: Trepak"

Verdi: Don Carlo - "O don fatale," from Act IV

Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

1923 April 6-7 Fritz Reiner

Bruckner: Symphony no 9 'Unfinished'

INTERMISSION

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 'Unfinished'

1923 April 20-21 Fritz Reiner

+ Bax: The Garden of Fand

+ Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

1923 May 1 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival choruses

Felix Mendelssohn: Elijah (complete)

Florence Easton and Elizabeth Durland Langhorst, sopranos;

Sigrid Onegin and Merle Alcock, contraltos;

Dan Bedde and George Mulhauser, tenors; Clarence Whitehill, baritone

(INTERMISSION after Part I of the oratorio)

1923 May 2 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival choruses

Johann Sebastian Bach: Mass in B minor (complete)

(Marie Sundelius, soprano; Sigrid Onegin and Merle Alcock, contraltos;

Paul Althouse, tenor; Charles Tittman, bass)

(INTERMISSION after "Gloria")

Paul Althouse Paul Althouse

1923 May 3 Fritz Reiner

May Festival Concerts

These May 1923 May Festival concerts were Reiner's only appearances as part of the Cincinnati May Festivals

 

Charles Heinroth organ, Florence Easton soprano, Clarence Whitehill baritone

Organ Solos:

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Toccata in F

César Franck: Chorale no 3

Jean Sibelius: Bells of Berghall Church

+ Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3 'Organ'

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser

- Overture

- "Dich, teure Halle," from Act II

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - Act III: "Ride of the Valkyries" and scene 3 of Brünnhilde and Wotan - Florence Easton soprano, Clarence Whitehill baritone

1923 May 4 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival choruses

Gabriel Pierné: La croisade des enfants oratorio (1902)

Aliys: Florence Easton, soprano

Alain: Marie Sundelius, soprano

Narrator: Lambert Murphy, tenor

An old Sailor: Clarence Whitehill, baritone

A Mother: Elizabeth Durland Langhorst, soprano

(INTERMISSION after Part III of the Pierné oratorio)

1923 May 5 afternoon Fritz Reiner

May Festival Concerts

Sigrid Onegin, contralto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

Franz Schubert: songs:

- "Die Allmacht" (Great is the Lord)

- "Der Erlkönig" (Alder King)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: songs:

- "Standchen"

- "Morgen"

- "Cacilie"

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

1923 May 5 evening Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival choruses

*** Henry Hadley (1873-1937): Resurgam opus 98 composed 1922 world premiere

Inez Barbour, soprano; Merle Alcock, contralto; Lambert Murphy, tenor; Charles T. Tittman, bass

INTERMISSION

*Peter Benoit (1834-1901): The Pacification of Ghent - 'Oath of the Beggars'

(Leo F. Harman, speaker; George Segers, baritone; Male chorus)

*Surdo: In Flanders' Fields (Women's chorus)

**Van der Stucken: Cortège festival (chorus, Solo chorus, Children's chorus)

1923 October 26-27 Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the 1923-1924 season

Ary Van Leeuwen flute

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite no 2 for Flute and Strings

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A opus 92 (1812)

1923 November 4 Fritz Reiner

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor opus 95 'From the New World'

INTERMISSION

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): "Molly on the Shore"

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Londonderry Air

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): "Shepherd's Hey"

** Joseph Mraczek (1878-1944): Oriental Sketches - US premiere of this Czech composer whom Reiner knew in Dresden

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880) - Adolph Stadermann, organ

1923 November 9-10 Fritz Reiner

Eva Gauthier, soprano

Reznicek: Overture to Donna Diana

+ Maurice Ravel: "Deux Mélodies hébraïques" with soprano

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Suite no 2 "Indian"

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Salome - "Dance of the Seven Veils"

+ Delage: Two Poèmes hindous (unspecified, from set of four)

+ Igor Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics

+ Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor - "Polovtsian Dances" from Act II

1923 November 18 Fritz Reiner

Serafin Alschausky trombone

Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture

David: Trombone Concerto

+ Franz Schubert-Ernest Kunwald: Marche herique in B minor (Kunwald was a former conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony)

INTERMISSION

+ Richard Strauss: waltz from Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - "Prize Song" from Act III (played by violins in unison)

Prelude to Act I

1923 November 23-24 Fritz Reiner

Mitja Nikisch, pianist - son of conductor Arthur Nikisch

Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride

+ Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Pupazzetti (Reiner had spent the summer of 1923 in Italy and may have brought this score back with him on his return in September, 1923)

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

Robert Schumann: Symphony no 2

1923 December 2 Sunday evening Fritz Reiner
Joseph Vito

Joseph Vito, harp

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Sakuntala Overture

+ Georges Bizet: Jeux d'enfants

Maurice Ravel: Introduction et Allegro

Turnier: Prelude et Danse for Harp and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Jacques Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann - "Barcarolle," from Act III

Intermezzo from Act I

Chabrier: España, rhapsody for orchestra

1923 December 7-8 Fritz Reiner

+ Wetzler: Overture to "As You Like It"

Hector Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette - "Queen Mab Scherzo," from Part II

+ Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Much Ado About Nothing - Suite

INTERMISSION

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream:

- Overture

- Scherzo

- Nocturne

- Wedding March

1923 December 16 Fritz Reiner

Heiman Weinstine Heiman Weinstine violin (most of his career in the Minneapolis Symphony)

Daniel Auber: Overture to Masaniello

Charles Gounod: Faust - Ballet Music from Act V

Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (movements II and III omitted)

INTERMISSION

Carl Maria von Weber-Felix Weingartner: Invitation to the Dance

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

1923 December 28-29 Fritz Reiner

Emil Heermann violin

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

INTERMISSION

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 'Great'

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1924 January 6 Fritz Reiner

Josephine Rosensweet piano

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3

INTERMISSION

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in F

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

1924 January 11-12 Fritz Reiner

Charles Brackett tenor with chorus

+ Ernest Schelling (1876-1939): A Victory Ball

Claude Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (1884): "(O temps à jamais effacé" (Air d'Azaël)

Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes:

  • Nuages

  • Fêtes

  • Sirènes

  • with chorus

INTERMISSION

Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'Oye Suite (1911)

+ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: A May Night: "Quel calme" (Song of Levko)

Richard Wagner: Overture to Der Fliegende Holländer

1924 January 20 Fritz Reiner

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): St. Stanislaus (unfinished oratorio) - Polonaise in E-flat major

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dances, p. 46, Ns. 3 and 4

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - "Bacchanale," from Act III

INTERMISSION

Joseph Hellmesberger (1828-1893): Ball Scene for orchestra

Skilton: Two Indian Dances

Johann Strauss Jr.: Wiener Blut Waltz

1924 January 25-26 Fritz Reiner

Yolanda Mero Yolanda Mero (1887-1963) piano

** Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - Suite - US premiere of this important Strauss piece which Reiner performed with distinction throughout his career

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

P. I. P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in f opus 36

1924 February 3 Fritz Reiner

Dezso d’Antalffy organ - later famous as the organist at the Roxy Theater, New York City

*** Dezso d'Antalffy (1885-1945): Festival Prologue for Organ, Strings and Brass - world premier of this Hungarian contemporary of Reiner

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Die Königin von Saba (The Queen of Sheba) opera: Ballet Music from Act III

Franz von Suppé (1819-1895): "Poet and Peasant" Overture

INTERMISSION

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

Carl Maria von Weber: Jubilee Overture

1924 February 8-9 Fritz Reiner

Emil Heermann violin, Karl Kirksmith (1882–1955) cello

"Max Reger (1873-1916): Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40

1924 February 22-23 Fritz Reiner

Bronislaw Huberman violin

+ Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915): "The Poem of Ecstasy" (Le Poème de l'extase) opus 54

interesting that Scriabin composed this work only 16 years previously

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major opus 35 - Bronislaw Huberman violin

INTERMISSION

Alexander Borodin: Symphony no 2 in b (1874)

1924 March 2 Fritz Reiner

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Coppélia (1870) - Suite of selections from the ballet

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream -

Overture

- Scherzo

- Nocturne

- Wedding March

INTERMISSION Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

1924 March 7-8 Fritz Reiner

Alma Beck contralto, Dan Beddoe tenor

+ Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1909)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1

1924 March 16 Fritz Reiner

Mary Bennett, contralto

+ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden - Suite

P. I. Tchaikovsky: song "None But the Lonely Heart" opus 6 (1869)

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): song "Les Filles de Cadix" (1887)

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: "Good Friday Spell" from Act III

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser: "Festmarch" from Act II

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): song "Die Lorelei" (1856)

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold - "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Ride of the Valkyries," from Act III

1924 March 21-22 Fritz Reiner

Marguerite Melville-Liszniewska Marguerite Melville-Liszniewska (1879-1935) piano - taught at the Cincinnati Conservatory

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Fountains of Rome

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto

INTERMISSION "Haydn: Symphony no 82 'The Bear'

1924 March 30 Fritz Reiner

Edith Piper, soprano

+ Verdi Overture to Sicilian Vespers (Vespri siciliani)

Verdi: La Forza del destino - "Pace; pace; mio Dio!" from Act IV

Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne - Suite no 2

INTERMISSION

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods

+ Mascagni: "Vi la sapete," from Cavalleria Rusticana

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

1924 April 6 Fritz Reiner

Dayton Westminster Choir, J.F. Williamson, director in the second half of programme

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Les préludes (1854)

Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise" from Act I

INTERMISSION

music from Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor opus 95 'From the New World' with lyrics of William Arms Fisher: "Going Home"

Edvard Grieg: Anthem 'Jesus, Friend of Sinners'

+ Clarence Dickinson (1873-1969): "The shepherd's story : a Christmas anthem"

+ Alexander Arkhangelsky (1846-1924): " I am mindful of the Day of Judgement"

+ Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Anthem 'Bless the Lord, My Soul'

+ Alexander Gretchaninov (1864-1956): 'God, Hear My Prayer'

1924 April 11-12 Fritz Reiner

Carl Flesch violin

+ Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77 (1878)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

1924 April 20 Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 'Unfinished'

INTERMISSION

Joseph Hellmesberger (1828-1893): Ball Scene for orchestra

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): 'Molly on the Shore'

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Shepherd's Hey

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in F

1924 April 25-26 Fritz Reiner

Harold Bauer piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 2 opus 72a

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Richard Wagner: Siegfried - "Forest Murmurs," from Act II

""Siegfried Ascending Brünnhilde's Rock," from Act III (as arranged by Reiner)

1924 May 2-3 Fritz Reiner

Request Programme

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 'Pathétique' opus 74 (1893)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1924 May 19

Budapest Philharmonic

Budapest, Hungary

Fritz Reiner

Beethoven Festival Programme

Reiner conducted an All-Beethoven programme 3, 5

1924 May

Royal Hungarian Opera

Budapest, Hungary

Fritz Reiner

Reiner conducted an unidentifed programme 5

1924 May

Charlottenburg Opera

Charlottenburg Opera House, Berlin, Germany

Fritz Reiner

Reiner conducted an unidentifed programme 5

1924 May or June

London Symphony Orchestra

Queens Hall, London, England

Fritz Reiner

this was Fritz Reiner's London debut 5

Elena Gerhardt

Elena Gerhardt (1883-1961) mezzo-soproano

Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (1901, 1904) - Elena Gerhardt mezzo-soproano

Richard Stauss: songs (not identified) - Elena Gerhardt mezzo-soproano

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

1924 June

Czech Philharmonic

Prague, Czechoslovakia

Fritz Reiner

International Society for Contemporary Music 3

concert included:

Serge Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 1 opus 19 (1917) - Joseph Szigeti violin

Arnold Bax: Symphony no 1 (1922) - Bax not yet knighted

At this three day festival, Reiner also heard Artur Honegger's "Pacific 231" and Arnold Schoenberg's Erwartung opus 17 of 1909, both of which he brought back to the US according to Philip Hart's excellen Reiner biography 3. Reiner also visited Paris where he met Igor Stravinsky 5.

1924 July 24

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner's first concert with the New York Philharmonic

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

encore: Fireworks

1924 July 25

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Debussy: Images pour orchestre - 2. "Iberia"

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Coppélia (1870) - Suite of selections from the ballet:

- Csardas

- Dance of the Hours and Waltz

- Intermezzo Act II

- Music of the Automata and Waltz

INTERMISSION

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne - Suite no 1 (1872)

- Pastorale

- Intermezzo

- Minuet

- Farandole

1924 July 26

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in f opus 36

INTERMISSION

Ottorino Respighi: The Ballad of the Gnomes (1920)

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida Ballet music and "Triumphal march"

encore: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Introduction to Act II

1924 July 27

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in c opus 67

INTERMISSION

** Leo Weiner: Serenade for Orchestra opus 3 (US premiere)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Les préludes (1854)

encore: Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt opus 46: "In the Hall of the Mountain King"

1924 July 28

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Antonin Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 'Pathétique' opus 74 (1893)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - "Bacchanale" from Act III

1924 July 29

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Antonin Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A opus 92 (1812)

INTERMISSION

Smetana: Md vlast - "Vlatva" (The Moldau")

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

1924 July 30

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

+ (first time at Stadium concerts) Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

INTERMISSION

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor - "Polovtsian Dances," from Act II

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880)

1924 July 31

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F opus 93 (1812)

INTERMISSION

Karl Goldmark: The Queen of Sheba: Ballet Music

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream -

- Overture

- Nocturne

- Scherzo

- Wedding March

1924 August 1

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman: Overture

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and "Liebestod"

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: An Alpine Symphony opus 64 (1915)

encore: Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman: Overture

1924 August 2

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Hans von Suppe: The Beautiful Galatea: Overture

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b D 759 'Unfinished'

INTERMISSION

Joseph Hellemsberger Jr.: "Ball Scene"

Johannes Brahms: two Hungarian Dances (unspecified)

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier opus 59 (1911): Waltz

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus: Overture

1924 August 3

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Hermann Hans Wetzler (1970-1943): Overture to "As You Like It" opus 7

Deems Taylor (1885-1966): "Through The Looking Glass" for orchestra (1918)

Alan Lincoln Langley (1892-1949): Waltz: "Children's Songs"

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

1924 August 4

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Verdi (1970-1943): Overture to "As You Like It" opus 7

Percy Grainger (1882–1961) with the composer at the piano:

- "Molly on the Shore"

- "Irish Tune" (Londonderry Air)

- "Shepherd's Hey"

encore: "Shepherd's Hey"

Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise" from Act I

INTERMISSION

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in F

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Marche slave in Bb minor opus 32 (1876)

1924 August 5

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

1924 August 6

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold - "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Ride of the Valkyries," from Act III

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Siegfried: Siegfried Ascending Brünnhilde's Rock" from Act III (as arranged by Reiner)

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: "Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Jurney"

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: "Brünnhilde's Immolation" Finale of Act III

encore: Richard Wagner: Parsifal: "Good Friday Spell," from Act III

1924 October 24-25 Fritz Reiner

Thirtieth Cincinnati Season 1924-1925

Karl Kirksmith cello, Edward Kreiner violin

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

+ Richard Strauss: Don Quixote opus 35 (1897) - Karl Kirksmith cello, Edward Kreiner violin

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

1924 November 2 Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold - "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Ride of the Valkyries," from Act III

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Siegfried - Forest Murmurs from Act II

+ Siegfried Ascending Brünnhilde's Rock" from Act III (as arranged by Reiner)

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung - "Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Jurney"

"Siegfried's Funeral Music" from Act III

"Brünnhilde's Immolation" (Finale only), from Act III

1924 November 7-8 Fritz Reiner

Duslina Giannini, soprano

César Franck: Symphony

Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Herdiade - "II est dux," from Act I

INTERMISSION

‘Leffler: La Bonne Chanson, Poem for Orchestra

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon (1826) - "zean, du ungeheuer!" from Act II

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg -

"Dance of the Apprentices"

‘Finale from Act III

1924 November 16 Fritz Reiner

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Suite no 1 -

* - Introduction and Fugue

- Marche miniature

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Suite no 3 -

- Theme and variations

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880)

1924 November 21-22 Fritz Reiner

Max Rosen violin

‘Schreker: Prelude to a Drama

Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4

1924 November 30 Fritz Reiner

Frances Paperte. soprano

Flotow: Overture to Martha

Claude Debussy: L'Enfant prodigue - "Azael! Azael! Purquoi m'as-tu quittee?" (Air de Aria)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C-sharp minor

INTERMISSION

Joseph Hellmesberger (1828-1893): Ball Scene for orchestra

+ Antonin Dvorak: Humoresque

* Johann Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile opus 257 (1861) (hard to think that his was a Cincinnati premiere even in 1924)

+ Rachmaninoff: song " Thu Billowy Harvest Field"

+ Dargmyzhsky: song 'The Three Cavaliers"

+ Fudrain: song "Carnaval"

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March no 1

1924 December 5-6 Fritz Reiner

Nikolai Medtner piano

+ Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

INTERMISSION

+ Medtner: Piano Concerto no 1

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1900)

1924 December 14 Fritz Reiner

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - "Festmarch," from Act II

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods

INTERMISSION

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1900)

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): "Molly on the Shore"

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Londonderry Air

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Shepherd's Hey

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Woodland Sketches (6) - 1. 'To a Wild Rose" (orchestrated by Victor Herbert)

+ Humperdinck: Overture to Die Konigskinder

1924 December 19-20 Fritz Reiner

+ + Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Partita no 2 - 5. Chaconne (orchestrated by Maximilian Steinberg)

+ Johannes Brahms: Serenade no 2 opus 16 (1875)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 'Pastorale'

1924 December 28 Fritz Reiner

Ary Van Leeuwen flute

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Euryanthe

Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Suite no 1

INTERMISSION

+ Lovreglio: Fantastic Caprice on Themes from "Rigoletto" for Flute and Orchestra

Johann Strauss, Jr.: waltz - Wiener Blut

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - "Bacchanale" from Act III

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All concerts are with the Cincinnati Symphony in the Emery Auditorium unless otherwise indicated

1925 January 4 Fritz Reiner

Kathryn Reece Haun, soprano

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail - "Martern aller arten," from Act II

*Leo Weiner Serenade opus 3 for Small Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

*Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Song "The Nightingale and the Rose"

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'or: 'Hymn to the Sun' from Act II

Georges Bizet: Carmen - Suite no 2 from the opera:

Marche des contrebandiers from Act 3

Habanera from Act 1

Nocturne from Act 3

Toreador song from Act 2

Avec la garde montante from Act 1

Danse Bohème from Act 2

1925 January 9-10 Fritz Reiner

Emil Heermann violin, Edward Kreiner viola

Claude Debussy (arranged by Henri Büsser): Petite Suite (1889)

Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome (1917)

*Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Mouvements symphniques: "Pacific 231"

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola

1925 January 18

Kearse Theater, Charleston, West Virginia

Fritz Reiner

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

Paul Dukas:The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

INTERMISSION

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - "Bacchanale" from Act III

Georges Bizet: Carmen - Suite no 2 from the opera:

Marche des contrebandiers from Act 3

Habanera from Act 1

Nocturne from Act 3

Toreador song from Act 2

Avec la garde montante from Act 1

Danse Bohème from Act 2

1925 January 23-24 Fritz Reiner

Wilhelm Backhaus piano

+ Bliss: A Colour Symphony

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor opus 15 (1858)

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 41 'Jupiter'

1925 February 1 Fritz Reiner

Marcel Dupré, organist and conductor for the first half of the programme

*Johann Sebastian Bach-Dupré: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C

*** Marcel Dupré (1886-1971) Cortege et Litanie for Organ and Orchestra

+ Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Organ Symphony no 6: 5 Allegro - arranged by the composer for organ and orhcestra

INTERMISSION

Camille Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3 'Organ'

1925 February 6-7 Fritz Reiner

Wanda Landowska Wanda Landowska harpsichord

** Wilhelm Grosz (1894-1939): Prelude to a Comic Opera - Reiner had performed works by Grosz in Dresden

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto no 22

INTERMISSION

Harpsichord solos:

George Frideric Handel: Harpsichord Suite no 5 - V. Air ("The Harmonious Blacksmith") with Variations

Johann Sebastian Bach: Gavotte in G minor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata no 11 - III. Rondo alia Turca

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F opus 90 (1883)

1925 February 2

Victory Theater, Dayton, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Claude Debussy (arranged by Henri Büsser): Petite Suite (1889)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - "Bacchanale" from Act III

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in a opus 54 (1845) - Olga Samaroff piano

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - "Dance of the Apprentices" and Finale from Act III

1925 February 9

Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

1925 February 15 William J. Kopp

Daniel Auber: Overture to Masaniello

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Artist's Life waltz

Franz Liszt-Herbert: Liebestrume no 3

Gillet: Three Pieces for String Orchestra - 6. "In the Mill"

Puccini: Madama Butterfly - "Un bel di vedramo," from Act I arranged for orchestra

INTERMISSION

*Gomez: Overture to 'Il Guarany'

Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Seines alsaciennes - 7. "Sous les tilleuls"

Herbert: Babes in Toyland - "March of the Toys"

von Blon: Whispering Flowers

Jarnefelt: Praeludium

Hosmer: Southern Rhapsody

1925 February 20-21 Fritz Reiner

Claire Dux Claire Dux, soprano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Il Re Pastore: "L'amero, saro costante," from Act II

Gustav Mahler: songs -

- Rückert-Lieder: "Ich atmet' einen linden Duft!" (I breathed a gentle fragrance!) (1902)

- from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn": "Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht? " (Who Thought up this Song?) (1892)

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

1925 March 1 William J. Kopp

Édouard Lassen (1830-1904): Festival Overture opus 51

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Roses from the South

John Lund: Im Garten for String Orchestra

Ernest Gillet (1856-1940): Three Pieces for String Orchestra: "Entr'acte-Gavotte"

Jules Massenet: Suite no 4: 'Scenes pittoresques' (1872)

INTERMISSION

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Engelbert Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel - "Dream Pantomime" from Act II

Johan Halvorsen (1864–1935): Entry March of the Boyars

Victor Herbert (1859-1924): Two Pieces for String Orchestra: "Air de Ballet"

Ponchielli: La Gioconda - "Dance of the Hours," from Act III

Victor Herbert

Victor Herbert

1925 March 6-7 Igor Stravinsky

+ Igor Stravinsky arrangement: Song of the Volga Boatmen

+ Igor Stravinsky: Scherzo fantastique

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919 version)

INTERMISSION

+ Igor Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Suite

+ Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

1925 March 15 Fritz Reiner

Dorothy Kempe, cello

Georges Bizet: Patrie Overture

"Claude Debussy-Caplet: Children's Corner

INTERMISSION

+ Popper: In the Forest for Cello and Orchestra

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor - "Polovtsian Dances," from Act II

+ Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Saltan - "Flight of the Bumble Bee," from Act III

+ Modest Mussorgsky: The Fair at Sorochinsk - "Gopak"

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Marche slave in Bb minor opus 32 (1876)

1925 March 20-21 Fritz Reiner

Gitta Gradova, piano

** Leo Sowerby (1895-1968): From the Northland - US premiere "Impressions of Lake Superior County"

César Franck: Variations symphoniques for Piano and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e opus 64 (1888)

1925 March 29 Fritz Reiner

Saint Lawrence Choir, J. Alfred Schehl, director: Prower Symons, organ

Reiner conducted 2nd half of program only

*César Franck: Mass in A (Howard Hafford, tenor)

Johann Sebastian Bach-Charles Gounod: Ave Maria

Taylor arrangement: Concordi Laetitia (16th century melody)

INTERMISSION

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Im Friihling Overture

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): The Battle of the Huns

Richard Wagner: Tannhduser - "Venusberg Music"

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and "Liebestod"

1925 April 3-4 Fritz Reiner

**Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Dance Suite

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Mephisto Waltz no 1 (1862)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

1925 April 12 Fritz Reiner

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b D 759 'Unfinished'

George Frideric Handel: Xerxes - Largo ("Ombra mai fu") from Act I arranged for orchestra

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C-sharp minor

INTERMISSION

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Sylvia - Suite

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880)

1925 April 17-18 Fritz Reiner

Felix Salmond, cello

**Rieti: Concerto for Wind Quintet and Orchestra

Dvorik: Cello Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in c opus 67

1925 April 24-25 Fritz Reiner

Request Program

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor opus 95 'From the New World'

INTERMISSION

Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Mouvements symphoniques (3) - I. "Pacific 231"

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - "Dance of the Apprentices" and Finale from Act III

1925 May 5 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concert

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

(Nevada Van der Veer, contralto; John McCormack, tenor; Fred Patton, baritone)

INTERMISSION

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Psalm XIII (John McCormack, tenor)

1925 May 6 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concert

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Organ solo: Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat, St. Anne (Sidney C. Durst, organ)

*Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion

(Ethyl Hayden, Mary Johanning, Elizabeth Durland Langhorst and Else Denton sopranos; Louise Homer, contralto; Dan Beddoe, Howard Hafford, George W. Keller and Fred F. Muething, tenors; Robert Maitland, Fred Patton and Robert J. Thuman, baritones; George Meader and Albert Schnicke, basses)

(INTERMISSION after Part I)

1925 May 7 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concert

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Johannes Brahms: Eine deutsches Requiem

(Florence Austral, soprano; Robert Maitland, baritone)

INTERMISSION

‘Stock: Symphonic Variations (conducted by the composer)

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon - "Ozean, du ungeheuer!" from Act II (Florence Austral, soprano)

Franz Schubert: song "Die Allmacht" (Howard Hafford, tenor)

1925 May 8 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concert

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

‘Gabriel Pierné: Saint Frangois d 'Assise

(Ethyl Hayden, soprano; Nevada Van der Veer, contralto; Edward Johnson and Dan Beddoe, tenors; Robert Maitland, Fred Patton and Robert J. Thuman, baritones)

(INTERMISSION after Part I)

1925 May 9 afternoon Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concert

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Antonin Dvorak: Husitzka Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: La clemenza di Tito - "Non piu de fiori," from Act II (Louise Homer, contralto)

‘Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): The Pit and the Pendulum (conducted by the composer)

Verdi: Don Carlos - "O don fatale," from Act IV (Louise Homer, contralto)

INTERMISSION

"Mortelmans: Young America, A Children's Cantata - Cincinnati May Festival Children's Chorus

1925 May 9 evening Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concert

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Richard Wagner: Tannhduser - Act III (complete)

(Florence Austral and Elizabeth Durland Langhorst, sopranos; Edward Johnson, tenor; Robert Maitland, baritone)

INTERMISSION

‘Richard Wagner: Parsifal - "Grail Scene," from Act I

(Robert Maitland and Fred Patton, baritones)

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - Quintet: "Selig, wie die Sonne" and Finale from Act III

(Florence Austral, soprano; Edward Johnson and Dan Beddoe, tenors; Nevada Van der Veer, contralto; Robert Maitland and Fred Patton, baritones)

1925 July 2, 3, 4

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Hollywood Bowl Theater, California

Fritz Reiner

Reiner's first Hollywood Bowl Theater concerts

included in the series was Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

1925 July 3

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Hollywood Bowl Theater, California

Fritz Reiner

concert included:

Edgar Stillman Kelley: The Pit and the Pendulum

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944) taught composition at the Cincinnati Conservatory:

1925 July 16, 17, 18

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Hollywood Bowl Theater, California

Fritz Reiner

After Sir Henry Wood's concerts of July 9, 10, 11, Reiner conducted his second series of Hollywood Bowl Theater concerts

1925 July 21

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Hollywood Bowl Theater, California

Fritz Reiner

Howard Hanson

concert included:

Arthur Honegger: Pacific 231 (1923) which Reiner had heard at the 1924 Prague Festival

Saint-Saëns - Piano Concerto No 2 in g opus 22 -

Marguerite Melville Lisniewska piano - teacher at the Cincinnati Conservatory

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

1925 July 23

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Hollywood Bowl Theater, California

Fritz Reiner

All-Tchaikovsky programme

P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a selected movements

- "March"

- "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

- "Russian Dance: Trepak"

- "Arabian Dance"

- "Waltz of the Flowers"

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Suite no 3 opus 55: movement 4 "Theme and Variations"

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 'Pathétique' opus 74 (1893)

1925 July 24

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Hollywood Bowl Theater, California

Fritz Reiner

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Howard Hanson:Lux aeterna opus 24 - conducted by the composer

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in c opus 67

1925 July 25

Hollywood Bowl Symphony

Hollywood Bowl Theater, California

Fritz Reiner

Daniel Aubert: La muette de Portici: Overture

Manuel de Falla: El amor brujo (1915) - perhaps performed with the brief vocal parts

Charles Gounod: La reine de Saba: from Act III: "Plus grand dans son obscurité" - Alice Gentile mezzo-soprano

INTERMISSION

Léo Delibes: Sylvia (1876): suite from the ballet

Jules Massenet: Hérodiade (1884): Act I: "Il est doux, il est bon"

Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise," from Act I - Alice Gentile mezzo-soprano

1925 August 10

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1900)

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e opus 64 (1888)

1925 August 11

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version - Suite

Anatoly Liadov: Waltz in F# monor opus 9 no 1 orchestrated (1884)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Saltan - "Flight of the Bumble Bee," from Act III

INTERMISSION

Borodin : Symphony no 5 in e opus 64 (1888)

1925 August 12

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

+ Leo Sowerby: From the Northland (1922) "Impressions of Lake Superior County"

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger - "Dance of the Apprentices" and Finale from Act III

1925 August 13

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

Richard Strauss: Salome - "Dance of the Seven Veils"

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote opus 35 (1897) - Hans Kindler cello

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

1925 autumn 1925 Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner brought the Cincinatti Symphony to the Philadelphia Academy of Music for one of the Sunday evening guest orchestra programmes

1925 October 23-24 Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the 31st Cincinatti Symphony Season 1925-1926

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

"Ludwig van Beethoven-Felix Weingartner: Grosse Fuge

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus -

Overture

4. Maestoso

5. Adagio; Andante quasi Allegretto

10. Pastorale; Allegro

14. Andante - Adagio-Allegro

16. Finale: Allegretto - Allegro molto - Presto

1925 October 30-31 Fritz Reiner

Maria Carreras, piano

Robert Schumann: Symphony no 1 'Spring'

Richard Strauss: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

"Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos -

- "Los Vecinos"

- "Danza del Molinero"

- "Danza Final"

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1925 November 1 Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Saltan - "Flight of the Bumble Bee," from Act III

"Liadov: The Music Box (Valse-Banidage)

"Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic Dance, Op. 46, no 8

Grieg: Peer Gynt - Suite no 1

INTERMISSION

Meyerbeer: Le prophète - "Coronation March," from Act IV

Franz Schubert: Rosamunde - Ballet Music no 2

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Die Fledermaus: Overture (commemorating the Strauss Centenary)

1925 November 6-7 Fritz Reiner

+ George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso opus 6, no 5

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

INTERMISSION

"Max Reger (1873-1916): Variations and Fugue on a Merry Theme by J.A. Hiller

1925 November 8 Ralph Lyford

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne - Suite no 1

Camille Saint-Saëns: La Jeunesse d'Hercule

INTERMISSION

Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel - "Dream Pantomime," from Act III

Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust -

"Danse des sylphes," from Act II

"Menuet des feux-follets," from Act III

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

1925 November 13-14 Fritz Reiner

Carl Flesch

Carl Flesch, violin (in picture with frequent piano partner Artur Schnabel)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite no 3

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto no 5

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

+ Leo Sowerby (1895-1968): Money Musk, A Country Dance-Tune Set for Orchestra

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Catalonia suite for orchestra (1899)

1925 November 15 Ralph Lyford

Karl Young, piano

Otto Nicolai (1810-1849): Overture to The Merry Wives of Windsor

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948): The Jewels of the Madonna -

Intermezzo no 1 (Act II)

"Intermezzo no 2 (Act III)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Les préludes (1854)

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1

1925 November 20-21 Fritz Reiner

Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride

+ Rameau-d'Indy: Dardanus - Suite

César Franck: Symphony

INTERMISSION

+ Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

1925 November 27-28 Alfredo Casella

and Fritz Reiner

Alfredo Casella conductor in La Giara and pianist in the Partita

Alfredo Castella 1920s   Alfredo Castella in the 1920s

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Die Zauberflöte

"Scarlatti-Tommasini: The Good-Humoured Ladies

INTERMISSION

*Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Partita for Piano and Orchestra - Casella, piano

"Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): La Giara - Suite - Casella conducting

 

Alfredo Castella on Tour with the Boston Symphony

From its earliest years, the Boston Symphony Orchestra toured widely. BSO viola George Norwood Humphrey recounts 13 a touring story. The violinist Henri Casadesus (1879-1947 and uncle of pianist Robert Casadesus) and the composer Alfredo Casella (as a harpsichordis) were both touring with the BSO, and Casadesus liked to search in each city for valuable old musical instruments. Casadesus found an old clarinet in one city, and took it back to the BSO hotel. Before going to bed, Casadesus saw the clarinet still had a reed and played some of the French song Plaisir d'amour. At breakfast the next morning, Casella said "Henri, I heard a clarinet in the hotel last night. Did you hear it?" Casadesus, being a great joker, pretended surprise and observed that Casella must be fatigued from the travel. The next night, in the next town, Casadesus repeated his clarinet playing. The following morning Casella, now somewhat nervous, asked Casadesus if he had heard the clarinet?. Casadesus replied that he heard nothing, that Casella must indeed be exhausted, and suggested a good doctor in the next town. Casella, after visiting the doctor, and receiving some mild medication, returned to the Pullman car of the BSO train. That night, Casadesus waited patiently until Casella gathered his toilet articles, and went down the corridor to the toilet. Casadesus then took out his clarinet and prepared to play Plaisir d'amour outside the bathroom door. Suddenly, to Casadesus's surprise and consternation, the door flew open, and standing there was Casella, staring straight into the eyes of Casadesus.

1925 November 29 Ralph Lyford

Hazel Morgan Lew, soprano

Massenet: Phèdre: Overture (1873)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals - 'The Swan"

*Godard: Seines poetiques - 4. "Au Village"

Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsody

INTERMISSION

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo

"Martini: song: "Plaisir d'amour"

Bemberg: Le Mort de Jeanne d'Arc - "Ah, Weep Thou Most Unhappy Maiden"

Charles Gounod: Faust - Ballet Music from Act V

1925 December 4-5 Cincinnati

December 8 Charleston, West Virginia

Fritz Reiner

Rudolph Polk, violin

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2

1925 December 18-19 Fritz Reiner

Hans Kindler. cello

"Cimarosa: Overture to Il matrimonio segreto

Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Dance Suite

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

1925 December 20 Ralph Lyford

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

*Nevin: A Day in Venice (arranged for orchestra)

Antonin Dvorak: The Wood Dove

Thomas: Overture to Mignon

INTERMISSION

Chabrier: Espania Rhapsody

P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a selected movements

- "March"

- "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

- "Russian Dance: Trepak"

- "Arabian Dance"

- "Waltz of the Flowers"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

1925 December 27 Ralph Lyford

Palmer Christian, organ

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Coronation March (for Alexander III)

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor opus 95 'From the New World' - II. Largo

Ponchielli: La Gioconda - "Dance of the Hours," from Act III

INTERMISSION

(NOTE: During intermission. Christmas carols printed on a slip enclosed with the program were sung by the audience, with Will R. Reeves conducting and Lillian Tyler Plogstedt at the organ

***Lyford: A New Year's Overture

*De Lamarter: Organ Concerto no 1

Johann Strauss, Jr.: Wine, Women and Song waltz

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All concerts are with the Cincinnati Symphony in the Emery Auditorium unless otherwise indicated

1926 January 3 Ralph Lyford

Ralph Lyford (1882-1927) was Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony under Reiner and Director of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He died young at age 45 of a heart attack.

Ralph Lyford

Hector Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise," from Act I

+ Henry Litolff (1818-1891): Drame symphonique no 1 "Maximilien Robespierre" opus 55

George Whitefield Chadwick (1854-1931): Tam O'Shanter, Symphonic Ballad

Joseph Hellmesberger (1828-1893): Ball Scene for orchestra

Rubinstein-d'Indy: Melody in F

Moszkowski: Spanish Dance opus 12 no 5

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Der fliegende Hollander: Overture

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Richard Wagner: "Die Walküre" - Ride of the Valkyries from Act III

1926 January 6

Cincinnati Symphony

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

INTERMISSION

Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Dance Suite

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

1926 January 23-24 Fritz Reiner

Joseph Szigeti Joseph Szigeti, violin - early in his career

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

+ Edward Ballantine (1886-1971): From the Garden of Hellas (1923)

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77 (1878) - Joseph Szigeti violin

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919 version)

1926 January 24 Ralph Lyford

Earle Laros, piano

Verdi: Aida - "Gloria all' Egitto" from Act II

Carl Maria von Weber: Euryanthe - Overture

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Woodland Sketches (6) - 1. 'To a Wild Rose" (orchestrated by Victor Herbert)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d'Omphale

Coleridge-Taylor: Bamboula, Rhapsodic Dance for Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2

Herbert: Irish Rhapsody

1926 January 29-30 Ernst von Dohnanyi

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

+ Ernst von Dohnanyi: Ruralia Hungarica

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1926 February 5-6 Ottorino Respighi

Ralph Lyford

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Piano Concerto In Modo Misolidio (Concerto in the Mixolydian mode) (1925)- Ottorino Respighi, piano with Ralph Lyford conducting

INTERMISSION

+ Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite no 2 - Ottorino Respighi conducting

+ Respighi: Pines of Rome - Ottorino Respighi conducting

1926 February 7 Ralph Lyford

Ruth Breton Ruth Breton, violin

Charles Gounod: March from La Reine de Saba

Johann Sebastian Bach-Charles Gounod: Ave Maria

- played in memory of Frank H. Tuchfarber, who in 1889 incorporated the Cincinnati Grand Orchestra Company, with Michael Brand as conductor. Mr. Tuchfarber was first president and financial backer of the Cincinnati Symphony which gave 20 Sunday pop concerts annually for seven years - the roots of the Cincinnati Symphony.

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Preciosa

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (movements II and III omitted)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Ballet Music from Henry VIII

1926 February 12-13 Chalmers Clifton

Ary Van Leeuwen, flute

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Richard Wagner: Parsifal - "Good Friday Spell," from Act III

Elgar: Enigma Variations

INTERMISSION

+ Griffes: Poem for Flute and Orchestra

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Sultan - Suite

1926 February 14 Ralph Lyford

Mrs. Walter H. Tarr Jr., contralto

Camille Saint-Saëns: Marche heroique

Flotow: Overture to Martha

Robert Schumann: Kinderschenen - 7. "Traumerei" (arranged for orchestra)

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream - 10. Scherzo

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor - "Polovtsian Dances," from Act II

INTERMISSION

+ Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908): Carmen Fantasy

Antonin Dvorak: Zigeunerlieder: "Songs My Mother Taught Me"

+ Franz Schubert: song "An Sylvia"

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): song "Les Filles de Cadiz"

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Marche slave in Bb minor opus 32 (1876)

1926 February 19-20 Fritz Reiner

Sophie Braslau Sophie Braslau contralto

Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 95

Ludwig van Beethoven: Ah, perfido! (Scena and Aria)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3, Eroica - Marcia funebre - played in memory of Mrs. John Gates a Cincinnati philanthropist

Modest Mussorgsky: Songs -

+ "Pain"

+ "Classics"

+ "On the Dnieper"

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

1926 February 26-27 Fritz Reiner

Guiomar Novaes. pianist

George Fredrick Handel: Water Music Suite as arranged by Sir Hamilton Harty

'Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 3 {A Pastoral Symphony)

INTERMISSION

'Manuel de Falla: Noches in los jardines de España

Piano solos:

Chopin: Ballade no 3

Chopin: Etude (unspecified)

Chopin: Scherzo no 3

1926 February 28 Ralph Lyford

Italo Picchi, bass

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March no 1

Rossini: Overture to The Barber of Seville

'Verdi: Don Carlos - "Ella giammai m'amo" from Act IV

Raff: song "Cavatina," Op. 85, no 1

'Glinka: Kamarinskaya

Johannes Brahms-Parlow: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5 and 6

INTERMISSION

Antonin Dvorak: The Midday Witch Charles Gounod:

Faust - "Vous qui faites l'endormie," from Act IV

'Waldteufel: Espaha Waltz

1926 March 5-6 Fritz Reiner

Elisabeth Rethberg, soprano

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version - Suite

Marx: Songs -

""Marienlied"

*"Venetianisches Wiegenlied"

*"Ach gestern hat er mir rosen gebracht"

*"Hat dich die liebe beriihrt?"

INTERMISSION

+ Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 4

1926 March 19-20 Fritz Reiner

Walter Gieseking, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade no 13, Eine kleine Nachtmusik

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 9 'Great'

1926 March 25-26

Cincinnati Music Hall

Fritz Reiner

Thursday Evening and Fridav Afternoon concerts: Herbert A. Fricker conductor in the first half of these concerts

Toronto Felix Mendelssohn Choir, Elisabeth Rethberg soprano, Verna Cook contralto, Colin O'More tenor, Fraser Cange baritone

+Palestrina: Motet, Adoramus Te

+Palestrina: Motet, Exultate Deo

+Byrd: Motet, Ave Verum Corpus

+Pizzetti: Requiem - "Sanctus"

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio - "Abscheulicher!" from Act I

Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata no 66, Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen - Opening Chorus

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 'Choral'

1926 April 4 Ralph Lyford

Charles M. Courboin, organ

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - "Festmarch," from Act II

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro

Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin - *1. Prelude *4. Rigaudon

Svendsen: Carnival in Paris

INTERMISSION

+ Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Organ Symphony no 6 (first Cincinnati performance of the complete work)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C-sharp minor

1926 April 9-10 Fritz Reiner

Efrem Zimbalist, violin

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

"Leo Weiner: Csongor and Tünde ballet:

- "Elf Dance"

- "Prince Csongor and the Dwarfs" (Introduction and Scherzo)

Bruch: Scottish Fantasy

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1

1926 April 16-17 Fritz Reiner

Olga Forrai, soprano

**Bloch: Concerto Grosso (no 1)

Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (5) (1857)

number 1: "Der Engel"

number 4: "Schmerzen"

number 5: "Traume"

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

INTERMISSION. Wolf: Songs -

*"Der Freund" (Eichendorff)

*"Schlafendes Jesukind" (Moricke)

"Gesang Weylas" (Moricke)

"Friihling tibers Jahr" (Goethe)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre

Humperdinck: Overture to Die Konigskinder

1926 April 23-24 Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin

*Richard Wagner: Symphony in C

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude to Act I Finale from Act III

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Act II - "Forest Murmurs"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre -

"Ride of the Valkyries" from Act III

"Wotan's Farewell," from Act III

1926 May

Royal Hungarian Opera

Budapest, Hungary

Fritz Reiner

Reiner conducted an unidentifed programme 5

1926 July, August

Teatro Colón

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fritz Reiner

Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon in the 1920s

Reiner conducted a series of German operas in his only visit to South America

 

Reiner conducted:

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - 3 performances

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

 

casts included Alexander Kipnis bass and Friedrich Schorr bass-baritone 5

1926 October 22-23 Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the Cincinnati Symphony 32nd Season 1926-27

Ludwig van Beethoven: Consecration of the House Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1

INTERMISSION

Claude Debussy: La Mer

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

1926 October 29-30 Fritz Reiner

Lauritz Melchior Lauritz Melchior tenor (shown as Siegfried)

+ Modest Mussorgsky: Prelude to Act I of Khovantschina

+ Maurice Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin - "In fernem Land," from Act III

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - "Preislied," from Act III

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Winterstürme wichen" from Act I

Richard Wagner: Siegfried:

- "Schmiede, mein Hammer" from Act I

+ - "Nothung! Nothung!" from Act I

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2

1926 October 31 Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer): Overture

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Magic Fire Music" from Act III.

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung - "Siegfried's Funeral Music," from Act III

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger - "Dance of the Apprentices" and Finale from Act III

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus -

Overture

Adagio; Andante quasi Allegretto

Pastorale; Allegro

Finale: Allegretto - Allegro molto - Presto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

1926 November 5-6 Fritz Reiner

Carl Friedberg Carl Friedberg (1872-1955) piano - long time Juilliard teacher, he never recorded

Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22 Legends - 2. 'The Swan of Tuonela"

+ Igor Stravinsky: Song of the Nightingale

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz - played in honor of the centenary of Weber's death

1926 November 7 Rudolph Thomas

Rudolph Thomas (1887-1965) after emigrating from Germany in the 1920s became conductor of the Cincinnati Opera, and later taught at Columbia University

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to Le nozze di Figaro

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b D 759 'Unfinished'

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Ride of the Valkyries" from Act III

Jean Sibelius: Valse triste

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre

Claude Debussy (arranged by Henri Büsser): Petite Suite (1889)

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus: Overture

1926 November 12-13 Fritz Reiner

Luboschutz Lea "Lobo" Luboschutz (1885-1965) violin

Haydn: Symphony no 94 'Surprise '

+ Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra opus 30 1896

1926 November 18

Court Theater

Wheeling, West Virginia

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

1926 November 19, 20

Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

1926 November 21

Akron Armory

Akron, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

1926 November 22

Carnegie Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

 

Modest Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina (1883): Introduction

Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie espagnole

Gustav Holst (1874-1934): The Hymn of Jesus opus 37 - with Mendelssohn Choir

Felix Mendelssohn: Hymn of Praise opus 52 also later titled "Symphony no 2 in Bb"

- Dorothy Mussler soprano, Wesley Howard tenor, Alta V. Shultz contralto, Mendelssohn Choir

1926 November 26-27 Fritz Reiner

Alfred Cortot, piano

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): Adventures in a Perambulator (1915)

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in a opus 54 (1845) - Alfred Cortot

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

1926 December 3-4 Fritz Reiner

Joseph Szigeti, violin

*Rieti: Noah's Ark

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

INTERMISSION

Max Reger (1873-1916): Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

1926 December 5 Frank Waller

Frank Waller

Frank Laird Waller (1889-1941) was assistant to Frank Lyford at the Cincinnati Opera and was a chorus master with the Chicago Opera and the Rochester Philharmonic

 

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

Liadov: Kikimora

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor - "Polovtsian Dances," from Act II

INTERMISSION

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888) - IV. "Festival at Bagdad - The Sea"

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e opus 64 (1888) - II. Andante cantabile

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Marche slave in Bb minor opus 32 (1876)

1926 December 10-11 Fritz Reiner

E Robert Schmitz E. Robert Schmitz (1889-1949) piano

+ Johann Sebastian Bach: Clavier Concerto no 5 BWV 1056

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION * Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges - Suite

+ John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (1920) short piece of 21 minutes

Johann Strauss Jr.: Roses from the South

1926 December 12 Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman (1901-1970) gifted musically became a successful Broadway conductor at age 17, and in Hollywood where he impressed Fritz Reiner who invited him to guest conduct in Cincinnati. Newman became a famous composer of many Hollywood films including With a Song in My Heart and The King and I

Alfred Newman

Alfred Newman in Hollywood (the cigarettes evenually killed him)

 

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

Carl Maria von Weber-Felix Weingartner: Invitation to the Dance

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden - "Dance of the Tumblers"

Liadov: The Music Box (Valse-Bandage) opus 32 (1893)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Saltan - "Flight of the Bumble Bee," from Act III

Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise," from Act I

INTERMISSION

Chabrier: Espana Rhapsody

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

Strauss: Artist's Life waltz

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880)

1926 December 17-18 Fritz Reiner

Karin Branzell

Karin Branzell, contralto (1891-1974)

The Orpheus Club Male Chorus

*Corelli: Concerto Grosso no 8 'Christmas'

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Alto Rhapsody

Wolf: Italian Serenade

Franz Schubert: Songs -

"Der Tod und das Madchen"

*"Dem Unendlichen"

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold - "Erda's Warning"

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - "Brangane's Warning," from Act II

+Rossini: Overture to Cenerentola

1926 December 19 Fritz Reiner

Emil Heermann and Paul Katz, violin

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Johann Sebastian Bach: Double Concerto for Two Violins

Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Coppélia (1870) - Suite of selections from the ballet

INTERMISSION

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1900)

Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22 Legends: "The Swan of Tuonela"

Johann Strauss Jr.: Roses from the South

Maurice Ravel: Rhapsodie espagnole -

II. "Malagefla"

IV. "Feria"

Rossini: Overture to La Cenerentola

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All concerts are with the Cincinnati Symphony in the Emery Auditorium unless otherwise indicated

1927 January 2 Rudolph Thomas

Norma Richter, soprano

Franz Schubert: Overture to Rosamunde

Smetana: Md vlast - "Vlatva" (The Moldau")

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: II Rey pastore - ""L'amerò, sarò costante" from Act II

Richard Wagner: Tannhduser - "Festmarch," from Act II

INTERMISSION

Georges Bizet: L'Arlésienne - Suite no 1

Richard Strauss: song "Standchen"

Franz Schubert: song "Die Allmacht"

Grieg: Peer Gynt - Suite no 1

Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube waltz

1927 January 7-8 Fritz Reiner

Emil Heermann violin, Karl Kirksmith cello, Karin Davas piano

Leo Weiner: Carnival, Humoresque for Small Orchestra

+Ludwig van Beethoven: Triple Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano

INTERMISSION

Bartdk: Suite no 1

1927 January 9 Frank Waller

Saidee McAlister, piano

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 - Allegro moderato

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C-sharp minor

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Rienzi: Overture

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888) - "The Kalendar Prince"

Herbert: Irish Rhapsody

1927 January 21-22 Henry Hadley

pianists in Camille Saint-Saëns unidentified

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

"Henry Hadley (1873-1937): Symphony no 3

INTERMISSION

"Camille Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Les préludes (1854)

1927 January 28-29 Ottorino Respighi

Respighi Reiner Ottorino and Elsa Respighi with (seated) Fritz Reiner circa 1926

Elsa Respighi (1894-1996) soprano

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite no 1

+ Ottorino Respighi: Il tramonto (1918)

+ Ottorino Respighi: Overture to Balfagor

INTERMISSION

Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome

Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome (1924)

1927 February 4-5 Frank Van der Stucken

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Euryanthe

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 'Pathétique' opus 74 (1893)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg - Prelude to Act I

1927 February 11-12 Fritz Reiner

Leonid Kreutzer, piano

Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

INTERMISSION

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia

1927 February 13 Ralph Lyford

Waldemar Ciese, double bass

Felix Mendelssohn: Ruy Bias Overture

Claude Debussy-Caplet: Children's Corner selections:

- "Dr. Gradus ad Parnassum"

- "Serenade to the Doll"

- "Golliwog's Cakewalk"

Richard Strauss: Serenade for Wind Instruments

Grieg: Symphonic Dance no 3

INTERMISSION

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): Alladin, Chinese Suite for Orchestra - First Movement

Double bass solos with piano accompaniment:

Giese: Improvisation

Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889): Elegy - for double bass

Kreisler-Van Leeuwen: Schön Rosmarin

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e opus 64 (1888): Valse and Finale

1927 March 4-5 Fritz Reiner

Hans Kindler cello

+ Joseph Marx (1882-1964): Spanische Nachtmusik

Antonin Dvorak: Cello Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 'Pastorale'

1927 March 6 Ralph Lyford

Daniel Auber: Overture to Masaniello

Franz Joseph Haydn: String Quartet opus 76 no 3 "Emperor": Theme and Variations (arranged for string orchestra)

P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty - Suite

INTERMISSION

Leo Weiner: Carnival, Humoresque for Small Orchestra

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act I Prelude to Act III

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia

1927 March 11-12 Fritz Reiner

George Gershwin George Gershwin (1898-1937) piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A opus 92 (1812)

+ Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F (1926) - George Gershwin piano

INTERMISSION

+ Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue (1924) - George Gershwin piano

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

1927 March 18-19 Fritz Reiner

Walter Gieseking, piano

+ Peter Cornelius (1824-1874): Der Barbier von Bagdad: Overture (as revised by Felix Mottl)

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto no 21 - interesting that this was the Cincinnati premiere of such as famous piano concerto

INTERMISSION

""Bliss: Hymn to Apollo - dedicated to Fritz Reiner and the Cincinnati Symphony

""Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Concertino for Piano and Orchestra

Claude Debussy: Images pour orchestre - "Rondes de printemps"

1927 March 20 Ralph Lyford

Herald: Overture to Zampa

Gustav Charpentier: Impressions d'Italie:

- "À la fontaine"

- "À Mules"

Moszkowski: From Foreign Lands Suite

INTERMISSION

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches -

- "In the Mountains"

- "In the Village"

- "Procession of the Sardar”

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie fantastique (1830)

- "At the Ball"

- "March to the Scaffold"

- "Dream of a Witches' Sabbath"

1927 March 25-26 Fritz Reiner

Elisabeth Rethberg, soprano

Beethoven Commemorative Concert

Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

+ Ludwig van Beethoven: Musik zu einem Ritterballet

Ludwig van Beethoven: song "Adelaide"

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio - "Abscheulicher!" from Act I

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: from Egmont opus 84 (1810):

"Freudvoll und leidvoll" (In joy and in sorrow)

"Die Trommel gerühret" (Bang the drum)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8

1927 April 1-2 Fritz Reiner

Joseph Elliott clarinet, Max Hess horn, Hans Meuser bassoon, René Corné oboe

(Corné was previously Principal oboe of the l'Orchestre Lamoureux, Paris, Max Hess had been Principal horn of the Boston Symphony 1906-1913)

*** Bela Bartok (1881-1945): The Miraculous Mandarin- Two Scenes

- although this music is indicated in the programme as a 'world premiere', the premiere of the original score took place in Cologne on November 27, 1926, so this may be the premiere of this arrangement of two scenes from the original 8 scenes. It is also possible that this was the US premiere, coming so soon after the Cologne premiere (which caused a scandel because of the sexual story line). Reiner had summered in Europe and may have obtained the score from his teacher Bartok.

* Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and orchestra K 297b

INTERMISSION

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

1927 April 3 Ralph Lyford

Margaret Hamilton piano - winner of the Naumburg Piano Competition in 1926

Dvorak: Carnival Overture

Glazunov: Scenes de Ballet

INTERMISSION

Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Scènes alsaciennes (1882)

Carl Maria von Weber: Konzertstück in F minor for Piano and Orchestra (1831)

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods (Carl Wunderle, zither solo who was violin in the Cincinnati Symphony for 32 years)

1927 April 8-9 Fritz Reiner

Bruckner: Symphony no 7

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde:

+ - Prelude to Act III

+ - Act III, scene 3 ("Und drauf Isolde" and 'Tristans Tod") as arranged by Reiner

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

1927 April 17 Fritz Reiner

Charles Courboin Charles M. Courboin organ

Bizet: Le Jolie Fille de Perth - Suite

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Concerto Romano for Organ, Brass, Timpani, and Strings

Johann Strauss Jr.: Emperor Waltz

INTERMISSION

Chabrier: España Rhapsody

Organ solos:

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Pastorale in G major for organ

Alexander Russell (1880–1953): Song of the Basket Weaver - for organ

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

1927 April 21-23 Fritz Reiner

"Request Program"

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

INTERMISSION

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor opus 95 'From the New World'

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia

1927 May 3 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

*Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937): Saint Franqois d'Assise

Marie Sundelius soprano, Nevada Van der Veer contralto, Edward Johnson and Dan Beddoe tenors, Horace Stevens, Fred Patton and Robert J. Thuman, baritones

1927 May 4 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Lotte Leonard soprano, Marion Telva contralto, Richard Crooks tenor, Horace Stevens bass

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio:

Overture

Act I: "Mir ist so wunderbar" (Quartet) and "O weicher Lust!" (Prisoners' Chorus)

Act II: "Gott! welch’ dunkel hier...In des lebens fruhlingstagen" (tenor aria) and "Heil sei dem Tag" (Choral Finale)

Lotte Leonard and Marie Sundelius sopranos, Richard Crooks and Fenton Pugh, tenors, Horace Stevens baritone, Herbert Gould, Russell Dunham and Albert Schnicke, basses)

1927 May 5 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): La Primavera (1919)

Marie Sundelius, Idella Banker and Mary Towsley Pfau, sopranos, Richard Crooks, tenor, Horace Stevens, baritone, Herbert Gould, bass

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung -

Prologue: Dawn, Norn Scene, "Zu neuen Thaten" (Brünnhilde/ Siegfried duet), and "Siegfried's Rhine Journey"

Act III: "Siegfried's Funeral Music" and "Brünnhilde's Immolation"

Florence Austral, Marie Sundelius and Marion Telva, sopranos, Nevada Van der Veer, contralto, Richard Crooks, tenor

1927 May 6 Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Organ solos: Lynwood Farnham, organist:

Bach: Chorale-Prelude, "Jesus, Priceless Treasure"

Bach: Toccata in C major

+ Bach: Cantata no 159 Sehet! wir gehn hinauf gen Jerusalem

- Horace Stevens, baritone

Bach: Cantata no 21 Ich hatte viel Bekümmernis - "Seuzer, Tranen, Kummer, Not"

- Lotte Leonard, soprano

+ Bach: Cantata no 34 O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe

Nevada Van der Veer, contralto, Dan Beddoe, tenor, Horace Stevens, baritone

+ Bach: Cantata no 140, Wachet auf

Lotte Leonard, soprano, Dan Beddoe, tenor, Horace Stevens, baritone

INTERMISSION

+ Bach: Cantata no 208, Was mir behagt (The Hunt) - Recitative and Air of Diana; Recitative and Air of Pales - Lotte Leonard, soprano

**Bach: Cantata no 205 Der zufriedengestellte Aeolus ("Destroy, burst, shatter the tomb")

- Lotte Leonard, soprano, Nevada Van der Veer, contralto, Dan Beddoe, tenor, Fred Patton, baritone

1927 May 7 afternoon Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Childrens Chorus

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor opus 67 (1808)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and "Liebestod" - Florence Austral, soprano

INTERMISSION

** Jesús Guridi: Thus Sang the Little Ones - Three Spanish Childhood Scenes - Warren Foster, boy soprano

Weber: Der Freischütz - Act II: "Wie nahte mir der Schlummer...leise, fromme Weise" - Florence Austral, soprano

Benoit: Into the World (Children's Cantata)

1927 May 7 evening Frank Van der Stucken

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov -

+ Prologue: Introduction and scene 1 (complete)

- Herbert Gould, bass, Horace Stevens, Fred Patton and Robert J. Thuman, baritones, Howard Hafford and Francis Trefzger, tenors, Charlotte Angert and Rose Kabbes, contraltos

+ Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor (abridged) - Herbert Gould, bass, Marion Telva, contralto, Edward Johnson, tenor

INTERMISSION

** Rimsky-Korsakov: Sadko - Act IV (complete)

- Herbert Gould, bass, Marion Telva, contralto, Katherine Poock, soprano, Edward Johnson, Dan Beddoe and Howard Hafford, tenors, Erwin Meyer, Horace Stevens, Fred Patton and Robert J. Thuman, baritones

1927 June

La Scala Orchestra

Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Fritz Reiner

La Scala

La Scala, Milan in the 1930s

In June 1927, Fritz Reiner conducted the La Scala Orchestra, Milan in 5 concerts

1927 September 28

"Augmented Columbia Symphony" in New York City

Fritz Reiner

"Augmented Columbia Symphony" radio broadcast sponsored by Columbia Phonograph, with soloists:

Sophie Braslau (1892-1935) contralto

Charles K. Hackett (1889-1942) tenor

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Giacomo Meyerbeer: L'Africaine: 'Kashmiri song', 'Chant à la lune', 'O Paradiso' - Hackett

'Loves Old Sweet Song', 'Sweetest Story Ever Told' - Braslau

1927 early October Fritz Reiner

Philadelphia Orchestra concerts during absence of Leopold Stokowski 12

1927 October 7, 8

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner opened the 1927-1928 season of the Philadelphia Orchestra during the world travels of Leopold Stokowski. This was also the first concert of the new Concertmaster Mischa Mischakoff.

 

+ Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus opus 43 - excerpts:

- Overture

- Adagio

- Pastorale

- Finale

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

INTERMISSION

*** J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

from the programme notes: "...Weiner's transcription of Bach's C major Toccata and Fugue was completed last summer. The present performances are the first anywhere..."

Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome (1924)

October 1927 Reiner

1927 October 14, 15, 17

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948): Overture to "The Secret of Suzanne"

+ Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three Cornered Hat):

- The Neighbors

- Dance of the Miller

- Final Dance

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 4 in C minor opus 44 (1875)

- Josef Hofmann (then President of the Curtis Institute)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor opus 67 (1808)

1927 October 21, 22

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968): "La Pisanella" Suite (1913)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Sinfonia Concertante for oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, and orchestra K 297b

- Marcel Tabuteau oboe, Daniel Bonade clarinet, Anton Horner horn, Walter Guetter bassoon

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

Pizzetti 1924 Ildebrando Pizzetti in 1924

1927 October 21, 22

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Opening concert of the Cincinnati Symphony 33rd Season 1927-1928 conducted by Victor de Sabata while Fritz Reiner was conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra in October 1927 during the absence of Leopold Stokowski

Franck: Symphony

INTERMISSION

+ Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909) : Noveletta-Notturna

Martucci was championed in performance by Arturo Toscanini and more recently by Riccardo Muti. With the Philadelphia Orchestra, Riccardo Muti programmed widely, but apparently some in Philadelphia did not approve. A Philadelphia joke was that when maestro Muti declined the offer to be Music Director of the New York Philharmonic "...he deprived the Big Apple of a decade of the music of Giuseppe Martucci...".

Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

1927 October 28, 29, 31

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Schubert (1880-1968): "La Pisanella" Suite (1913)

INTERMISSION

** Frederick Delius: Cello Concerto in one movement (1921)

- Beatrice Harrison cello - Delius had dedicated the concerto to her (US premiere)

+ John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): ballet Skyscrapers (1924)

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...the Philadelphia Orchestera employeed these unprecidented devices, a traffic light and an honest-to-goodness steam whistle to portray "Skyscrapers" in symphonic sound..." 24

1927 October 28-29

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Harriet Van Emden (1896-1953) soprano Harriet Van Emden

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): aria "Non temer, amato bene" K.505

*Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Church Windows (Four Symphonic Impressions)

INTERMISSION

+ Gustav Mahler: Lieder:

Lieder und Gesänge aus der Jugendzeit: "Ich ging mit Lust durch einen grünen Wald" (1891) (I walked with joy through a green wood)

Rückert-Lieder: "Liebst du um Schönheit" (If you love for beauty) (1902)

Des Knaben Wunderhorn: "Wer hat das Liedlein erdacht?" (Who Thought up this Song?) (1892)

Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

1927 October 30

Cincinnati Symphony

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff (1885-1953) was appointed by Reiner as Principal viola and Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony after heard the touring Moscow Art Theater Music Studio violist in late 1926. Bakaleinikoff later joined Reiner in Pittsburgh where Lorin Maazel was a Bakaleininkoff student.

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in f opus 36 - IV. Finale

Rubinstein-d'Indy: Melody in F

Glinka: Kamarinskaya

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor - "Polovtsian Dances," from Act II

INTERMISSION

Rimsky-Korsakov: "Procession of the Nobles," from Mlada

Modest Mussorgsky: Prelude to Act I of Khovantschina

Glazunov: Valse de concert no 1

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Marche slave in Bb minor opus 32 (1876)

1927 November 2

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Concert for the Philadelphia Forum - a series featuring concerts and lectures

 

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three Cornered Hat):

- The Neighbors

- Dance of the Miller

- Final Dance

Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome (1924)

INTERMISSION

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

1927 November 4, 5

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner
George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso no 26 in D major HWV 351: Fireworks Music

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

W. A. Mozart: Ballet Music to Idomeneo K 367 - Gavotte

*** Aaron Copland: Scherzo - arranged by Copland from his Symphony for Organ and Orchestra of 1924

This was the premiere of this early Copland piece, said to be his first fully realized orchestral composition in full orchestration.

INTERMISSION

F. J. Haydn: Symphony no 102 in B flat major (1794)

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Euryanthe opus 81 (1825)

1927 November 4, 5

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Marie Morrisey contralto

Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

Debussy: L'Enfant prodigue - "L'Annee en vain chasses l’annee" (Recitative and Air de Lia)

+ de Sabata: Juventus

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Jeanne d'Arc - "Adieu, forets"

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise," from Act I

1927 November 8

Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner
George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso no 26 in D major HWV 351: Fireworks Music

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

+ Aaron Copland: Scherzo - arranged by Copland from his Symphony for Organ and Orchestra of 1924

Ildebrando Pizzetti (1880-1968): "La Pisanella" Suite (1913)

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 4 in C minor opus 44 (1875)

- Josef Hofmann (then President of the Curtis Institute)

1927 November 11, 12

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994): Noah's Ark (1923) suite for orchestra

Corelli: Sonata no 12 for Violin and Harpsichord, "La Folia" - Joseph Szigeti violin

Richard Strauss: Salome - "Dance of the Seven Veils"

INTERMISSION

+ Prokofiev: Violin Concerto no 1 - Joseph Szigeti violin

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia

1927 November 11, 12

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Francis MacMillen Francis MacMillen (1885-1973) violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony no 39 in E-flat major K 543 (1788)

+ Maurice Ravel: La Valse

INTERMISSION

Carl Goldmark (1830-1915): Violin Concerto opus 28

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

1927 November 15, 16

Philadelphia Orchestra

November 15 - The Washington Auditorium, Washington DC

November 16 - Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland

Fritz Reiner

The Washington Auditorium, used for concerts only from 1925-1935, later becoming a Federal office building Washington Auditorium 1926

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Euryanthe opus 81 (1825)

Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994): Noah's Ark (1923) suite for orchestra

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

W. A. Mozart: Ballet Music to Idomeneo K 367 - Gavotte

Ottorino Respighi: Pines of Rome (1924)

1927 November 18, 19

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Felix Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream:

- Overture

- Scherzo

- Nocturne

- Wedding March

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major opus 35 - Mischa Mischakoff violin

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...his technique is flawless, and his tone is full of fire and pure, often brimming beauty... it was in the less spectacular passagesof the concerto that his fine musicianship was most effectively disclosed..." 25

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Ride of the Valkyries" from Act III

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Act III: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin - Prelude to Act I

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

1927 November 20

Cincinnati Symphony

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

John Quincy Bass piano (a long time musician of the College of Music of Cincinnati)

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Ponchielli: La Gioconda - "Dance of the Hours," from Act III

Georges Bizet: Carmen - Suite no 2 from the opera:

Marche des contrebandiers from Act 3

Habanera from Act 1

Nocturne from Act 3

Toreador song from Act 2

Avec la garde montante from Act 1

Danse Bohème from Act 2

INTERMISSION

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Piano Concerto no 1

Johann Strauss Jr.: Wiener Blut

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Overture to Die Zauberflöte

1927 November 22

Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner
Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801): Overture to Il matrimonio segreto

Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994): Noah's Ark (1923) suite for orchestra

F. J. Haydn: Symphony no 102 in B flat major (1794)

INTERMISSION

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

Manuel de Falla: El Sombrero de tres picos (The Three Cornered Hat):

- The Neighbors

- Dance of the Miller

- Final Dance

1927 November 25, 26, 28

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner
Engelbert Humperdinck (1854-1921): Königskinder (The King's Children) (1897) - Prelude

Heinrich Marschner (1795-1861: Hans Heiling opera (1833) - aria sung by Heinrich Schlunnus baritone

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

INTERMISSION

Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges - Suite

Franz Liszt: Die drei Zigeuner (The Three Gypsies) (1860) - Heinrich Schlunnus baritone

Hugo Wolf: Der Rattenfänger - Heinrich Schlunnus baritone

Gustav Mahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn (1901): "Rheinlegendchen" - Heinrich Schlunnus baritone

Carl Maria von Weber-Felix Weingartner: Invitation to the Dance

1927 November 25, 26

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Mabel Garrison, soprano

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b D 759 'Unfinished'

** Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli (1882-1949): Piccola suite per orchestra (1927) (Pick-Mangiagalli seems to be another Italian composer whose music Reiner picked up during his summers in Italy in the mid 1920s)

Pick-Mangiagalli Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III - "Good Friday Spell"

+ Wilhelm Grosz (1894-1939): Four Love Songs

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

1927 November 30

Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Dominco Cimarosa: Overture to Il matrimonio segreto

Vittorio Rieti (1898-1994): Noah's Ark Suite

1927 December 2, 3

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner
Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite no 2

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b D 759 'Unfinished'

INTERMISSION

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

1927 December 2, 3

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Mieczyslaw Munz (1900-1976) piano Mieczyslaw Munz

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor opus 15 (1858)

INTERMISSION

Franck: Psyche -

- "Sommeil de Psyche"

- "Psyche enlevee par les Zephyrs"

- "Psyche et Eros"

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung - "Siegfried's Funeral Music" from Act III

1927 December 8

Philadelphia Orchestra

The Arena (a large open hall), West Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Concert for students of the Philadelphia Public Schools. "9000 Children Hear Orchestra Concert" 27

 

Superintendent George Lindsay explaines each music group. First 'Typical Dances':

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): Shepherd's Hey

Henry Ghys (1839-1908): "Amaryllis - Air Le Roi Louis XIII"

Ignacy Jan Padereski: Minuet in G major opus 14 no 1 (1887) orchestrated

Liadov: The Music Box (Valse-Bandage) opus 32 (1893) orchestrated

 

Second 'Music with a Story':

Carl Maria von Weber-Felix Weingartner: Invitation to the Dance

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Act III: Magic Fire Music

 

Third 'Pure Music':

Franz Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b D 759 'Unfinished': allegro moderato movement

P. I. Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880)

1927 December 9, 10, 13

Philadelphia Orchestra

December 9, 10 - Academy of Music, Philadelphia

December 13 - Washington Auditorium, Washington DC

Fritz Reiner
Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Giovanni Battista Bassani-Francesco Malipiero: Cantata for One Voice (1919) - Sophie Braslau contralto

W. A. Mozart: Symphony no 38 in D major, K 504

INTERMISSION

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Serge Rachmaninov: "Fate" opus 21 no 1 - Sophie Braslau contralto

Modest Mussorgsky: "On the Dnieper" (1878) - Sophie Braslau contralto

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

1927 December 9, 10

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Heinrich Schlusnus Heinrich Schlusnus (1888-1952) baritone

+ Paul Dukas: La Peri ballet

Wagner: Die Walküre - "Wotan's Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music" from Act III

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: 6 Gellert Lieder opus 48: "Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur" (The Glory of God in Nature)

Hugo Wolf: Goethe-Lieder: "Der Rattenfänger" (the Pied-Piper)

Gustav Mahler: from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn": "Rheinlegendchen" (Little Rhine Legend) (1893)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2

1927 December 16, 17

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner
J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor BWV 1067

William Kincaid flute

W. A. Mozart two arias from the Marriage of Figaro K 492:

"Voi che sapete" from Act II - Dusolina Giannini soprano

"Non so piu" from Act I - Dusolina Giannini soprano

Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante defunte

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

INTERMISSION

Carl Maria Von Weber: Oberon (1826): "Ozean, du Ungeheuer" - Dusolina Giannini soprano

Robert Schumann: Symphony no 1 in B flat major opus 38 "Spring"

1927 December 16, 17

Cincinnati Symphony

Victor de Sabata

Lea Luboschutz, violin

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77 (1878)

INTERMISSION

+ Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'or- Prelude and Cortege

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune 1894

Bedrich Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride

1927 December 18

Cincinnati Symphony

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Will R. Reeves

Christmas Music Festival on this Sunday evening with various choral groups. Will R. Reeves was a Cincinnati community school official who lead annual Christmas choruses.

1927 December 20

Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner
Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances - Suite no 2

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77 (1878) - Joseph Szigeti

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

1927 December 23, 24, 26

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner
Peter Cornelius (1824-1874): The Barber of Baghdad as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911)

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77 (1878) - Georges Enesco

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III - "Good Friday Spell"

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Act II - "Forest Murmurs"

Richard Wagner: Rienzi: Overture

 

Nearing the end of Fritz Reiner's 3 month guest conducting of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Linton Martin of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...With the concerts of the Philadelphia Orchestra this week, Fritz Reiner makes his adieu as guest conductor. The qualities of this conductor have been established during the past three months of intensive music making...Mr. Reiner's sound musicianship was ever in evidence. Mr. Reiner has shown that he knows exactly what effects he wants to get from the orchestra and exactly how to get them. There are no theatrical gestures, no maudlin moments, no exageration about his conducting...his programmes have been marked by great diversity and contrast so that he has established quite a reputation as a programme maker...the welcome he has been given upon recent appearances on the stage leave little doubt as to the esteem and affection of his audience..." 26

1927 December 30, 31

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Dec 30 1927

Bela Bartok piano

Concert was intended to include Bartok's Piano Concerto no 1 (1926) but this performance was cancelled, just as Mengelberg had done weeks earlier with the New York Philharmonic. Bartok's Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra (1905) was substituted.

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Siegfried's Funeral Music from Act III

"In memory of the officers and men of the United States Navy whose lives were lost in submarine S-4"

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version - Suite as edited and shortened by Reiner 20

Bela Bartok: Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra opus 1 BB 36 (1905) - Bela Bartok piano

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

INTERMISSION

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor opus 95 'From the New World'

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote of this concert: "...Difficulties of presentation prevent both Philadelphia and New York from hearing Bartok's latest and most widely discussed work at this time. His new Piano Concerto was first performed at the Frankfort Festival in Germany last summer...20"

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All concerts are with the Cincinnati Symphony in the Taft Theater unless otherwise indicated

1928 January 3

Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Reiner's concluding Philadelphia Orchestra concert during his guest conducting of the first three months of the 1927-1928 season during Stokowski's absense. 14

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka - 1911 original version

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

1928 January 6, 7

Emery Auditorium, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

Weber: Overture to Euryanthe

+ J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5

1928 January 8

Emery Auditorium, Cincinnati

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Harry Farbman, violin

Offenbach: Overture to Orphee aux enfers

Offenbach: Les Contes d 'Hoffmann - Intermezzo from Act I

Rubinstein: "Toreador et Andalouse" from Bal Costume arranged for orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien

INTERMISSION

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto - Allegro molto appassionato

Anatoly Lyadov: The Music Box opus 32 (Valse-Banidage or Musical Joke) arranged for orchestra

Johann Strauss Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods

1928 January 13, 14

Emery Auditorium, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

Schumann: Symphony no 1 'Spring'

INTERMISSION

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Pines of Rome

1928 January 20, 21

Emery Auditorium, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

Pablo Casals

Pablo Casals cello

+ Bela Bartok (1881-1945): Deux Images opus 10

- "In Full Bloom", "Village Dance"

The Cincinnati Enquirer critic William Smith Goldenberg wrote of the Bartok composition: "...it is quite the fashion to relish music that doesn't sound well, so an avowal of preference for Bartok is not reprehensible..." 17

 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1842) incidental music -

- Overture

- Nocturne

- Scherzo

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony no 38 'Prague'

Dvorak: Cello Concerto no 2

1928 January 27, 28

Taft Theater, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

Rienzi

January 28, 1928 concert inaugurated the new Taft Theater, Cincinnati

 

Ossip Gabrilowitsch. piano

Leo Weiner: Carnival, Humoresque for Small Orchestra

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

*Lord Berners: Fantasie espagnole

Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin

Wagner: Die Walküre - "Wotan's Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music," from Act III

1928 January 29

WLW radio, Cincinnati broadcast

Masonic Temple, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Act III: "Ride of the Valkyries"

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Act III: "Good Friday Spell"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

1928 February 3, 4 Fritz Reiner

Sigrid Onegin, contralto

Dohnanyi: Ruralia Hungarica

Brahms: songs -

"Von Ewiger Liebe"

"Spanische Lied"

"Willst du, dass ich geh"'

INTERMISSION

Bruch: Achilles - "Lament of Andromache"

*Zoltan Kodaly: opera Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

1928 February 5 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Myra Mortimer, soprano

Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus

Camille Saint-Saëns: Prelude to Le Deluge

Bizet: song "Agnus Dei"

George Bizet: L'Arlesienne - Suite no 2

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810):

Overture

"Freudvol und Leidvol"

"Die Trommel geruhret"

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings - III. "Elegie"

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasion Sketches - 4. "Procession of the Sardar"

1928 February 13

Cincinnati Symphony

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Concert sponsored by the Hungary Society of America

    Bela Bartok at the piano for the US premiere of his first Piano Concerto Bela Bartok Bela Bartok

 

** Bela Bartok: Piano Concerto no 1 (written in 1926 - at that time Bartok's only Piano Concerto)

Bela Bartok: Deux Images opus 10 (1910)

INTERMISSION

Leo Weiner: Carnival, Humoresque for Small Orchestra

Zoltan Kodaly: opera Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

Ernst von Dohnanyi: Ruralia Hungarica

1928 February 14

Cincinnati Symphony

Troy Music Hall

Troy, New York

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

1928 February 15

Cincinnati Symphony

Erie Auditorium

Erie, Pennsylvania

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

1928 February 16

Cincinnati Symphony

Massey Hall

Toronto, Canada

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Canadian National Anthem - Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Schubert: Symphony no 8 'Unfinished'

Brahms work (not identified)

arias from Mozart operas (not identified) - Tudor Davies, tenor

Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1848-1918): Songs of Farewell no 4 "There is an old belief" - Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

J. S. Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232: "Sanctus" - Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

1928 February 24, 25

Taft Theater, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

    Bela Bartok piano

Bela Bartok

Bela Bartok during his 1927-1928 US tour

 

Haydn: Symphony no 98

+ Bartok: Piano Concerto no 1 (1926)

 

The Cincinnati programme lists this as the US premiere of the concerto. It had been scheduled for the 19 December 1927 concert of Willem Mengelberg conducting the New York Philharmonic as a US premiere. However, Mengelberg found it too complex and cancelled the premiere. The December 30, 1927 Philadelphia performance by Bartok/Reiner seems to have been the US premiere of the Concerto. In January 1928, Bartok had "...spent five days rehearsing his Piano Concerto with Fritz Reiner and the Cincinnati Symphony in their home city..." 15 before traveling to New York City and to Washington, D.C.

 

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote opus 35 (1897) - Karl Kirksmith cello, Vladimir Bakaleinikoff violin

1928 February 26 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Selma Davidson, piano

Mendelssohn: Ruy Bias Overture

Schumann: Kinderschenen - 7. "Traumerei"

Svendsen: Zorahayde

Halvorsen: March of the Boyars

INTERMISSION

Liapunov: Piano Concerto no 1

Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

1928 March 2, 3 Fritz Reiner

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

The 24 year old Horowitz received rave reviews: "...his appearance evoked the greatest demonstration of enthusiasm ever displayed at the Symphony concerts 19.

*Mily Balakirev-Alfredo Casella: Islamey

*Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 - Vladimir Horowitz piano

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

+ Maurice Ravel: Pavane pour une Infante defunte

Weber-Weingartner: Invitation to the Dance

1928 March 9, 10 Fritz Reiner

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, viola

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F opus 90 (1883)

INTERMISSION

** Arnold Bax: Fantasy for Viola and Orchestra - Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, viola

+ John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): ballet Skyscrapers (1924) - Reiner previously conducted this work with the Philadelphia Orchestra earlier in 1928

1928 March 14

Cincinnati Music Hall

Fritz Reiner

Herbert A. Fricker

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in a capella works was directed by Herbert Fricker (1868-1943) during the period 1917 to 1942. Reiner conducted the orchestral works

Smith-Key: The Star-Spangled Banner

+ Brahms: Gesang der Parzen

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Rachmaninoff: Sacred Motet, To Thee, O Lord (a capella)

Parry: Part song There Is an Old Belief (a capella)

Bach: Motet, Furchte, dich nicht (a capella)

INTERMISSION

Debussy: from Trois Nocturnes:

- "Nuages"

- "Fetes"

Holst: "Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal" (a capella)

Morley: madrigal "Ho, Who Comes Here?" (a capella)

Purcell: "An Evening Hymn on a Ground" - arranged as a four part chorus by Harvey Grace and scored for strings and 2 flutes by Herbert A. Fricker)

Bach: Mass in B minor: 22. "Sanctus"

1928 March 15

Cincinnati Music Hall

Fritz Reiner and

Herbert A. Fricker

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in a capella works was directed by Herbert Fricker (1868-1943) during the period 1917 to 1942. Reiner conducted the orchestral works

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

+ George Frideric Handel: Aci, Galatea, e Polifemo - Galatea: Ethyl Hayden, soprano, Ads: Tudor Davies, tenor, Polyphemus: Earle Spicer, baritone

INTERMISSION

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913) the first Cincinnati Symphony performance with choir

Bairstow: Part Song, Where Shall the Lover Rest? (a capella)

Bantock: Part Song, Grass of Parnassus (a capella)

Purcell: Part Song, Nymphs and Shepherds (a capella)

Bach: Mass in B minor - *12. "Cum Sancto Spiritu”

1928 March 16 afternoon

Cincinnati Music Hall

Fritz Reiner and

Herbert A. Fricker

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir in a capella works was directed by Herbert Fricker during the period 1917 to 1942. Reiner conducted the orchestral works

Wagner: Das Rheingold -

*"Donner's Call"

"Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Purcell: Ode to St. Cecilia - *"Soul of the World"

+ Brahms: Four Part-Songs

Thomas Weelkes (1576-1623): madrigal "As Vesta was from Latmos hill descending" (a capella)

Wagner: Siegfried - "Nothung! Nothung!" from Act I - Tudor Davies, tenor

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - "Preislied," from Act III - Tudor Davies, tenor

**Wagner: Lohengrin - "Mein lieber schwan!" from Act III - Tudor Davies, tenor

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite, Op. 71a -

- "Miniature Overture"

- "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy"

- "Chinese Dance"

- "Dance of the Reed Pipes"

- "Waltz of the Flowers"

- "Russian Dance: Trepak"

Bantock: Part Song, Jack and Joan (a capella)

Hugh Robertson: Part Song, The Old Woman (a capella men's voices)

Sibelius: Part Song, The Broken Melody (a capella men's voices)

Schindler (arr.): Choral Ballad, The Silversmith (based on Spanish folk song "El Panco," which was used in the last movement of Lalo's Symphonie espagnole

**Parry: Choral Ode, Blest Pair of Sirens

1928 March 16 evening

Cincinnati Music Hall

Fritz Reiner

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Strauss: Alpine Syphony opus 64 (1915)

INTERMISSION

**Bantock: Omar Khayydm - Part II - The Beloved:

Viola Silva, contralto, The Poet: Tudor Davies, tenor, The Philosopher: Earle Spicer, baritone

British song: God Save the King

1928 March 23, 24 Fritz Reiner

Jacques Thibaud, violin

*Handel-Harty: Music for the Royal Fireworks - Suite

*Grimm: Erotic Poem

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

1928 March 30, 31 Fritz Reiner

Josef Hofmann, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony no 41 'Jupiter'

Hofmann: Chromaticon for Piano and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

+ Aaron Copland: Scherzo - arranged by Copland from his Symphony for Organ and Orchestra of 1924 previously premiered in Philadelphia by Reiner

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 - Josef Hofmann, piano (at that time President of the Curtis Institute)

1928 April 5 to 8

Philadelphia Orchestra Spring Festival

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

concerts included

Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Le roi David Oratorio (1921)

several works of Richard Wagner

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 9 'Choral'

1928 April 13, 14

Cincinatti Symphony

Fritz Reiner

Emil Heermann. violin

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): The Pit and the Pendulum

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Violin Concerto no 4

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Siegfried - "Siegfried Ascending Brünnhilde's Rock" as arranged by Reiner

Wagner: Die Gotterdammerung - "Brünnhilde’s Immolation" as arranged by Reiner

1928 April 16

Cincinatti Symphony

Murat Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

Dayton Westminster Choir - John Williamson Finnley director

+ J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

INTERMISSION

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina: "Hodie Christus natus est"

Antonio Lotti: "Crucifixus"

J. S. Bach: Motet "Singet dem Herrn ein neues Lied" ("Sing Ye to the Lord") BWV 225

David Hugh Jones: "God is a Spirit" (1928)

André Kopolyoff: "Alleluia! Chirst is Risen!"

INTERMISSION

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in E minor opus 95 'From the New World'

1928 April 20, 21

Cincinatti Symphony

Fritz Reiner

"Request Program"

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Les préludes (1854)

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e opus 64 (1888)

1928 April 26, 27, 28

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

With these 3 concerts, Reiner concluded the Philadelphia Orchestra 1927-1928 season during the season's absence of Leopold Stokowski

Richard Strauss: Don Quixote opus 35 (1897) - Hans Kindler cello, Samuel Lischey viola

+ Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Le roi David Oratorio (1921)

Paul Leyssac narrator, Mabel Garrison soprano, Mina Hager contralto, Tudor Davies tenor

Mendelssohn Club Choir of Philadelphia

 

Linton Martin in the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...The results Mr. Reiner obtained from the musicians in both the "Don Quixote" and "King David" were refreshingly different from orchestral ineptitude of certain other guest conductors recently heard here. They served to show that, under the firm and enlightened hand of a man like Reiner, the Orchestra can quickly regain much of the tone quality that was not elicited by such conductors as Monteux and Gabrilowitsch, and aroused real regret that Mr. Reiner has not been announced for a return engagement next season, whatever the circumstances may be..." 27

1928 April 28

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Wagner: Das Rheingold - finale and "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

- Wotan - Fred Patton bass, Loge - Tudor Davies tenor, Fricka - Mina Hager mezzo-soprano

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Wotan's Farewell"; "Magic Fire Music"

- Wotan - Fred Patton bass

Wagner: Siegfried - Act I smithy arias and "Siegfried Ascending Brünnhilde's Rock" as arranged by Reiner

- Siegfried - Tudor Davies tenor, Brünnhilde - Florence Austral soprano

Wagner: Die Gotterdammerung - "Brünnhilde’s Immolation" and final scene as arranged by Reiner

- Brünnhilde - Florence Austral soprano

Of this concert, Linton Martin, critic of the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...highlight of the season...this writer vehemently votes for the all-Wagner concert presented by the Philadelphia Orchestra under Fritz Reiner..." 21.

1928 October 19, 20 Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the Cincinnati Symphony 34th Season 1928-1929

Commemorating the centenary of the death of Franz Schubert

Schubert: Overture to Rosamunde

Schubert: Symphony no 8 'Unfinished' (this work was played without conductor with the reduced orchestra complement seated in a circle 16)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 9 'Great' D 944 (1828)

1928 October 24 Fritz Reiner

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): The Birds (1928)

+ Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937): Impressions de Music-Hall

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1

1928 October 28 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1 - 2. "Ase's Death"

Modest Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite opus 71a: 8. "Waltz of the Flowers"

INTERMISSION

Weber: Jubilee Overture

Dvorak: Slavonic Dances opus 46 nos 3 and 4

J. Strauss Jr.: "Artist's Life"

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise," from Act I

1928 October 30

WLW radio, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

"Perfect Circle Symphony Hour with Fritz Reiner and the Cincinnati Symphony"

broadcast 8 PM - 9 PM on WLW radio, Cincinnati

1928 November 3 Sandusky Star Journal

"...One of the most promising series of broadcasts scheduled for this winter is that of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Fritz Reiner and Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, two prominent conductors. This music goes on the air every Tuesday evening over the new and more powerful transmitter of WLW, Cincinnati..." 9

1928 November 2, 3 Fritz Reiner

Maier and Pattison

Guy Maier and Lee Pattison, duo-pianists

J. S. Bach- J. G. Mraczek: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (1927 in a transcription dedicated to Fritz Reiner)

+ Leo Sowerby (1895-1968): King Estmere, Ballade for Orchestra with Two Pianos - Maier and Pattison

INTERMISSION

*** Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): Symphony no 2 'New England' based in part on bird calls. Kelley was a long-time Cincinnati resident

1928 November 6

WLW radio, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

"Perfect Circle Symphony Hour with Fritz Reiner and the Cincinnati Symphony"

works from the concert of November 2,3 performed 8 PM - 9 PM on radio station WLW Cincinnati 10

1928 November 9, 10 Fritz Reiner

Maria Olszewska. contralto

+ Mozart-Busoni: Overture to Don Giovanni

Richard Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme - Suite

+ Richard Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder - this is the first Cincinnati Symphony performance of the complete Lieder set

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in f opus 36

1928 November 11 Fritz Reiner

Concert commemorating 10th Anniversary of the World War I Armistice Day

This concert, given in Taft Theater, Cincinnati just completed in 1928 and part of the Masonic Temple Building. The concert, starting at 3 PM featured the Orchestra and a chorus of 100 Cincinnati high school students under Reiner's direction. Mayor Seasongood presided, and three Army chaplains addressed the audience.

 

A chorus of 135 singers performed

Reiner also performed Carl Maria von Weber: Jubilee Overture

1928 November 17 Fritz Reiner

Iliah Clark soprano, Howard Fuldner bass (both Cincinnati Conservatory students), Mme Charles Cahier mezzo-soprano, Charles Hart tenor, Ivan Ivantzoff baritone. Cincinnati May Festival Chorus

+ Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 'Resurrection'

INTERMISSION

Alexander Borodin: Prince Igor - "Polovtsian Dances," from Act II in the first Cincinnati Symphony performance with chorus

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Act III Finale beginning with the chorale

1928 November 17

Music Hall, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 'Resurrection'

 

"Will Lead Two Orchestras At Once; One By Television"

11  "Cincinnati: While Fritz Reiner, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra will be conducting his musicians on the stage of the concert hall here, he will also appear before a smaller orchestra far removed from the first and separated by thick walls...

Reiner's will be the first attempt to make use of television in a difficult symphony. Thus the Mahler Symphony no 2 which at one point calls for a full orchestra, organ, soloists and a smaller orchestra back stage.

This piece will be play in concert on the night of November 17 in this city. It has been played before but in every case and assistant director had to be employed to conduct the smaller orchestra back stage and keep his eyes glued through a hole in the wall on Reiner to maintain the same tempo.

The difficulty was that because of this arrangement, Reiner could not achieve the effects he desired especially from the auxiliary orchestra. According to Reiner, Mahler's score demands that the sound of the small orchestra be comparable to a faint, almost inaudible breath of music brought to the listener only occasionally as though wafted over by the wind. Through the use of television, Reiner can relegate the small orchestra back far enough from the stage so as to reality of faintness and distance required by the score..." 11

Reiner TV

Note: it seems that Charles Jenkins, an inventor from Dayton, Ohio, developed a mechanical television system called 'radiovision' that projected a cloudy 48 line image onto a six-inch square screen.

1928 November 18

WLW radio, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

Armistice celebration broadcast on WLW radio, Cincinnati

programme included Carl Maria von Weber Jubilee Overture opus 59

1928 November 20

WLW radio, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

"Perfect Circle Symphony Hour with Fritz Reiner and the Cincinnati Symphony"

broadcast 8 PM - 9 PM on WLW radio, Cincinnati

1928 November 23, 24 Fritz Reiner

Paul Kochanski, violin

**Mason: Chanticleer Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Violin Concerto no 6 in Eb as attributed to Mozart - now thought to be by Johann Friedrich Eck (1767–1838)

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A opus 92 (1812)

1928 November 25 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Jean Sibelius: Valse triste

Alexander Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia

*Glinka: Jota Argonesa

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - "Festmarch" from Act II

Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Seines pittoresques -

- "Angelus"

- "Air de ballet"

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila - "Bacchanale" from Act III

1928 November 26

Victory Theater

Dayton, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): The Birds (1928)

+ J. S. Bach- J. G. Mraczek: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (1927 in a transcription dedicated to Fritz Reiner)

INTERMISSION

Schubert: Symphony no 9 'Great' D 944 (1828)

1928 November 30, December 1 Fritz Reiner

Yolanda Mero, piano

+ Ibert: Escales (1922):

- Rome, Palerme

- Tunis, Nefta

- Valencia

+ Yolanda Mero (1887-1963): Capriccio Ungarese for Piano and Orchestra (this work was given its premiere by Fritz Busch and the New York Symphony on November 3, 1927)

INTERMISSION

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1928 December 3

Memorial Hall

Columbus, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

1928 December 7, 8 - Cincinnati

December 12 - Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

Carlos Salzedo, harp

Claude Debussy: La Mer (1905)

"...Mr. Reiner's employment of the pianissimo often does fade to the vanishing point; the dropping of the proverbial pin might have been heard..." 18

Maurice Ravel: Introduction et Allegro

*Salzedo: Concerto for Harp and Seven Wind Instruments

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

1928 December 11

WLW radio, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

"Perfect Circle Symphony Hour with Fritz Reiner and the Cincinnati Symphony"

broadcast 8 PM - 9 PM on WLW radio, Cincinnati

1928 December 14, 15 Fritz Reiner

Maria Kurenko soprano

+ Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 1

Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l'oye - Suite (1911)

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride - * "In Novgorod" (Martha's Aria), from Act III

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden - *"Aller du bois" (Prologue)

Tchaikovsky: Mazeppa - *Finale: "Maria's Lullaby," from Act III

Modest Mussorgsky: The Fair at Sorochinsk - *"Dumka Parese" (for orchestra)

INTERMISSION

Franz Josef Haydn: Symphony 101 'Clock'

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture and "Venusberg Music"

1928 December 20

Cincinnati Music Hall

Fritz Reiner

Will R. Reeves

Christmas Festival Concert

This concert featured the "Mothersingers" Chorus (135 voices)" and the "High School Christmas Festival Chorus" consisting of 1,000 voices from the music clubs of the public and parochial high schools of Cincinnati.

Soloists: Hulda Lashanska soprano, Ruth Townsend mezzo-soprano

 

Reiner conducted the Debussy and Bloch works. Will R. Reeves who was director of community entertainment for the city of Cincinnati conducted the choral works.

 

Praetorius: Today Is Born Emanuel (Mothersingers, a capella)

Cornelius-F. Damrosch: How Radiant Shines the Morning Star (Ruth Townsend and Mothersingers)

*Gevaert (arr. Dickenson): Joyeuse Chanson de Noel (Mothersingers)

*Gaines: Rex Gloria (Ruth Townsend, narrator; Lillian Plogstedt organ, Mothersingers)

Debussy: La damoiselle élue (1888 and orchestrated by Debussy 1908) - Lashanska, Townsend, Mothersingers conducted by Reiner

FIRST INTERMISSION

(traditional) O Come, All Ye Faithful

(traditional) I Saw Three Ships

(traditional) Good King Wenceslas

(traditional) We Three Kings of Orient Are

Gruber: Silent Night

SECOND INTERMISSION

*** Bloch: America, Epic Rhapsody in Three Parts for Orchestra and Chorus

The Block composition was simultaneously premiered by the Cincinnati, Chicago, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and San Francisco symphony orchestras.

1928 December 25

WLW radio, Cincinnati

Fritz Reiner

"Perfect Circle Symphony Hour with Fritz Reiner and the Cincinnati Symphony"

broadcast 8 PM - 9 PM on WLW radio, Cincinnati

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - Overture and "Venusberg Music"

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1928 December 31

WLW radio, Cincinnati

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

"Perfect Circle Symphony Hour with the Cincinnati Symphony"

broadcast 8 PM - 9 PM on WLW radio, Cincinnati

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All concerts are with the Cincinnati Symphony in the Taft Theater unless otherwise indicated

1929 January 6 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Ary Van Leeuwen. flute

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Grieg: Peer Gynt - Suite no 2 - 4. "Solvejg's Song"

*Grossman: The Spirit of the Voyevode - "Czardas"

Johann Strauss Jr.: Roses from the South

INTERMISSION

*Andersen (orchestrated by Van Leeuwen): Fantasie characteristique for Flute and Orchestra

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

1929 January 11-12 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Alexander Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor

Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Saltan - Suite

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 'Pathétique' opus 74 (1893)

1929 January 18-19 Fritz Reiner

Telly d'Aranvi, violin

+ J. S. Bach-Arnold Schoenberg: Two Chorale-Preludes -

- "Schmiicke dich, o liebe Seele"

- "Komm, Gott Schopfer"

J. S. Bach: Violin Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

+ Maurice Ravel: Tzigane (dedicated to Telly d'Aranyi)

*Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

1929 January 25-26 Eugene Goossens

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Die Gotterddmmerung - in the Hall of the Gibichungs from Act I (as arranged by Goossens)

*Vaughan Williams: A Norfolk Rhapsody

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

1929 January 24, 25, 26

New York Philharmonic

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Reiner guest-conducted the New York Philharmonic January 24 through February 3, 1929

programme

+ Daniel Gregory Mason. Chanticleer: Festival overture for orchestra opus 27

+ Bach-Schoenberg: Two Chorale-Preludes -

- "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" BWV 180

- "Komm, Gott, Schopfer, heiliger Geist"

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): The Birds (1928)

INTERMISSION

+ Serge Prokofiev: Scythian Suite opus 20 (1908) - this work must have been a shock for the Washington D.C. officials and diplomats said to be attending

+ Ibert: Escales (1922):

- Rome, Palerme

- Tunis, Nefta

- Valencia

1929 January 27 - Metropolitan Opera House, New York

February 3 - Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, New York

New York Philharmonic

Fritz Reiner

Reiner guest-conducted the New York Philharmonic January 24 through February 3, 1929

Florence Austral soprano, Richard Crooks tenor

Richard Wagner: Rienzi: Overture

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser: Act II scene 1: "Dich Teure Halle" - Florence Austral soprano

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Act III scene 3: "Meine lieber Schwann!" (Lohengrin's Farewell) - Richard Crooks tenor

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser: Act I scene 1: Bacchanale and Venusberg music

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung excerpts:

Prologue: Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey - Florence Austral soprano, Richard Crooks tenor

Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music from Act III - Richard Crooks tenor

Brünnhilde's Immolation, Act III scene 3 - Florence Austral soprano

1929 January 29 - Academy of Music, Philadelphia

January 30 - National Theater, Washington, D.C.

New York Philharmonic

Fritz Reiner

Reiner guest-conducted the New York Philharmonic January 24 through February 3, 1929

+ Daniel Gregory Mason. Chanticleer: Festival overture for orchestra opus 27

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): The Birds (1928)

+ J. S. Bach-Arnold Schoenberg: Two Chorale-Preludes -

- "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" BWV 180

- "Komm, Gott Schopfer"

INTERMISSION

+ Serge Prokofiev: Scythian Suite opus 20 (1908) - this work must have been a shock for the Washington D.C. officials and diplomats said to be attending the January 30, 1929 concert

+ Ibert: Escales (1922):

- Rome, Palerme

- Tunis, Nefta

- Valencia

1929 February 1-2 Ottorino Respighi

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Walter Gieseking piano

Bakaleinikoff conducts after the Intermission

 

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Botticellian Tryptich

Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome (1917)

Ottorino Respighi: Church Windows (Four Symphonic Impressions):

- "The Archangel St. Michael"

- "The Matins of St. Clare"

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 'Emperor'

1929 February 3 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Margaret Cook Squibb, piano

Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin

Svendsen: Carnival in Paris

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

Grieg: In Autumn Overture

Boccherini: String Quintet no 5 - V. Minuet

Johann Strauss Jr.: In's Centrum! (Bullseye!) waltz

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden - "Dance of the Tumblers"

1929 February 6

Cincinnati Symphony

Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

+ J. S. Bach-Arnold Schoenberg: Two Chorale-Preludes -

- "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele" BWV 180

- "Komm, Gott Schopfer"

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): The Birds (1928)

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser: Act I scene 1: Bacchanale and Venusberg music

Ibert: Escales (1922):

- Rome, Palerme

- Tunis, Nefta

- Valencia

1929 February 7, 8, 9

Cincinnati Symphony

Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada

Fritz Reiner

Festival with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Programmes will include:

+ J. S. Bach- J. G. Mraczek: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue

Richard Strauss: Symphonia Domestica opus 53 (1903)

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1929 February 15-16 Fritz Reiner

Frederic Baer baritone, Vladimir Bakaleinikoff viola

*Hindemith: Concerto for Orchestra

Wolf: Italian Serenade

*Camille Saint-Saëns: Henry VIII - "Qui done commande"

INTERMISSION *Appoloni: L'Ebreo - "Fu Dio che Disse"

Schumann: Symphony no 4 - the first Cincinnati Symphony performance of the Mahler edition of the symphony

1929 February 22-23 Fritz Reiner

Joseph Szigeti violin

Mendelssohn: Fingal's Cave Overture

Corelli: Sonata no 12 for Violin and Harpsichord, La Folia (accompaniment as orchestrated by Bakaleinikoff)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4

INTERMISSION

*Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Violin Concerto

1929 March 1-2 Fritz Reiner

Richard Crooks, tenor

* Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944): Le baruffe chiozzotte: Overture (1907)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Die Entfuhrung aus dem Serail -

* "Hier soil ich dich denn sehen" from Act I

* "Constanze - O wie angstlich" from Act I

* Gershwin: An American in Paris (1928)

INTERMISSION

George Frideric Handel: Judas Maccabaeus - 45. "Sound an Alarm"

Bruckner: Symphony no 4 'Romantic'

1929 March 3 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Desire Danczowski cello

* Glazunov: Ouverture solennelle

Moszkowski: "Serenade," Op. 15, no 1

Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Seines neopolitaines

INTERMISSION

Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880)

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words, Op. 62- 6. "Spring Song" (orchestrated by Victor Herbert)

Grieg: Symphonic Dances Nos. 2 and 4

1929 March 6 Fritz Reiner

Rosa Ponselle soprano

Goldmark: Im Friihling Overture

Verdi: La forza del destino - "Pace, pace, mio Dio!" from Act IV

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32 (1876)

INTERMISSION

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Battle of the Huns

Group of songs with piano accompaniment - Stuart Ross, piano:

Rimsky-Korsakov: "The Rose and the Nightingale"

Veracini: "A Pastoral"

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder (5) - 5. "Traume"

Leo Blech: Kinderlieder - "Tinten Heinz und Platscherlottchen"

1929 March 15-16 Fritz Reiner

Myra Hess, piano

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Schumann: Piano Concerto

INTERMISSION

Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica

1929 March 22-23 Fritz Reiner

Lea Luboschutz violin

** Gruenberg: Jazz Suite

Camille Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony no 40

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

1929 March 31 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Olive Terry, piano

Goldmark: Sakuntala Overture

Grieg: Elegaic Melodies (2)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

Léo Delibes (1836-1891) Sylvia - Suite

Josef Strauss (1827-1870): Mein Lebenslauf ist Lieb' und Lust (My Character is Love and Joy)

Tchaikovsky: "1812 Overture" in Eb (1880)

1929 April 8

Cincinatti Symphony

Murat Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fritz Reiner

Cincinnati Symphony on tour

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): The Birds (1928)

George Gershwin: An American in Paris (1928)

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32 (1876)

1929 April 12-13 Fritz Reiner

Harold Bauer, piano

Harold Bauer

von Gluck-Richard Wagner: Overture to Iphigenie en Aulide

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor opus 15 (1858) - Harold Bauer piano

INTERMISSION

* Igor Stravinsky: Suite no 1 for Small Orchestra

* Igor Stravinsky: Suite no 2 for Small Orchestra

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

Reiner originally had the idea of contrasting the Stravinsky suites with a Bach Brandenburg Concerto, but selected the Strauss work instead.

1929 April 19-20 Fritz Reiner

"Request Program"

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Jean Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1900)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

1929 May 7 Frederick Stock

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Mendelssohn: St. Paul (complete)

Jeannette Vreeland soprano, Marie Morrissey contralto, Dan Beddoe tenor, Lawrence Tibbett, baritone

INTERMISSION after Part I)

1929 May 8 Frederick Stock

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

+ Bach: Magnificat

Dorothy Manski and Jeannette Vreeland sopranos, Nevada Van der Veer contralto, Paul Althouse tenor, Herbert Gould, baritone

Ludwig van Beethoven: Fidelio - "Abscheulicher!" from Act I - Florence Austral soprano

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn

INTERMISSION

+ Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 'A Sea Symphony'

Florence Austral, soprano, Fred Patton baritone

1929 May 9 Frederick Stock

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Wagner: Das Rheingold -

+Prelude and scene I

"Erda's Warning"

"Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Wagner: Die Walküre -

Act I: ‘Finale: Love Duet (Sieglinde and Siegmund)

Act III: "Ride of the Valkyries"; "Wotan's Farewell"; "Magic Fire Music"

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Siegfried - Act III: "Brünnhilde's Plea"; *"Heil dir, Sonne!" (Brünnhilde and Siegfried duet)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung -

Prologue: "Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey"

Act I: "Seit er von mir geschieden" (Waltraute's Narrative);

Act III: "Rhine Maidens’ Trio";

"Siegfried's Funeral Music";

"Brünnhilde's Immolation

Brünnhilde: Florence Austral soprano, Sieglinde: Dorothy Manski soprano, Siegmund: Paul Althouse tenor, Waltraute: Ernestine Schumann-Heink contralto, Erda: Ernestine Schumann-Heink contralto, Siegfried: Tudor Davies tenor, Wotan: Fred Patton baritone, Woglinde: Carol Matthes Tiemeyer soprano, Wellgunde: Mrs. R. Sayler Wright soprano, Flosshilde: Iliah Clark, soprano

1929 May 10 Frederick Stock

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

+ Arthur Honegger (1892-1955): Le roi David Oratorio (1921)

Jeanette Vreeland soprano, Marie Morrisey contralto, Tudor Davies tenor, Elmar Becker, Herbert Gould and Albert Schnicke, basses

INTERMISSION

Wolf-Ferrari: La Vita Nuova

Jeannette Vreeland soprano, Lawrence Tibbett, baritone, Neva Remde Sandau piano

1929 May 11 afternoon Frederick Stock

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

Bach: Christmas Oratorio - + Sinfonia

Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937): Les enfants à Bethléem - The Virgin: Mary Towsley Pfau soprano, The Star: Katherine Hall soprano, Jeannette: Helene Kessing soprano, Nicholas: Anna Von Unruh Wooley contralto, Lubin: Marian Hartzel Kountz soprano, The Ox: Robert J. Thuman baritone, The Ass: Joseph Schenke tenor, The Herdsman: Albert Schnicke bass, The Narrator: Herbert Gould bass

INTERMISSION

Debussy: Images pour orchestre - 2. "Iberia"

George Frideric Handel: Jephtha - "Deeper and deeper still...waft her angels" - Dan Beddoe, tenor

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919 version)

1929 May 11 evening Frederick Stock

May Festival Concerts

Cincinnati May Festival Choruses

+ Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila (complete)

Delilah: Cyrena Van Gordon contralto, Samson: Paul Althouse tenor, High Priest of Dagon: Fred Patton baritone, Abimlech: Herbert Gould bass, Philistine 1: George J. Muhlhauser baritone, Philistine 2: Albert Schnicke bass

1929 October 18-19 Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the Cincinnati Symphony 35th Season 1929-1930

*J. S. Bach-Vittorio Gui: Two Chorale-Preludes -

- "O Mensch, Bewein' Dein' Sünde Gross" BWV 622

- "In Dir Ist Freude" BWV 615

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

INTERMISSION

Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

1929 October 25-26 Fritz Reiner

Florence Austral soprano in an All-Wagner programme

Wagner: Parsifal - Prelude and Grail Scene, from Act I

The Cincinnati critic William Smith Goldenburg wrote: "...Parsifal created an atmosphere provocative of meditation on things sublime...it was a fervid conception and projection of a deeply religious message. Wagner himself could have expected nor asked more of an interpreter." 23

 

Wagner: Tannhäuser: Act II: "Dich, teure Halle" - Florence Austral soprano

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and "Liebestod"

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer: Act II - "Senta's Ballad" - Florence Austral soprano

Wagner: Siegfried: Act II: "Forest Murmurs"

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: "Brünnhilde's Immolation"

1929 November 1-2 Fritz Reiner

Alexander Kipnis. bass

+ Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Roman Festivals

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Don Giovanni - "Madamina, il catalogo e questo,” from Act II

Ludwig van Beethoven: songs -

+ "Priifung des Kiissens"

+ "Mit Madeln sich Vetragen"

INTERMISSION

Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov - + "Death of Boris," from Act IV, Scene 1

+ (traditional) "Soldier's Song" (Russian Folk Song)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 2 'Little Russian'

1929 November 8-9 Fritz Reiner

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff, viola

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 'Eroica' - II. Marcia funebre - played in memory of Frank Van der Stucken who died in Hamburg, Germany on August 16, 1929 at the age of 70 (1858-1929).

+ Hindemith: Konzertmusik for Wind Orchestra, Op. 41

+ Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

1929 November 15-16 Fritz Reiner

Jose Iturbi piano

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24 (1889)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Piano Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

+ Busoni: Turandot Suite

Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture

1929 November 20

Wednesday evening

Fritz Reiner

Free Concert for Members of the Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts

Wagner: Overture to Rienzi

Statement from William Cooper Procter, President, Cincinnati Institute of Fine Arts

Rimsky-Korsakov: Tsar Saltan - "Flight of the Bumble Bee," from Act III

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden - "Dance of the Tumblers"

Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube Waltzes

INTERMISSION

Franck: Symphony

1929 November 24

Atwater Kent Symphony (likely musicians from the Cincinnati Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Atwater Kent Radio Hour

one hour broadcast 8:15-9:00 PM on NBC radio

Louise Homer soprano, Lester Donahue piano

1929 November 29-30 Fritz Reiner

Maria Olszewska contralto

+ Frederick the Great (1712-1786): Symphony no 3 (edited by Gustav Lenzewski)

Fritz Reiner directed this work from the harpsichord 22

Gluck: Alceste - "Divinites du Styx,” from Act I - Maria Olszewska contralto

Zoltan Kodaly: opera Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

INTERMISSION

Gustav Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden gesellen - Maria Olszewska contralto

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia

1929 December 2

Memorial Hall

Columbus, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

J. S. Bach-Vittorio Gui: Two Chorale-Preludes -

- "O Mensch, Bewein' Dein' Sünde Gross" BWV 622

- "In Dir Ist Freude" BWV 615

Frederick the Great (1712-1786): Symphony no 3 (edited by Gustav Lenzewski)

Fritz Reiner directed this work from the harpsichord

INTERMISSION

Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

1929 December 6, 7 Fritz Reiner

Muriel Kerr, piano (Canadian pianist Kerr was only 18 years old for this concert)

Debussy: from Trois Nocturnes:

- "Nuages"

- "Fetes"

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony no 29 in A K 201

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 2

1929 December 13, 14 Fritz Reiner

Marcel Grandjany harp

+ Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition (the Ravel orchestration, commissioned by Serge Koussevzky had been exclusive to him until 1929 when others could perform)

+ Debussy: Danses sacree et profane -Marcel Grandjany harp

+ Henriette Renié (1875-1956): Harp Concerto in C minor (1901) - Grandjany was a student of Henriette Renié at the Paris Conservatoire

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor opus 67 (1808)

1929 December 19 Thursday evening Will R. Reeves

Christmas Music Festival performed by various Cincinnati choral groups

1929 December 20-21 Fritz Reiner

Claire Dux (1885-1967) soprano

Humperdinck: Overture to Hansel und Gretel

Berlioz: Romeo et Juliette - "Queen Mab Scherzo," from Part II

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Le nozze di Figaro - "E Susanna non vien," from Act II

+ Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973): Impressioni dal Vero - Third Series

Strauss: songs -

+ "Freundliche Vision"

+ "Heimkehr"

"Morgen"

INTERMISSION

Haydn: Symphony no 45 'Farewell'

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All concerts are with the Cincinnati Symphony in the Taft Theater unless otherwise indicated

1930 January 10-11 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Schumann: Overture to Manfred

Maurice Ravel: Pavanne pour une Infante defunte

Pick-Mangiagalli: Piccola Suite

INTERMISSION

+ Glazunov: Symphony no 5 opus 55 (1895)

1930 January 17, 18 Fritz Reiner

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Masonic Funeral Music - played in memory of Charles Phelps Taft, longtime CSO board member and supporter of the Cincinnati Symphony

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F opus 90 (1883)

*** J. S. Bach-Arnold Schoenberg: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat "St. Anne"

INTERMISSION Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer): Overture

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre Act III: "Ride of the Valkyries"

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - + Prelude to Act III Finale (beginning with the chorale)

1930 January 24, 25 Fritz Reiner

Mischa Elman, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Overture to Le nozze di Figaro

+ Bruckner: Symphony no 8

INTERMISSION

Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Concerto

1930 January 31, February 1 Fritz Reiner

Ernest Hutcheson piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Overture to Fidelio

*** Barlow: Alba, Symphonic Poem

MacDowell: Piano Concerto no 2

INTERMISSION

+ Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 "Classical"

+ Maurice Ravel: Boléro

interesting that both Prokofiev's Classical symphony an Ravel's Bolero would receive their Cincinnati premieres at this 1930 concert

1930 February 14, 15 Fritz Reiner

Jascha Heifetz violin

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919 version)

+ Hermann Wetzler (1870-1943): "Symphonic Dance" from The Basque Venus (1928)

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major opus 77 (1878) - Jascha Heifetz violin

1930 February 18

Cincinnati Symphony

Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York

Fritz Reiner

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

J. S. Bach-Arnold Schoenberg: Prelude and Fugue in E-flat "St. Anne"

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act III

Maurice Ravel: Boléro

1930 February 28, March 1 Fritz Reiner

Margaret Matzenauer

Margaret Matzenauer soprano

Johannes Brahms: Tragic Overture

+ George Frideric Handel: Semele - "Oh sleep, why dost thou leave me?"

George Frideric Handel: Alessandro - "Lusinghe piu care"

+ Hans Heniot: A Mountain Legend (1927)

INTERMISSION

Gustav Mahler: songs -

- Rückert-Lieder: "Liebst du um Schönheit" (If you love for beauty) (1902)

- from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn": "Rheinlegendchen" (Little Rhine Legend) (1893)

- Rückert-Lieder: "Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen" (I am lost to the world) (1901)

- from "Des Knaben Wunderhorn": "Urlicht" - Primeval Light (1893)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F opus 93 (1812)

1930 March 7, 8 Fritz Reiner

Karl Kirksmith

Karl Kirksmith cello who was also later Reiner's Principal cello in Pittsburgh

+ Maurice Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

+ Strauss: Interlude from Intermezzo

Eugen d'Albert (1864-1932): Cello Concerto in C Major opus 20

INTERMISSION

+ Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 1 'Winter Dreams'

more interesting Cincinnati premieres: that both Ravel: Alborada del gracioso and Tchaikovsky Symphony no 1 would receive their Cincinnati premieres at this 1930 concert (along with the Strauss), but that the now forgotten d'Albert Cello Concerto would not be a premiere.

1930 March 14, 15 Fritz Reiner

John Philip Sousa

Karin Davas piano, The Orpheus Club Male Chorus:

John Philip Sousa lead in his two famous marches

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan Overture

*** Bach-Respighi: (Organ) Prelude and Fugue in D major (in a transcription dedicated to Fritz Reiner)

INTERMISSION

** Busoni: Concerto for Piano, Orchestra, and Male Chorus

+ John Philip Sousa (1854-1932): "Stars and Stripes Forever" (1896)

+ John Philip Sousa (1854-1932): El Capitan (1896)

John Philip Sousa was 75 years old at the time of this concert and died two years later in March 1932.

The March 15 concert was broadcast on NBC radio.

1930 March 28, 29 Fritz Reiner

Emil Heermann violin

Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture

** Weill: Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra

+ "Bossi: Intermezzi Goldoniani for String Orchestra

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Tannhäuser - "Venusberg Music"

Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust - "Marche hongroise," from Act I

1930 April 4, 5 Fritz Reiner

Alexander Brailowskv piano

Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

1930 April 11, 12 Fritz Reiner

"Request Program"

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Schubert: Symphony no 8 'Unfinished'

Bach-Respighi: Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532 (a 1929 transcription dedicated by Respighi to Fritz Reiner)

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

Maurice Ravel: Boléro

1930 October 15

Cincinnati Symphony

Columbia Auditorium, Louisville, Kentucky

Fritz Reiner

Unusually, this Cincinnati Symphony on tour concert preceded the season's opening concert of the Cincinnati 1930-1931 season.

Bach-Respighi: Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532 (a 1929 transcription dedicated by Respighi to Fritz Reiner)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A opus 92 (1812)

INTERMISSION

Claude Debussy: La Mer

Maurice Ravel: Boléro

encore: portion of La Mer

1930 October 17, 18 Fritz Reiner

Opening concert in the Cincinnati Symphony 36th Season 1930-1931

Bach-Respighi: Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A opus 92 (1812)

INTERMISSION

Debussy: La Mer

Maurice Ravel: Boléro (1928)

1930 October 24-25 Fritz Reiner

Alexander Kipnis bass

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Haydn: Symphony no 101 'Clock'

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold conclusion: "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser - "Blick'ich umher," from Act II

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - * "King Mark’s Monologue," from Act III

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Wotan's Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music," from Act III

1930 October 31-November 1 Fritz Reiner

Ernest Hutcheson piano

+ Hindemith: Overture to Neues vom Tage

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 2

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 54 (1845)

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra opus 30 1896

1930 November 7, 8 Fritz Reiner

Richard Crooks tenor

+ Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): L'Estro Armonico opus 3, Concerto no 11 in D minor RV 56 (1711)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Die Entführung aus dem Serail: * "Ich baue ganz auf deine Stärke" from Act III - Richard Crooks tenor

*** Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953): Symphony no 2 in A (1929)

INTERMISSION

+ Serge Rachmaninoff: song "Sorrow in Spring" opus 21 no 2

Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night - "Quel calme" (Song of Levko)

Bach-Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

another Respighi transcription of Bach written in 1929 at about the same time as the BWV 532 transcription dedicated to Fritz Reiner.

1930 November 14, 15 Fritz Reiner

Hans Barth, harpsichord, piano and quartertone piano (special two keyboard piano able to produce quarter tones)

Dvorak: Carnival Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Symphony no 39 in Eb k 543

+ Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue

INTERMISSION

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Concerto no 20 - III. Rondo: Allegro assai (played on a clavichord) - Hans Barth clavichord

+ von Weber-Franz Liszt: Grande Polonaise for Piano and Orchestra - Hans Barth

+ Hans Barth (1897-1956): Concerto for Quarter Tone Piano and Strings (1930) - Han Barth

1930 November 18

Cincinnati Symphony

Dayton, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

concert with a 12 year old Ruggiero Ricci (1918-2012) as violin soloist

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Bach-Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

another Respighi transcription of Bach written in 1929

Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue

1930 November 28, 29 Fritz Reiner

Lea Luboschutz violin

** Filip Lazar (1894-1936): "Tziganes, Scherzo for Orchestra"

Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto - Lea Luboschutz violin

INTERMISSION

+ Nikolai Miaskovsky (1881-1950): Symphony no 5 in D major opus 18 (1919)

Miaskovsky eventually wrote 27 symphonies and is perhaps remembered for his quote "never wait for inspiration"

1930 December 5-6 Fritz Reiner

Walter Gieseking. piano

*** Roger Sessions (1896-1985): The Black Maskers Suite (1928) incidental music to the play

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4

INTERMISSION

Schumann: Symphony no 3 'Rhenish'

1930 December 12-13 Fritz Reiner

Sophie Braslau. contralto

+ Max Reger (1873-1916): Four Tone Poems after Böcklin opus 128

Johannes Brahms: Zigeunerlieder ("Gypsy songs")

- "He, Zigeuner" (Hey, Gypsy, strike upon your strings!)

- "Hochgetürmte Rimaflut" (Raging waters of the Rima)

- + "Wißt ihr, wann mein Kindchen" (Do you know when my darling is most beautiful?)

- "Lieber Gott, du weißt" (Dear God, you know how often I have regretted)

- "Röslein dreie in der Reih" (Rosebuds three, all on one tree, ye bloom so red)

- "Kommt dir manchmal in der Sinn" (Art thou thinking often now, sweetheart, my love)

- "Rote Abendwolken ziehn am Firmament" (Rosy evening clouds hang in the firmament)

INTERMISSION

Falla: El Amor brujo (1st U.S. performance with voice)

** Maurice Ravel: Menuet antique

Maurice Ravel: La Valse (1920)

1930 December 19-20 Fritz Reiner

Claire Dux soprano

Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini

Charpentier: Louise - "Depuis le jour," from Act III

*Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Serenata for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Violin and Cello

INTERMISSION

+ Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967): Dances of Marosszek (1930)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Songs -

+ - "Liebesbriefchen" (Love notes)

+ - "Sommer" (Summer)

Richard Strauss: Songs -

- "Wiegenlied" (Lullaby)

- "Ständchen" (Serenade)

Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus

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1931 January 9-10 Vladimir Bakaleinikoff

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy

+ Tchaikovsky-Glazunov: Quartet no 3 - II. Andante funebre

Tchaikovsky: Suite from Swan Lake

INTERMISSION

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in f opus 36

1931 January 12

Cincinnati Symphony

Dayton, Ohio

Fritz Reiner

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini (1838)

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Maurice Ravel: La Valse (1920)

INTERMISSION

Bach-Respighi: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor BWV 582

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967): Dances of Marosszek (1930)

Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus

1931 January 16, 17 Nicolai Berezowsky

Nicolai Berezowsky (1900-1953) was a Russian-born Juilliard trained composer and violinist

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka - 1911 original version

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

1931 January 23-24 Fritz Reiner

Florence Austral soprano

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

INTERMISSION

Wagner: Siegfried - "Brünnhilde's Plea," from Act III

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung - + "Brünnhilde's Greeting to Siegfried," from Act I

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - + "Isolde's Narrative," from Act I

"Isolde's Greeting" and "Liebestod," from Act III

1931 January 30-31 Fritz Reiner

Felix Salmond. cello

Elgar: Enigma Variations

Lalo: Cello Concerto

INTERMISSION

Richard Strauss: Symphonia Domestica opus 53 (1903)

1931 February 2: Columbus, Ohio

February 9: Flint, Michigan

February 12-14: Toronto, Canada

Cincinnati Symphony

Fritz Reiner

Toronto concerts of February 12, 13 with the Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major BWV 1051 - Fritz Reiner directed from a piano modified to sound like a harpsichord

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 'Pastoral'

INTERMISSION

Glinka: Kamarinskaya

*** Henry Hadley (1873-1937): Streets of Pekin

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

1931 February 10

Cincinnati Symphony

Elmwood Music Hall, Buffalo, New York

Cincinnati Symphony on Tour

Bach-Respighi: Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532

Robert Schumann: Symphony no 3 'Rhenish'

INTERMISSION

Maurice Ravel: La Valse (1920)

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967): Dances of Marosszek (1930)

Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue

1931 February 20, 21 Fritz Reiner

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major BWV 1051 - Fritz Reiner directed from a piano modified to sound like a harpsichord

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 'Pastoral'

INTERMISSION

Henry Hadley (1873-1937): Streets of Pekin

Glinka: Kamarinskaya

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

1931 February 27, 28 Fritz Reiner

Vladimir Bakaleinikoff viola

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

+ attributed to Handel: Viola Concerto in B minor

+ Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin (1919) - the first Cincinnati Symphony performance of entire suite

INTERMISSION ** Milhaud: Viola Concerto

Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel in 1922

1931 March 6-7 Fritz Reiner

Nathan Milstein, violin

Bedrich Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride (1866)

+ Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 7 'Song of the Night'

INTERMISSION

Goldmark: Violin Concerto

1931 March 20-21 Fritz Reiner

Carlo Zecchi piano

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

Alexander Borodin: Symphony no 2 in b (1874)

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor opus 15 (1858)

1931 March 27-28 Fritz Reiner

Ary Van Leeuwen, flute

** Bossi: Theme and Variations

+ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Flute Concerto no 1

INTERMISSION

+ Hanson: Symphony no 2, Romantic

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

1931 April 10-11 Fritz Reiner

Daniel Ericourt piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 - played in memory of Anna Sinton Taft, on of the founders of the Cincinnati Symphony, President of the Association, and long time benefactor of the Cincinnati Symphony.

Anna Sinton Taft

INTERMISSION

Stravinsky: Pulcinella - Suite

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Mephisto Waltz no 1 (1862)

1931 April 17-18 Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner's final concert with the Cincinnati Symphony

"Request Program"

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

INTERMISSION

Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

April 1931 concluded Reiner's direction of the Cincinnati Symphony.  Reiner initially had a 4 year contract in Cincinnati, but his relations with the Cincinnati Symphony Board become progressively more contentious. Beginning with the 1927-1928 season, Reiner was given one year contract extensions. After the news in 1930 of Fritz Reiner's second divorce and third marriage, the Board notified Reiner that his contract would not be renewed after the 1930-1931 season7. Fritz Reiner then went to teach conducting at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, and conducting the Philadelphia Grand Opera company.

 

1931 May 23 to 27

La Scala Orchestera

Teatro alla Scala, Milan

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner conducted three concert programmes, not identified, although Reiner did agree to conduct the "Giovinezza", the official hymn of Mussolini's Italian National Fascist Party, which Toscanini was attacked for refusing to conduct. 5.

1931 August 11-17

Philadelphia Orchestra

Robin Hood Dell, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra Robin Hood Dell summer concert series for for the first time for one week August 1931. The initial August 11 concert was rained out.

1931 August 12

Philadelphia Orchestra

Robin Hood Dell, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

All-Wagner Concert

Fritz Reiner's first Robin Hood Dell concert - the initial August 11 concert was rained out

Elsa Alsen soprano, Paul Althouse tenor

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Act II complete

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and "Liebestod"

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: "Brünnhilde's Immolation"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: two arias:

"By Silent Hearth" - Paul Althouse tenor

"Now Begin" - Paul Althouse tenor

Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

1931 October 18

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York City

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

George Gershwin piano soloist

Verdi Overture to Sicilian Vespers (Vespri siciliani)

Anatoly Liadov: Kikimora opus 63

Jules Massenet: Poème d'amour (1880): "Ouvre tes yeux bleus" - Dan Gridley baritone

Jean Gabriel-Marie: La Cinquantaine

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite opus 71a: 8. "Waltz of the Flowers"

1931 October 22

Philadelphia Grand Opera

members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute musicians

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Paris version

Gotthelf Pistor - Tannhäuser tenor

John Charles Thomas - Wolfram baritone

Anne Roselle - Elizabeth soprano

Cyrena van Gordon - Venus

Linton Martin in the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote"...important was...the crisp keynote and beautiful balance of the occasion musically, especially in its orchestral quality by its conductor Fritz Reiner

1931 October 25

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York City

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

Dan Gridley baritone

Verdi Overture to Sicilian Vespers (Vespri siciliani)

Anatoly Liadov: Kikimora opus 63

Jules Massenet: Poème d'amour (1880): "Ouvre tes yeux bleus" - Dan Gridley baritone

Jean Gabriel-Marie: La Cinquantaine

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker - Suite opus 71a: 8. "Waltz of the Flowers"

1931 October 29

Philadelphia Grand Opera

members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute musicians

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: Elektra opus 58 (1909)

Anne Roselle - Elektra soprano

Ingrid Bjoerner - Chrysothemis soprano

Margaret Matzenauer - Klytemnastra mezzo-soprano

Nelson Eddy - Orest tenor

Bruno Korell - Aegisth tenor

Olin Downes wrote: " ...[the performance] is distinguished by such a complete mastery and and dramatic fire as displayed tonight by Fritz Reiner..." (New York Times)

The Associated Press wrote: "...science and art were combined with amplifiers bringing backstage choruses and offstage shrieks. According to conductor Fritz Reiner, choruses lost to audiences in in previous performances were brought clearly to them through the amplifiers..."

1931 November 1

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York City

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

1931 November 6

Rochester Philharmonic

Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner's first concert with the Rochester Philharmonic, the orchestra of the Eastman School of Music faculty and students

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C BWV 564

Jean Sibelius: Nightride and Sunrise opus 55 (1909)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F opus 93 (1812

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act III, "Dance of the Apprentices", and Finale of Act III

1931 November 8

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York City

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Act II: "Blick ich umher in diesem" - Frederic Baer baritone

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Act III - "Ride of the Valkyries"

1931 November 15

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York City

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

Richard Tauber tenor soloist

Johann Strauss Jr.: Overture to Die Fledermaus

Edvard Grieg songs sung by Richard Tauber:

"Last Spring"

"Is a Boat"

"A Dream"

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Scherzo

Franz Lehar: "Sah ein Knab Röslein sten" - Richard Tauber tenor

Franz Lehar: Friederika: Act II: "O Madchen, mein Madchen" - Richard Tauber tenor

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887): Fandango asturiano

1931 November 13, 14, 16

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Reiner guest conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time since 1928

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor K 550

INTERMISSION

Ernst Toch (1887-1964): Der Fächer (The Fan) opus 51 (1930): Overture

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin (1919)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...the unmistakable and refreshing sense of sound and broad musicianship is constantly conveyed by Mr. Reiner's conducting. His firm and precise yet elastic beat and fine flexibility are his qualities..."

1931 November 17

Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner
Ernst Toch (1887-1964): Der Fächer (The Fan) opus 51 (1930): Overture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor K 550

Vogel: Deux Etudes

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin (1919)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

1931 November 20

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

CBS Radio Broadcast

Fritz Reiner

First radio concert of Reiner and the Curtis Symphony broadcast from the Curtis Institute Casimir Hall

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Bach arranged by Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli: Two Preludes on Sonatas for Solo Violin BWV 1001 and 1006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto no 26 in D K 537 Jeanne Behrend piano (Curtis class of 1934)

1931 November 22

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York City

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

Margaret Matzenauer contralto soloist

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah: "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" - Margaret Matzenauer contralto

Johann Strauss Jr.: Roses from the South

Teresa del Riego (1876-1968): "Homing" - Margaret Matzenauer contralto

Georges Bizet: Carmen: "Seguidilla" - Margaret Matzenauer contralto

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden - "Dance of the Tumblers"

1931 November 27, 28

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner
Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (1859):

- Prelude to Act III and Tristan's Vision

- Tristan's death and Isolde's death from Act III

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Parsifal (1882):

- Act I Transformation music

- Prelude to Act II

- Act III Good Friday music (from Act III scene 1) and Transformation music

INTERMISSION

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg:

- The Nightwatchman's call and the concluding music of Act II

- Prelude to Act III, "Dance of the Apprentices", and Finale of Act III

1931 November 29

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

New York City

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

Serafina di Leo - 19 year old soprano

Carl Maria von Weber: overture to Abu Hassan (1811)

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Suite no. 1 opus 43: "Marche Miniature" in D minor

Giuseppe Verdi: Il Trovatore: "D'amor sull'ali rosee" - Serafina di Leo soprano

Alfred G. Robyn: "A Heart That's Free" - Serafina di Leo soprano

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): "Shepherd's Hey"

1931 December 4

Rochester Philharmonic

Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner

Rochester Philharmonic concert broadcast over the CBS radio broadcast

George MacNabb piano soloist - Eastman School of Music faculty

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20 in D minor K 466 (1785) - George MacNabb piano (with cadenza by Carl Reinecke)

INTERMISSION

+ Maurice Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol opus 34 (1887)

Rochester critic Stewart Sabin wrote: "...Fritz Reiner made a pronounced success... in the vitality, the variety and brilliance of the orchestra's performance and the evident impression made on the audience..." 30

1931 December 6

"Philharmonic of the Air"

reported as musicians from the New York Philharmonic

Fritz Reiner

The "Music Along the Wires" radio programme sponsored by Bell Telephone Company at 8:15 PM Sundays on CBS network radio.

Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Bedrich Smetana: Overture to The Bartered Bride (1866)

Antonin Dvorak: "Songs My Mother Taught Me" with violin solo

Cornelia Otis Skinner "well-known figure of the American stage" presents a monologue

Johann Strauss: Kaiserwaltz

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasion Sketches - 4. "Procession of the Sardar"

1931 December 10

Philadelphia Grand Opera

members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute musicians

Fritz Reiner

Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (1873) - Fritz Reiner's only performance of this opera

Ivan Steschenko - Boris Godunov tenor

Nina Koshetz - Marina soprano

Demitri Onofrei - the Pretender tenor

Irra Petina - Fyodor, Ivan's son mezzo-soprano (born Irina Petina) Curtis Class of 1935

1931 December 16

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

"Philadelphia Forum" concert - this was the first public concert of the Curtis Symphony under the direction of Fritz Reiner (there were radio concerts in November 1931).

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Bach arranged by Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli: Two Preludes on Sonatas for Solo Violin BWV 1001 and 1006

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K 364 (1779)

Iso Briselli violin, Max Arnoff viola

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

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1932 January 15

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

1932 January 22, 23, 26

Philadelphia Orchestra

22, 23 - Academy of Music, Philadelphia

26 - Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner
Robert Schumann: Overture, Scherzo and Finale opus 52 (1845)

Johannes Brahms: Serenade no 2 opus 16 (1875)

Bedrich Smetana: Md vlast - "Vlatva" (The Moldau")

Richard Strauss: Also sprach Zarathustra opus 30 1896

1932 January 29, 30, February 1

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner
Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944): overture Le Baruffe Chiozzotte opus 32 (1908)

*** Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973): Concerti (1931) - dedicated to Fritz Reiner - premiere

Linton Martin in the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...[Concerti] seemed so little worthy of all the expenditure of courtesy, competence, of amiability and artistic effort. Viewed as a 'stunt' piece for the abbreviated exercises of different instruments in more or less solo capacities - flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, trumpets, drums and double basses - this precious potboiler probably has its points, although they were not particularly evident yesterday..." 29

 

Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome (1917)

INTERMISSION

Vincent d'Indy : Symphonic Variations opus 42 (1896)

Maurice Ravel: La Valse (1920)

1932 February 5, 6, 8 - Philadelphia Academy of Music

February 9 - Constitution Hall, Washington DC

February 10 - Baltimore Lyric Theatre

Philadelphia Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

All-Russian Program

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

Serge Prokofiev: Symphony no 1 'Classical'

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor opus 23 (1874) - Vladimir Horowitz piano

 

Ward Marston of Marston Records announced that they will issue a CD containing a Bell Laboratories experimental recording of portions of this Horowitz concerto performance - an amazing event, and said to be Horowitz's earliest surviving concert recording, as well as one of Reiner's earliest recordings.

1932 February 16

Rochester Philharmonic

(Rochester, New York)

Fritz Reiner

broadcast concert

1932 February 18

Philadelphia Grand Opera

members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute musicians

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (1850)

Paolo Marion - Lohengrin tenor

Anne Roselle - Elsa soprano

Ivan Steschenko - King Henry bass

Cyrena Van Gordon - Ortrud mezzo-soprano

Nelson Eddy - Herald tenor

 

portions of this performance were recorded experimentally by Bell Laboratories

1932 February 19

Rochester Philharmonic

Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner

Howard Hanson

Hector Berlioz: Overture to Benvenuto Cellini (1838)

+ Howard Hanson: Concerto for organ, harp & strings in C, opus 22 no 3 (1926)

- conducted by the composer, Harold Gleason organ

+ Howard Hanson: Symphonic Poem: Pan and the Priest opus 26 - conducted by the composer

INTERMISSION

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

Rochester

1932 February 26

Rochester Philharmonic

Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner
Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold conclusion: "Entry of the Gods into Valhalla"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Act III - "Ride of the Valkyries"

Richard Wagner: Siegfried: Act II: "Forest Murmurs"

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: "Brünnhilde's Immolation"

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act I

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and "Liebestod"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I

1932 March 3

Philadelphia Grand Opera

members of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute musicians

Fritz Reiner

Richard Strauss: Elektra opus 58 (1909) presented for the second time this Philadelphia Grand Opera season

Anne Roselle - Elektra soprano

Ingrid Bjoerner - Chrysothemis soprano

Margaret Matzenauer - Klytemnastra mezzo-soprano

Nelson Eddy - Orest tenor

Bruno Korell - Aegisth tenor

1932 March 4

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Carl Maria von Weber: overture to Abu Hassan (1811)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C opus 21

Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 4 opus 44: movements 2 and 3 - Joseph Levin piano Curtis Class of 1935

1932 March 26, 28

Philadelphia Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

1932 Reiner

Bach-Respighi: Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532

Haydn: Symphony no 95 in c minor (1791)

Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto - Nathan Milstein violin

Critic Linton Martin wrote: "...It was a programme constructed with skill and taste, and in addition to demonstrating again the masterful musicianship which invests Mr. Reiner's conducting..." 31

1932 March 29

Philadelphia Orchestra

Carnegie Hall, New York City

Fritz Reiner
Bach-Respighi: Prelude and Fugue in D major BWV 532

Haydn: Symphony no 95 in c minor (1791)

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

Antonin Dvorak: Violin Concerto - Nathan Milstein violin

1932 April 7

Philadelphia Grand Opera

Fritz Reiner

members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Georges Bizet: Carmen (1875)

Coe Glade - Carmen mezzo-soprano

Aroldo Lindi - Don José tenor

Chief Caupolican (born Emile Barrangon) - Escamillo bass-baritone

Natalie Bodonskaya - Micaëla soprano

1932 April 8

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

1932 April 14

Philadelphia Grand Opera

Fritz Reiner

members of the Philadelphia Orchestra

Giuseppe Verdi: Aida (1871)

Anne Roselle - Aida soprano

Cyrena Van Gordon - Amneris mezzo-soprano

Aroldo Lindi - Radames tenor

Natalie Bodanskaya - High Priestess soprano

Chief Caupolican - Amonasro baritone

Ivan Steschenko - Ramfis bass

Leo de Hierapolis - baritone

1932 November 15, 22, 29

December 6, 13, 20

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast. These were broadcast by WCAU radio, the Philadelphia CBS affiliate and broadcast over the CBS network in 45 minute concert programmes.

1932 November 15

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 4 opus 60

1932 November 15

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Édouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole opus 21: movement 1 - Lily Matison violin

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Cesar Franck: Psyche et Eros

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre (1874) - Philip Frank violin

Camille Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47: Bacchanale

1932 December 6

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Tatiana de Sanzewitch piano

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1933 January 10, 17, 24, 31

February 7, 14, 21, 28

March 7, 14, 21, 28

April 4. 11

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

1933 January 17

Curtis Institute of Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Irra Petina (born Irina Petina) mezzo-soprano Curtis Class of 1935

Charles Jaffe violin Curtis Class of 1934

Cecille Geschichter piano Class of 1937

Cecille Geschichter

Cecille Geschichter

1933 January 31

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

W. A. Mozart: Marriage of Figaro K 492: Act 2

students of the Curtis Institute

1933 February 7

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Agnes Davis soprano

Daniel Healy tenor

a string quartet

1933 February 13

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Philip Frank violin

1933 February 27

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Florence Frantz piano

1933 March 7

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Abrasha Robofsky baritone Class of 1924

Irine Singer soprano

Jean-Marie Robinault piano Class of 1934

1933 March 14

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - excerpts of Act 3

Leonard Treash - Hans Sachs tenor

Albert Mahler - David tenor

Abrasha Robofsky - Beckmesser baritone Class of 1924

Eugene Ramey - Walther tenor

Agnes Davis - Eva soprano

Irra Petina - Magdalena mezzo-soprano (born Irina Petina) Curtis Class of 1935

1933 April 3

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

All-Beethoven Program

Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Ludwig van Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus opus 43 - excerpts:

- Overture

- Adagio

- Pastorale

- Finale

Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for piano, violin, cello "Triple" opus 56: movement 1

Jeanne Behrend piano, Eudice Shapiro violin, Orlando Cole cello

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet no 9, opus 59 no 3 - movement 3 Allegro molto arranged for string orchestra

1933 October 26

November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

December 7, 14, 21

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcasts. These were broadcast on Thursday afternoons 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM from Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute by WCAU radio, the Philadelphia CBS affiliate and broadcast over the CBS network in 45 minute concert programmes.

1933 October 26

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Felix Mendelssohn: Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage opus 27

J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G BWV 1048 (probably cut)

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1869)

W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute K 620: Overture

1933 December 14

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Gioacchino Rossini: Il signor Bruschino (1813): Overture

Abram Chasins: 3 Chinese Pieces opus 5 no 2 'Flirtation in a Chinese Garden' (1931)

Chasins (1903-1987) was on the faculty of the Curtis Institute

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1934 January 10

Rochester Philharmonic

(Rochester, New York)

Fritz Reiner

Antonín Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92 (1891)

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20

Louis Gruenberg (1884-1964): Jazz Suite (1927)

1934 January 11

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Act III "Liebestod" - Agnes Davis soprano

Richard Strauss: Lieder opus 27 no 4: Morgen! - Agnes Davis soprano

Gladys Rich: American Lullaby - Agnes Davis soprano

Richard Kountz: The Sleigh (1926) - Agnes Davis soprano

 

Ludwig van Beethoven: The kiss, dear maid - Lester Englander tenor

Manuel de Falla: "Seguidilla murciana" - Lester Englander tenor

Kathleen Lockhart Manning (1890-1951): Sketches of Paris: "In the Luxembourg Garden" - Lester Englander tenor

Georges Bizet: Carmen: Toreador song - Lester Englander tenor

 

violin selections from Handel (largetto), Boccherini (allegretto), Mendelssohn (Song without Words), Popper (Spinning Song) - Charles Jaffe violin Curtis Class of 1934

1934 January 14

Rochester Philharmonic

Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Tito Schipa

Tito Schipa tenor:

Mozart: Don Giovanni K 527: "Il mio tesoro"

Léo Delibes: Lakmé: "fantaisie aux divins mensonges"

Richard Hageman (1881-1966) : Do Not Go, My Love

Franz Liszt: song from Liebesträume (1850) arranged by Tito Schipa

Manuel de Falla: La vida breve: Dance

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

1934 January 25

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

1934 February 8

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Henry Brant (1913-2008): Music for a Five and Dime Store (1932)

W. A. Mozart: Piano Concerto no 22 in E flat K 482 - Martha Halbwachs (Messena) piano (member of the Curtis faculty)

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20

1934 July 8

San Francisco Symphony

Woodland Theater (an outdoor amphitheater), San Mateo, California

Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the ninth season of a series of Sunday afternoon concerts sponsored by the Philharmonic Society of San Mateo County, California

Reiner returned early from Italy to conduct this first concert after Sir Henry Wood cancelled 15

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony no. 4 in f opus 36

Jaromir Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue

Johann Strauss II: The Gypsy Baron opus 418: Treasure Waltz

Franz Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1934 July 17

San Francisco Symphony

Municipal Auditorium, San Francisco

Fritz Reiner

This opening concert of the San Francisco Symphony summer concerts was announced with the programmed listed below, but was cancelled due to a strike by the musicians. Some of the works were rescheduled for the second summer concert of July 24. The original programme was:

 

Bach-Respighi: (Organ) Prelude and Fugue in D major (in a transcription dedicated to Fritz Reiner)

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

W. A. Mozart: 8 of the German Dances for Orchestra K 586

Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 "Resurrection" (1894): movement 2 andante

Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (1874): Overture

1934 July 22

San Francisco Symphony

Woodland Theater (an outdoor amphitheater), San Mateo, California

Fritz Reiner

Second concert of the ninth season of concerts every second Sunday afternoon in July and August sponsored by the Philharmonic Society of San Mateo County, California. Reiner was followed by José Iturbi for two concerts in August, 1934.

This concert was threatened by a musician's strike, settled at the last minute, but the original programme was replaced by lighter material, because of lack of rehearsal. Originally, the programme was to include Carl Maria von Weber, Zoltan Kodaly and Richard Wagner. Presented instead was:

 

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1866): Overture

Léo Delibes: Coppélia: suite from the ballet

Johann Strauss II: The Gypsy Baron opus 418: Treasure Waltz

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: a The Tale of Tsar Saltan (1900): "Flight of the Bumblebee"

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Snegurochka ("Snow Maiden"): Act 3 - 'Dance of the Tumblers'

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody For Orchestra (1883)

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust (1846): Hungarian March

1934 July 24

San Francisco Symphony

Municipal Auditorium, San Francisco

Fritz Reiner

Opening concert of the San Francisco Symphony summer concerts after the July 17, 1934 concert was cancelled due to a musician's strike.

As in San Mateo, Reiner was followed by José Iturbi continuing this summer concert series conducting on August 14, 1934

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

Anatoly Liadov: 8 Russian Folksongs opus 58

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20

Manuel de Falla: La vida breve: Dance and Intermezzo

Reinhold Glière: The Red Poppy (1927): Russian Sailor's Dance

1934 August 11

Philadelphia Orchestra

Robin Hood Dell, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Reiner conducted two weeks of free summer Philadelphia Orchestra concerts. The August 11 concert was:

Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi (1840)

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1869)

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre - "Wotan's Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music" from Act III

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Act III Prelude and "Liebestod"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger - "Dance of the Apprentices" and Finale from Act III

1934 August 12

Philadelphia Orchestra

Robin Hood Dell, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

W. A. Mozart: 8 of the German Dances for Orchestra K 586

1934 October 19, 20, 23

Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

After the Metropolitan Opera ended its productions in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Orchestra included staged opera as part of its 1934-1935 subscription season. Tristan und Isolde was the first production

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (1859)

Hans Grahl

    Hans Grahl as Tristan

Hans Grahl - Tristan tenor

Margarite Dannenberg - Isolde soprano

Emanuel List - King Marke bass

Julius Huehn - Kurwenal baritone

Wilber Evans - Melot tenor

Albert Mahler - shepherd tenor

Eugene Loewenthal - steersman tenor

1934 October 21

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

The first of ten "Pops" concerts given on Sunday evenings by the Philadelphia Orchestra, of which Fritz Reiner planned and conducted four.

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Act I scene 3 (the conclusion of Act I) - Hans Grahl as Siegmund, Marga Dannenberg as Sieglinde

 

Linton Martin in the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...When the Philadelphia Orchestra recently opened its Sunday night series of ten "pop" programs, it must have required courage to start with a concert of the calibre planned and presented by Fritz Reiner, conductor of the occasion... the entire final part of the first act of Wagner's 'Die Walkuere' from the moment of Hunding's departure, and given with a concert Siegmund and Sieglinde, favorite and familiar as they are for serious and sophisticated audiences, still happen to be far afield from those tonal tidbits which once would have been deemed sufficiently safe and seductive for the 'popular' palate. " 34

1934 October 24, 31

November 7, 14, 21, 28

December 5, 12, 19

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcasts. These were broadcast on Wednesday afternoons 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM from Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia by WCAU radio, the Philadelphia CBS affiliate and broadcast over the CBS network in 45 minute concert programmes.

1934 October 24

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

All-Beethoven programme

1934 November 11

"Motors Symphony Orchestra" (Detroit Symphony)

Masonic Temple, Detroit, Michigan

Fritz Reiner

From September 1936 to March 1942, Fritz Reiner conducted 42 concerts for the Ford Motor Company with the Detroit Symphony playing under the pseudonym of "Motors Symphony Orchestra" or the "Ford Symphony Orchestra". These were broadcast nationally on CBS radio, usually on Sunday evenings. Concerts were in the huge 5000 seat Masonic Temple in Detroit, usually full with free tickets. Reiner expressed frustration as to the restrictions of the programming: the initial music should not exceed seven minutes, and no adventurous or modern music should be included. However, each concert paid as much as Reiner would otherwise earn in a week 32

 

Jascha Heifetz violin solo

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

Henri Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto no 5 in a opus 37 arranged and performed by Jascha Heifetz

W. A. Mozart: 8 of the German Dances for Orchestra K 586 as arranged by Fritz Steinbach

Claude Debussy: L'enfant prodigue: Prelude - Jascha Heifetz violin

W. A. Mozart: Serenade no 7 "Haffner" K 250: Rondo as arranged by Fritz Kreisler - Jascha Heifetz

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20 (1923) "Old Hungarian Dances"

1934 November 14

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Irra Petina (born Irina Petina) mezzo-soprano Curtis Class of 1935

Charles Jaffe violin Curtis Class of 1934

1934 November 15

Curtis Institute students

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

From the Philadelphia Inquirer:

"A talk by Fritz Reiner on Der Rosenkavalier will be featured at the Curtis Institute at 3:30 PM... Mr. Reiner will not only describe the opera, but will talk about the compose, Richard Strauss whom he knew intimitely. Excerpts from the opera will be song by Kra Petina, Agnes Davis and Margaret Codd. They will be accompanied by Boris Goldovsky at the piano. " 33

1934 November 21

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

All-Brahms programme

1934 November 30, December 1 to 4

Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

After the Metropolitan Opera ended its productions in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Orchestra included staged opera as part of its 1934-1935 subscription season. Der Rosenkavalier was the third production

 

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier opus 59 (1911)

Lotte Lehmann

    Lotte Lehmann as the Marschallin

Lotte Lehmann - Marschallin soprano

Eva Hadrabova - Octavian mezzo-soprano

Emanuel List - Baron Ochs bass

Elizabeth Schumann - Sophie soprano

Julius Huehn - von Faninal

Agnes Daves - Mistress Leitzmetzer

Eugene Lowenthal - Capitan of Police

1934 December 30

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Fourth of ten "Pops" concerts given on Sunday evenings by the Philadelphia Orchestra, of which Fritz Reiner planned and conducted four.

"Viennese Program"

Hans von Suppe: The Beautiful Galatea: Overture

Franz Schubert: Fantasie in F minor D 940 orchestrated and arranged by Ernst von Dohnányi in 1928, the 100th anniversary of Schubert's death

Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 "Resurrection" (1894): second movement andante (quite a selection for a "Pops" concert!)

F. J. Haydn: Cello Concerto no 1 in C major (1765) - Raya Garbousova cello

Raya Garbousova gave three encores with Pierre Luboshutz at the piano:

Enrique Granados: Goyescas: Intermezzo

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale opus 51 no 6

Gaspar Cassado (1897-1966): Danse du Diable Vert

INTERMISSION

Johann Strauss II: The Gypsy Baron opus 418: Treasure Waltz

Johann Strauss II: Perpetuum Mobile opus 257 (1861)

Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (1874): Overture

 

Linton Martin in the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...Fritz Reiner received one of the greatest ovations given any orchestral conductor here in recent years at the Philadelphia Orchestra's 'pops' concert last night... " 35

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1935 January 13

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Fifth of ten "Pops" concerts given on Sunday evenings by the Philadelphia Orchestra, of which Fritz Reiner planned and conducted four.

"Hungarian Program"

Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20 (1923) "Old Hungarian Dances"

Ernst von Dohnányi: Ruralia Hungarica opus 34b (1924)

Franz Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

Franz Liszt: Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies (1852) - Leonora Cortez piano

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust (1846): Hungarian March

1935 January 14

"Symphony Orchestra"

Fritz Reiner

Sunday night orchestral broadcast on NBC Blue radio network

Tito Schipa tenor

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

Tito Schipa tenor soloist:

Enrique Granados: Goyescas: Intermezzo

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale opus 51 no 6

Gaspar Cassado (1897-1966): Danse du Diable Vert

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20 (1923) "Old Hungarian Dances"

Ernst von Dohnányi: Ruralia Hungarica opus 34b (1924)

Franz Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

Franz Liszt: Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies (1852) - Leonora Cortez piano

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust (1846): Hungarian March

1935 February 1, 2, 5

Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

After the Metropolitan Opera ended its productions in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Orchestra included staged opera as part of its 1934-1935 subscription season. Falstaff was the sixth production and was sung in English by an all-American singing cast.

Giuseppe Verdi: Falstaff (1893)

Julius Huehn

    Julius Huehn in the 1930s

Julius Huehn - Falstaff baritone

Charles Hackett - Fenton tenor

Joseph Royer - Ford baritone

Agnes Davis - Alice Ford soprano

Eugene Loewenthal - Pistol tenor

Albert Mahler - Bardolph tenor

Ruby Mercer - Nanette soprano

Lucille Browning - Meg Page mezzo-soprano

Edwina Eustis - Mistress Quickly contralto

Julius Huehn

1935 February 6

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

1935 February 20

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Jeanette Weinstein piano

1935 February 24

Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Fifth of ten "Pops" concerts given on Sunday evenings by the Philadelphia Orchestra, of which Fritz Reiner planned and conducted four.

"All-Wagner Program"

Leonard Treash bass, Julius Huehn tenor, Margaret Halstead soprano

Richard Wagner: Overture to Rienzi (1840)

Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer): finale to Act III:

Daland aria - Leonard Treash bass

Dutchman and Senta aria - Julius Huehn tenor, Margaret Halstead soprano

concluding trio - Leonard Treash bass, Julius Huehn tenor, Margaret Halstead soprano

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre from Act III:

Ride of the Valkyries

conclusion of Act III: Wotan's Farewell and Magic Fire Music - Julius Huehn tenor as Wotan, Margaret Halstead soprano as Brünnhilde

1935 April 10

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Wednesday evening non-subscription benefit concert

Josef Hofmann piano (then President of the Curtis Institute)

1935 February 20

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert broadcast over CBS radio

Jeanette Weinstein piano

1935 March 15, 16, 19

Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

W. A. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro) K 492 (1786)

Julius Huehn - Count Almaviva

Maria Kurenko - Countess Almaviva

Josephine Antoine - Suzanna

Dennis Noble - Figaro

Margaret Codd - Cherubino

Oscar Lassner - Doctor Bartolo

Charles Haywood - Don Basilio

1935 April 24, 26, 27

Philadelphia Orchestra and Chorus

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Frederic Schorr - Hans Sachs

Gustav Schutzendorf - Beckmesser

Eugene Lowenthal - Hans Schwarz

Chase Baromeo - Pogner

Charlotte Boerner - Eva

Julius Huehn - Fritz Kothner

1935 October 23

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

1935 October 30

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

1935 November 6

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

1935 November 13

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

1935 November 20

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

1935 November 27

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

1935 December 4

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

1935 December 11

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 4:15-5:00

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1936 January 9

Rochester Philharmonic

Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner
Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila

Alexander Borodin: Symphony no 2 in b (1874)

Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concerto opus 82 - Alexander Leventon violin (Concertmaster of the Rochester Philharmonic)

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

1936 January 17, 18

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Sixteenth pair of Philadelphia Orchestra 1935-1936 concert season

Jan 18 1936

** Richard Strauss: Die schweigsame Frau opus 80: 'Potpourri' (Strauss's own name for the opera Overture) - US premiere 37

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

Linton Martin wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer: "Concert customers who know their Beethoven Third Symphony looked in wide-eyed wonder when the second movement began... they were hearing not the famous Funeral March, but the scherzo in its place... Probably unprecidented though Mr. Reiner's procedure was, his presentation had its persuasive points musical and dramatic... " 37

INTERMISSION

** Bela Bartok: Hungarian Sketches, BB 103 (1931) - US premiere 37

+ Claude Debussy arranged by Maurice Ravel: La valse (1920) - Philadelphia premiere 37

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

1936 January 23

Rochester Philharmonic

Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner

concert broadcast over the NBC radio network

George Frideric Handel: Concerto Grosso in D major opus 6 no 5

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

Critic Stewart Sabin wrote: "...what startled the writer's attention most sharply was the dislocation of of the order of the movements of the symphony; he played the scherzo after the first movement, following this with the funeral march and finale..." 38

INTERMISSION

André Grétry-Felix Mottl: Ballet Suite

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier opus 59 (1911): Overture

Gioacchino Rossini: Semiramide: Overture

1936 January 31

Saint Louis Symphony

Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri

Fritz Reiner

Reiner's debut with the Saint Louis Symphony

George Fredrick Handel: Overture in D major

arranged by Franz Wüllner (1832-1902) from Handel's opera Ottone (1723), Handel concerto grosso opus 3 no 6

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in D major opus 68 'Pastoral'

Thomas Sherman in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote: "...The man who called the D major Symphony the 'Pastorale' should have been there. He would have wondered at many things - at Mr. Reiner's almost puritanical avoidance of sensuous coloring for instance. He would have listened in vain for some note of tenderness in the exposition of the quasi-cradle song which serves as the subordinate theme of the first movement. He certainly would have been taken aback at the almost defiantly inexpressive treatment of the horn solo in the coda, not to mention what should have been tranquil and faintly glowing measures that follow..." 36

 

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

André Grétry: Céphale et Procris suite as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911)

Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes (1899): "Fêtes"

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

1936 February 21, 22, 25

Philadelphia Orchestra

Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Mendelssohn Club Choir

Zoltan Kodaly: Psalmus Hungaricus opus 13 (1923)

INTERMISSION

Arthur Honneger: Le roi David (1921)

John Barclay - narrator

Agnes Davis soprano

Risë Stevens contralto

Joseph Bentonelli tenor

Mendelssohn Club Choir - Sherwood Johnson director

1936 January 23

Rochester Philharmonic

Eastman Theater, Rochester, New York

Fritz Reiner

concert broadcast over the NBC radio network

1936 March 4

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 1:00-1:45 PM.

1936 March 20

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Friday broadcast 7:30-8:15 PM.

1936 April 29, May 4 1936

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Opera House, London

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner's debut at the Royal Opera Covent Garden

Performance recorded live by HMV on 29 April 1936, but not released at the time, but later issued on a number of LPs and CDs.

 

Richard Wagner: Parsifal (1882) in an uncut performance

Torsten Ralf - Parsifal

Herbert Janssen - Amfortas

Frida Leider - Kundry

Ludwig Weber - Gurnemanz

Mary Jarred - Mary

Ben Williams - Helmsman

Chorus of Covent Garden

 

Critic of the Melbourn Age wrote: "...Fritz Reiner, whatever else he may be, is and ideal conductor of Parsifal, for under a persuasiveness from him which betokened not only an intimite knowledge of, but devoted affection for the score, the orchestra's lovely music whispered, and floated, and sang with exquisite serenity, and grace, and moving appeal..." 39

1936 May 18, May 22, June 2, 11

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus of the Royal Opera

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, England

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (1849) - cuts in Acts II and III

Lauritz Melchior - Tristan

Kirsten Flagstad - Isolde

Sabine Kalter - Brangaene

Herbert Janssen - Kurwenal

Emanuel List - King Marke

1936 June 1, 13

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Chorus of the Royal Opera

Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, England

Fritz Reiner

rosenkavalier 1936

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier opus 59 (1911)

Elisabeth Rethberg - The Marschallin

Emanuel List - Baron Ochs

Tiana Lemnitz - Octavian (the Rosenkavalier)

Walter Legge in "Words and Music" wrote: "...Tiana Lemnitz as the Rosenkavalier dominated the action. She is far and away the best of the post-war interpreters of the part. Here, for the first time in our experience, was a Rosenkavalier who was so strikingly male in walk, in gesture and mental attitude that it seemed incongruous that this dashing, impetuous cavalier should sing with a woman's voice..." 40

Karl August Neumann - Herr von Faninal

Stella Andreva - Sophie von Faninal

Constance Willis - Marianne

Hanns Fleischer - Valzacchi

1936 September 20

"Ford Sunday Evening Hour" radio broadcast from Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Ford Symphony Orchestra (70 musicians of the Detroit Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Concert broadcast on CBS radio 9 PM to 10 PM Eastern time

John Charles Thomas baritone at left, chorusmaster William J. Reddick standing, Fritz Reiner

Ford Radio

John Charles Thomas baritone, chorus lead by William J. Reddick

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: funeral music played in memory of Ossip Gabrilowitsch (1878-1936) long-tie Detroit conductor who died one week before

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic dances opus 46 no 3 and no 4

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Pines of Rome

songs by John Charles Thomas baritone:

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): "Evening Star"

Ambroise Thomas: Hamlet: Drinking Song

Walter Damrosch: "Danny Deever" (1897)

André Messager: Mirette opera (1894): "Long Ago in Alcala"

Stephen Foster: "Old Folks at Home" (1851)

William Croft: "Oh God, Our Help in Ages Past" hymn - sung by the chorus under William Reddick

1936 September 27

"Ford Sunday Evening Hour" radio broadcast from Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Ford Symphony Orchestra (70 musicians of the Detroit Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Concert broadcast on CBS radio 9 PM to 10 PM Eastern time

Mischa Elman violin

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

P. I. Tchaikovsky: Suite no 1: Marche miniature

Deems Taylor (1885-1966): Circus Day, Eight Pictures from Memory opus 8 - two movements

 

Mischa Elman violin:

Paul Kerby (1903-1971): "Viennese Memories"

Franz Schubert: "Ave Maria" in E opus 52 no 6 D 839 arranged by Mischa Elman

César Espejo (1892-1988): "Air Tzigane" arranged by Mischa Elman

 

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1866): Overture

1936 October 4

"Ford Sunday Evening Hour" radio broadcast from Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Ford Symphony Orchestra (70 musicians of the Detroit Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Concert broadcast on CBS radio 9 PM to 10 PM Eastern time

Josephine Antoine coloratura soprano

Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (1874): Overture

 

arias by Josephine Antoine soprano:

Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus (1874): "Czardas"

Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus: "Voices of Spring"

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks (1895)

 

arias by Josephine Antoine soprano:

Max Reger: Simple Ways opus 76: "Maria Wiegenlied"

Sir Julius Benedict: "The Gypsy and the Bird"

von Suppe: Overture to "The Beautiful Galatea"

1936 October 11

"Ford Sunday Evening Hour" radio broadcast from Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Ford Symphony Orchestra (70 musicians of the Detroit Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Concert broadcast on CBS radio 9 PM to 10 PM Eastern time

Kirsten Flagstad soprano

Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin

Richard Wagner: Siegfried: "Forest Murmurs," from Act II

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger - "Dance of the Apprentices" and Finale from Act III

arias by Kristen Flagstad soprano:

Richard Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): "Dich Teure Halle"

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Elsa's Dream

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Hollander: Spinning Chorus and ballade

1936 October 18

"Ford Sunday Evening Hour" radio broadcast from Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Ford Symphony Orchestra (70 musicians of the Detroit Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Concert broadcast on CBS radio 9 PM to 10 PM Eastern time

Gladys Swarthout soprano

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic dance no 2 in E minor opus 72

arias by Gladys Swarthout soprano:

Georges Bizet: Carmen (1845): "L'amour est enfant de bohème"

George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"

Ernest Charles: Sweet Song Of Long Ago

Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes (1899): "Fêtes"

1936 November 2

San Francisco Opera

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner's debut with the San Francisco Opera

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (1869)

Loritz Melchoir - Tristan tenor

Kirsten Flagstad - Isolde soprano

Emanuel List - King Mark bass

Friedrich Schorr - Kurwenal baritone

Kathryn Meisle - Brangäne soprano

Arnold Gabor - Melot

Hans Clemens - a shepherd

Louis d'Angelo - a steersman

Ludovico Oliviero - a sailor

1936 November 13

San Francisco Opera

War Memorial Opera House, San Francisco

Fritz Reiner

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre (1870)

Loritz Melchoir - Siegmund tenor

Kirsten Flagstad - Brünnhilde soprano

Lotte Lehmann - Sieglinde soprano

Emanuel List - Hunding bass

Friedrich Schorr - Wotan baritone

Kathryn Meisle - Fricka soprano

Dorothee Manski - Helmwige soprano

Bernice Glando - Gerhilde soprano

Esther Greene - Rossweisse mezzo-soprano

Eva Gruninger - Schwertleite contralto

1936 November 27

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Fritz Reiner
Jose Iturbi piano soloist
1936 December 2

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Casimir Hall, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Student Concert - CBS radio Wednesday broadcast 1:00-1:45 PM.

Eudice Shapiro violin - Curtis Class of 1937, Leonard Rose cello - Curtis Class of 1938

1936 December 10

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Fritz Reiner
Jose Iturbi piano soloist
1936 December 17

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Fritz Reiner
Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

INTERMISSION

Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

+ William Walton (1902-1983): Facade (1922)

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

1936 December 20

Curtis Institute Symphony Orchestra

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia

Fritz Reiner

Besides the many Curtis Institute Symphony radio concerts broadcast over CBS radio during the 1930s, this was one of the few public concerts of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra.

Eudice Shapiro violin - Curtis Class of 1937, Leonard Rose cello - Curtis Class of 1938

Curtis Museum

Johannes Brahms: Double Concerto in A minor opus 102 (1887)

Eudice Shapiro violin, Leonard Rose cello

William Walton (1902-1983): Facade (1922)

J. S. Bach orchestrated by Leonidas Leonardi (1901-1967): Toccata and Fugue in D minor D 565

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

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1937 March 14

"Ford Sunday Evening Hour" radio broadcast from Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Ford Symphony Orchestra (75 musicians of the Detroit Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Concert broadcast on CBS radio 9 PM to 10 PM Eastern time

Elizabeth Rethberg soprano

Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (1876-1948): Overture to "The Secret of Suzanne"

William Walton (1902-1983): Facade (1922)

arias by Elizabeth Rethberg soprano:

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1866): "Ah warst du in treu mir"

Charles Gounod: Faust: "Ah, je ris de me voir" (The Jewel Song)

Richard Strauss: Lieder opus 27 no 4: Morgen!

Franz Schubert: Erlkönig D 328

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

1937 March 21

"Ford Sunday Evening Hour" radio broadcast from Masonic Auditorium, Detroit

Ford Symphony Orchestra (75 musicians of the Detroit Symphony)

Fritz Reiner

Concert broadcast on CBS radio 9 PM to 10 PM Eastern time

"Bartlett and Robertson": Ethel Bartlett (1896–1978) and Rae Robertson (1893–1956) dual pianists

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic dance no 2 in E minor opus 72

arias by Gladys Swarthout soprano:

Georges Bizet: Carmen (1845): "L'amour est enfant de bohème"

George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"

Ernest Charles: Sweet Song Of Long Ago

Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes (1899): "Fêtes"

1937 22, 27 April and 3 May 1937

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Opera House, London

Fritz Reiner

Performance recorded live by HMV on 27 April and 3 May 1937, but not released at the time, but later issued on a number of LPs and CDs.

Richard Wagner: Parsifal (1882)

Torsten Ralf - Parsifal

Herbert Janssen - Amfortas

Kerstin Thorborg - Kundry

Robert Easton - Titurel

Ludwig Weber - Gurnemanz

Mary Jarred - Mary

Ben Williams - Helmsman

Chorus of Covent Garden

1937 June 3, 7, 11

London Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Opera House, London

Fritz Reiner

Performance recorded live by HMV, but not released at the time, but later issued on a number of LPs and CDs.

Richard Wagner: Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) (1842)

Kirsten Flagstad - Senta

Herbert Janssen - The Dutchman

Ludwig Weber - Daland

Max Lorenz - Erik

Mary Jarred - Mary

Ben Williams - Helmsman

Chorus of Covent Garden

1937 July 9

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Programme

Reiner's first Lewison Stadium Concert since 1925

J. S. Bach-Leo Weiner: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major BWV 564 orchestrated by Leo Weiner

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e opus 98 (1885)

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky: suite from ballet Petrushka 1911 original version

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg - Prelude to Act I

1937 July 10

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"Russian Program"

Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila (1842): Overture

Anatoly Liadov: 8 Russian Folksongs opus 58

Reinhold Glière: The Red Poppy (1927): Russian Sailor's Dance

Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Ravel in 1922

INTERMISSION

Alexander Borodin: Overture to Prince Igor

P. I. Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker: Christmas Eve at the Silberhaus Home

Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (1873): Coronation Scene from Part 1 Prologue

1937 July 11

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner
Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Oberon (1826)

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 3 Eb major opus 55 'Eroica' (1804)

INTERMISSION

Zoltan Kodaly: Hary Janos (1926): Suite from the opera

William Walton: Façade original 1922 version incidental music

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2 (1913)

1937 July 12

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"Wagner Festival"

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold (1869) in concert

Dudley Marwick - Wotan

Paul Althouse - Loge

Goeta Ljungberg - Fricka

Stephano Ballarini - Alberich and Donner

Florence Kirk - Freia (also Rhinemaiden)

Edwina Eustis - Erde (also Rhinemaiden)

William Martin - Froh

Louis Purdey - Mime

Hudson Darmody - Fafner

Ira Patrina - Rhinemaiden

 

Lyle Dowling in the Brooklyn Eagle wrote: "...it was not probably the 'Rheingold' they would have given us under other circumstances, vivid effects of mass and color were still achieved, and one listener at least received a more striking impression of the epic sweep and power of 'Das Rheingold' from this performance than from others more carefully prepared... " 41

1937 July 13

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner
Daniel Auber: Overture to Masaniello (1828)

George Bizet: L'Arlesienne - Suite no 2

Maurice Ravel: Boléro (1928)

INTERMISSION

Igor Stravinsky: The Firebird: Suite (1919 version)

Claude Debussy arranged by Maurice Ravel: La valse (1920)

Claude Debussy: Trois Nocturnes (1899): "Fêtes"

Hector Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 (1844)

1937 July 14

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"Wagner Festival"

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre (1870) in a reduced concert version

Paul Althause - Siegmund tenor

Florence Easton - Brünnhilde soprano

Goeta Ljungberg - Sieglinde soprano

Julius Huehn - Wotan baritone

1937 July 18

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Reiner July 18 1937

Johannes Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor opus 67 (1808)

INTERMISSION

Jean Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22 Legends: "The Swan of Tuonela"

Jean Sibelius: "Karelia" Suite opus 11 (1893): Alla marcia

Antonin Dvorak: Slavonic dances opus 46 no 6, opus 72 no 2 and opus 46 no 8

Leo Weiner: Divertimento no 1 opus 20 (1923) "Old Hungarian Dances"

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust (1846): Hungarian March

1937 July 19

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

Ray Lev piano soloist

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Der Freischütz opus 77 (1821)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor K 550

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 54 (1845) - Ray Lev piano

Jaromir Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper - Polka and Fugue

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1866): Overture

1937 July 20

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"Wagner Festival"

Richard Wagner: Siegfried in a reduced concert version

Florence Easton - Brünnhilde

Paul Althouse - Siegfried

Louis Purdey - Mime

Dudley Marwick - the Wanderer (Wotan)

Hudson Carmody - Fafner

Florence Kirk - Waldvogel (the woodbird)

 

Brooklyn Eagle wrote: "...Mr. Reiner plans to offer the Forging Scene from Act I, the Bird Scene and Waldweben among other excerpts from Act II, and in Act III the love duet to the end of the opera..." 43

 

Later, Lyle Dowling of the Brooklyn Eagle also wrote: "Soon after the intermission, with the entry into the music of Florence Easton, the evening began to jell. Several thousand of us sat through the first part of 'Siegfried' with the interminable bleating of Paul (Siegfried) Althouse's singularly unattractive voice; an airplane had passed over, drowning out for a few moments the false notes of the woodwinds, and there had been extra-ragged playing on the part of the orchestra, in spite of all that Mr. Reiner could do... " 44 Wow - they don't write the reviews like that any more!

1937 July 22

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"Wagner Festival"

Richard Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung in a reduced concert version

Florence Easton - Brünnhilde

Paul Althouse - Siegfried

Julius Huehn - Gunther

Hudson Carmody - Hagen

Kathryn Meisle - Waltraute

Florence Kirk - Rhinemaiden

Edwina Eustis - Rhinemaiden

Irra Pettinor - Rhinemaiden

Male Chorus from the Metropolitan Opera

1937 July 23

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner
George Fredrick Handel: Overture in D major

arranged by Franz Wüllner (1832-1902) from Handel's opera Ottone (1723), Handel concerto grosso opus 3 no 6

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D opus 73 (1877)

INTERMISSION

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream (1842) incidental music -

- Nocturne

- Scherzo

- Wedding march

Gioacchino Rossini: Semiramide: Overture

1937 July 26

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner
George Fredrick Handel: Water Music Suite as arranged by Sir Hamilton Harty

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in E-flat major, K 364 (1779)

John Corigliano (Concertmaster) violin, Zoltan Kurthy (Principal viola) viola

Nicolo Paganini arranged by Bernardino Molinari: Moto Perpetuo in C major opus 11

*** Theodore Cella: Alpine Impressions conducted by the composer who was Principal harp of the New York Philharmonic

INTERMISSION

Camille Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto no 1 opus 33 - Joseph Emonts cello (Principal cello)

Gioacchino Rossini: William Tell: Overture

1937 July 27

New York Philharmonic

Lewisohn Stadium Concerts, New York City

Fritz Reiner

"Wagner Festival"

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (1869) in reduced concert form

Paul Althouse - Tristan tenor

Florence Easton - Isolde soprano

Julius Huehn - Kurwenal baritone

Kathryn Meisle - Brangäne soprano

William Martin - a sailor

Male Chorus from the Metropolitan Opera

 

Brooklyn Eagle wrote: "...the excerpts will be drawn from the greater part of Act I, the introduction and later parts of Act II and Act III beginning at the point where Tristan falls senseless... " 42

(note: since no singer is listed for the part of King Marke, it would seem that most of Act II has been cut.)

1937 August 17

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner's first Hollywood Bowl concerts since the summer of 1925

J. S. Bach orchestrated by Leonidas Leonardi (1901-1967): Toccata and Fugue in D minor D 565

Johannes Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Maurice Ravel: La valse (1920)

Debussy: Trois Nocturnes: "Fetes"

Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

1937 August 20

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, California

Fritz Reiner

Fritz Reiner conducts at the Hollywood Bowl

 

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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.
3  pages 42-45.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  Northwestern University Press.  Chicago, Illinois.  1994.  ISBN: 0810114631.
5  Morgan, Kenneth. "Fritz Reiner, Maestro and Martinet" University of Illinois Press. Urbana, Illinois. 2005. ISBN-13: 978-0-252-07730-2.
6  Peck, Donald. "The Right Place, The Right Time." Indiana University Press. Bloomington, Indiana. 2007. ISBN-13: 978-0-253-34914-9.
7  pages 631-636. Thomas, Louis Russell. A History of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to 1931. University of Cincinnati. Cincinnati, Ohio. 1972.
9  page 6. Before the Mike. Sandusky Star Journal. Sandusky, Ohio. November 3, 1928.
10  page 4. On the Air. Decatur Review. Decatur, Illinois. November 6, 1928.
11  Humphrey, George Norwood Becoming a Musician. Xlibris Corporation. Bloomington, Indiana. ISBN 978-1-4257-2074-5.
12  page 25 Radio. San Antonio Express. San Antonio, Texas. October 2, 1927.
13  page 11 Music and Arts Hamilton Daily News. Hamilton, Ohio. December 3, 1927
14  page 4 Music Hannover Sun. Hannover, Pennsylvania. January 7, 1928
15  page 8 Reiner To Open Concert Series San Mateo Times. San Mateo, California. June 1, 1934.
16  page 14. Goldenburg, William Smith All-Schubert Program Played at Opening Symphony Concert - Surprise Element Included Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. October 20, 1928.
17  page 7. Goldenburg, William Smith Symphony Concert Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. January 21, 1928.
18  page 3. Goldenburg, William Smith Symphony Concert Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. December 8, 1928.
19  page 70. Goldenburg, William Smith Horowitz to Play with Symphony. Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. October 21, 1928.
20  page 32. Martin, Linton Themes and Variations. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 21, 1928.
21  page 92. Martin, Linton Themes and Variations. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. May 6, 1928
22  page 8. Goldenburg, William Smith Symphony Concert Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. November 30, 1929.
23  page 18. Goldenburg, William Smith Reiner, Inspired, Leads Musicians in a Superb Concert. Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. October 29, 1929.
24  page 16. Martin, Linton Audience Aghast At Jazz Jamboree On Academy Stage. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. October 29, 1927
25  page 14. Martin, Linton Reiner Presents Wagnarian Music. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 19, 1927
26  page 28. Martin, Linton Themes and Variations. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 25, 1927
27  page 4. Martin, Linton Orchestra Starts Spring Festival. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 27, 1928
28  page 2. 9000 Children Hear Orchestra Concert. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 9, 1927
29  page 3. Martin, Linton Reiner Offers Odd Orchestral Novelty. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. January 30, 1932
30  page 11. Sabin, Stewart Rochester Philharmonic, Reiner Conducting. Rochester Democrat-Chronicle. Rochester, New York. December 5, 1931
31  page 9. Martin, Linton Fritz Reiner Gives Melodious Concert. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. March 27, 1932
32  pages 169-170.  Hart, Philip.  Fritz Reiner: A Biography.  op. cit.
33  page 14. Fritz Reiner To Talk. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 15, 1934.
34  page 74. Martin, Linton Themes and Variations. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. November 4, 1934
35  page 10. Martin, Linton Reiner Cheered at Pops Concert. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. December 31, 1934
36  page 5. Sherman, Thomas B. Fritz Reiner Directs St. Louis Symphony. Saint Louis Post-Dispatch. Saint Louis, Missouri. February 1, 1936
37  page 8. Martin, Linton Reiner Delights With Orchestra. Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. January 18, 1936
38  page 7. Sabin, Stewart Beethoven Third Modernized By Reiner. Rochester Democrat-Chronicle. Rochester, New York. January 22, 1936.
39  page 5. 'Our Special Correspondent' Covent Garden Nights. The Age. Melbourne, Australia. June 13, 1936.
40  page 34. Legge, Walter Words and Music. Taylor & Francis, London. 1998. Melbourne, Australia. ISBN-13: 9780415921084.
41  page 13. Dowling, Lyle. Music of the Day. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. July 13, 1937.
42  page 57. Lewison Stadium. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. July 25, 1937.
43  page 70. A Hint of Spring and Summer Music. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. May 2, 1937.
44  page 10. Dowling, Lyle.Third Opera of the 'Ring'. Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. July 21, 1937.

 

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