A Listing of the Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1909 to 1920

 

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  Stokowski in Cincinnati circa 1910 (Somer Studios) 3

 

Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1909-1920

 

 

This is a listing of concerts of the great Leopold Stokowski which seeks to cover the period from his first symphony orchestra concert in Paris on 12 May 1909 through his concerts to year end 1920. 

 

to see a listing of all of the Leopold Stokowski concerts from 1921-1932, please click here

 

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Research for the Leopold Stokowski Concerts 1909-1920

 

Sources for this listing of Leopold Stokowski concerts 1909-1920 were primarily from programmes and publications contemporaneous with the concerts. As well as newspapers the New York publications "Musical America" and "Musical Courier" were valuable sources for the Cincinnati and Philadelphia years. The Kislak Center archives of the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania and the archives of the Free Library of Philadelphia were most valuable. Also the archives of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center.

 

For the programmes of the Cincinnati Symphony, also I had the benefit of a partial listing of some of those Stokowski concerts 1909-1912 which took place in Cincinnati, prepared in 1979 by Mary A. Vennemann for the Stokowski scholar and musicologist Edward Johnson. Mary "Beth" Vennemann was for 13 years administrator for the Cincinnati Symphony. 5 A valuable aid in the verification of certain information on Stokowski concerts and especially their context within Stokowski's career is the carefully researched and detailed biography of Oliver Daniel: Stokowski: A Counterpoint of View 1.

 

I want to thank all those who have provided additions and corrects to this listing, and in particular two Stokowski experts and musicologists: Theo van der Burg and Edward Johnson for their aid in this and other Stokowski projects.

 

These sources have been invaluable; however, the errors and omissions in the concert listing below (of which there may well be many) are solely my own.  Corrections, additions and comments on this material will be welcome by contacting me.

 

  The Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1909-1920 listed Chronologically

 

 

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key:    + Orchestra premiere  +++ national premiere  *** world premiere


[1909]

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1909 12 May Orchestre Colonne Sarah Bernhardt Theater 4, Paris, France

Stokowski's debut as a symphony orchestra conductor

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique": movement 3 'March'

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff, piano

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

 

Félia Litvinne soprano arias:

- Alexander Borodin: "La Princesse endormie" (1867)

- Ippolitov-Ivanov: "Do Not Go My Love" opus 68, no 3

- Rimsky-Korsakov: aria from La Pskovitaine

- Anton Rubinstein: "Noch" (Night) opus 44 no 1

- arias by Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky

 

Also on the programme was Serge Zamkow tenor of the Monte Carlo Opera who sang Stanislaw Moniuszko songs and an aria from Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades.

 

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pianist Olga Samaroff and soprano Félia Litvinne (born Françoise Jeanne Schütz 1860-1936)

 

The music review Comoedia wrote on 17 May 1909: "...It was indeed a delight to hear interpreted by Mme. Felia Litvinne la princesse endormie of Borodin and arias of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Ivanov, Rimsky-Korsakov, and Rubinstein. Applause broke forth excitedly. Mme. Olga Samaroff gave the Concerto in B-flat minor of Tchaikovsky, a colorful and picturesque execution, informed by her musicality as much as her perfection. L'Orchestre Colonne stood out in particular for this artistic event, not only by the glory so strongly attached to its name, but yet more by the performance on the rostrum of the young Polish conductor Leopold Stokowski. This distinguished musician conducted with a poise, a technique and a variety of feeling which one can applaud in the "Caucasian Sketches" and in the march from the sixth symphony of Tchaikovsky" 104

 

Oliver Daniel in his Stokowski biography 1 quoted Adella Prentiss Hughes, orchestra organizer of Cleveland:

"...It was Olga Samaroff's mother, Mrs. Carlos Hickenlooper, who obtained for him [Stokowski] the first opportunity to conduct an orchestra in Europe. Olga Samaroff and the operatic soprano Felicia Litvinne had been engaged by the famous impresario Gutmann...The conductor originally engaged was the Russian, Vinogradsky; however, a few weeks before the concert he had requested his release. Olga Samaroff, hearing that Gutmann was combing Paris for a Russian substitute, persuaded her mother to take Stokowski - who at least had a Slavic name - to call on Mr. Gutmann. He engaged the young man from America at once. 4

 

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Lucien Wulsin's 13 May 1909 Paris telegram to Betty Holmes, Cincinnati, approving Stokowski's Cincinnati appointment 5

1909 18 May New Symphony Orchestra Royal Albert Hall, London, England
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole

- Francis MacMillen violin

 

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3, opus 61 (1880)

Francis MacMillen violin (1885-1973)

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Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

 

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London Standard review of the 18 May 1909 Stokowski (then 'Stokovski') London debut concert

1909 26, 27 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

 

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The Cincinnati Music Hall, venue for most Stokowski/Cincinnati concerts in the city until 6 January 1912, when the orchestra moved to the newly constructed Emery Auditorium.

 

Stokowski's First Concert with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra

 

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte K. 620: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Intermission

The Cincinnati Enquirer in 1909 noted: "An innovation this season will be intermissions. The program will be divided into two parts, with a brief respite between" 6

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

1909 30 November,

1 December afternoon,

1 December evening,

2, 3 December evening

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 30 Nov - Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio

1 December matinee - Saint Mary's Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

1 December evening - May's Opera House, Piqua, Ohio

2, 3 December evening - Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

Handel: The Messiah

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Christine Miller mezzo-soprano

- Frank Ormsby tenor

- Heinard Werrenrath bass

- Christine Miller mezzo-soprano

- Chorus of the Oberlin Musical Union

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advertisement for the Cincinnati Symphony 2, 3 December 1909 "Messiah" before 'Stokowski' was a name to attract

 

1909 3 December matinee Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Finney Chapel, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125 'Choral'

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Christine Miller mezzo-soprano

- Frank Ormsby tenor

- Heinard Werrenrath bass

- Christine Miller mezzo-soprano

- Chorus of the Oberlin Musical Union

 

Intermission

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

 

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account of a very long matinee concert prior to the evening "Messiah" 3 December 1909 7

 

1909 10, 11 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

Tor Aulin (1866-1914): Violin Concerto no 3, opus 14 (1896)

Maud Powell violin

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Swedish composer Tor Aulin

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

Stokowski showed from the beginning his concern with open sound of the orchestra by installing risers in the rear for the bass instruments.

1909 17 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Tilly Koenen (1873-1941) mezzo-soprano sings:

- Beethoven: "Ah! perfido" opus 65

Intermission

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides concert overture (1932)

Brahms: 8 Gypsy Songs from "Zigeunerlieder" opus 103 (1888)

Tilly Koenen mezzo-soprano

Smetana: Má Vlast: "Vltava (Die Moldau)" (1874)

 

At this stage of his career, audiences and critics were generally in uniform praise for Stokowski, but there were occasional mild exceptions. The music critic of the Cincinnati Enquirer wrote of this concert: "...It is not condemnation of Mr. Stokovski [the usual spelling then] to say that, synthetically speaking, his performance of the [Brahms] symphony was not impressive... It does not follow that he may not in the future penetrate beneath the surface..." 9 This was Herman Thurman, who became a vocal critic of Stokowski in the Cincinnati Enquirer.


[1910]

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1910 7, 8 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

Dramatic songs:

Schubert: Schwanengesang D. 957 song series: "Der Doppelgänger" - accompanied by Conrad Vos piano

Schubert: "Der Erlkönig" D. 328 - accompanied by Conrad Vos piano

Schumann: "Die beiden Grenadiere" opus 49 no 1 - accompanied by Conrad Vos piano

Max von Schillings (1868-1933): "Das Hexenlied" opus 15 (1902) ("recited rather than sung") - accompanied by Stokowski

Dr. Ludwig Wüllner (1858-1938) tenor and reciter

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Ludwig Wüllner, said to have "an eccentric and fascinating speech style"

encore: Richard Strauss: "Cäcilie" opus 27 - accompanied by Conrad Vos piano

 

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1910 21, 22 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C major, D. 944 "Great" (1828)

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor, opus 18 (1901)

- Serge Rachmaninoff piano

Rachmaninoff's first concert with Stokowski. "...As to Stokowski the conductor of the reorganized Cincinnati orchestra, Rachmaninoff, the great Russian composer, declared him one of the most talented men he had met..." 20

 

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

1910 28 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio

(this concert opened this new hall) 8

Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, opus 39 (1899)

Intermission

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61

- Fritz Kreisler violin

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

1910 4, 5 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Sibelius: Symphony no 1 in E minor, opus 39 (1899)

Intermission

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61

- Fritz Kreisler violin

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

1910 6 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Maud Allen (1873-1956), dancer, born Beulah Maude Durrant performs dances accompanied by Stokowski and the orchestra:

Anton Rubinstein: Mélodie in F major, opus 3 no 1 (1852)

Chopin: "Valse brillante" opus 34 no 2 in A Minor

Chopin: Mazurka in G sharp minor opus 33 no 1

Chopin: Mazurka in Bb opus 7 no 1

Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words opus 62 no 6 in A: "Spring Song"

 

orchestral selection by Stokowski and the orchestra:

Piano Concerto no 1 in E minor, opus 11,

 

Maud Allen dances accompanied by Stokowski and the orchestra:

Chopin: Piano Sonata opus 72 no 2 in C minor "marche funèbre"

Anton Rubinstein: Valse-Caprice in E-flat (1870)

 

based on his career, Stokowski would likely not have favored this programme

1910 7 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra English's Opera House, Indianapolis, Indiana 13
Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

Schubert: Schwanengesang D. 957 song series: "Der Doppelgänger"

Schubert: "Der Erlkönig" D. 328

Schumann: "Die beiden Grenadiere" opus 49 no 1

Max von Schillings (1868-1933): "Das Hexenlied" opus 15 (1902) ("recited rather than sung")

Dr. Ludwig Wüllner (1858-1938) tenor and reciter

encore: Richard Strauss: "Cäcilie" opus 27

 

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1910 11 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act III: Prelude

Edvard Grieg: "Peer Gynt" opus 23 (1867) suite of incidental music

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

1910 23 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio 14

Charles Gounod: Mireille (1889): Overture

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3, opus 61 (1880)

Mischa Elman violin

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Mischa Elman (1891-1967) at the time of the concert

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47 (1877): "Bacchanale" from Act III

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique opus 26

Mischa Elman violin

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien opus 45

1910 18, 19 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 with "Air on the G string"

F. J. Haydn: Symphony no 100 in G major "Military" (note: this seems to be one of only two Stokowski performances of this symphony during his career)

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb major (1849)

Ferruccio Busoni piano

Intermission

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1910 28 February, 4, 5 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 28 February - Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio

4, 5 March - Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Ballet Suite from Gluck operas - arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911):

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento

- Orfeo ed Euridice (1762): "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"

- Armide (1777): musette

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): air gai

- Armide (1777): sicilienne

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Hugo Heermann violin, who had played the concerto in manuscript for Brahms in 1878

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Hugo Heermann in 1875 shortly before he performed for Brahms

Intermission

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

1910 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 7 - Wyser Grand Opera House, Muncie, Indiana

8 - Saint Mary's Church, Cincinnati, Ohio

9 - Grays Armory, Cleveland, Ohio

10 - Wooster, Ohio

12 - Findlay, Ohio

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 1

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

Intermission

Edvard Grieg: "Peer Gynt" opus 23 (1867) suite of incidental music

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Indian Suite (1892)

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for the 9 March Cleveland concert, Stokowski was joined by Marcella Sembrich who was on a coast-to-coast concert tour.

1910 11 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall, Akron, Ohio

Concert given by the German Club of Akron

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act III: Prelude

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien opus 45

aria sung by Antoinette Werner-West soprano:

- Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon: "Ocean Thou Mighty Monster"

 

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 1

Intermission

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

 

the programme announced "no encores" 11

1910 18, 19 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 1

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

Louise Kirkby Lunn (1873-1930) English mezzo-soprano

Intermission

Edvard Grieg: "Peer Gynt" opus 23 (1867) suite of incidental music

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Indian Suite (1892)

1910 28 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio
Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I (note: Easter had been on March 27)

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Ballet Suite from Gluck operas - arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911):

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento

- Orfeo ed Euridice (1762): "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"

- Armide (1777): musette

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): air gai

- Armide (1777): sicilienne

+ Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

 

(note: composed in summer 1895, "The Swan of Tuonela" was only 14 years old at these performances)

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

The Columbus concert review noted: "Because of the difficulties and intensities of the numbers, Stokovski declined the many proffered encores" 10

1910 29 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio
Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I (note: Easter had been on March 27)

 

arias sung by Mrs. Mary Hissem DeMoss soprano:

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): "Scena and prayer" - accompanied by Stokowski

 

+ Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

intermission

arias sung by Mrs. Mary Hissem DeMoss soprano, accompanied by Miss Marriott Strickland:

- Karl Heinrich Graun (1701-1759): "Lo! the heaven-descended Prophet"

- Richard Strauss: "Heimliche Aufforderung" opus 27 no 3 (1895)

- encore: Philip Paul Bliss (1838-1876): "O Thou Joyous Spring"

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

1910 1, 2 April Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) piano

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Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1910 10 May Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall - Cincinnati, Ohio

concert for the Biennial Meeting of the General Federation of Women's Clubs

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Suite from Gluck operas as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911):

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento

- Orfeo ed Euridice (1762): "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"

- Armide (1777): musette

- Iphigénie (1774): air gai

- Armide (1777): sicilienne

 

Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I

Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

intermission was much extended due to entertainment given by the lady delegates in the extra boxes added to the hall for this celebration.

1910 11 May Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Connersville, Indiana

Connersville Indiana May Music Festival12

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

arias sung by Mrs. Dorothea North soprano:

- Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda: "Suicidio" from Act III

- Michael Arne: "The Lass with the Delicate Air"

- Robert Franz: "Im Herbst" opus 17 no 6

- Carl Loewe: "Niemand hat's gesehen" opus 9

- three songs by local Connersville Indiana W. Otto Miessner (1880-1967) sung by Niels Hougaard Nielsen tenor.

intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

W. Otto Miessner had organized this Festival in 1909 with the then Indianapolis Symphony.

1910 12 May Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Connersville, Indiana

Connersville Indiana May Music Festival

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944) conducted two of his works:

Edgar Stillman Kelley: Chinese suite for orchestra, opus 10

Edgar Stillman Kelley: Scenes from Macbeth (1885)

the third movement of Scenes from Macbeth was a premiere 26

 

Stokowski was attracted to the music of Edgar Stillman Kelley; performed several of his works and recorded music from his orchestral suire Alice in Wonderland (1920) with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1924.

'children's chorus of 400 children' - L. M. Tilson director:

Peter Benoît 1834-1901: "Into The World" contata 'written for small voices'

intermission

"Festival Overture composed specially for the Festival by W. Otto Miessner" 12

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Stokowski and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra in the Music Hall, Cincinnati in 1909

1910 25, 26 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

opening concert in Stokowski's second season directing the Cincinnati Symphony

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

Ernestine Schumann-Heink contralto sings:

- Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47 (1877): "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix"

- Wagner: Das Rheingold: "Wie alles war (Erda's Warning)"

- Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Act I Waltraute scene with Brünnhilde

 

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon: Overture

1910 28, 29 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 28 - Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio

29 - Music Hall, Akron, Ohio

From the Akron Beacon: "The Cincinnati Symphony orchestra arrived in Akron on a special train today at 12:45 for a concert at the music hall tonight. The orchestra is comprised on 67 members, many of them widely known instrumentalists. Many of those who belonged last year have been dropped and others with greater ability engaged." 18

 

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon: Overture

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934): "The Challenge of Thor" from the cantata King Olaf opus 30 (1896)

- Tuesday Musical Club choir

another example of Stokowski's experimentation and innovation in repertoire right from the beginning of his conducting career with this first movement from an unknown Elgar cantata.

 

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

Sir Robert Prescott Stewart (1825-1894): "The Bells of St. Michael's Tower"

- Tuesday Musical Club choir

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1910 30 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Light Guard Armory, Detroit, Michigan 17
Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon: Overture

 

arias sung by Bernice De Pasquali (1880-1925 born Bernice James) coloratura soprano:

- Verdi: La Traviata: "Ah fors'è lui"

- Liza Lehmann: "If I Were A Bird"

- Irish song: "The Mother's Lament"

- Eva Dell'Acqua (1856-1930): "Villanelle"

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Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

 

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1910 1 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Murat Hall, Indianapolis, Indiana
Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

+ Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 2 in G major, opus 44 (1880)

Yolanda Mero (1887-1963) piano - Hungarian-born New York based musician

encore: Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 (1847) - Yolanda Mero

 

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

The Indianapolis News wrote: "...while Indianapolis audiences have been accused of coldness, there was no such showing when the conductor returned again and again to bow his acknowledgements..." 16

1910 5 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio 19
Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 (1847)

Intermission

Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon: Overture

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

Wagner: Kaisermarsch (1871)

1910 9, 10 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 (1847)

Intermission

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Violin Concerto in A Minor opus 28 (1877)

Liszt: Tasso symphonic poem (1854)

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

1910 16, 17 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

All Richard Strauss Programme

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Richard Strauss: Salome opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils

Feuersnot opus 50: "Liebesszene" (Love Scene)

Intermission

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

The Cincinnati Enquirer wrote: "During his summer sojourn in Europe Leopold Stokovski [spelling then], the director of the orchestra, heard all these compositions performed under the leadership of Strauss himself." 15


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1911 6, 7 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): "Ruslan and Lyudmila" (1842): Overture

Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead opus 29

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 70

- Olga Samaroff piano

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1911 9 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

soprano Alma Gluck soloist (Gluck was on a nation-wide concert tour):

- soprano arias

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Alma Gluck (1884-1938) was later married to violinist Efrem Zimbalist

 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream opus 61 (1826): Scherzo

Tchaikovsky: suite from The Nutcracker opus 71a: "Waltz of the Flowers"

Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance march in D opus 39 no 1

 

Ohio governor Juston Harmon (1846-1927) attended this concert

1911 10 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

Chopin: Piano Concerto no 1 in E minor opus 11

- Hans Richard piano - he was a Swiss-born music professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music

 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream opus 61 (1826): Scherzo

Tchaikovsky: suite from The Nutcracker opus 71a: "Waltz of the Flowers"

Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance march in D opus 39 no 1

1911 15 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Priced Concerts"

Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance march in D opus 39 no 1

aria sung by Antoinette Werner-West soprano:

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821) Act II: "Leise, leise fromme Weise"

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

 

Intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre opus 40

arias sung by Antoinette Werner-West soprano:

- Frank LaForge (1879-1953): "Schlupfwinkel"

- Richard Strauss: "Zueignung" (1885)

- Arthur Goring Thomas (1850-1892): "A Memory"

- Bruno Siegfried Huhn (1871-1950): "Love's Philosophy"

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

 

"The series of six popular priced concerts to be given by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Opera House on alternate Sunday afternoons, beginning January 15 promises to do much for the further advancement of the better class of music in the city." 36

1911 20, 21 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture D. 797

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878)

- Emil Heermann violin - Concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony

Paul Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

 

encore: August Wilhelmj: Parsifal-Paraphrase 22

- Emil Heermann violin with the orchestra

1911 24 January matinee Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Brandeis Theater, Omaha, Nebraska

the concert included: 21

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

intermission

 

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture D. 797

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 1

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

1911 26 January matinee and evening Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra The New Forum - Wichita, Kansas

opening concerts for this new hall

photo

the New Forum theater opened by this January 1911 concert

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

Intermission

 

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 1

August Wilhelmj: Parsifal-Paraphrase

- Emil Heermann violin with orchestra

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

 

Wichita school children were dismissed early on 26 January to attend the matinee concert, reduced to 10 cents by the city, in the New Forum theater. 23

 

"More than 2000 school children were admitted at 10 cents apiece. Thursday afternoon and night popular concerts by the Cincinnati Symphony orchestra were attended by between 10,000 and 11,000 people." 24

1911 27 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Willis Wood Theater

Kansas City, Missouri

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

Intermission

 

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 1

August Wilhelmj: Parsifal-Paraphrase

- Emil Heermann violin with orchestra

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

1911 29 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Priced Concerts"

Dvorak: Carnival Overture

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

 

Intermission

 

Chopin: Piano Concerto no 1 in E minor, opus 11 (1830)

- Hans Richard piano

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1

Georg Walter Huber (1874-1842): Serenata opus 6

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor (orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus)

Wagner: Kaisermarsch (1871)

1911 3, 4 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

All-Italian Programme

Giovanni Sgambati: Symphony no 1 in D, opus 16 (1881)

this now-forgotten Italian composer was writing symphonies and introducing Liszt's music in a period that the music of Italy was opera. Stokowski does not seem to have repeated this composer during the remainder of his career.

Daniel Beddoe (1863-1937) tenor aria:

Puccini: La Bohème: aria

Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944): Le baruffe chiozzotte opus 32 concert overture (1907)

 

Intermission

 

Daniel Beddoe tenor aria:

- Verdi: Aïda (1871) Act I: "Celeste Aïda"

Rossini: The Barber of Seville (1816): Overture

1911 9 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Murat Theater

Indianapolis, Indiana

photo

Lyda Lipkowska (1882-1958) and Leopold Stokovsky welcomed to Indianapolis

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Lyda Lipkowska soprano arias:

- Léo Delibes: Lakmé (1882): 'Bell Song' from Act II

- Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de perles: "Comme autrefois dans la nuit"

- Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Act III: 'Mad Scene'

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod

1911 10, 11 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

*** Theodor Bohlmann: Lyric Tone Poem (1910) seems to be the premiere of this work by a German-born Cincinnati teacher and musician.

 

Intermission

 

+ (Franz) Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924): Piano Concerto no 4 in F minor opus 82 (1908) - fairly long, usually 42 minutes in concert

- Xaver Scharwenka piano

photo

Scharwenka circa 1900

1911 12 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Priced Concerts"

Otto Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture

photo

Rossiter Gleason Cole (1866-1952) had written a musical arrangement of poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's (1807-1882): King Robert of Sicily poem:

- Joseph O'Meara poetry reader

another example of Stokowski's experimentation, featuring reading of an extended poem with music.

 

Intermission

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Berlioz orchestration

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream opus 61 (1826): Scherzo

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

1911 21 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Memorial Hall, Dayton, Ohio

All-Wagner Programme

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: introduction to Act III

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: 'Prize Song' arranged for violin

- Emil Heermann violin solo

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

 

Intermission

 

Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act III (1867)

August Wilhelmj: Parsifal-Paraphrase

- Emil Heermann violin with the orchestra

1911 26 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Priced Concerts"

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète: Overture

(Niels) Hougaard Nielsen (1880-1915 died of an accident on tour in Pittsburgh) tenor aria:

- Mozart: Don Giovanni Act II: "Il mio tesoro"

Sir Edward German (1862-1936): Henry VIII (1892): Three dances

 

Intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47 (1877): "Bacchanale" from Act III

Hougaard Nielsen tenor arias:

- Bizet: Carmen Act II: 'flower song' (La fleur que tu m'avais jetée)

- Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: 'Prize Song'

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

1911 27 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Concert sponsored by the Automobile Club for the benefit of orphans" 38

Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète: Overture

Sir Edward German (1862-1936): Henry VIII (1892): Three dances

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47 (1877): "Bacchanale" from Act III

August Wilhelmj: Parsifal-Paraphrase

- Emil Heermann violin with orchestra

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

1911 3, 4 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Request programme

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor - "Unfinished"

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1911 7 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Music Hall,

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I (1867)

Mendelssohn Male Choir with orchestra:

- Küchen: "The Young Musicians"

- Xaver Scharwenka: "Happy Light, Happy Day" (a capella)

- Elgar: "The Reveille"

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Mendelssohn Male Choir with orchestra:

- Hugo Kaun (1863-1932): "Farewell of the Normans" opus 20

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

Mendelssohn Male Choir with orchestra:

- John Liptrot Hatton: "Absense"

- John Liptrot Hatton: "When Evening's Twilight"

- Charles Gounod: Faust: Soldier's Chorus

1911 9 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Convention Hall -

Buffalo, New York

All-Tchaikovsky Programme

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

The Buffalo Courier wrote: "The remaining number, the Pathetique, gave the opportunity to show Mr. Stokovsky's genius as a conductor. His reading brought out a number of telling shades and accents, and big, dramatic climaxes were built up in its course. 25

1911 12 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Priced Concerts"

Daniel-Francois Auber: Fra Diavolo (1830): Overture

Jessie Straus violin:

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Ballade et Polonaise opus 38

photo

Jessie Myer Straus (1877-1963) violin

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 1

 

Intermission

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor, Hungarian Dance no 6 in D major - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

Jessie Straus violin:

- August Wilhelmj: "Romanze" opus 10

- Jenö Hubay: "Scènes de la Csárda" no 3 opus 18

Victor Herbert: American Fantasia (1898)

1911 17, 18 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

Wagner: Faust Overture (1840)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor opus 104 (1895)

- Boris Hambourg cello (brother of pianist Mark Hambourg)

photo

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

1911 26 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Priced Concerts"

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Douglas Powell baritone:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): "O du, mein holder Abendstern" from Act III

- Wagner: Die Walküre: Wotan's farewell: "Leb' wohl, du kühnes, herrliches Kind" from Act III

 

Intermission

 

Ambroise Thomas: Raymond (1851): Overture

Emil Heermann violin:

- Moritz Moszkowski: "Gondoliera" opus 41 for solo violin

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor (orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus)

Douglas Powell baritone:

- Bizet: Carmen: 'Toreador Song' "Votre toast, je peux vous le rendre" from Act II

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1911 31 March, 1 April Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Cincinnati, Ohio

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

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) piano

photo

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (1880)

1911 18, 19, 20 April

21 April evening, 22 April matinee, evening

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 18, 19, 20 - Music Hall, Cincinnati, Ohio

21, 22 - Murat Theater - Indianapolis, Indiana

Concerts featuring the Sheffield Choir of the Sheffield Musical Union - England

 

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934): The Dream of Gerontius opus 38 (1900)

- conducted by Elgar with the Sheffield Choir (Sheffield, England) - Dr. Henry Coward director

 

Dr. Charles A. E. Harriss (1862-1929): "Pan" idyl for chorus

- conducted by Harriss with the Sheffield Choir - Dr. Henry Coward director

 

April 19 - Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125 'Choral'

- conducted by Stokowski with soloists from the Sheffield Choir

 

April 20 - Verdi: 'Requiem' (1874)

- conducted by Stokowski with soloists from the Sheffield Choir

 

The Sheffield Choir toured England, the USA, and Australia during 17 March to 30 September 1911 under the title "Musical Festival of the Empire". The Choir was under the direction of Dr. Henry Coward (1849-1944) and the tour was organized by Dr. Charles A. E. Harriss (1862-1929) who was an organist, choir master and composer.

1911 10 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Smith's Theater

Hamilton, Ohio

A concert in the suburbs of Cincinnati, preceding the first concert of the 1911-1912 season. The expanded orchestra of 80 musicians had had its first rehearsal in Cincinnati the preceding 5 November 1911. 40

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

John A. Hoffman tenor soloist:

- Mozart: Don Giovanni Act II: "Il mio tesoro"

Léo Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite (1880)

John A. Hoffman tenor soloist:

- Wagner: Lohengrin (1850) Act III: "In fernem Land"

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I (1867)

1911 17, 18 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

opening concert of the 1911-1912 Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra season

 

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

 

intermission

 

Marie Rappold (born Marie Winterrath 1872 - 1957) soprano:

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821) Act II: "Leise, leise fromme Weise"

Gustav Strube (1867-1963): "Puck" comedy overture (1910)

Marie Rappold soprano:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

1911 24, 25 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

Stokowski during the summer of 1911 was able to obtain the score of Elgar's new second symphony, which Elgar had granted first North American performance rights to Stokowski during Elgar's Cincinnati visits in April 1911.

 

+++ Sir Edward Elgar: Symphony no 2 in Eb major, opus 63 (1911)

photo

Elgar at about the time of these concerts

 

intermission

 

Richard Strauss: Salome opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils

Richard Strauss: Serenade for Winds in Eb, opus 7 (1881)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

1911 28 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Hall

Akron, Ohio

Concert given by the German Club of Akron

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

 

intermission

 

Léo Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite (1880)

Emil Heermann violin solos:

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Thaïs: "Méditation"

- Henri Wieniawski: Mazurka opus 19 no 1 "Obertass"

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

 

Tibor Remenyi in the Akron Beacon wrote: "We heard last night music three-fourths of which was great music, one-fourth of which was very good music, the whole excellently played by an orchestra under the leadership of a young man who is tremendously great at all times, of a young man who reminds me of Corneille, who said that with well-born souls, worth does not have to await the number of years..." 39

1911 30 November Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Evening of Russian Music"

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

Nina Dimitrieff soprano:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: Olga's aria

- Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: Marguerite's aria

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

photo

1911 1, 2 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

concert with Christion Miller soprano as soloist 41
1911 8, 9 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

All-Tchaikovksy Programme

 

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

"The first movement [of the Tchaikovsky concerto] requires the strenth of a giant to thunder out those opening chords. Mme Samaroff-Stokowski surmounted this difficulty in surprising style. But her finest achievement was in the second moverment, in which the delicacy and refinement of her art were displayed in the fullest..." 43

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1911 12 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grand Opera House

Terre Haute, Indiana

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 16

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

 

The Indiana critic wrote: "Mme. Samaroff-Stokowski was the soloist giving the concerto by Grieg, and it was the gem of the evening. For the thoroughly aroused audience in Terre Haute, she gave two encores. The orchestra will go by its special train to Saint Louis tomorrow." 45

1911 13 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Odeon Theater

St. Louis, Missouri

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 16

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

 

The Saint-Louis Post Dispatch wrote: "... the cellos and brasses seemed especially responsive to the baton of the Director Leopold Stokovsky... it was a noble triumph for the young leader and his orchestra." 42

1911 14 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Murat Theater

Indianapolis, Indiana

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 16

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

1911 22, 23 December Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

Bruch: Violin Concerto no 1, opus 26

- Kathleen Parlow violin

 

intermission

 

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

 

note: this programme is different from what had been announced at season beginning 44


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1912 5, 6 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra 5 - Music Hall

6 - Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

The second, Saturday evening, concert of this pair was the occasion for the opening of the new Emery Auditorium, which was to be the Cincinnati Symphony's home for the next two decades. 33 The Auditorium was part of a larger building, the Ohio Mechanics Institute. During the Auditorium's construction, Stokowski was successful in expanding the seating design to 2,200 seats and improving the orchestra stage and shell. 1, 33

photo

Stokowski found the new Emery Auditorium to have excellent acoustics, equal to Carnegie Hall, New York City, which he praised.

 

César Franck (1822-1890): Symphony in D minor (1888)

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

- Ernest Hutcheson piano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1912 9 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Bruch: Violin Concerto no 1 in G minor, opus 26 (1866)

- Kathleen Parlow (1890-1963) violin

1912 17 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Odeon Theater

St. Louis, Missouri

Beginning in 1912, Stokowski began to use the spelling "Stokowski", rather than "Stokovski" in public. Also Olga began to be billed as "Olga Samaroff-Stokowski".

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1912 19, 20 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 36 (1801)

One of Stokowski's rare performances of this Beethoven symphony.

arias:

- Ludwig Hess tenor

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

1912 23 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Victoria Theater

Dayton, Ohio

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

photo

studio portrait of Olga Samaroff

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

 

The Dayton Herold: "Mrs. Charles P. Taft, sister-in-law of President Taft attended the concert"

1912 24 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Smith's Theater

Hamilton, Ohio

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1912 28 January Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Concert"

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I (1867)

Mary Conrey soprano:

- Mozart: Don Giovanni: "Non mi dir, bell'idol mio"

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great": Andante movement

 

intermission

 

Léo Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite (1880)

Mary Conrey soprano:

- Handel: Susanne oratorio: "Ask If Yon Damask Rose Be Sweet"

- Brahms: Songs opus 97 no 4: "Dort in den Weiden steht ein Haus"

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

1912 2, 3 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

Jean Sibelius - Symphony no 2 in D Major opus 43 (1902, revised 1903)

this symphony was performed only 9 years since publication; the US premiere seems to have been 1 January 1904 by the Chicago Symphony under Stock.

Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor opus 82

- Ephrem Zimbalist violin

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1912 7 February matinee Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Hall

Chicago, Illinois

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 16

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

The Chicago Tribune wrote: "Mrs. Olga Samaroff-Stokowski played the Grieg concerto with such delightful freshness and charm and in response to hearty applause, she added as an encore the G minor Prelude of Rachmaninoff." 37

Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, opus 23, no 5 (1901)

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Glenn Dillard gunn in the Chicago Tribune wrote: "So engaging were the artistic qualities disclosed by Leopold Stokowski and the Cincinnati Symphony Oorchestra at the first of their concerts yesterday afternoon in Orchestra Hall that the smallness of the gathering that greeted them is for sincere regret. Like most matinee audiences, that of yesterday was undemonstrative. But the magnetic personality of the young conductor and the responsiveness of his men elicited expressions of approval that approximated, if only distantly, the cordiality merited by the performance... such have been the fruits of his discipline that it may already challenge with orchestras far more widely known. The New York Symphony orchestra did not advance standards of ensemble that were comparable to those maintained by Mr. Stokowski and his men." 47

1912 8 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Hall

Chicago, Illinois

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude to Act I (1867)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

 

This programme is characteristic of Stokowski's planning when he wished to make a convincing showing. He programmed the Brahms C minor symphony in particular throughout his career when he wanted a guaranteed success.

1912 9 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Pabst Theater

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

1912 11 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Concert"

Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas opus 95: Overture

Louis Victor Saar (1868-1937): "Gondolier's Song" and "Chanson d'Amor"

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Theodor Bohlmann piano

 

intermission

 

Léo Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite (1880)

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550: Menuetto

Chopin: Nocturne opus 48 and Polonaise opus 53 - Theodor Bohlmann piano solo

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): "Grand March"

1912 16, 17 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

F. J. Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 in G major, opus 58

- Wilhelm Bachaus piano

 

intermission

 

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): In the Steppes of Central Asia

Edvard Järnefelt (1869-1958): "Praeludium" (1900)

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche ("Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks") opus 28 (1894)

1912 20 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 (1847)

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in E-flat major (1849)

- Sigismund (or Zygmunt) Stojowski (1870-1946) piano

J. M. in the Pittsburgh Daily Post wrote: "Violinist Mr. Stojowski gave a dry and pedagogic interpretation to the concerto. Nor was there evidence of the brilliant technique and facile rythm without which Liszt's music looses its attractiveness..." 49

 

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

Richard Strauss: Salome opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils

1912 21 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Victoria Theater

Dayton, Ohio

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 4 in D minor (1851)

Evan William tenor:

- Goring Thomas: "The Swan and the Skylark"

- Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: 'Prize Song'

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Evan William tenor:

- Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: 'Prize Song'

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

1912 25 February Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Concert"

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

Max Bruch: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 44: 1 Adagio non troppo

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien opus 45

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, opus 56, Scottish: Adagio

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

1912 1, 2 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

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Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, opus 56, Scottish

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840): Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6 in D (1818)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Emil Heermann

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 (1961) arranged for orchestra

1912 6 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Grays Armory

Cleveland, Ohio

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Josef Lhevinne piano

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 (1961) arranged for orchestra

 

an Ohio newspaper wrote: "A special train bearing the members of the Cincinnati Symphony orchestra passed through Mr. Vernon at 12:30 o'clock on the Pennsylvania Lines Wednesday afternoon [6 March], being en-route from Cincinnati to Cleveland. The run from Cincinnati to Mt. Vernon was made in exactly 49 minutes - the train went through Mt. Vernon at a rapid rate of speed" 50

1912 7 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Light Guard Amory

Detroit, Michigan

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

Ellison van Hoose tenor:

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Hérodiade: Act IV 'air de Jean'

- Puccini: La Bohème: Act I "Che gelida manina"

- Puccini: Girl of the Golden West: Act III "Ch’ella mi creda"

- Francesco Durante: Aria (1899)

 

Liszt: Mephisto Waltz no 1 (1961) arranged for orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1912 8 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Valentine Theatre

Toledo, Ohio

concert
1912 10 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Concert"

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: Overture

Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite no 1

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor opus 67: Andante

Handel: Acis and Galatea (1739): "Hush, ye warbling quire" aria

Boccherini: String Quintet No 1 in E opus 11 no 5 G 275 - 3rd movement Minuetto - Stokowski transcription

1912 15, 16 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

Charles Villiers Stanford: Symphony no 3 in F minor opus 28, "Irish" (1887)

 

Stokowski plays arrangements of early English music:

- John Bull (1562-1628): The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book: "The King's Hunt"

- Giles Farnaby (1563-1640): "Quodling’s Delight"

- Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Dido and Aeneas: "Dido's Lament"

- William Byrd (1543-1623): variations on "Sellinger's Round"

Elgar: Enigma Variations opus 36

+ Arthur Sullivan: Overture di Ballo concert overture

 

J. Herman Thurman, music critic for the Cincinnati Enquirer was a constant negative critic of Leopold Stokowski during his Cincinnati years. Near the end of Stokowski's tenure, this criticism did not abate: :... No program since Stokowski has become conductor of our orchestra proved to be so unappealing and so common place. Except the Elgar "Variations", there was nothing on the program which deserved a place hearing at a symphony concert. The "Irish" symphony of Stanford is an uninspired work, showing workmanship, rather than musical spirit... The group of foul old music examples contained no interest whatsoever. The excerpts were not even interesting as archeological studies, although the Farnaby number gave the excellent wood choir an opportunity to display its finesse and splendid qualities." 52

1912 19 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Victoria Theater

Dayton, Ohio

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Georgianna Dieffenbach piano (the professional debut of this Dayton musician 48)

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1912 20 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations opus 36

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

 

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote: "... the men and women forming the Pittsburgh Orchestra Association considered whether they could not best serve the people generally by engaging this remarkable young Pole and his orchestra for a full season of eight concerts [for the 1912-1913 season] than by bringing here a number of different orchestras as they have done in the past..." 51

1912 24 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Concert"

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Pablo de Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen opus 20

- violin

Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann (1877): Intermezzo and Barcarolle

Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda: 'Dance of the hours'

Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major (1795): finale

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, opus 64: Andante and Allegro

- Florence Hardeman violin, a Cincinnati based musician

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Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor, Hungarian Dance no 6 in D major - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

Rossini: William Tell: overture

1912 29, 30 March Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 54

Harold Bauer piano

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

1912 7 April Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

"Popular Concert"

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64: finale

Handel: Serse (1738): 'Largo'

Mozart: Così fan tutte K 588: Sextet "Alla bella Despinetta"

"Solo Chorus from the Cincinnati College of Music"

Georges Bizet: Carmen Suite no 2

Carl Wunderle: Swedish Paraphrase with zither solo

The Musical Courier wrote: "... one of the musicians, Carl Wunderle, leader of the violas, was represented on the program by one of his own compositions, a Swedish paraphrase 'Scent of the Roses.' " 32

Ignaz Umlauf (1746-1796): Mein Vaterland

Arthur Sullivan: The Mikado (1885): Madrigal

"Solo Chorus from the Cincinnati College of Music"

Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: Sextet from Act II

"Solo Chorus from the Cincinnati College of Music"

Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896): Mignon (1866): overture

 

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1912 9 April Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Mother of God Church

Covington, Kentucky

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

Offenbach: The Tales of Hoffmann (1877): Intermezzo and Barcarolle

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

Léo Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite (1880)

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor, Hungarian Dance no 6 in D major - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): "Grand March"

 

"The concert last evening was one of the most satisfying in recent memory. The precision and ensemble of the Cincinnati Symphony under Stokowski caused the audience to recognize the orchestra for nearly 20 minutes following the performance." 35

1912 12, 13 April Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Emery Auditorium

Cincinnati, Ohio

Final concerts of Stokowski with the Cincinnati Symphony

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): "Sakuntala Overture", opus 13 (1865)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor opus 67

 

The Dayton Herald wrote: "The appearance of Mr. Stokowski as conductor at the Emory auditorium last Saturday evening, an affair which brought the symphony season to a close, also marked the lat appearance of the distinguished musician under the auspices of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra association." 46

1912 22 May London Symphony Orchestra Queens Hall

London, England

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor opus 82

- Ephrem Zimbalist violin

 

The Guardian wrote: "His reading of the Brahms First Symphony was broad and strong, and its thoughtfulness was not made and excuse for dulness. There was picturesque refinement without affectation in his reading of Debussy's "Après-midi d'un faune." M. Zimbalist played Glazunoff's Violin Concerto remarkably well and was admirably accompanied. M. Stokowski certainly impresses one as a conductor likely to achieve a reputation." 53

1912 14 June New Symphony Orchestra Queens Hall

London, England

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

Mme. Lillian Nordica (born Lillian Allen Norton 1857-1914) soprano:

- Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Act I: 'Isolde's narrative'

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act III

 

Lillian Nordica sings popular songs accompanied by Romayne Simmons piano:

- Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1945): Sayonara a Japanese romance opus 49:

"When Cherries Bloomed",

" At The Feast Of The Dead, I Watched You"

- Julius Ivanovich Bleichmann (1868-1909):"The Zephyr and the Rose"

- Anton Arensky (1861-1906): "But Lately in Dance I Embraced Her"

- Rachmaninoff: "Springtide"

 

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

 

Lillian Nordica sings Wagner arias:

- Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Act I: 'Isolde's narrative'

- Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: 'Brünnhilde final scene'

1912 16 June about the Philadelphia Orchestra Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer 16 June 1912:

 

"ORCHESTRA SEASON WILL BE BRILLIANT - Everything is moving along smoothly in the matter of the plans of the Philadelphia Orchestra for the coming season of 1912-1913. Following the resignation of Mr. Pohlig during the past week, the management, which had previously been negotiating with Mr. Leopold Stokowski to succeed Mr. Pohlig when his contract expired were enabled to engage Mr. Stokowski immediately...Mr. Stokowski's recent appearance in London has been of such a character that everyone who was familiar with what he did in Cincinnati realizes that with an orchestra which has had twelve years of training under Scheel and Pohlig, he has welded for him and instrument of artistic expression that will afford a magnificent opportunity for one of his equipment" 53

 

1912 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Grand Opera House

Wilmington, Delaware

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

F. J. Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major (1795)

 

intermission

 

Léo Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite (1880)

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme opus 33 - another rare performance by Stokowski of this work.

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

 

"Last Night's Concert Was A Triumph Of The Series So Far. One could but marvel at the poise, the command of Stokowski and of his men... The music from Sylvia was perhaps the best-played of the programme." 55

1912 4 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert"

Daniel Auber (1782-1871): Fra Diavolo (1830)

Paganini-Wilhalm: Introduction and Theme with Variations

Henry Such violin

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1

 

intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre opus 40

Edna Hardwood Baugher soprano:

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

- Puccini: Tosca Act II: "Vissi d'arte"

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

1912 6, 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

Peter Herman Sandby (1881-1965): incidental music to The Vikings of Helgeland: Act IV Prelude

Herman Sandby was Principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1908-1916

Beethoven: Symphony no 1 in C major, opus 21 (1801) - one of Stokowski's rare performances of this symphony

Florence Hinckle soprano arias:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- Handel

- encores by Ms. Hinckle

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1912 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra Music Hall

Columbus, Ohio

Stokowski's first tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor opus 67

Florence Hinckle soprano arias:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

- encores by Ms. Hinckle

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1912 10 December Philadelphia Orchestra Light Guard Amory

Detroit, Michigan

Stokowski's first tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite no 1

Florence Hinckle soprano arias:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): 'Agatha's aria'

- encores by Ms. Hinckle

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1912 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra Hall

Toledo, Ohio

Stokowski's first tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64: finale

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Florence Hinckle soprano arias:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

- encores by Ms. Hinckle

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1912 12 December Philadelphia Orchestra Grays Armory

Cleveland, Ohio

Stokowski's first tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64: finale

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Florence Hinckle soprano arias:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

- encores by Ms. Hinckle

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1912 13 December Philadelphia Orchestra Music Hall

Akron, Ohio

Concert sponsored by the German Club of Akron

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64: finale

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Florence Hinckle soprano arias:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

- encores by Ms. Hinckle

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1912 14 December Philadelphia Orchestra Soldiers Memorial Hall 54

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 4 in D minor (1851)

Florence Hinckle soprano aria:

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821) Act II: "Wie nahte mir der Schlummer" - Agatha's aria

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

Florence Hinckle soprano arias:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- encores by Ms. Hinckle

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

 

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Publicity welcomeing Florence Hinkle soprano and Leopold Stokowski to Pittsburgh

1912 19, 20 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3, opus 61

Mischa Elman violin

1912 26, 27 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Program"

Wagner: Faust Overture (1840)

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act III Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Act 2 - Prelude and 'Liebesnacht'


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1913 3, 4 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in Eb K 543 - one of Stokowski's rare performances of this symphony

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Rudolph Ganz piano

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead opus 29

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): "Sakuntala Overture", opus 13 (1865)

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1913 13 January Philadelphia Orchestra Opera House

Wilmington, Delaware

1913 15 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert"

Arthur Sullivan: Overture di Ballo concert overture

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Konzertstück in F minor opus 79

- Pasquale Tallarico (1891-1976) piano

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor, Hungarian Dance no 6 in D major - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

works for flute played by Daniel Maquarre, Principal flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra:

- Saint-Saëns: ballet Ascanio (1888): Adagio et Variation for Flute

- Carl Reinecke (1824-1910): Flute Concerto in D major, opus 283

- George Enescu (1881-1955): Cantabile et presto (1904): 'Presto'

 

Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1875): ballet music selected by Stokowski

1913 16, 17 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - as arranged by Stokowski

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

 

intermission

 

+ Guiseppe Martucci (1856-1909): Symphony no 1 in D minor, opus 75 (1906)

    a rare performance by Stokowski of this composer later championed by Arturo Toscanini and Riccardo Muti

Paul Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

 

The Martucci and Dukas seem to us 'classics', but were only a few years old when performed by Stokowski at this concert.

1913 13 February Philadelphia Orchestra New National Theater

Washington, DC

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Giovanni Battista Viotti (1755-1924): Violin Concerto no 22 in A minor

- Eugène Ysaye violin

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3 in B minor, opus 61

- Eugène Ysaye violin

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Eugène Ysaye (1858-1931) in the 1920s

1913 5 March Philadelphia Orchestra Weightman Hall

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 28

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole

- John Kurtz Witzeman violin - first violin of the orchestra

Loeffler: Caprice Espagnol - arranged by Otto Henneberg, horn of the orchestra

Viola Brodbeck soprano:

- Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor Act III: 'Mad Scene'

- encore: Francesco Paolo Tosti: "La Serenata" (1888) with harp obligato by Vincent Fanelli

1913 19 March Philadelphia Orchestra Kensington Lyceum Hall 64

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896): Mignon (1866): overture

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Zipporah Rosenberg soprano arias:

- Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): The Queen of Sheba: "Plus grande dans son obscurite"

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 (1847): second movement

Zipporah Rosenberg soprano aria:

- Richard Strauss: Feuersnot opus 50: 'Love Scene'

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina: Prelude - Dawn over the Moscow River - arranged by Stokowski

1913 20 March Philadelphia Orchestra Y.M.C.A. Hall

Germantown, Pennsylvania

"Among the interesting educational concerts which the orchestra give occasionally in Philadelphia is that at which the Philadelphia Orchestra will appear at the Y.M.C.A. Hall in Germantown on Thursday evening" 64

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe opus 81: overture

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor, Hungarian Dance no 6 in D major - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, opus 104

- Herman Sandby cello

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Edvard Jãrnefelt (1869-1958): Praeludium (1900)

Amilcare Ponchielli: La Gioconda (1875): ballet music selected by Stokowski

1913 22, 24 March

(21 March 1913 was Good Friday)

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Ernest Schelling (1876-1939) piano

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intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1913 28, 29 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Wagner Program"

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1913 2 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Reading, Pennsylvania

Concert of Philadelphia Composers

 

Hedda Van Den Beemt (1880-1925): Introduction and Scene

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Hedda Van den Beemt as first violin in the Philadelphia Orchestra until he injured his hand, died young of pneumonic

Camille W Zeckwer: Allegro

- Camille W Zeckwer piano (Zeckwer (1875-1924) was a Philadelphia composer)

Henry Albert Lang (1854- ): "The Isle of the Blest" (Lang was director of the Philadelphia Conservatory of Music)

Wassili Leps (1870-1942): Nirvana

- Helen MacNamee-Bentz (1883-1976) soprano

Otto V. Mueller: Atlantis symphonic poem

- Otto V. Mueller (1870-1960) was a violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1907-1914, 1921-1924

Clarence Kempthorpe Bawden: Ballade

- Clarence Bawden piano

Hans Pfitzner (1869-1949): Scherzo for orchestra (1887)

Louis Gerstley (born Gerstle 1849-1931): Spanish Dance

Philip Henry Goepp (1864-1936): Heroic March (Goepp was the annotator of the Philadlphia Orchestra programmes)

1913 4, 5 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

intermission

 

Jeanne Gerville-Réache (1882-1915) contralto arias:

- Gluck: Alceste: "Divinites du Styx"

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

Jeanne Gerville-Réache arias:

- Alfred Bruneau (1857-1934): L'attaque du moulin (The Attack on the Mill) (1893): 'Aire of Jacqueline'

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Gerville-Réache "died at the early age of 32 from food poisoning in New York City".

 

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (1880)

1913 8 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Baltimore, Maryland

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Harold Randolph piano

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "Mr. Randolph is a personality of sedate personality and calm manner"

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Harold H. Randolph was a Director of the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore

 

David S. Melamet (1860-1932): "Columbus Cantata" (he later founded the Baltimore Opera Society)

- Camille Seygard soprano

- United German Singers of Baltimore

1913 11, 12 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Request Program"

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): "Sakuntala Overture", opus 13 (1865)

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1913 17, 18 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

 

intermission

 

Sigmund von Hausegger (1872-1948): Wieland der Schmied symphonic poem (1904)

Liszt: Tasso symphonic poem (1854)

1913 31 October, 1 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture D. 797

 

intermission

 

+++ Ernest Schelling (1876-1939): Symphonic Legend (1903) - North American premiere

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1913 5 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert"

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Violin Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 31

- Irma Seydel violin

Georges Bizet: Carmen: Suite no 1

 

intermission

 

Schubert: String Quartet no 14 in D Minor "Death and the Maiden": movement 2 Andante con moto - orchestrated by Stokowski

Grace Kerns soprano aria:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

Mozart: Idomeneo K 366: Gavotte

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1913 7, 8 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus opus 43 (1801): Overture - "first performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben opus 43 (1898)

 

intermission

 

Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik K 525 (1787)

Louise Homer alto arias:

- Bach: Saint Matthew Passion BWV 244: "Oh, pardon me, my God"

- Gluck: Alceste: "Fatal Divinita"

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

1913 14, 15 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hans Pfitzer (1869-1949): Das Kääthchen von Heilbronn opus 17

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

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1913 21, 22 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62 (1807)

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

intermission

 

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 54 (1845)

- Joseph Hofmann piano

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Benvenuto Cellini (1838): Overture

1913 26 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert"

 

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): "Sakuntala Overture", opus 13 (1865)

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Polonaise brillante opus 72 (1822) – orchestrated by Franz Liszt

- Charles E. Knauss piano (Knauss 1863-1926 was a Philadelphia organist and pianist)

Georges Bizet: Carmen: Suite no 1

 

intermission

 

Schubert: String Quartet no 14 in D Minor "Death and the Maiden": movement 2 Andante con moto - orchestrated by Stokowski

Sue Harvard soprano aria:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821) Act II: "Wie nahte mir dem Schlummer"

Edvard Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar suite opus 56 (1892)

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien opus 45

 

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1913 28, 29 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842): Anacréon: Overture (1803)

Bach: Violin Concerto in E major, BWV 1042

- Samuel Bonarios Grimson (1884-1955) violin

César Franck (1822-1890): Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958): 3 Rapsodies opus 53: 3. 'Rapsodie Viennoise'

Fernandez Arbos: Guajiras opus 6 no 2 - for violin and piano, perhaps orchestrated by Stokowski

- Samuel Bonarios Grimson violin

1913 1 December Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini (1838): Overture

César Franck (1822-1890): Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Schubert: String Quartet no 14 in D Minor "Death and the Maiden": movement 2 Andante con moto - orchestrated by Stokowski

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto no 1 in G minor, opus 26 (1866)

- Helen Ware violin

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Helen Ware (1887-1962) born New Jersey, studied in Hungary with Jeno Hubay who taught Joseph Szigeti and Eugene Ormandy

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Berlioz orchestration

1913 5, 6 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Wagner Program"

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I and procession to the cathedral

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1913 8 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

Edvard Järnefelt (1869-1958): "Praeludium" (1900)

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Mendelssohn Male Choir directed by Ernest Lunt: two unaccompanied songs. "The Choir was competent"

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): "excerpts from Acts I and III":

- Elizabeth: Mrs. Romaine Smith Russell soprano (of the Pittsburgh Musical Institute)

- Tannhäuser: D. B Miller tenor (a soloist of the Mendelssohn Club Choir)

- Wolfram: Joseph Edwards baritone ("a Pittsburgh baritone showing promise")

1913 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra Hill Auditorium

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22 (1862)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

1913 10 December Philadelphia Orchestra Detroit Armory

Detroit, Michigan

César Franck (1822-1890): Symphony in D minor (1888)

Edvard Järnefelt (1869-1958): "Praeludium" (1900)

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

encore: Benjamin Godard (1849-1895): Suite de trois morceaux opus 116 for flute and orchestra

- Daniel Maquarre flute

1913 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra Music Hall

Akron, Ohio

Concert sponsored by the Akron Tuesday Musical Club

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

 

intermission

 

Gertrude Penfield Seiberling (1866-1946) soprano arias:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète Act IV: 'O Prêtres de Baal'

- Seiberling was musically active in Akron and was a founder of the Akron Tuesday Musical Club. She was wealthy, her husband Frank Seiberling being one of the founders of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.

Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22 (1862)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1913 15 December Philadelphia Orchestra Town Hall

Scranton, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e minor opus 64

 

intermission

 

Evan Williams tenor arias:

- Handel: Messiah (1741): 'Lend Me Your Aid"

- Handel: Messiah: 'Sound and Alarm

- encore: "an old Welsh air, greatly to the delight of the Welsh people in the audience"

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Evan Williams (1867-1918)

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

the Sibelius was repeated as an encore.

 

When asked to return in the future, the newspaper quoted Stokowski: "Never again until you have another hall. Then I will gladly come back." 85

1913 16 December Philadelphia Orchestra New National Theater

Washington DC

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

intermission

 

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 54 (1845)

- Joseph Hofmann piano

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

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1913 19, 20 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Strange to relate, this has never hitherto been included in the list of works performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra at these concerts" 86

Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 36 (1801)

 

Intermission

 

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Piano Concerto no 2, opus 23 (1886) "a work which the composer himself played with the Philadelphia Orchestra"

- Teresa Carreño (1853-1917) piano

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

An unusual concert in that, except for the Strauss, these works would rarely be included in Stokowski concerts later in his career.

1913 26, 27 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Tragic Overture opus 81 (1880)

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

Intermission

 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 (1806)

- Mischa Elman violin

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

1913 31 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Young Peoples Concert

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

"Miss Kitty Cheatham told the stories which each Variation illustrated with sincerity and simplicity... her singing voice is no great matter" 87

 

Intermission Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

 

Stories narrated by Kitty Cheatham:

Rudyard Kipling: "How the Camel Got His Hump"


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1914 2, 3 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas opus 95: Overture "never before played at Philadelphia concerts"

+++ Albert Roussel (1869-1937): Evocations opus 15 (1911): 2. "La Ville Rose"

"Mr. Zeckwer will be heard in his own Piano Concerto in E minor, which he composed in the summer of 1897"

Camille W. Zeckwer (1875-1924) was a pianist and composer at the Philadelphia Musical Academy

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1914 9, 10 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica": funeral march in memory of Philadelphia physician Dr. Silas Weir Mitchell (1824-1914)

Henry Hadley (1871-1937): Symphony no 4, opus 64 (1913) 'North, East, South and West'

Henry Hadley became the first conductor of the newly organized San Francisco Symphony in the 1911-1912 season

 

intermission

 

Horatio Connell sings tenor arias:

- two arias from Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620

- Schubert: "An Schwager Kronos" as arranged by Brahms

Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92 (1891)

1914 12 January Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

"All-Wagner Concert"

"Because of the non-arrival of the orchestra parts for 'Im Treibhaus', 'Trãume' and ''Schmerzen', which Gerturde Rennyson was to have sung, Mr. Stokowski has made changes"

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Prelude to Act I

Gertrude Rennyson soprano:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Elizabeth's entrance song and prayer

- Wagner: Tannhäuser Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

 

intermission

 

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

Gertrude Rennyson soprano arias:

- Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): 'Senta's ballade'

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Gertrude Rennyson soprano (1884-1933) in 1909 - a 'forgotten soprano'

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

1914 14 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ferdinand Hérold: Zampa (1931): Overture

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

- Edward Mumma Morris piano

- Morris was a piano student at Baltimore's Peabody Institute

Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Scènes napolitaines (1875)

Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896): Mignon (1866): 'Gavotte'

Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique opus 26

1914 16, 17 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

All-Wagner Concert

 

Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I

Wagner: Parsifal: Act I Transformation music and Act III Good Friday Spell - as arranged by Stokowski

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1914 20 January Philadelphia Orchestra New National Theater

Washington DC

"All-Wagner Concert"

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Prelude to Act I

Florence Hinkle soprano:

- Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): 'Elsa's Dream'

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

Florence Hinckle soprano:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Elizabeth's entrance song and prayer

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

- Florence Hinckle soprano as Brünnhilde

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1914 21 January matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

First performance of Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra in New York City

A Wednesday matinee concert of Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Later, Philadelphia Orchestra concerts were regularly given and Tuesday matinee performances. As Stokowski became more renown, Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall concerts would take place in the evening on Tuesdays.

"Concert for the benefit of the Sisters of the Assumption and Nursing Sisters of the Poor"

The concert began one half hour later, because Alma Gluck thought the start was 4:00 rather than 3:00. "With characteristic Philadelphia punctuality, yesterday's concert in Carnegie Hall begain half and hour late" 89

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

Alma Gluck soprano arias:

- Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio K 384 Act II: Blondchen's aria "Durch Zartlichkeit und Schmeicheln"

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

The Brooklyn Eagle wrote: "Leopold Stokowski led with authority, with poetic insight and with a marvelous power of bring out from his instrumentalists all the beauties of light and shade, while in the more powerful passages a marvelous tone and volume." 89

1914 23, 24 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

- Harold Bauer piano

- this was said to be "the first performance of this concerto in Philadelphia"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e minor opus 64

1914 30, 31 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 (1841) "Spring"

Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" opus 56a

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche ("Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks") opus 28 (1894)

1914 6, 7 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Erich Korngold (1897-1957): Schauspiel Ouverture (Overture to a Play) opus 4

this is the Philadelphia premiere of a work by 17 year old Erich Korngold.

+ Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d minor Op. 47 - first movement

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- also a Philadelphia premiere

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

1914 9 February Philadelphia Orchestra Park Theater

Bridgeport, Connecticut

Philadelphia Orchestra New England Tour

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

 

Frances Alda soprano sings Franck works:

- César Franck (1822-1890): Mass opus 12: 'Panis angelicus'

- César Franck (1822-1890): Lied (1873)

 

César Franck (1822-1890): Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

Frances Alda soprano sings:

- Leo Blech (1871-1958): "Tausend Sterne"

- Edvard Grieg (1843-1907): "Lauf der Welt" opus 48 no 3 (1888)

- Georges Hüe (1858-1948): "A des Oiseaux" (1890)

- Frank La Forge (1879-1953): "Expectancy" (1907)

- Raymond Woodman (1861-1943): "An Open Secret" (1897)

 

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

1914 10 February Philadelphia Orchestra Hall

Meriden, Connecticut

Philadelphia Orchestra New England Tour

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

César Franck (1822-1890): Mass opus 12: 'Panis angelicus'

- Frances Alda soprano soloist

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

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

1914 11 February morning Philadelphia Orchestra Westover School

Waterbury, Connecticut

Philadelphia Orchestra New England Tour

"while in Waterbury, Mr. Stokowski has prepared a morning concert for students of the Westover School" 175

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" opus 56a

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Suite from Gluck operas as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911):

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento

- Orfeo ed Euridice (1762): "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"

- Armide (1777): musette

- Iphigénie (1774): air gai

- Armide (1777): sicilienne

1914 11 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Hall

Waterbury, Connecticut

Philadelphia Orchestra New England Tour

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Florence Hinkle soprano sings:

- Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821) Act II: "Wie nahte mir der Schlummer"

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e minor opus 64

1914 12 February Philadelphia Orchestra Empire Theater

North Adams, Massachusetts

Philadelphia Orchestra New England Tour

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Suite from Gluck operas as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911):

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento

- Orfeo ed Euridice (1762): "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"

- Armide (1777): musette

- Iphigénie (1774): air gai

- Armide (1777): sicilienne

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 (1806)

- Mischa Elman violin

César Franck (1822-1890): Symphony in D minor (1888)

1914 13 February Philadelphia Orchestra Slater Memorial Hall

Norwich, Connecticut

Philadelphia Orchestra New England Tour

 

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Frank L. Farrell piano

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in e minor opus 64

1914 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra Symphony Hall

Boston, Massachusetts

Philadelphia Orchestra New England Tour

Stokowski's first concert in Boston. The only previous concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra in Boston was in 1904 conducted by Richard Strauss.

 

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

+ Erich Korngold (1897-1957): Schauspiel Ouverture (Overture to a Play) opus 4 (a Boston first)

(the Mozart Marriage of Figaro Overture and the Beethoven Violin Concerto had been announced )

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3 in B minor, opus 61

- Mischa Elman violin

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

 

The Boston Globe wrote: "Mr. Stokowski has an arresting, dominating personality. His gestures are now broad and flowing, more often incisive, flaming, peremptory in pronounced rhythm. It would be interesting to hear this orchestra after three or four seasons with Mr. Stokowski. The orchestra is a good one. Several of the first chairs are uncommonly well filled - as the clarinet and horn. The body of tone has sonority without harshness; and it is a tone capable of shading. With time, the note of deeper and more glowing passion should be as much so." 176

1914 20, 21 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Don Giovanni: overture

Otto V. Mueller: Dramatic Overture concert overture

- Otto V. Mueller (1870-1960) was a violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1907-1914, 1921-1924

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Wilhelm Bachaus piano

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

1914 23 February Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Mozart: Don Giovanni: overture

Margaret Keyes soprano sings:

- Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice "Che Faro Senza Euridice?"

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Margaret Keyes soprano sings:

- Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orléans: 'Jean d'Arc aria'

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1914 24 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3 in B minor, opus 61

- Mischa Elman violin

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1914 27, 28 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): overture

Haydn: Symphony no 100 in G major "Military"

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

 

Julia Culp soprano sings:

- Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643): Arianna (1608): "Lamento d'Arianna"

- Schubert: Winterreise (1827): "Die Post" in Eb

- Brahms: Lieder opus 49 no 4: "Wiegenlied" in Eb

 

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1914 3 March Philadelphia Orchestra Alexander Hall

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Emilia Conti soprano sings:

- Francesco Paolo Tosti (1846-1916): Mattinata in G for soprano orchestrated by Stokowski

- Eugène Sauzay (1809-1901): "Chanson ancienne"

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): Lamento

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Werther: "Letter scene"

- Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47 (1877) Act II: "Mon coeur s'ouvre à ta voix"

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1914 6, 7 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe opus 81: overture

Henry Albert Lang: The Fantasies of a Poet symphony in one movement

Lang was a Philadelphia-based composer

 

intermission

 

Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897): Variations symphoniques opus 23 for cello and orchestra

- Herman Sandby cello

Richard Strauss: Salome opus 54: Dance of the Seven veils

1914 13, 14 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125 'Choral'

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Marie Stone Langston mezzo-soprano

- Horatio Connell baritone

- Nicholas Douty tenor

- Christine Miller mezzo-soprano

- Mendelssohn Club Choir

- Junger Maennerchor Singing Society

1914 18 March evening Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert"

 

Ambroise Thomas (1811-1896): Raymond (1851): overture

Mozart: Idomeneo K 366: ballet music: 'Gavotte'

Gustave Michiels (1861-1911): Czardas (1905)

John F. Braun tenor sings:

- Haydn: The Creation (1798): "Uriel's aria"

- Wagner: Die Walküre Act I: "Spring Song"

Edward Stein: Konzertstück for double bass and orchestra

- Paul R. Rahmig - double bass with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1901-1926.

Junger Mannerchor Singing Society of Philadelphia sings a capella directed by Eugene Klee:

- Friedrich Hegar (1841-1927): Walpurga opus 30 (1899) for male chorus

- Friedrich Hegar (1841-1927): 1813 opus 41 (1910) for male chorus

- August von Othegraven (1864-1946): The Rhenish Huntsman arrangement of a folk song

Wagner: Tannhäuser Act II: 'March'

Sir Edward German (1862-1936): Henry VIII (1892): Three dances

1914 20, 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Max von Schillings (1868-1933): Symphonic Prologue to King Oedipus opus 11

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 (1847)

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Carl Flesch violin

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Carl Flesch (1873-1944) later taught violin at the Curtis Institute before returning to Europe.

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

1914 27, 28 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Violin Concerto in A minor Op 3 no 6

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 16

- Catherine Goodson piano

 

intermission

 

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Symphonie Fantastique opus 14 (1830)

1914 1 April matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Special Paderewski Concert"

 

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Suite from Gluck operas as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911):

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento

- Orfeo ed Euridice (1762): "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"

- Armide (1777): musette

- Iphigénie (1774): air gai

- Armide (1777): sicilienne

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Ignace Paderewski (1860-1941) piano

 

intermission

 

Paderewski performs solo pieces and encores:

- Chopin: Nocturne in F opus 15 no 1

- Chopin: Etude opus 10 no 12 in c minor "Revolutionary"

- Chopin: Etude opus 10 no 9 in f minor,

- Chopin: Mazurka in a Minor opus 68 no 2

- Chopin: Polonaise in Ab opus 53 "Heroic"

- Chopin: Prelude in Ab opus 28 no 17

- Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor

 

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1914 3, 4 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

Intermission

 

Hedda Van den Beemt: Aucassin et Nicolette: 'introduction' and 'shepherd scene'

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Van den Beemt's score shows both imaginative power and constructive ability, and there is no doubt that the impression which it produced was distinctly favorable."

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Hedda Van den Beemt (1880-1925) was violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1901-1924

 

Ernestine Schumann-Heink contralto sings:

- Mozart: La clemenza di Tito K 621: Vitellia aria "Non piu di fiori"

- Schubert: "Der Erlkönig" D. 328

- Schubert "Der Tod und das Mädchen" D. 531

- Schubert: Die Allmacht (1825)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

1914 6 April Philadelphia Orchestra Weightman Hall

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Due to the popularity of these concerts, there will be no reserved seats; tickets are 35 cents"

 

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

Intermission

 

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Cecile Ayres piano

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

1914 11, 13 April

10 April 1914 was Good Friday, so no concert

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Easter Program

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: overture

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, opus 64

- Maud Powell violin

- (Kathleen Parlow violin had been announced)

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1914 15 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert"

 

Wagner: Tannhäuser: Overture

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Berlioz orchestration

 

Emilia Conti soprano sings:

- Gustave Huberti (1843-1910): "Chanson de mai"

- Gustave Huberti (1843-1910): "Sonnet"

 

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

 

Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897): Variations symphoniques opus 23 for cello and orchestra

James Liebling cello (an Australian touring cellist)

 

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): "Sakuntala Overture", opus 13 (1865)

 

Emilia Conti soprano sings:

- Irene Poldowski (1879-1932): "Dansons la Gigue"

- Irene Poldowski (1879-1932): "Cortège"

 

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1914 17, 18 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Final concert pair of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1913-1914 season.

"Request Program"

 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

Intermission

 

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1914 11 August

A Cancelled Concert

Tonhalle Orchestra München Tonhalle

Munich, Germany

Richard Strauss Festival Concert

 

In June 1914, it was announced that Stokowski would conduct a concert at the Richard Strauss Festival on 11 August 1914 in the Tonhalle, Munich. 177

 

Announced for the concert was Olga Samaroff playing the Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor. Also announced was Mme. Charles Cahier contralto (born Sara Jane Layton Walker 1870-1951)

 

Due to the outbreak of World War 1, Leopold Stokowski and Olga Samaroff, who had a summer villa in Munich, had to suddenly leave Germany, in fact on the day of the scheduled concert, 11 August 1914. 1 They left behind most possessions, although Stokowski carried in his hand baggage the massive score of Mahler's Eighth Symphony.

Opening concerts of the 1914-1915 season of Philadelphia Orchestra

1914 16, 17 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

intermission Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

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

1914 23, 24 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture, Entr'acte, Ballet music

Alma Gluck soprano aria:

- Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio K 384 Act II: 'Blondine's Aria'

- Rimsky-korsakov: The Snow Maiden (1881): 'Song of the Shepherd Lehl'

- Rimsky-korsakov: Sadko (1898): 'Chant Hindou'

- Rachmaninoff: 'The peasant' song for voice & piano, Op. 34 no 11 orchestrated by Stokowski

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "For those who had heard her before, and even those who had grown accustomed to her golden notes on the phonograph, she suffered, but only in comparison with herself. Mme. Gluck, incidentally, sang in four languages, the peasant song of Rachmaninoff being sung in Tolsoi's original."

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1914 30, 31 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in Eb (1877 revised 1888) "Romantic"

This was the first of only two performances of a Bruckner symphony (the other being the Bruckner Symphony no 7 on 2, 3 January 1925) during his long career. In an interview, which I remember, but cannot locate, Stokowski mentions that Bruckner is a composer whom he recognizes as great, but whom he cannot appreciate (he qualified it as being "up to now").

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "With this symphony, Mr. Stokowski and his band struggled. The horn tone was often raw and brassy." 174

 

intermission

 

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892): Violin Concerto in F Op. 20 (1873)

- Frank Gittelson violin

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Gittelson is something of a problem. He was nervous and lacking in grace, making up for spiritual fire by excessive movements of the body. There was something lacking, something far more elemental than technique, which is the free exercise of genius." 174

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Frank Gittelson was a faculty member of the Peabody Conservatory

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1914 5 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder sung by Gertrude Rennyson soprano:

III - "Im Treibhaus"

V - "Trãume" (1857)

IV - "Schmerzen" (1857)

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

- with Gertrude Rennyson soprano

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1914 6, 7 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, opus 97 (1850) "Rhenish"

 

intermission

 

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto no 1 in G minor, opus 26 (1866)

- Efrem Zimbalist violin

Efrem Zimbalist (1889-1985): Three Slavic Dances: 2. 'Hebrew Dance', 3. 'Polish Dance'

- Efrem Zimbalist violin

Olga Samaroff had been announced initially but "had been taken by a sudden illness", and Zimbalist, originally scheduled for 20, 21 November exchanged concert dates. 90

+ Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899) "which has never before been performed at these concerts"

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1914 10 November Philadelphia Orchestra Stetson Auditorium

North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Concert for the benefit of the Stetson Hospital (serving poor people in North Philadelphia)

 

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture, Entr'acte, Ballet music

Mabelle Addison soprano aria:

- Handel: Semele (1744) Act II: "Where'er You Walk"

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Herman Sandby: Roselil Danish folk song for cello and orchestra

- Herman Sandby, Principal cello of the orchestra

David Popper (1843-1934): Concert Etudes opus 55 for cello and orchestra: 1. 'Spinning Song'

- Herman Sandby cello

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

encore: Antonio Torello, Principal double bass

Mabelle Addison soprano aria:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Les Huguenots (1836): "O beau pays de la Touraine"

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Berlioz orchestration

1914 13, 14 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Handel: Arminio (1736): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

 

intermission

 

Louise Homer soprano arias:

- Bach: St. John Passion BWV 245: "Es ist vollbracht" ("It is finished")

often sung by a boy soloist, Stokowski later made an orchestral transcription of this aria

- Bach: Cantata no 68 BWV 68: "My Heart Ever Faithful"

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète Act IV: 'O Prêtres de Baal'

Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d'Omphale opus 31

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

1914 16 November Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

 

intermission

 

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

Jules Mouquet (1867-1946): La Flûte de Pan for flute and orchestra, opus 15 (1906)

- Daniel Maquarre flute

"With the playing of Mr. Maquarre in the second movement, 'Pan and the Birds', the flute took the plaintive call of the birds and allowed one to glimpse the swaying tree-tops, the rippling brook, the blue skies and the tangled rushes that grow thickly along the river bank" 91 (they don't write concert reviews like that any more !)

 

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1914 20, 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 70

- Olga Samaroff piano

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A opus 90 "Italian"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

1914 27, 28 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Wagner Concert"

Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I and Transformation scene, Act III Procession and Good Friday Spell - as arranged by Stokowski

(its seems that Stokowski's performance of this music in 1914 was of individual episodes, unlike his later continuous arrangement which was sometimes called a 'Symphonic Synthesis')

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Faust Overture (1840)

"a mediocre production of the pot-boiler type which might adventageously be allowed to gather dust on the shelf"

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

 

(Wagner's Kaisermarsch (1871) had been announced, but was not performed, likely avoiding controversy; World War 1 had been engulfing Europe already for four months)

 

"A brief tour of the Middle West will be made by the Philadelphia beginning on Monday November 30. The tour is to last only ten days, and the orchestra will be heard for the first time in Indianapolis and in Buffalo. The other cities in which the orchestra will appear are Detroit, Ann Arbor, Cleveland, Oberlin, Akron and Erie. The entire trip will be made in a special train, consisting of four sleeping cars, one parlor car, two day coaches, a dining car and a baggage car." 92

 

1914 30 November Philadelphia Orchestra Murat Theater

Indianapolis, Indiana

First visit of the Philadelphia Orchestra to Indianapolis. "The orchestra arrives by special train this morning {Monday 30 November] and the concert will be opened at 8:30 this evening."

 

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

intermission

 

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto no 1 in G minor, opus 26 (1866)

- Thaddeus Rich violin - hailed in Indianapolis where he grew up

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1914 1 December Philadelphia Orchestra The Armory

Detroit, Michigan

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1914 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Hill Auditorium

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Theodore Harrison baritone aria - he taught voice at the University of Michigan:

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro K 492 Act III: "Hai gia vinta la causa !"

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Theodore Harrison baritone aria:

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Herodiade (1881): "Vision fugitive"

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

 

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1914 3 December Philadelphia Orchestra Gray's Armory

Cleveland, Ohio

concert with Olga Samaroff piano
1914 4 December Philadelphia Orchestra Music Hall

Akron, Ohio

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Florence Hinckle soprano arias

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act II: "Voi che sapete"

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Florence Hinckle soprano aria:

- Georges Bizet: Carmen: 'Micaela's aria'

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1914 5 December Philadelphia Orchestra Finnney Chapel

Oberlin University

Oberlin, Ohio

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

intermission

 

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto no 1 in G minor, opus 26 (1866)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1914 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Park Opera House

Erie, Pennsylvania

First concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra in Erie.

Ernestine Schumann-Heink soprano

1914 8 December Philadelphia Orchestra Elmwood Music Hall

Buffalo, New York

"First appearance of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Buffalo"

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Olga Samaroff piano

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

1914 11, 12 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 3, opus 37 (1800)

- Leonard Borwick (1868-1925) piano - replacing Ferruccio Busoni who was delayed due to the outbreak of World War 1

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

1914 15 December Philadelphia Orchestra New National Theater

Washington DC

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Schumann-Heink mezzo-soprano aria:

- Max Bruch (1838-1920): Achilleus oratorio opus 50 (1885): "Andromache's Lament"

 

intermission

 

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Wagner: Rienzi (1840) Act II: "Ich sah die Städte"

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1914 16 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Schumann-Heink mezzo-soprano aria:

- Max Bruch (1838-1920): Achilleus oratorio opus 50 (1885): "Andromache's Lament"

 

intermission

 

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Wagner: Rienzi (1840) Act II: "Ich sah die Städte"

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1914 18, 19 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

Schumann-Heink mezzo-soprano aria:

- Max Bruch (1838-1920): Achilleus oratorio opus 50 (1885): "Andromache's Lament"

 

intermission

 

Ernestine Schumann-Heink (1861-1936) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Wagner: Rienzi (1840) Act II: "Ich sah die Städte"

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Romèo et Juliette (1839): Part 2: 'Scène d'amour (Love scene)', Queen Mab Scherzo

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1914 18, 19 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: 'Pastorale' from Part II

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C major, K. 551 (1788)

 

intermission

 

Bach: Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044

- Daniel Maquarre flute

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Harold Bauer piano

Edvard Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar suite opus 56

César Franck (1822-1890: Variations symphoniques (1885) for piano and orchestra

- Harold Bauer piano

1914 31 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Young Peoples Concert

"Miss Kitty Cheatham recited some Mother Goose stories and some non-sense rhymes"

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

 

Stories narrated by Kitty Cheatham:

Edward Lear: "The Owl and the Pussycat"


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1915 publicity photo of Leopold Stokowski - emerging, but not yet widely recognized   photo

 

1915 4 January Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

MacDowell Memorial Association Concert

"The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leopold Stokowski, and Olga Samaroff pianist, will be features of the MacDowell Memorial Association Concert January 4" 89

 

Edward MacDowell had died in January 1908 at age 47. The MacDowell Association gave financial support to a number of US composers (e.g Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Roy Harris.)

 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Olga Samaroff

 

intermission

 

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Suite no 2 Indian Suite opus 48 (1897): 'Dirge'

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1915 19 January Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: overture

Alma Gluck soprano aria:

- Mozart: The Abduction from the Seraglio K 384 Act II: 'Blondine's Aria'

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture, Entr'acte, Ballet music

 

Intermission

 

Alma Gluck soprano aria:

- Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835): Norma (1831): 'Casta Diva aria'

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1915 25 January Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: overture

Haydn: Symphony 94 in G major "Surprise"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

Edvard Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar suite opus 56

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1915 22, 23 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Haydn: Symphony 94 in G major "Surprise"

this seems to be the first and a rare Stokowski performance of this Haydn symphony.

 

Intermission

 

Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche ("Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks") opus 28 (1894)

1915 29, 30 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Schumann: Manfred concert overture Op. 115

 

Intermission

 

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Fritz Kreisler violin

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

1915 5, 8 February

Academy of Music was not available for the 6 February date

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Frederick Stock (1872-1942): Symphony in C minor opus 18 (1909)

Frederick Stock was conductor of the Chicago Symphony 1905-1942

 

Intermission

 

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892): Cello Concerto in d minor (1877)

- Herman Sandby cello

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

1915 12, 13 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions (played for the first time):

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in c minor, K 491 - said to be the first performance by the Philadelphia Orchestra

- Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler (1863-1927) piano

 

Intermission

 

+ Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901): Symphony no 1 in g minor (1895)

Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchesta

- Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler piano

1915 15 February Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

+ Vasily Kalinnikov (13 January 1866-1901): Symphony no 1 in g minor (1895)

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto no 1 in G minor, opus 26 (1866)

- Albert Cornfeld violin

Jules Lepske (1895-1946) who also used the stage name of "Albert Cornfeld" was a Philadelphia violin prodigy who was later a violinist with the St. Louis Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

The Wilmington News wrote: "Mr. Cornfeld seemed to have much uneasiness about his violin keeping in tune, but laying that aside, his playing was delightful."

 

intermission

 

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912): The Song of Hiawatha Op. 30 (1899): "Hiawath's Vision" for baritone and orchestra

- Edwin Evans baritone

"'Hiawath's Vision' was something of a disappointment as a composition. It remained more of a continuous recitation, unbroken by a faint touch even of melody."

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1915 23 February Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1915 19, 20 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

intermission

 

+++ Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): Indian Fantasy for piano and orchestra

- Ferruccio Busoni piano

"Mr. Busoni's 'Indian Suite' is remarkable only when it is ingenious. The exotic nature of the indian's songs, based on the five-tone scale, is not colored with a deft hand, nor does the part played by the piano justify the intrusion of this instrument into the orchestra. Mr. Busoni's playing was atmospheric and it is this, not the absurd program wherein lies the virtue of the piece, and that is small."

 

+ Herman Sandby (1881-1965): incidental music to "The Woman and the Fiddler"

- conducted by Herman Sandby, Principal cello of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1908-1916

 

Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924): arrangement of Liszt's Rhapsodie espagnole for piano and orchestra

- Ferruccio Busoni piano

1915 26, 27 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Amy Beach (1867-1944): Symphony in e minor, Op. 32 "Gaelic" (1896)

"The beauty and simplicity of this symphony are its own values. For deftness of orchestration, Mrs. Beach has a sure instinct; the second movement with its treatment of oboe and horns is expecially notable, and the recurrance of phrases and melodies throughout the work is a pure delight."

 

Intermission

 

+ Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840): Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6 in D (1818)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

"Unscheduled and unexpected was the insurpassable interpretation of 'Tod und Verklaerung' which Mr. Stokowski and his men gave at the end of the program."

1915 4 March evening Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Pension Fund Concert"

 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 2, Op. 52 in Bb (1840) "Hymn of Praise"

- "Chorus of 800 voices"

1915 5 March matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Pension Fund Concert"

 

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

Joanna Gadski soprano arias:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser Act III: "Elizabeth's Prayer"

- Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): 'aria of Elsa'

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

- Joanna Gadski soprano

1915 12, 13 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): The Rustic Wedding symphony in Eb opus 26 (1875)

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G, Op. 58

- Harold Randolph piano

Randolph was director of the Peabody Conservatory, Baltimore

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Weingartner orchestration

1915 18 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): The Rustic Wedding symphony in Eb opus 26 (1875)

 

intermission

 

Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897): Variations symphoniques opus 23 for cello and orchestra

- Herman Sandby cello

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1915 19, 20 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Chorale "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (from Cantata BWV140) - Stokowski transcription

This was Stokowski's first performance of his orchestral transcription of this chorale prelude and also his first Bach orchestral transcription. 106.

 

Theodore Harrison baritone aria:

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: "Non Piu Andrai"

 

intermission

 

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903): Italian Serenade (1892)

Theodore Harrison baritone aria:

- Verdi: Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball): 'Renato's Aria'

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

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1915 23 March Philadelphia Orchestra Alexander Hall

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

"Balcony reserved for Undergraduates Free of Charge"

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): The Rustic Wedding symphony in Eb opus 26 (1875)

 

intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème opus 25 (1896)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Weingartner orchestration

1915 26, 27 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides concert overture (1932)

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 4 in D minor (1851)

 

intermission

 

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no 3 in G, opus 45 (1854)

- Josef Hofmann piano

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

1915 3, 4 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Progam" from the Ring

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

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

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

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1915 9, 10 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Georges Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody No. 2 in D major (1901)

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor opus 104 (1895)

- Pablo Casals cello

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Casals may be all that has been said about him, but whether it was that the Dvorak concerto did not afford the necessary opportunities, or whether the artist was not in his best form, the demonstration was not made yesterday afternoon." 168

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

1915 12 April evening Philadelphia Orchestra City Auditorium

Richmond, Virginia

"Richmond Spring Music Festival"

 

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

 

Verdi: Messa da Requiem (1875)

- Herbert Witherspoon bass

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Dan Beddoe tenor

- Mildred Potter contralto

- "Wednesday Club Chorus of 200 trained voices" - W. Henry Baker director

1915 13 April matinee Philadelphia Orchestra City Auditorium

Richmond, Virginia

"Richmond Spring Music Festival"

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Emilio de Gogorza baritone sings:

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Iphigenia in Aulis: "Diane impitoyable"

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no 3 in G, opus 45 (1854)

- Frances Larrabee (1867-1941) piano

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Frances Larrabee (1867-1941) who had a short concert career, marrying a wealthy mining magnate and moving to Washington state.

 

Emilio de Gogorza baritone sings :

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Le Roi de Lahore (1881) Act IV: "Promesse de mon avenir"

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Weingartner orchestration

1915 13 April evening Philadelphia Orchestra City Auditorium

Richmond, Virginia

"Richmond Spring Music Festival"   photo

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Johannes Sembach (born Johannes Semfke) (1881-1944) tenor sings an aria:

- Wagner: Die Walküre Act I:"Winterstürme wichen dem Wonnemond (Spring Song)"

Margarethe Arndt-Ober (1885-1971) contralto sings an aria:

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

"Wednesday Club Chorus" - W. Henry Baker director sings an aria:

- Charles Gounod (1818-1893): "By Babylon's wave" four-part song

Emmy Destinn (1878-1930) soprano sings an aria:

- Liszt: "Die Lorelei" (1841)

 

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

"The two short pieces of Sibelius played last night were both poignantly effective, quite apart from the fact that their performance introduced the work of a man hitherto almost unknown to Richmond."

 

Mendelssohn: "Judge me, Oh God (Psalm 43)" opus 78

- "Wednesday Club Chorus" - W. Henry Baker director

Johannes Sembach tenor sings an aria:

- Verdi: Aïda (1871) Act I: "Celeste Aïda"

Margarethe Arndt-Ober contralto sings an aria:

- Donizetti: La Favorite Act III: "Oh mio Fernando!"

Emmy Destinn (1878-1930) soprano sings an aria:

- Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): 'Senta's ballade'

"Wednesday Club Chorus":

- Georg Friedrich Händel: The Messiah: no 42: "Halleluia" chorus

1915 14 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Testimonial Concert in honor of W. W. Gilchrist"

 

"Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra will provide their services"

 

"Music for the concert will consist of Dr. Gilchrist's own compositions, including the premier of his musical setting of the 90th Psalm presented for the first time."

1915 16, 17 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Final subscription concert pair of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1914-1915 season.

 

"All Tchaikovsky Program"

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (1880)

1915 3 May evening Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert" given outside the Philadelphia Orchestra subscription series

"Tickets 15, 25 50 cents, smoking permitted"

tables were placed on the parquet floor with chairs removed in the style of the Boston Pops concerts.

 

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

Handel: Xerxes: 'Largo'

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Wassily Besekirsky violin plays:

- Pablo de Sarasate (1844-1908): Zigeunerweisen opus 20

- encore: Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major: 'Air On G String'

- Wassily Besekirsky, primarily a teacher, had a long-time teaching position at the University of Michigan

Mildred Faas (1886-1965) soprano sings arias:

- Georges Bizet: Carmen: 'Micaela's aria'

- Herman Bemberg (1859-1931): 'Nymphs and Fauns' (1888)

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt: 'Hall of the Mountain King'

 

"Leopold Stokowski brought the 'Star-Spangled Banner' out of the orchestra in a way that made John Philip Sousa seem academic."

Opening concerts of the 1915-1916 season of Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concerts   photo
1915 15, 16 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opening concert of the 1915-1916 season

 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "... played with brightness, clarity of articulation, elasticity and with freedom from exaggeration."

 

Intermission

 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

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1915 22, 23 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Tragic Overture opus 81 (1880)

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Josef Hofmann piano

The Public Ledger wrote: "When he plays Rubinstein, Mr. Hofmann is a prophet, and he deeply interprets Brahms. Before the towering genius of Beethoven, he is properly a revealer."

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1915 29, 30 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): overture - as arranged by Stokowski

Henri Scott bass sings and aria:

- Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: "In diesen heil'gen Hallen"

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

Intermission

 

Henri Scott bass sings and aria:

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Le jongleur de Notre-Dame Act II: 'Legend of the sagebush'

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Massenet's lovely music demands tenderness and sentiment, which Mr. Scott, the salient feature of whose singing is virility, seems not to have at his command."

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

1915 5, 6 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92 (1891)

+++ Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Kammersymphonie opus 9 (1906) - US premiere

in the programme notes, Stokowski wrote: "... to make a comparison, Debussy's music corresponds to impressionism in painting; Schoenberg's is Futurism. The Kammersymphonie is cubism in music. The first theme in the Symphonie is a series of steps upward of a fourth - thus treating this interval melodically. Later, he superimposes a number of fourths one upon another - sounding them simultaneously - thus treating them harmonically."

 

Intermission

 

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Violin Concerto in A Minor opus 28 (1877)

- Mischa Elman violin

Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92 (1891)

1915 12, 13 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778): Le Devin du village (1753): overture

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1775) - excerpts from the opera arranged by Stokowski:

- 'Tambourin'

- "Les Nymphes de Diane"

- 'Gigue'

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

Intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Ernest Hutcheson piano

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

1915 14 November members of the Philadelphia Orchestra Ritz-Carlton Hotel

New York City

Concert of the Society of the Friends of Music

 

+ Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951): Kammersymphonie opus 9 (1906)

 

The New York Times wrote: "This work was performed by Mr. Stokowski in Philadelphia on November 5 and 6. It has not been heard in New York. It will be played here in its original form, not for full orchestra, but with two instruments only for each string part." 167

 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778): Le Devin du village (1753): overture

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1775) - excerpts from the opera arranged by Stokowski:

- 'Tambourin'

- "Les Nymphes de Diane"

- 'Gigue'

"The dances from 'Céphale et Procris' seemed sometimes a little more sentimentalized than was due to music of their period."

1915 15 November Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1775) - excerpts from the opera arranged by Stokowski:

- 'Tambourin'

- "Les Nymphes de Diane"

- 'Gigue'

Handel: Oboe Concerto in G minor (1705)

- Marcel Tabuteau oboe

this was Marcel Tabuteau's first season with the Philadelphia Orchestra with whom he would serve memorably 1915-1954

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Julius Manigold (1873-1935): Concerto in D minor, Op. 6 for flute - orchestrated by Stokowski

- Daniel Maquarre flute

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

1915 19, 20 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

Sophie Breslau contralto sings an aria:

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Orfeo ed Euridice Act III "Che farò senza Euridice"

+++ Scriabin: Symphony no 3 in C minor, opus 43 "The Divine Poem"

this seems to have been the US premier of this 1904 work

 

intermission

 

(Marcella Sembrich soprano had been advertised with an aria by Polish composer Stanislaw Moniuszko (1819-1872): Halka, an 1857 opera, but she did not appear.)

Sophie Breslau contralto sings an aria:

- Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila "Amour! viens aider ma faiblesse"

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy

1915 23 November Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

(Marcella Sembrich soprano had been advertised for this concert. "Mme. Sembrich will appear later in the season.")

 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Josef Hofmann piano

"His simplicity of manner and his avoidance of all eccentricity add to one's enjoyment of his matchless technique." 166

 

intermission

 

+ Scriabin: Symphony no 3 in C minor, opus 43 "The Divine Poem"

The Washington Post wrote: "It is a work which demands concentrated attention of the listener, and its length [usually 53-54 minutes], the three movement being played without hault. Much that is pleasing and much that is impressive will be augmented by a second hearing of this work." 166

 

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

 

photo

at this point, Josef Hofmann's name may have been a bigger attraction than Leopold Stokowski

1915 26, 27 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Progam" from the Ring

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1915 29 November Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Dayton, Ohio

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

Intermission

 

Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22 (1862)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894)

1915 30 November Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Columbus, Ohio

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme opus 33 (1877)

- Herman Sandby cello

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1915 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Arcadia Theater

Detroit, Michigan

"All-Wagner Progam" from the Ring

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1915 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Elmwood Music Hall

Buffalo, New York

"All-Wagner Progam" from the Ring

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1915 10, 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68 "Pastoral"

 

intermission

 

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 54 (1845)

- Ernest Schelling piano

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1915 13, 14 December Philadelphia Orchestra 13 December - The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

14 December - National Theater

Washington DC

"All-Wagner Progam" from the Ring

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

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1915 17, 18 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor, BWV 1067

Emilio de Gogorza baritone sings an aria:

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Iphigenia in Aulis: "Diane impitoyable"

Haydn: Symphony 96 in D major "Miracle"

this is Stokowski's first and perhaps only preformance of this Haydn symphony

 

intermission

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Emilio de Gogorza baritone sings an aria:

- Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: 'Sérénade de Méphistophélès'

Paul Dukas (1865-1935): L'apprenti sorcier (1897)

1915 19 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Free Concert for the Public"

the first of a series of free Sunday matinee public concerts in the large Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera House. "The vast audience of 4,500 seemed totally absorbed."

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1915 27 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra William Penn High School for Girls

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Public Ledger Free Childrens' Concert"

"Boys and girls who are members of school orchestras were guests for a free concert"

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme opus 33 (1877)

- Hans Kindler cello

1915 31 December 1915

1 January 1916

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

Gustav Strube (1867-1953): Variations on an Original Theme in F (1914)

 

intermission

 

Nicholas Douty was to have appeared; replaced by Lambert Murphy tenor who sang:

- Mozart: Don Giovanni: "Il mio tesoro"

- Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): 'Lohengrin's Narrative of the Grail'

"... Mr. Murphy's delivery seemed satisfactory"

 

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 (1841) "Spring"


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1916 31 December 1915, 1 January 1916 Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

Gustav Strube (1867-1953): Variations on an Original Theme in F (1914)

 

intermission

 

Nicholas Douty was to have appeared; replaced by Lambert Murphy tenor who sang:

- Mozart: Don Giovanni: "Il mio tesoro"

- Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): 'Lohengrin's Narrative of the Grail'

"... Mr. Murphy's delivery seemed satisfactory"

 

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Op. 38 (1841) "Spring"

1916 4 January Philadelphia Orchestra The Little Theater

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Childrens' Concert"

"The Symphony Orchestra and its Instruments"

 

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in Eb K 543

Richard Zeckwer (1850-1922): Schrab and Rustrum symphonic poem

 

Intermission

 

Sandby: Cello Concerto in D

- Herman Sandby cello

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 7, 8 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Schumann: Genoveva opus 81: overture

Chopin: Piano Concerto no 1 in E minor, opus 11 (1830)

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

 

intermission

 

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957): Symphony No. 1 in e minor, Op. 39 (1899)

1916 14, 15 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jean Baptiste Lully: Alceste (1674): Prelude

Julia Culp soprano sings arias:

- Beethoven: "Adelaide" opus 46 (1796)

- Schubert: Schwanengesang opus 46 no 4: "Ständchen"

Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" opus 56a

 

intermission

 

Julia Culp soprano sings arias:

- Fritz Kreisler: "O Salutaris Hostia"

- Richard Strauss: 4 Lieder opus 27: "Morgen"

- Schubert: "Ave Maria" (1825)

 

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

1916 17 January Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

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

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, opus 102 (1887)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Hans Kindler cello

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1916 21, 22 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Don Giovanni: overture

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 (1806)

- Kathleen Parlow violin

 

intermission

 

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben opus 43 (1898)

1916 28, 29 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Le Corsaire (1851) concert overture

Henri Rabaud (1873-1949): Symphony no 2 in e minor opus 5

Henri Rabaud was conductor of the Boston Symphony 1918-1919

 

Intermission

 

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 16

- Percy Grainger piano

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): "Molly on the Shore" (1914 version)

Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance march in D opus 39 no 1

1916 4, 5 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842): Anacréon (1803): overture

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in Eb K 543

*** Richard Zeckwer (1850-1922): Schrab and Rustrum symphonic poem

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "It is music written in the modern manner, but it avoids the extremes to which that manner has recently been taken."

 

Intermission

 

Sandby: Cello Concerto in D

- Herman Sandby cello

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "... a concerto of his own composition which showed a good deal of constructive ability and very well served to show the abilities of the solo instrument."

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 8 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in Eb K 543

(Henri Rabaud's Symphony no 2 had been announced)

Florence Hinkle soprano sings:

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act III: 'Dove sono i bei momenti'

 

intermission

 

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Florence Hinkle soprano sings:

- Georges Bizet: Carmen: 'Micaela's aria'

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

1916 9 February Philadelphia Orchestra Apollo Theater

Allentown, Pennsylvania

"All-Beethoven Program"
1916 11, 12 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, opus 56, Scottish

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "It should be noted that Mr. Stokowski saw fit to play the symphony without a break. Yesterday afternoon, the consequence of this was that all those who who happened to arrive after the closing of the doors were compelled to choose between standing 40 minutes in the lobby or missing the performance they had paid to hear."

 

intermission

 

+ Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in B-flat Major, opus 83 - said to be the first performance in Philadelphia

- Harold Bauer piano

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

1916 13 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Free Concert"

"Twelve hundred seats were reserved for the various choral organizations which are to take part in the first presentation, in April, of Mahler's Seventh [actually the Eighth] symphony."

 

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, opus 56, Scottish

Lucy Gates soprano sings arias:

- Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Lakmé: Lakme's Aria: the 'Bell Song'

- Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835): Norma (1831): 'A non credea'

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842): Anacréon (1803): overture

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, opus 56, Scottish

Lucy Gates soprano sings arias:

- Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: 'mad scene'

- Léo Delibes (1836-1891): Lakmé: Lakme's Aria: the 'Bell Song'

Percy Grainger (1882-1961): "Molly on the Shore" (1914 version)

(Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture had been announced)

Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance march in D opus 39 no 1

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1916 18, 19 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus opus 43 (1801): Overture

Wagner: Kaisermarsch (1871)

+++ Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953): Symphony no. 1 in C minor, Op. 11 (1914) - first performance was in Paris

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "It must be supposed that the announcement 'First Performance in America' constitutes the explanation of, although it is far from furnishing a sufficient excuse or justification for the presentation of a score so devoid of interest or merit." 169

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Albert Spalding violin

1916 25, 26 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 (1847)

(Wagner: Kaisermarsch (1871) had been announced but was not played)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "It seems as though each week the orchestra were playing better than before, with more refinement of tone, and eloquence of expression, and technical efficiency."

Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A (1861)

- Yolanda Miro violin

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): "Sakuntala Overture", opus 13 (1865)

1916 2, 3, 4 March

27, 28, 29 March

3, 4, 5 April

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+++ Gustave Mahler: Symphony no 8 in Eb "Symphony of a Thousand" (1906)

 

- Una poenitentium: Florence Hinkle soprano

- Magna Peccatrix: Inez Barbour soprano

- Mater Gloriosa: Adelaide Fischer soprano

- Mulier Samaritana: Margaret Keyes alto

- Maria Aegyptiaca: Susanna Durcum alto

- Doctor Marianus: Lambert Murphy tenor

- Pater Ecstaticus: Reinald Werrenrath baritone

- Pater Profundus: Clarence Whitehill bass

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus

- a Children's Chorus

- Philadelphia Choral Society

- Mendelssohn Club

- Fortnightly Club

 

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standing outside the Academy of Music, Stokowski with his soloists (l to r): Margaret Keyes, Susanna Durcum, Inez Barbour, Clarence Whitehill, Leopold Stokowskim, Alexander Van Rensselaer (President of the Orchestra Association), Florence Hinkle, Reinald Werrenrath, Adelaide Fischer, Lambert Murphy

 

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due to the heavy demand for tickerts, added Philadelphia concerts were performed performed 27, 28, 29 March and early in April 1916. 81

1916 10, 11 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62 (1807)

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878)

- Wassily Beserkirsky violin (this little-known violinist sought, unsuccesfully, to develp a solo career duing the 1910s.

*** Enrique Granados (1867-1916): Goyescas opus 11 (1916): Intermezzo and *** Epilogue from the opera

The Epilogue had not been performed at the premiere of the opera Goyescas at the Metropolitan Opera 28 January 1913 and had its premiere at this concert. 79

1916 17, 18 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Wagner Program"

 

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I and procession to the cathedral

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Preludes to Act I and Act III

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1916 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Emilio de Gogorza (1872-1949)

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Le Roi de Lahore: "Promesse de mon avenir"

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Iphigenia in Aulis: "Diane impitoyable"

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and 'Liebesnacht'

 

"The large audience included President and Mrs. Wilson."

1916 22 March Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 70

- Fanny Bloomfield-Zeisler (1863-1927) piano

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"Even though the fourth Rubinstein piano concerto no longer has any special musical significance, Mme. Zeisler's performance of it remains a musical tour-de-force." 80

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde - Prelude and 'Liebesnacht'

1916 24, 25 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides concert overture (1932)

Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, opus 102 (1887)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Hans Kindler cello

 

intermission

 

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

1916 7, 8 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Marcella Craft soprano arias:

- Alessandro Stradella: "Pietà Signore"

- Richard Strauss: Salome opus 54: 'Final Scene'

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1916 9 April Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

New York City

Society of the Friends of Music Concert

 

+ Gustave Mahler: Symphony no 8 in Eb "Symphony of a Thousand" (1906)

 

soloists and choruses identical to the March 1916 performances in Philadelphia

 

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(1) Adelaide Fischer, (2) Clarence Whitehill, (3) Florence Hinkle, (4) Lambert Murphy, (5) Leopold Stokowski, (6) Reinald Werrenrath, (7) Susanna Durcum, (8) Inez Barbour, (9) Margaret Keyes

1916 14, 15 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Fidelio opus 72 (1805): Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I and procession to the cathedral

+ Vincent d'Indy: Istar opus 42 (1897)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Leopold Godowsky piano

1916 17 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Pension Fund Concert"

 

the concert included:

+++ Max W. K. Vogrich (1852-1916): Violin Concerto "E pur si muove" - a forgotten work by this Austrian pianist and composer

- Mischa Elman violin

1916 21, 22 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822-1890: Rédemption (1873) for chorus and orchestra

Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite no 1

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1916 28, 29 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Richard Strauss Program"

This was the final pair of the 1915-1916 Philadelphia Orchestra subscription series

 

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

intermission

 

+++ Strauss: "Alpine Symphony" opus 64 - it had been premiered in Berlin 28 October 1915.

 

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North American premiere of the Strauss symphony. The New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and the Cincinnati May Festival had all announced they would give the premiere of this Strauss work but according to The Musical Courier: "...The Philadelphia Orchestra announced that... the rights for the first American production had been secured, rights which are to be exercised on Friday of this week" 82

1916 8 May evaning Philadelphia Orchestra The Arena

Syracuse, New York

"Central New York Music Festival" 78

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The Arena in Syracuse: location of Central New York Music Festival concerts

 

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Frieda Hempel sings arias:

- Verdi: Ernani (1844): "Ernani, involami"

- encore: Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314 with words set by Franz von Gernerth

Arturo Buzzi-Peccia: "Gloria" - University of Syracuse chorus lead by Herbert Lyman

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Luigi Arditi (1822-1903): "The Woodland Sprite" - University of Syracuse chorus lead by Herbert Lyman

 

Intermission

 

"Music inspired by Shakespeare"

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Overture or Wedding March)

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy

Frieda Hempel sings arias:

- Schubert: "Hark, hark, the lark" ("Ständchen", D 889)

- Hugo Wolf: "Elfenlied" (an adaptation from words in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream)

- encore: William Howard Neidlinger (1863-1924: "Lullaby"

Henry Leslie: "How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps" - University of Syracuse chorus, unaccompanied, lead by Herbert Lyman

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (1880)

1916 9 May afternoon Philadelphia Orchestra The Arena

Syracuse, New York

"Central New York Music Festival"

"Orchestral Concert"

 

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

Intermission

 

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb, K 365

- Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

"The only unsatisfactory feature was that the Arena is too large a hall for such a number and is not very satisfactory in its acoustic properties" 78

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1916 9 May evening Philadelphia Orchestra The Arena

Syracuse, New York

"Central New York Music Festival"

Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47 (1877). a concert production of selected scenes from the opera. soloists:

Mary Jordan contralto (Dalila)

George Hamlin tenor (Samson)

Arthur Middleton bass (High Priest)

chorus directed by Tom Ward

 

Intermission

 

Mary Jordan contralto arias:

- Amy Beach (1867-1944): "My Star" opus 26 no 1

- Harry Thacker Burleigh (1866-1949): "The Grey Wolf"

- encore: another song by Harry Thacker Burleigh

Arthur Middleton bass arias:

- Handel: Samson (1742) scene 3: "To honour and to arms!"

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act III: "Evening Star"

- encore

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

"The audience liked the 'Carnival in Paris' so well that Mr. Stokowski played two encores." 78

- encore: Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

- encore: Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch (1865) march for wind band arranged by Stokowski

1916 10 May afternoon Philadelphia Orchestra The Arena

Syracuse, New York

"Central New York Music Festival"

"Concert for the Children of local schools"

 

Christine Miller soprano arias:

- Hugo Wolf: Goethe-Lieder (1875): 'Mignon'

- Rogers: "Star of Me"

medley of songs sung by a childrens's chorus directed by John J. Raleigh

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

Percy Grainger: "Molly on the Shore" (1907)

Christine Miller soprano arias:

- Oley Speaks (1874-1948): "Morning"

- Helen Hopekirk: "My love, She's is but a lassie yet"

- Sid Homer: "How is my boy?"

- encore: Schneider: "Flower Rain"

Georges Bizet: Carmen: 'March' from the Suite no 2

encore: Wagner: Lohengrin (1850) Act III: 'Wedding March'

encore: Antonio Torello, Principal double bass: Brahms: "Lullaby" arranged for double bass and harp

1916 10 May evening Philadelphia Orchestra The Arena

Syracuse, New York

"Central New York Music Festival"

Gounod: Faust (1859): selection of choral excerpts - chorus directed by Tom Ward

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1773): three excerpts transcribed by Stokowski:

- 'Tambouin'

- 'Ballet des Nymphes de Diane' Minuetto

- 'Gigue'

"Mr. Stokowski was called back again and again but said 'It would give us great pleasure to play something else, but there are so many things on the program and so many other artists..." 78

1916 11 May Philadelphia Orchestra Smith Opera House

Geneva, New York

"Geneva Music Festival"

 

"The orchestra journeys on Thursday to Geneva for that Music Festival and then leaves immediatly after the Thursday evening concert for Harrisburg." 170

1916 12 May matinee and evening Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

"Harrisburg Choral Society Spring Music Festival"

Afternoon Concert:

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

Intermission

 

Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22 (1862)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

"If it were not that the violin concerto literature is scarce, this concert would not be considered as any great importance" 84

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

 

Evening Concert:

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: The Atonement opus 53 oratorio (1903) in the evening

- May Ebray Hotz soprano

- Earle Waldo Marshall tenor

- Henry Hotz bass

- "chorus of 200 voices" directed by Dr. J. Fred Wolle

 

"The orchestra arrived in this city [Harrisburg] this morning [12 May 1916] from Syracuse by special train together with distinguished soloists and held a rehearsal at 10 o'clock. The rehearsal was a concert in itself"

 

amazing the variety of concert venues and programmes Stokowski involved himself and the orchestra in 1916

1916 12 May matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

"Spring Music Festival"

 

Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22 (1862)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

1916 13 May matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Opera House

Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

programmed: Frederick C. Martin: Piano Concerto in A - conducted by the composer with Newell Albright piano

Frederick Martin and Newell Albright were local Carlisle, Pennsylvania musicians.

"Unfortunately, this item had to be omitted due to lack of rehearsal. After the chorus rehearsal, it was found impossible to bring the Martin number to perfection in the short time remaining" 83

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Opening concert of the 1916-1917 season of Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concerts

1916 13, 14 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

opening concert of the 1916-1917 subscription season of the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62 (1807)

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

intermission

 

Max Reger (1873-1916): Variations and Fugue on a Theme by J. A. Hiller opus 100 (1904)

the work consists of the expostion of the theme followed by 11 variations and a fugue. News of Reger's death had just been received from war-time Germany.

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 17 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert"

"Distribution of student tickets done by the Philadelphia school system."

 

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62 (1807)

William Multer baritone sings:

- Verdi: Un Ballo in Maschera Act III: 'Eri tu che macchiavi'

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1:

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

William Multer baritone sings:

- Leoncavallo: Pagliacci prologue: 'Si puo? Signore! Signori!'

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 27, 28 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842): Anacréon: Overture (1803)

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Frank Gittelson violin

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

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1916 30 October evening

31 October matinee

Philadelphia Orchestra

30 October - Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

31 October - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

the first pair of Phildelphia Orchestra concerts which would be played in Pittsburgh for the next 5 seasons, the Pittsburgh Symphony having been disbanded 1910–1926

 

Mozart: Don Giovanni: overture

Johannes Sembach tenor sings:

- Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: 'Ihr Bildness'

Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 36 (1801)

 

intermission

 

Johannes Sembach tenor sings:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Les Huguenots (1836) Act IV: 'O Paradise'

- Wagner: Lohengrin (1850) Act III: 'Gralserzählung - In fernem Land' (Lohengrin sings the Grail story)

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

(Bizet: L'Arlésienne Suite no 1 had been announced)

 

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1916 3, 4 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92: second movement

played in memory of Theodore N. Ely (1846-1916), director of the Philadelphia Orchestra and of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

 

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 4 in D minor (1851)

the Schumann Symphony no 3 "Rhenish" had been announced)

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

- Olga Samaroff piano

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1916 5 November matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday afternoon popular concert

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, opus 64

- Marie Caslova violin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1916 6 November evening Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert"

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy for piano and orchesta

- Letitia Radcliffe Miller piano

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

1916 10, 11 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

All-Wagner Program

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "The conductor of a Wagner programme at a concert has an advantage over the opera director, that he is not obliged to consider the limitations of the human voice. In the matter of sound, he can go to the limit, and that is what Mr. Stokowski did."

1916 13 November Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

All-Wagner Program

(Julia Culp soprano had been announced in arias from Beethoven's Egmont and Schubert lieder.)

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1916 15 November matinee Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Wsshington DC

Mozart: Don Giovanni: overture

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

intermission

 

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840): Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 6 in D (1818)

- Ephrem Zimbalist violin

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1916 20 November Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Columbus, Ohio

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1:

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Violin Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 31

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Dayton, Ohio

All-Wagner Program

(Julia Culp soprano had been announced in arias from Beethoven's Egmont and Schubert lieder.)

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1916 22 November Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Springfield, Ohio

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1:

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Violin Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 31

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 23 November Philadelphia Orchestra Arcadia Theater

Detroit, Michigan

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1:

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

- Olga Samaroff piano

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1916 24 November Philadelphia Orchestra Central High School Auditorium

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1:

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)n

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 25 November Philadelphia Orchestra Pease Auditorium

Michigan State Normal College

Ypsilanti, Michigan

Mozart: Don Giovanni: overture

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

intermission

 

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32 (1876)

1916 27 November Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Lima, Ohio

"Sponsored by the Women's Music Club of Lima"

"The music was completely turned around from the printed programme, with Scheherazade being played last."

 

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1:

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Violin Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 31

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1916 28 November Philadelphia Orchestra Gray's Armory

Cleveland, Ohio

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor, opus 18 (1901)

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32 (1876)

1916 29 November Philadelphia Orchestra Finnney Chapel

Oberlin University

Oberlin, Ohio

All-Tchaikovsky Program

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1916 30 November Philadelphia Orchestra Elmwood Music Hall

Buffalo, New York

"On Thursday evening, Thanksgiving night, the Elmwood Music Hall was filled."

 

Mozart: Don Giovanni: overture

May Peterson soprano sings:

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act III: 'Deh vieni non tardar'

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1:

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

May Peterson soprano sings:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1916 1 December Philadelphia Orchestra Samuels Opera House

Jamestown, New York

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3 in b minor, opus 61

- Maud Powell violin

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Court Theater

Wheeling, West Virginia

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Violin Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 31

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1916 5 December evening Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert"

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

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

Mme. Farrington Smith soprano sings:

- Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Le Cid (1885): "Pleurex mes yeux"

Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897): Cello Sonata opus 40(1897) orchestrated by Stokowski

- Hans Kindler cello

Mme. Farrington Smith soprano sings:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

- Puccini: Tosca Act II: "Vissi d'arte"

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1916 8, 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe opus 81: overture

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, opus 97 (1850) "Rhenish"

 

intermission

 

+ Arne Oldberg (1874-1962): June (1915) - a Chicago-based composer

+ Frederick Stock (1872-1942): Violin Concerto in D Op. 35 (1915)

Efrem Zimbalist violin

Frederick Stock was conductor of the Chicago Symphony 1905-1942. Efrem Zimbalist gave the premiere of the concerto 3 June 1915 conducted by the composer. 171

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

1916 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilminton, Delaware

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Haydn Symphony no 88 in G major - played without pause

 

intermission

 

Elena Gerhardt soprano aria:

- Schubert: Die Allmacht (1825)

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

Elena Gerhardt soprano arias:

- Wagner: "three short songs", perhaps Wesendonck Lieder: "Im Treibhaus", "Traume", "Schmerzen"

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32 (1876)

 

"Mr. Stokowski, ill, came against the advice of his doctors."

1916 12 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Haydn Symphony no 88 in G major - played without pause

 

intermission

 

Alma Gluck soprano sings:

- Mozart: Il re pastore K 208: 'Tamiri's aria' - with violin obligator by Thaddeus Rich

- Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Lyudmila Act I: 'Ludmila's Cavatina'

 

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32 (1876)

"A capacity audience gave a truely thrilling welcome to Mme. Alma Gluck and to Leopold Stokowski."

1916 13 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

intermission

 

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878)

- Mischa Elman violin

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 1 in C sharp minor (1853) - orchestrated by Stokowski

 

The Haydn Symphony no 88 in G major had originally been announced for this concert.

1916 15, 16 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

 

+++ Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (1909) - American premiere

- Johannes Sembach tenor

- Tilly Koenen contralto

1916 18 December evening

19 December matinee

Philadelphia Orchestra

18 December - Carnegie Music Hall

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

19 December - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

All-Wagner Program

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

1916 22, 23 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March - 22 December only played in memory of choral director William Wallace Gilchrist

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: 'Pastorale' from Part II - 23 December only

 

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in B-flat Major, opus 83

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

 

intermission

 

Richard Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica opus 53

1916 29, 30 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

one of Stokowski's rare performances of this symphony.

 

intermission

 

+++ Max Bruch (1838-1920):: Concerto for 2 Pianos, Op. 88a played by sister dual pianists

- Rose Sutro (1870-1957)

- Ottilie Sutro (1872-1970)

Wikipedia wrote: "Bruch composed the concerto for the Sutro sisters, and gave them the sole performing rights. Without Bruch's permission, however, they rewrote the work themselves to suit their pianistic abilities, altered the orchestration, copyrighted their version and deposited it with the Library of Congress in 1916. They performed the premiere of this version with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Leopold Stokowski on 29 December 1916."

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Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1916 31 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday afternoon popular concert

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Maude Fay soprano sings:

- Beethoven: "Ah! perfido" opus 65

 

Haydn: Symphony no 88 in G major

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

 

Maude Fay soprano sings:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

- Puccini: Tosca Act II: "Vissi d'arte"

 

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture


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1917 2 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert"

"Distribution of school tickets is given in particular to pupils who play in school orchestras or who study music."

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Marie Zeckwer Holt soprano sings:

- Weber: Der Freischütz Act II: 'Wie nahte mir der Schlummer'

Haydn: Symphony no 88 in G major: minuette and finale

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto no 3 in b minor, opus 61

- Madeline McGuigan violin

Marie Zeckwer Holt soprano sings:

- Puccini: Madama Butterfly Act II: 'Un bel di vedremo'

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1917 5, 6 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" opus 56a

Max W. K. Vogrich (1852-1916): Violin Concerto "E pur si muove" - a forgotten work by this Austrian pianist and composer

- Mischa Elman violin

 

intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Introduction et rondo capriccioso opus 28 (1863)

- Mischa Elman violin

Scriabin: Symphony no 3 in C minor, opus 43 "The Divine Poem"

 

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a 1917 publicity portrait of Stokowski

1917 8 January Philadelphia Orchestra Alexander Hall

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" opus 56a

 

Albert Lindquest tenor sings:

- Carlos Gomes (1836-1896): Salvator Rosa (1874): 'Forma Sublime'

Albert Lindquest (1891- ) later switched to Vaudeville touring under the stage name 'Allan Rogers'.

 

intermission

 

Scriabin: Symphony no 3 in C minor, opus 43 "The Divine Poem"

The Daily Princetonian wrote: "Le poem divin prompted the feeling which only the highest type of music can produce. Particularly was this the case in the first part. One could believe that the struggle which was being interpreted was near. Then came the rising strains, with delightful violin dissonance which culminated in Elysium." 173

 

Albert Lindquest tenor sings:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Les Huguenots (1836) Act IV: 'O Paradise'

 

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1917 11 January Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

"Concert of the Friends of Music"

 

Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" opus 56a

*** Ernest Schelling (1876-1939): Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1917) - composed for Fritz Kreisler

- Fritz Kreisler violin

The New York Times wrote: "The Schelling concerto is in one movement made up of three connected sections. There is fecund inventiveness in the music, a true individuality. The themes are clear in outline, rhythmatically incisive and imaginatively treated in development." 172

 

+ "Michel Dvorsky": Chromaticon "symphonic dialogue for piano and orchestra"

- Josef Hofmann piano

Dvorsky was a pen name for Josef Hofmann not yet revealed at the time of this concert

 

Scriabin: Symphony no 3 in C minor, opus 43 "The Divine Poem"

1917 12, 13 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 4 in c minor Op. 44 (1875)

- Josef Hofmann piano

 

+ "Michel Dvorsky": Chromaticon for piano and orchestra

- Josef Hofmann piano

 

Dvorsky was a pen name for Josef Hofmann not yet revealed at the time of this concert

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "The work by Dvorsky, called 'Chromaticon' has not great artistic value or importance and employs the piano with orchestra with a good deal of audacious originality and bizaar effects."

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Weingartner orchestration

1917 15 January Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

 

intermission

 

Eugen d'Albert (1864-1932): Cello Concerto in C Op. 20 (1899)

- Hans Kindler cello

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Weingartner orchestration

1917 16, 17 January Philadelphia Orchestra 16 January - National Theater

Washington DC

17 January - Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

(The Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 had originally been announced for the Washington DC concert.)

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1917 19, 20 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus opus 43 (1801): Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

Intermission

 

Horatio Connell baritone sings:

- Handel: Scipio: "Hear Me! Ye Winds and Waves"

- Mahler: "Ich atmet' einen linden Duft!" (1905)

- Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin: "Wohin (Whither)"

- Schubert: "Du bist die Ruh" (1823)

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations opus 36

1917 26, 27 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822-1890: Rédemption (1873) for chorus and orchestra

Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus

Henri Rabaud (1873-1949): Symphony no 2 in e minor opus 5

Henri Rabaud was conductor of the Boston Symphony 1918-1919

 

intermission

 

Debussy: La damoiselle élue (1902) for chorus and orchestra

Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus

Paul Dukas (1865-1935): L'apprenti sorcier (1897)

1917 29 January evening

30 January matinee

Philadelphia Orchestra

29 January - Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

30 January - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 29 January 1917 concert was the first orchestra concert in the new Syria Mosque, with larger seating than Pittsburgh's Carnegie Music Hall. The Syria Mosque was judged by Stokowski (and later by Fritz Reiner) to have excellent acoustics. The Tuesday matinees in the smaller Nixon Theater was for Pittsburgh school students and the matinee audience primarily of ladies and retired persons.

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Henri Rabaud (1873-1949): Symphony no 2 in e minor opus 5

Henri Rabaud was conductor of the Boston Symphony 1918-1919

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

 

intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

- Olga Samaroff piano

Paul Dukas (1865-1935): L'apprenti sorcier (1897)

1917 2, 3 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Robert Schumann: Manfred concert overture Op. 115

 

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A opus 90 "Italian"

 

intermission

 

Ernest Schelling (1876-1939): "Variations for Piano and Orchestra" - "Impressions of and Artist's Life"

- Ernest Schelling piano

 

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) (1889) opus 24

1917 5 February Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Robert Schumann: Manfred concert overture Op. 115

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A opus 90 "Italian"

 

intermission

 

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Piano Concerto no 2, opus 23 (1886) "a work which the composer himself played with the Philadelphia Orchestra"

- John Powell piano

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1917 9, 10 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Alceste (1776): overture - as arranged by Stokowski

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo 1854 symphonic poem

Reinald Werrenrath baritone sings:

- Mozart: Don Giovanni Act II: 'Serenade'

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act IV: 'Aprite Un Po' Quegli Occhi'

- George Whitefield Chadwick: 'Lochinvar' (1896)

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Werrenrath sang Chadwick's balade without much charm of voice or distinction of style, but with his accustomed competency."

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

1916 11 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Sunday afternoon popular concert

 

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A opus 90 "Italian"

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1925

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878)

- Sascha Jacobinoff violin

- born Sascha Jacobson in Philadelphia, Sascha Jacobinoff (1897-1960) was not successful in developing a violin recitalist career.

Liszt: Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo 1854 symphonic poem

1917 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra Bleecker Hall

Albany, New York

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1925

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1917 15 February Philadelphia Orchestra City Hall Auditorium

Portland, Maine

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1925

Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911): Symphony in D minor for organ and orchestra opus 42 (1874) - Part 1

- Will C. MacFarlane organ

"The famous organ of City Hall Auditorium is reputed to be one of the most magnificent in this country."

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1917 16 February Philadelphia Orchestra The Academy

Manchester, New Hampshire

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1925

Saint-Saëns: Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 119

- Hans Kindler cello

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1917 17 February Philadelphia Orchestra Grace Hall

Williams College

Williamstown, Massachusetts

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1925

Saint-Saëns: Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 119

- Hans Kindler cello

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1917 23, 24 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Russian Program"

 

"Russian Program"

 

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture

+ Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Symphony No. 2 in b minor (1876)

 

intermission

 

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Sirens opus 33 (1908)

Tchaikovsky: Suite number 1 opus 43 no 1 (1879): Intermezzo

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

1917 26 February evening

27 February matinee

Philadelphia Orchestra

26 February - Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

27 February - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"Russian Program"

 

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Symphony No. 2 in b minor (1876)

 

intermission

 

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Sirens opus 33 (1908)

Tchaikovsky: Suite number 1 opus 43 no 1 (1879): Intermezzo

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

1917 2, 3 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: overture

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 (1806)

- Theodore Spiering violin

 

intermission

 

Liszt: A Faust Symphony (1854)

- Lambert Murphy tenor

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "It is long since this work was last presented, and chances are good it will not be heard again soon. It is a dull, dry, pompous, prolix and uninspired work."

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1917 5 March Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

"Russian Program"

 

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Symphony No. 2 in b minor (1876)

 

intermission

 

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Sirens opus 33 (1908)

Tchaikovsky: Suite number 1 opus 43 no 1 (1879): Intermezzo

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

1917 6 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert"

"Distribution of school tickets is given in particular to pupils who play in school orchestras or who study music."

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: overture

Marie Zeckwer Holt soprano sings:

- Mozart: Der Freischütz Act II: 'Wie nahte mir der Schlummer'

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 4 in A opus 90 "Italian": Andante - labeled "Pilgrim' March" in the program athough not so named by Mendelssohn

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892): Cello Concerto in d minor (1877)

- Philip Abbas cello - orchestra cello for this season only

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

Marie Zeckwer Holt soprano sings:

- Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845) Act II: "Dich, teure Halle"

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor (orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus)

1917 9, 10 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048

Elena Gerhardt soprano sings:

- Beethoven: Lieder opus 83 no 1: "Wonne die Wehmuth"

- Beethoven: Lieder opus 48 no 4: "Die Ehre Gottes aus der Natur"

- Beethoven: Egmont "Die Trommel Gerühret"

- Beethoven: Egmont "Freudvoll und Leidvoll"

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "This admirable masterpiece had already been played here by Dr. Muck's aggregation of talent and more recently by the New York Symphony under the direction of Mr. Walter Damrosch. It may be said in all sincerity that for beauty of tone, precision of attack, flexibility of movement, eloquence of expression, for everything in short that renders an interpretation of this kind entirely great and absolutely satisfying, yesterday's performance was distinctly superior to the two others which had preceded it." 174

Elena Gerhardt soprano sings:

- Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (1904) cycle

Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch in Eb (1865) for wind band arranged by Stokowski

1917 12 March evening

13 March matinee

Philadelphia Orchestra

12 March - Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

13 March - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major BWV 1048

Anna Case soprano sings:

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act II: "Voi che sapete"

- Handel: Theodora: "Angels Ever Bright and Fair"

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

Anna Case soprano sings:

- Gustave Charpentier (1860-1956): Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1917 16, 17 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Suite from Gluck operas as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911):

- Iphigénie en Aulide (1774): lento

- Orfeo ed Euridice (1762): "Dance of the Blessed Spirits"

- Armide (1777): musette

- Iphigénie (1774): air gai

- Armide (1777): sicilienne

 

Eugen d'Albert (1864-1932): Cello Concerto in C Op. 20 (1899)

- Hans Kindler cello

 

intermission

 

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben opus 43 (1898)

1917 20 March Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

"Russian Program"

 

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Symphony No. 2 in b minor (1876)

 

intermission

 

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Sirens opus 33 (1908)

Tchaikovsky: Suite number 1 opus 43 no 1 (1879): Intermezzo

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

1917 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

"Russian Program"

 

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Lyudmila: overture

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Symphony No. 2 in b minor (1876)

 

intermission

 

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Sirens opus 33 (1908)

Mabel Garrison soprano sings:

- Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Ruslan and Lyudmila Act I: 'Ludmila's Cavatina'

- Anton Rubinstein: Songs opus 8 no 1: "Der Traum"

- Modest Mussorgsky: "The Magpie" (1867) orchestrated by Stokowski

- Tchaikovsky: "Im wogenden Tanze (In Midst of a Noisy Ball)" opus 38

- Anton Arensky (1861-1906): "Little Fish's Song" opus 27 no 1 orchestrated by Stokowski

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

1917 23, 24 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Wagner Program"

 

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I and procession to the cathedral

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Preludes to Act I and Act III

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1917 29, 30, 31 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244 (1727): selections

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Margaret Keyes contralto

- Morgan Kingston tenor (Evangelist)

- Reinald Werrenrath baritone (Peter)

- Herbert Witherspoon bass (Vox Christi)

- "The Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus numbers over 350 voices"

 

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1917 16 April Philadelphia Orchestra Apollo Theater

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica"

 

intermission

 

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 54 (1845)

- Aline van Barentzen (1897-1981) piano

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

1917 18 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert"

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Idette Feinman piano

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Elsa Lyons Cook soprano sings:

- Puccini: Madama Butterfly Act II: 'Un bel di vedremo'

- Georges Bizet: Carmen: 'Micaela's aria'

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

1917 20, 21 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Concluding concert pair of the 1916-1917 Philadelphia Orchestra season.

Tchaikovsky Program

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a:

- Ouverture miniature - Allegro

- Marche - Tempo di marcia viva

- Danse de la Fée-Dragée - Andante

- Danse russe, Trépak - molto vivace

- Danse arabe - Allegretto

- Danse chinoise - Allegro moderato

- Danse des mirlitons - Moderato assai

- Valse des fleurs - Tempo di Valse

 

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture (1880)

Opening concert of the 1917-1918 season of Philadelphia Orchestra subscription concerts

1917 12, 13 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"American Program"

Rubin Goldmark (1872-1936): Samson tone-poem for orchestra (Rubin Goldmark was a teacher of Aaron Copland)

the Philadelphia Inquirer critic did not hold back: "Rubin Goldmark's 'Samson' is a noisy, vulgar, pretentious composition throughout, which an attempt has been made to conceal the essentially commonplace character of the thematic material employed decidely opaque instrumentation and by resort to a number of various effect-producting devices." 76

 

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): Symphony no 2 in Bb minor opus 33 "New England"

 

intermission

 

Arthur Foote (1853-1937): 5 Poems after Omar Khayyam opus 41 (1898)

Stokowski played 4 of the 5 Poems of this composition:

- "Iram Indeed Is Gone",

- "They Say the Lion and the Lizard",

- "A Book of Verses",

- "Yon Rising Moon"

- (omitted was: "Think, in this Battered Caravanserai")

Philip Henry Goepp (1864-1936): Heroic March (Goepp was the annotator of the Philadlphia Orchestra programmes)

1917 19, 20 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

César Franck (1822-1890: Variations symphoniques (1885) for piano and orchestra

- Karl Friedberg (1872-1955) piano

"Star-Spangled Banner"

Musical America wrote: "When the last note of the Franck number had sounded, Mr. Stokowski led his instrumentalists through the 'Star-Spangled Banner'. Ordinarily, this procedes the program.. this juxtaposition of national flavors becomes striking. Perhaps with the war, we will become used to this as the season advances" 77

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Karl Friedberg (1872-1955) piano

Gustav Charpentier (1860-1956): Impressions d'Italie (1890)

1917 25 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Reformation Musical Festival" organized by "Protestant Communions of Philadelphia" 75

 

Bach: Orchestral Suite no 2 in B minor, BWV 1067 - as arranged by Stokowski

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 5 in D opus 107 "Reformation" (1830)

*** H. Alexander Matthews (1879-1973): "City of God" cantata

- Mildred Faas soprano

- Nicholas Douty tenor

- Horatio Connell baritone

"sung with a chorus of 400 voices conducted by the composer" 75

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1917 26, 27 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Russian Program"

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901): Symphony no 1 in G minor (1895)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

 

intermission

 

Alexander Scriabin: Symphony no 4 opus 54 "Poem of Extasy (Le poème de l"extase") (1908)

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1917 29 October Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901): Symphony no 1 in G minor (1895)

Olive Fremstad soprano sings arias:

- Schubert: Der Erlkönig song D 328 (1815)

- Liszt: Die drei Zigeuner (1860)

"This is a great artist, so fine that one can acknowledge her tendency to sing below pitch quite cheerfully" 73

 

intermission

 

Olive Fremstad soprano sings arias:

- Wagner: Parsifal Act II: "Ich sah das Kind"

- Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: 'Brünnhilde final scene'

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Olive Fremstad (born Olivia Rundquist 1971-1951) soprano

 

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

1917 30 October matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh school children were given free tickets to the upper balcony, and special subscriptions were made for groups from West Virginia and from western Pennsylvania. Olive Fremstad's arias were the same as the previous evening concert.

 

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

Olive Fremstad soprano sings arias:

- Schubert: Der Erlkönig song D 328 (1815)

- Liszt: Die drei Zigeuner (1860)

 

intermission

 

Olive Fremstad soprano sings arias:

- Wagner: Parsifal Act II: "Ich sah das Kind"

- Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: 'Brünnhilde final scene'

Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture

1917 2, 3 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842): Les Abencérages opera (1813): overture

Mozart: La clemenza di Tito K 621: "Parto, ma tu ben mio"

- Margaret Matzenauer soprano

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder sung by Margaret Matzenauer soprano:

III - "Im Treibhaus"

V - "Trãume" (1857)

IV - "Schmerzen" (1857)

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1911 Suite

1917 5 November Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

A free Sunday matinee concert was given by the Philadelphia Orchestra in this large hall on North Broad Street, Philadelphia to encourage new attendees at orchestra concerts. 74

1917 9, 10 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Beethoven Program"

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62 (1807)

Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 36 (1801)

Beethoven: Drei Equali for Four Trombones

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

1917 12 November Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901): Symphony no 1 in G minor (1895)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878) - "at the concluding bars, the lights of the house played him a trick by going out. The music trailed off, but the audience broke into a storm of applause, to assure him that the contretemps made no difference." 69

- Sascha Jacobinoff violin

- born Sascha Jacobson in Philadelphia, Sascha Jacobinoff (1897-1960) was not successful in developing a violin recitalist career.

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Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1917 13 November Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901): Symphony no 1 in G minor (1895)

 

intermission

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor, opus 18 (1901)

Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

 

"President and Mrs. Wilson occupied their box along with guests." 67

1917 14 November Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

"Russian Program"

 

Vasily Kalinnikov (1866-1901): Symphony no 1 in G minor (1895)

 

intermission

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor, opus 18 (1901)

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

Margaret Matzenauer soprano had originally be scheduled for this concert, but cancelled, and Stokowski's long-time friend Ossip Gabrilowitsch came from Connecticut to substitute.

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

 

"The Star-Spangled Banner was played at the beginning of the concert." 65 This was at the height of the patriotic feelings in the US, now entering into World War 1 in Europe.

1917 16, 17 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Otto Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): The Rustic Wedding symphony in Eb opus 26 (1875)

 

intermission

 

Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22

- Mischa Elman violin

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

 

encores played by Mischa Elman: transcriptions by him for violin and piano:

- Nikolai Amani (1872-1904): Orientale

- Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909): España opus 165: "Tango"

1917 19 November Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

 

intermission

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor, opus 18 (1901)

- Rebecca Davidson piano - a Pittsburgh pianist

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Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

1917 20 November matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matinee attended by Pittsburgh school children

 

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): Symphony no 2 in Bb minor opus 33 "New England"

 

intermission

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor, opus 18 (1901)

- Rebecca Davidson piano

Sir Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance march in D opus 39 no 1

1917 23 November Philadelphia Orchestra Convention Hall

Rochester, New York

Otto Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): The Rustic Wedding symphony in Eb opus 26 (1875)

 

intermission

 

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole

- Jacques Thibaud violin

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

1917 24 November Philadelphia Orchestra Bailey Hall, Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème opus 25 (1896)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

 

"Sponsored in Baily Hall by the Music Department of Cornell University" 66

1917 30 November,

1 December

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Haydn: Symphony no 103 in Eb major - as arranged by Stokowski "with the drum roll, never before played by the orchestra" 68

Bach: Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 - "Mr. Stokowski has made a special orchestral edition"

- Olga Samaroff, Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

 

intermission

 

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb, K 365

- Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

1917 7, 8 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dvorak: In Nature's Realm concert overture opus 91

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole

- Jacques Thibaud violin

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

1917 10 December Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Otto Nicolai: Merry Wives of Windsor: Overture

 

Rosalie Wirthlin (1872-1947) soprano arias:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète Act IV: 'O Prêtres de Baal'

- Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orléans: 'Jean d'Arc aria'

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

1917 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

 

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole

- Jacques Thibaud violin

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

1917 12 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Symphonie espagnole opus 21 (1874)

- Jacques Thibaud violin

an encore by Thibaud

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

1917 21, 22 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Scandinavian Program"

Christian Sinding (1856-1941): Symphony no 1, opus 21 in D minor (1895)

Sibelius: En saga (1892)

 

intermission

 

Edvard Grieg: Symphonic Dance no 2 in A (1897)

Edvard Grieg: Aftenstemning (Evening Mood) (1867) - for choir, orchestrated by Stokowski

Edvard Järnefelt (1869-1958): "Praeludium" (1900)

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

1917 28, 29 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe (1823): Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 in G major, opus 58 (1806)

- Guiomar Novaes, piano

 

intermission

 

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"


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1918 1 January Philadelphia Orchestra Philadelphia Orchestra First Recording for Victor
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1918 1 January evening Philadelphia Orchestra Y.M.C.A. Auditorium, Camp Dix

Wrightstown, New Jersey

a concert at this military encampment 15 miles (24 km) east of Philadelphia. "Leopold Stokowski and his Philadelphia Orchestra of 91 pieces will provide entertainment for the Camp Dix boys tomorrow evening with a concert at the Red Triangle Auditorium" 70

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

 

"More than 3000 khaki-clad men here in the Y.M.C.A auditorium to bursts of enthusiastic applause." 70 During this period, US public reaction subsequent to US entrance into World War 1 was high; orchestral repertoire turned to French, Russian, and American composers, conductors Karl Muck in Boston and Ernest Kunewalt in Cincinnati were expelled from their posts.

1918 4, 5 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: Overture

Schumann: Symphony no 1 in Bb, opus 38 "Spring"

Nicholas Douty tenor:

- Handel: Jephtha oratorio (1751): "Waft her, angels, through the skies"

 

intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre opus 40

Nicholas Douty tenor sings French songs "orchestrated by Mr. Stokowski":

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): "L'invitation au voyage" (1870)

- Debussy: Romances (1885): "L'âme évaporée"

- Édouard Lalo (1823-1892): Le roi d'Ys (1888): "Aubade"

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

1918 7 January Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"All-Tchaikovsky Program"

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme opus 33 (1877)

- Hans Kindler cello

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

 

"Conductor Stokowski says that Hans Kindler is the equal of Pablo Casals" 72

1918 8 January matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matinee attended by Pittsburgh school children

"All-Tchaikovsky Program"

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme opus 33 (1877)

- Hans Kindler cello

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1918 10 January Philadelphia Orchestra Arcadia Theater

Detroit, Michigan

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

1918 14 January Philadelphia Orchestra Hall

Grand Rapids, Michigan

This programme had been planned for 11 January 1918, but was delayed until 14 January 1918, while the Philadelphia Orchestra was snow-bound in Kalamazoo, Michigan 152

 

1918 14 January (cancelled) Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

The following programme had been announced, but was cancelled "for the very-sufficient reason that the Philadelphia Orchestra is storm-stayed in Kalamazoo, Michigan":

 

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

- Olga Samaroff piano

Olga Samaroff would substitute for the previously announced Julia Culp (1880-1970) soprano

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

1918 15 January (cancelled) Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

"The concert is postponed because the orchestra is snow-bound in Michigan"

 

Originally programmed was the Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 "Pathétique", and a cello concerto by the Australian composer George Boyle played by Hans Kindler. 151

 

1918 17 January Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

This concert had been scheduled for 16 January 1918, postponed to 17 January 1918 due to the Phildalphia Orchestra's snow-delayed travel. 154

 

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

 

intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème opus 25 (1896)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1918 18, 19 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "It had been intended to play Mahler's fifth symphony as the salient feature of yesterday afternoon's programme, but the orchestra could not get back to the city from its recent tour in time for the necessary rehearsals and this particular composition was postponed and in its place the second of Brahm's symphonies was substituted." 155

 

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

(substituted for Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5)

 

intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème opus 25 (1896)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Chausson's Poeme proved to be a vapid, uninspired, pretentious and uninteresting composition whose pretentions are all out of proportion to its merits. Mr. Rich did the best he could for it..." 155

 

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1918 21 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Special Concert"

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

 

intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

- Olga Samaroff piano

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1

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1918 23 January Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Concert for the benefit of the Red Cross

"The Philadelphia Orchestra, through its leader, Leopold Stokowski, has offered its services for the drive" 71

 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Alexander Scriabin: Symphony no 4 opus 54 "Poem of Extasy (Le poème de l"extase") (1908)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1918 25, 26 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The 25 January 1918 programme was conducted by Ernest Bloch rather than Stokowski 153

 

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Three Jewish Poems (1913): "Danse, Rite, Cortège funèbre"

Ernest Bloch: Schelomo (1916)

- Hans Kindler cello

 

Intermission

 

Ernest Bloch: Prelude and two Psalms: Psalm 114, Psalm 137 (1912)

- Pevla Frijah soprano

Ernest Bloch: Israel Symphony (1916): two movements

- Mary Barrett soprano

- Katherine Meisle mezzo-soprano

- Alice Fidler contralto

- Henry Holt bass

1918 1, 2 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jean Baptiste Lully: Alceste (1674): Prelude

Julia Claussen contralto arias:

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Alceste: "Divinites du Styx"

 

Intermission

 

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

Julia Claussen contralto arias:

- Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orléans Act I: "Adieu forôts"

Liszt: Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo 1854 symphonic poem

1918 4 February Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

Intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

- Olga Samaroff piano

Olga Samaroff substituted for the previously announced Julia Culp (1880-1970) soprano

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1918 6 February Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

Intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème opus 25 (1896)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1918 7 February Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

The concert was opened with the playing of a new arrangement of the "Star-Spangled Banner" as arranged by Stokowski, said to be done while the orchestra was snowed-in in Michigan in January 1918.

 

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

Intermission

 

George Fredrick Boyle (1886-1948): Cello Concerto (1917)

- Hans Kindler cello

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1918 8, 9 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

Intermission

 

Rubinstein: Piano Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 70

- Josef Hofmann piano

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1918 11 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Exponent wrote: "Pittsburgh concerts will be given Monday afternoon and Monday evening, the regular matinee being shifted from Tuesday to Monday to conform with the fuel regulations [due to wartime condictions]." 157

 

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

Intermission

 

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Violin Concerto opus 20 (1873)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1918 11 February evening Philadelphia Orchestra Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Giovanni Sgambati (1841-1914): Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 16 (1881)

 

Intermission

 

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892) Violin Concerto opus 20 (1873)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1

1918 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra Gray's Armory

Cleveland, Ohio

Concert for the Federated Musical Clubs of Ohio

 

Jean Baptiste Lully: Alceste (1674): Prelude

Julia Claussen contralto arias:

- Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Alceste: "Divinites du Styx"

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

Intermission

 

Liszt: Tasso: Lamento e Trionfo 1854 symphonic poem

Julia Claussen contralto arias:

- Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orléans Act I: "Adieu forôts"

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1918 15 February Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Columbus, Ohio

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

Intermission

 

Giovanni Sgambati (1841-1914): Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 16 (1881)

George F. Boyle (1886-1948): Cello Concerto

- Hans Kindler cello

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1918 16 February Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Dayton, Ohio

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

Intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème opus 25 (1896)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Ernest Guiraud (1837-1892): Andante and Caprice (1884) for violin and orchestra

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1918 18 February Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir

Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Tours by the Philadelphia Orchestra this year have been limited to cities within easy reach of Philadelphia in order to comply with the wartime orders of the Railroad Administration with the exception (an important one) of the tour to Toronto for which the Canadian Government interceded with the United States Government to provide rail accomodations from Cleveland to Toronto and back to Philadelphia." 160

 

Canadian National Anthem

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b conducted by Stokowski

J. S. Bach: "Sing Ye To The Lord" motet BWV 2325 - sung a capella - Mendelssohn Choir

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 'From the New World' conducted by Stokowski

 

Intermission

 

Granville Bantock (1868-1946): Scenes from the Scottish Highlands: 'A Gaelic Folksong'

Schubert: Psalm 23 D 706 for female chorus

- Mendelssohn Choir Women's voices

Henry Walford Davies (1869-1941): Hymn before action

- Mendelssohn Choir Men's voices

Eric Robertson arranger: An Eriskay Love Lilt

Verdi: Aida: Act II, Scene 2: finale including the Triumphal March conducted by H. A. Fricker

1918 19 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

'La Marseillaise'

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9 conducted by Stokowski

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934): The Spirit of England opus 80 (1917) - Florence Hinkle soprano with the Mendelssohn Choir

- The Fourth of August

- To Women

- For the Fallen

 

Intermission

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894) conducted by Stokowski

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903) conducted by Stokowski

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

a capella works sung by the chorus:

- Augustus Vogt: "An Indian Lullaby" - part song for women's voices - Mendelssohn Choir Women's voices

- Aleksandr Grechaninov (1864-1956): "Christmas Song"

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): Songs of the Sea opus 91 (1904) for chorus and orchestra conducted by H. A. Fricker

- Wilfred Glenn baritone

- Mendelssohn Choir Men's voices

1918 20 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

'Star-Spangled Banner' conducted by Stokowski

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture conducted by Stokowski

Healey Willan (1880-1968): How They So Softly Rest motet (1917)

- the Mendelssohn Choir

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934): dramatic cantata King Olaf opus 30 (1896) for three soloists and orchestra

- the Mendelssohn Choir, soloists and orchestra conducted by H. A. Fricker

 

Thomas Arne (1710-1778): Rule Britannia (1740)

- the Mendelssohn Choir and orchestra conducted by Augustus Vogt

1918 22, 23 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

Intermission

 

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Max Rosen violin

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Rosen's choice of the Brahms concerto was ill-advised. The composition, one of the two greatest written for the instrument, the one by Beethoven in the same key being the other, is so replete with beauty and so suffused with a profound emotion that its presentation with any near approach must always be impressive; but the realization of its significance or the impartment of its values is far beyond Mr. Rosen's actual powers." 156

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1918 1, 2 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 2, opus 55 (1859)

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1773): three excerpts transcribed by Stokowski:

- 'Tambouin'

- 'Ballet des Nymphes de Diane' Minuetto

- 'Gigue'

 

Intermission

 

Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane (1904) - Carlos Salzedo harp

Ravel: Introduction et Allegro (1905) - Carlos Salzedo harp

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

1918 4 March Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 2, opus 55 (1859)

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1773): three excerpts transcribed by Stokowski:

- 'Tambouin'

- 'Ballet des Nymphes de Diane' Minuetto

- 'Gigue'

 

Intermission

 

Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane (1904) - Carlos Salzedo harp

Ravel: Introduction et Allegro (1905) - Carlos Salzedo harp

"As an encore, Carlos Salzedo played one of his own compositions 'New Thought'"

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

1918 6 March Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 2, opus 55 (1859)

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1773): three excerpts transcribed by Stokowski:

- 'Tambouin'

- 'Ballet des Nymphes de Diane' Minuetto

- 'Gigue'

 

Intermission

 

Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane (1904) - Carlos Salzedo harp

Ravel: Introduction et Allegro (1905) - Carlos Salzedo harp

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "Thanks to a storm which extinguished the lights for some minutes, rendering it impossible for the orchestra to continue, the audience was give two extra numbers, both by M. Salzedo. He played the first, one of his own compositions in the dark. The second was given as an encore, after a veritable ovation following M. Salzedo's exhibition of skill and resourcefulness."

 

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

1918 7 March Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 2, opus 55 (1859)

André Grétry (1741-1813): Céphale et Procris (1773): three excerpts transcribed by Stokowski:

- 'Tambouin'

- 'Ballet des Nymphes de Diane' Minuetto

- 'Gigue'

 

Intermission

 

Debussy: Danse sacrée et danse profane (1904) - Carlos Salzedo harp

Ravel: Introduction et Allegro (1905) - Carlos Salzedo harp

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

1918 11, 12 March Philadelphia Orchestra Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878)

- Jascha Heifetz violin

 

"Mr. Stokowski as on the night before showed unsuspected resources of tact and flexibility in his direction of the orchestral part of the concerto."

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

1918 13 March Philadelphia Orchestra Elmwood Music Hall

Buffalo, New York

'Star-Spangled Banner'

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

Intermission

 

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 (1806)

- Eddy Brown (1895-1974) violin

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Act 2 - Prelude and 'Liebesnacht'

 

The Buffalo Enquirer wrote: "The Audience rose to its feet as Mr. Stokowski appeared on stage to play the 'Star-Spangled Banner' as it has seldom been played in this city'

1918 15, 16 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) soprano arias:

- Mendelssohn: "Infelice" opus 94 (1843) sung in Italian

 

intermission

 

Olive Fremstad (1871-1951) soprano arias:

- Liszt: "Wanderer's Night Song" (1859) sung in English orchestrated by Stokowski

- Liszt: "The Three Gypsies" (1876) sung in English orchestrated by Stokowski

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1918 18 March Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

This concert replaced the concert of 14 January 1918, cancelled because the orchestra was then snow-bound in Michigan. "The postponed concert will be given on March 18, making two concerts in one month." 152

 

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

Intermission

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Sibelius: Valse Triste opus 44 no 1 (1903)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

1918 20 March Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Mozart: La clemenza di Tito K 621: "Parto, ma tu ben mio"

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "In the Mozart aria, Mme. Matzenauer's coloratura passages were labored, and lacking in ease and flexibility, but she sang the opening passages with beautiful phrasing and fine authority." 159

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

Intermission

 

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète: 'Ah, mon Fils'

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1918 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

"The concert is given as the postponed concert of January 15 [1918] at which time the orchestra was snow-bound in Michigan"

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Mozart: La clemenza di Tito K 621: "Parto, ma tu ben mio"

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

Intermission

 

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète: 'Ah, mon Fils'

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1918 22, 23 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Russian Program"

Alexander Scriabin: Symphony no 4 opus 54 "Poem of Extasy (Le poème de l"extase") (1908)

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Skryabin's work is a production in which aspiration is more notable than achievement and in which the extravagances of the means employed are hardly justified by the value of the result accomplished."

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

- Emil Schmidt violin (Associate Concertmaster substituting for and ill Thaddeus Rich 79)

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

Anton Arensky (1861-1906): Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky opus 35a (1894)

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

1918 27 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067 - as arranged by Stokowski

flute obligato by André Maquarre

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb, K 365

- Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

Bach: Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063

- Olga Samaroff, Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

 

The New York Herald wrote: "Bach would have been astonished at hearing the grave, strong, noble measures of his concerto for three claviers proclaimed with all the resonance of the modern piano." 158

1918 30 March, 1 April

no concert on Good Friday

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor BWV 1067 - as arranged by Stokowski

flute obligato by André Maquarre

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 (1806)

- Efrem Zimbalist violin

 

Intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

Wagner: Parsifal: Act III Procession and Good Friday Spell - as arranged by Stokowski

1918 5, 6 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

 

Intermission

 

Selim Palmgren (1878-1951): Piano Concerto No. 2 "The River" opus 33 (1913)

- Arthur Shattuck piano

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Arthur Shattuck (1881-1951) heir to the Kimberly-Clark fortune commissioned the Palmgren work.

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

1918 8 April Philadelphia Orchestra Alexander Hall

Princeton University

Princeton, New Jersey

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Marcia Van Dresser soprano sings:

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act III: 'Dove sono i bei momenti'

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): "Phidyle" (1870)

 

Intermission

 

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

1918 12, 13 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878)

- Sascha Jacobinoff violin

- born Sascha Jacobson in Philadelphia, Sascha Jacobinoff (1897-1960) was not successful in developing a violin recitalist career.

Brahms: "Variations on a Theme by Haydn" opus 56a

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1872)

1918 19, 20 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

"With the Tschaikowski symphony fiery polyphonic climaxes, Leopold Stokowski brought the season's series to a close. A War bond raising talk was also given"

1918 19 May "311 Musicians" Franklin Field

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"War Chest Drive. The monster band was engaged in stirring enthusiasm in the War Chest campaign to raise money."

 

'Star-Spangled Banner'

Charles Gounod: La reine de Saba (1862): "Marche et Cortege"

Ambroise Thomas: Mignon: Overture

'La Marseillaise'

 

intermission

 

'God Save The King'

Donato Lovreglio: Fantasia on Verdi's 'Aida' Op. 80

'Marcia Reale' Italian national anthem

John Philip Sousa (1854-1937): "Stars and Stripes Forever" (1897)

Victor Herbert (1859-1924): "American Fantasy" (1893)

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the Opening concert and second of the 1918-1919 season were delayed due to the Spanish influenza epidemic

1918 18, 19 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This concert pair was cancelled "because of the epidemic" - the influenza epidemic of 1918. "The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, the deadliest in history, infected an estimated 500 million people worldwide—about one-third of the planet's population—and killed an estimated 20 million to 50 million victims, including some 675,000 Americans [US Government Archive].

1918 25, 26 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This concert pair was also cancelled "because of the epidemic", and an added concert of 2, 3 May 1919 was given to holders of tickets from the October concert pair.

1918 28, 29 October Philadelphia Orchestra 28 October - Syria Mosque

29 October - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

These concerts were originally announced for 28, 29 October, but wer delayed due to the wartime "closing order" for theaters. There were later held on 24, 25 November 1918, by which time World War 1 had ended.
1918 1, 2 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Émile Cammaerts (1878-1953): words to the music of Sir Edward Elgar: Carillon opus 75

- Carlo Liten speaker reading the Belgian patriotic poems of Cammaerts

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934): The Dream of Gerontius opus 38 (1900): Prelude, "Angel's Farewell"

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1918 4 November Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934): The Dream of Gerontius opus 38 (1900): Prelude, "Angel's Farewell"

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in B-flat Major, opus 83

- Alfred Cortot piano

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1918 11 November Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Emmanuel Chabrier: Gwendoline (1890): overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Toscha Seidel

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "His performance makes little, if any, appeal to the heart, nor has his work sufficient breadth of style, the necessary maturity to make the magnificent allegro giocoso anything more than a mere display of virtuosity." 161

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1918 12 November Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Mr. Stokowski opened the programme with a spirited playing of the "Star-Spangled Banner" in his new arrangement in which the brasses and woodwinds were particularly effective"

 

Emmanuel Chabrier: Gwendoline (1890): overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Toscha Seidel

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1918 19 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème de l'amour et de la mer opus 19 (1896) - Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano sung in French:

- 'La Fleur des eaux'

- 'Interlude'

- 'La Mort de l'amour'

Johan Svendsen (1840-1911): Carnival in Paris, opus 9 (1890)

 

Intermission

 

Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano arias sung in Russian orchestrated by Stokowski:

- Tchaikovsky: "At the ball" Op. 38 No. 3

- Tchaikovsky: 6 Romances opus 16 no 1 "Berceuse"

- Tchaikovsky: "He truly loved me so" opus 27 no 4

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1918 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Philadelphia Red Cross Program" to raise funds for the Red Cross

 

"Leopold Stokowski and the full Philadelphia Orchestra made their contribution with a half-hour concert, with national anthems of the Allied nations, with the 'Star-Spangled Banner' as the finale."

1918 22, 23 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: 'Cariolan' Overture opus 62 (1907)

Saint-Saëns: Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 2, Op. 119

- Hans Kindler cello

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1918 24, 25 November Philadelphia Orchestra 24 November - Syria Mosque

25 November - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

These concerts were originally scheduled for 28, 29 October delayed due to the wartime "closing order". Revenue from the concerts were given to the Red Cross from the Pittsburgh Symphony Association.

 

Émile Cammaerts (1878-1953): words to the music of Sir Edward Elgar: Carillon opus 75

- Carlo Liten speaker reading the Belgian patriotic poems of Cammaerts

Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934): The Dream of Gerontius opus 38 (1900): Prelude, "Angel's Farewell"

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

"Tchaikovsky's symphony was the climax of this concert celebrating the end of the war"

1918 29, 30 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Harold in Italy (1834)

- Émile Ferir viola

"The ponticello arpeggios in the second movement and the clearness of the harmonics in the third were unusually well performed by Mr. Ferir."

 

intermission

 

"Michel Dvorsky": The Haunted Castle (1918)

Dvorsky was a pen name for Josef Hofmann

"Hofmann has vouchsafed the information that Dvorsky is a Frenchmen in ill health living in San Sebastian, Spain."

Liszt: Les préludes (1854)

1918 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Harold in Italy (1834)

- Émile Ferir viola

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Suite no 2 Indian Suite opus 48 (1897): 'Dirge'

 

intermission

 

Povla Frijsh soprano sings French songs "orchestrated by Mr. Stokowski":

- César Franck (1822–1890): Rédemption (1893): "Archangel"

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): "L'invitation au voyage" (1870)

- Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): La captive 'Orientale' (1832)

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1918 10 December Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Harold in Italy (1834)

- Émile Ferir viola

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Suite no 2 Indian Suite opus 48 (1897): 'Dirge'

 

intermission

 

Povla Frijsh (1881-1960) soprano sings French songs "orchestrated by Mr. Stokowski":

- César Franck (1822–1890): Rédemption (1893): "Archangel"

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): "L'invitation au voyage" (1870)

- Alexandre Georges: Les chansons de Miarka (1888): 2. 'Hymne au soleil'

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1918 13, 14 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

Intermission

 

Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d'Omphale Op. 31

"Mme. Povla Frijsh soprano was indisposed and her place was taken by Marvia van Dresser"

Marvia van Dresser soprano arias:

- Mozart: "Misera, dove son!" K 369

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): "Phidylé" (1892)

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): "L'Invitation au voyage"

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "There was both charm and pathos in her delivery of the familiar Mozart; the Duparc selections were less interesting and were more pretentious than convincing."

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

1918 17 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

Intermission

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor, opus 18 (1901)

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

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

1918 20, 21 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Beethoven Program"

 

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 (1800)

- Alfred Cortot piano

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

1918 23 December Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 35 (1878)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

1918 27, 28 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Henry Hadley (1871-1937): Lucifer tone poem for orchestra opus 66

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892): Cello Concerto in d minor (1877)

- "Captain Fernand Pollain" (1879-1955) of the Paris Conservatory Orchestra

 

intermission

 

Antonin Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 'From the New World' conducted by Stokowski


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a 1918 publicity photograph of Leopold Stokowski

1919 3, 4 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Alceste (1776): overture - as arranged by Stokowski

Mendelssohn: Symphony no 3 in A minor, opus 56, Scottish

 

intermission

 

Maggie Teyte (1888-1976) soprano aria:

- Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Act II: "Voi che sapete"

- Debussy: L'enfant prodigue 1908: 'aria of Lia'

"She was not in good voice and in neither number did she do herself justice."

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1919 6, 7 January Philadelphia Orchestra 6 January - Syria Mosque

7 January - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d minor Op. 47 - first movement

- Thaddeus Rich

Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d'Omphale Op. 31

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1919 13 January Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787): Alceste (1776): overture - as arranged by Stokowski

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

Intermission

 

Eugen d'Albert (1864-1932): Cello Concerto in C Op. 20 (1899)

- Hans Kindler cello

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1919 17, 18 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Poème opus 25 (1896)

- Jacques Thibaud violin

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

- Sirènes

with the Women's chorus of the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia directed by N. Lindsy Norden

 

intermission

 

Mozart: Violin Concerto in E-flat major, K 268

- Jacques Thibaud violin

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

1919 21 January Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K 219

- Efrem Zimbalist violin <

 

intermission

 

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

- Sirènes

with the Women's chorus from the Schola Cantorum of New York directed by Kurt Schindler

1919 24, 25 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amy Beach (1867-1944): Symphony in E minor, Op. 32 'Gaelic'

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in Eb major opus 73 "Emperor"

- Harold Bauer piano

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1919 3 February Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

 

Intermission

 

"Michel Dvorsky": The Haunted Castle (1918)

Dvorsky was a pen name for Josef Hofmann

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "It is a phantasmagoria of sound, with violin wailing, woodwinds shrieking, brasses blaring and the drums rumbling like thunder. Even the harp is no longer an instrument of sweetness, but gives out tortured chords and spectral chromatics."

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

(the third Nocturne, Sirènes, was not presented since the chorus did not travel with the orchestra)

with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia directed by N. Lindsy Norden

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1919 4 February Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

 

Intermission

 

"Michel Dvorsky": The Haunted Castle (1918)

Dvorsky was a pen name for Josef Hofmann

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

(the third Nocturne, Sirènes, was not presented since the chorus did not travel with the orchestra) with the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia directed by N. Lindsy Norden

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1919 7, 8, 11 February Philadelphia Orchestra 7, 8 February - Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

11 February - Carnegie Hall

New York City

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in B-flat Major, opus 83

- Olga Samaroff piano

 

Intermission

 

Alexander Scriabin: Symphony no 4 opus 54 "Poem of Extasy (Le poème de l"extase") (1908)

1919 9 February Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Roosevelt Sunday" to commemorate Theodore Roosevelt who had died 6 January 1919.

"A special musical programme selected by Leopold Stokowski will be rendered by the Philadelphia Orchestra."

 

'Star-Spangled Banner'

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92: movement 2 allegretto

Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900): "The Long Day Closes" in E (1878) for mixed chorus

- Orpheus Club

Noah H. Swayne sang the "Battle Hymn of the Republic"

1919 13 March Philadelphia Orchestra Weightman Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

 

"The degree of Doctor of Music was conferred on Mr. Stokowski by the University last year". 30 (note: unlike conductors such as Fritz Reiner, Artur Rodzinski and Serge Koussevitzky who liked to be referred to as "Dr. Reiner", etc. after receiving honorary doctorates, Stokowski continued to be "Mr. Stokowski".

1919 14, 15 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): Irish Rhapsody No. 1 in D minor opus 78

Rachmaninoff: "air for a choir of solo violins with orchestra" (otherwise unidentified)

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Sirens opus 33

1919 17, 18 February Philadelphia Orchestra 17 February - Syria Mosque

18 February - Nixon Theater

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Olga Samaroff piano

T. Carl Whitmer (1876- ): "A Syrian Night" music for a ballet - a Pittsburgh composer and choir director

Olga Samaroff performes works for solo piano:

- Edvard Grieg: Lyric Pieces opus 54 no 4: Nocturne

- Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 12 in C sharp minor

1919 19 February Philadelphia Orchestra Finney Chapel

Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

concert
1919 20 February Philadelphia Orchestra Gray's Armory

Cleveland, Ohio

concert
1919 22 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Canada

concert
1919 22 February Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Columbus, Ohio

concert
1919 28 February, 1 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

Intermission

 

Edwin Evans tenor sings aria:

- Frederick Converse (1871-1940): "La Belle Dame Sans Merci" opus 21 (1902

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Edwin Evans tenor sings arias:

- Henry Clough-Leighter (1874-1956): "Possession" opus 38 no 1 (1906)

- John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): "The Odalisque" in Ab (1916)

- John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): "On A Screen" in f minor (1916)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1919 3 March Philadelphia Orchestra Gray's Armory

Cleveland, Ohio

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Henri Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22

- Thaddeus Rich violin

1919 7, 8 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus overture

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

Intermission

 

Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Piano Concerto in d minor op. 23 (1885)

- Leo Ornstein (1893-2002) piano

Leo Ornstein: Marche funebre (1917)

Leo Ornstein: A la Chinoise (1918) originally for piano

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1919 11 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

"Mr. Stokowski conducted his own arrangement of the national anthem which stirred the audience so profoundly that it narrowly escaped repitition." 162

 

Bach: listed as "Concerto for Piano, Flute, Violin in D" - this seems to be the Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D BWV 1050, one of the few Bach concerti in the key of D major, and also the reviews speak of "Mr. Bauer played his long solo digression in the nature of a cadenza" corresponding to the Brandenburg no 5. 162

- André Maquarre flute

- Jacques Thibaud violin

- Harold Bauer piano

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in D opus 21

- Harold Bauer piano

- Jacques Thibaud violin

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1919 14, 15 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jean Baptiste Lully: suite of Stokowski transcriptions:

- Alceste (1674): Prelude

- Thésée (1675): Marche des sacrificateurs

- Le Triomphe de l'Amour (1681): Nocturne

- Temple de la paix (1685): Menuet

- Thésée (1675): Marche

Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

one of Leopold Stokowski's very few performances of this symphony during his concert career.

 

Intermission

 

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d minor Op. 47 - first movement

- Thaddeus Rich

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

1919 21, 22 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Josef Hofmann piano

 

Intermission

 

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

1919 27 March Philadelphia Orchestra Grand Court, Wanamaker Department Store, Philadelphia
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Philadelphia Orchestra concert in the Grand Court of the Wanamaker Department Store, Philadelphia.

The store had in its central court what was claimed as the largest pipe organ in the United States. 29

 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

+++ Charles-Marie Widor: Organ Symphony no 6, opus 42 no 2 - first US performance 31

- Charles Marie Courboin - 'Belgian organ virtuoso' with the orchestra

Organ solos by Courboin:

- Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582

- Oreste Ravanello (1871-1938): "Christus Resurrectus"

- César Franck (1822–1890): Grand pièce symphonique in f sharp minor opus 17: andante

- Auguste De Boeck (1865-1937): organ allegro

 

"before an assemblage of 12,000 persons" 29

1919 28, 29 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892): Norwegian Rhapsody (1879)

Henri Rabaud (1873-1949): Symphony no 2 in e minor opus 5

Henri Rabaud was conductor of the Boston Symphony 1918-1919

 

Intermission

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 1

(revised by Rachmaninoff in New York City this year 1919)

- Sergei Rachmaninoff piano

1919 1, 2 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote on 31 March 1919: "Owing to the illness of Leopold Stokowski, the two concerts by the Philadelphia Orchestra - postponed from the beginning of the season - which were announced to be given at the Academy of Music Tuesday and Wednesday April 1-2 will not be given this week. The dates will be announced later."

1919 4, 5 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Efrem Zimbalist violin

 

Intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

1919 10 April Philadelphia Orchestra Weightman Hall, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 74 "Pathétique"

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

 

"The programme was chosen by popular vote of the student body."

1919 11, 12 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870)

Ernest Bloch: Symphony in C-sharp minor (1902)

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1919 15, 16 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Subscribers to the concerts of October 18 and 19 [1918] are invited to these concerts."

 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Mozart: Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major K 299

- André Maquarre flute

- Carlos Salzedo harp

 

Intermission

 

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936): Symphony No. 7 in F Op. 77 (1902)

1919 25, 26 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"French Program"

"Leopold Stokowski has changed the programme for Friday and Saturday of this week, substituting the D minor symphony of Franck for the second symphony of Saint-Saens."

 

César Franck (1822-1890: Symphony in D minor (1888)

Povla Frijsh (1881-1960) soprano sings:

- César Franck (1822-1890: Rédemption (1873): 'aria of the archangel'

 

Intermission

 

Louis Garnier (1885- ): Vision orchestral work with celesta

a little-known Geneva composer "His compositions are all in manuscript" 150 - indicating that Stokowski had likely gained a copy while in France or Switzerland

George Whitefield Chadwick: Tam O'Shanter (1915) symphonic ballad

not clear how Chadwick was included in a "French Program"

1919 29 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"French War Relief Concert"

photo

 

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Olga Samaroff

 

Intermission

 

Povla Frijsh (1881-1960) soprano sings:

- 'La Marseillaise' - she was dressed in French costume

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto No.3, Op.61

- Jacques Thibaud violin

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

1919 2, 3 May Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Final Concert of the 1918-1919 Subscription Series replacing the concerts of 25, 26 October 1918, which had been cancelled because of the Spanish influenza epidemic

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture, third Entr'acte, second Ballet music - as arranged by Stokowski

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Overture

Opening concert of the 1919-1920 season

1919 17, 18 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First concert pair 1919-1920   photo

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream incidental music opus 61 (1826):

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

(Stokowski did not include the Wedding March)

Edward Burlingame Hill (1872-1960): Stevensoniana

The Musical Courier: "an appealing collection inspired by 'The Child's Garden of Verses' poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson"

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

1919 19 October Philadelphia Orchestra Hippodrome

New York City

Golden Jubilee of Nahan Franko

 

"The orchestra, recruited to 110 men, will be led in turn by five famous conductors, Arthur Bodanzky, Leopold Stokowski, Josef Stransky, Victor Herbert and Sam Franko. Mr. Franko plans to start a fund for the education of young musicians with the proceed from the concert." 165

 

photo

1919 22 October Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater, Washington DC
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2 in G minor, opus 22 (1868)

Musical America wrote: "... [this was] a special performance to give the Washington public an opportunity to hear the Duo-Art piano as 'soloist'. The Saint-Saëns Concerto in G Minor was mysteriously performed by Harold Bauer, with all his tone coloring, power and interpretation and yet the physical artist was not present..." 32

 

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1

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

 

During 1919, the Philadelphia Orchestra and Leopold Stokowski were seeking to raise $1 million for the orchestra endowment fund, so one may suppose this Washington DC 'concert' resulted in a good donation from the American Piano Company (Ampico), the manufacturer of the Duo-Art piano.

1919 24, 25 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872): Suite no 1

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, opus 64: Andante and Allegro

- Samuel Gardner violin

Samuel Gardner: New Russia tone poem conducted by the composer

The Musical Courier: "one of the best modern works the orchestra has played - real music of a coursing, red-blooded vitality and sensitive, intelligent variety."

photo

Samuel Gardner (1889-1984) composer and violinist

 

intermission

 

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

1919 31 October, 1 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Olga Samaroff piano

 

intermission

 

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E-flat K 543

 

The Ledger wrote: "Mr. Stokowski took the whole symphony, but particularly the opening allego and andante, at a somewhat quicker tempo than is usual." 94

 

Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, opus 80 (1808) for chorus, piano and orchestra

- Olga Samaroff piano

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus

1919 3 November Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E-flat K 543

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Olga Samaroff piano

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

1919 7, 8 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

intermission

 

"Michel Dvorsky": The Haunted Castle (1918)

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "This was heard here last season and whose repetition it may be doubted whether there was any eager or general desire. There are those who continue to believe that this fantastic and incoherent composition was actually written by Josef Hofmann and, if so, his disinclination to admit its authorship is easily intelligible" 143

 

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1919 11 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York, New York

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

intermission

 

"Michel Dvorsky": The Haunted Castle (1918) "by the enigmatic Polish-French invalid domiciled in Spain Michel Dvorsky" 57

"January 1920: Suspected for two seasons, Joseph Hofmann, pianist, admits that he is Michel Dvorsky, composer" 58

 

Musical America review of The Haunted Castle: "...the result is a great deal of deafening pother, expended on the denotement of squealing imps, gibbering ghosts, disreputable demons, and a whole rout of bogeys. Musical significance, it has none. Stokowski conducted it with superb conviction" 57

 

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1919 14, 15 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Creatures of Prometheus overture

F. J. Haydn: Symphony No. 88 in G major "played in one movement by Mr. Stokowski"

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano arias sung in English translation "orchestrated by Stokowski" 60:

- Robert Schumann: song-cycle Myrthen: "Du meine Seele, du mein Herz" and another song

- Brahms: "Ever lighter grows my slumber" from opus 105 (1888)

- Schubert: "Der Erlkönig" D. 328

Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973): "Pause di Silenzio" (1917)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: 'Brünnhilde final scene' sung in English

- Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano

photo

1919 17 November Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano arias:

- Brahms: "Ever lighter grows my slumber" from opus 105 (1888)

- Schumann: Myrthen Op. 25 no 11: "Bride's Song I (Lied der Braut I)" 'Mother, can I love thee the less' sung in English with orchestra

- Schumann: Myrthen Op. 25 no 12: "Bride's Song II (Lied der Braut II)" 'Leave me in his arms' sung in English with orchestra

- Schubert: Der Erlkönig D 328 (1815) sung in English

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano aria:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene sung in Russian

 

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "As an additional novelty, the concluding number was alloted to the soloist, a radical departure from the traditional sequence at concerts, which, however had the agreeable result of keeping the entire audience in their seats until the last." 141

1919 18 November Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano arias:

- Brahms: "Ever lighter grows my slumber" from opus 105 (1888)

- Schumann: Myrthen Op. 25 no 11: "Bride's Song I (Lied der Braut I)" 'Mother, can I love thee the less' sung in English with orchestra

- Schumann: Myrthen Op. 25 no 12: "Bride's Song II (Lied der Braut II)" 'Leave me in his arms' sung in English with orchestra

- Schubert: Der Erlkönig D 328 (1815) sung in English

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano aria:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene sung in Russian

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

1919 19, 20 November Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Pittsburgh Symphony Association, sponsors of this concert series, announced for 1919-1920: "It has been the desire of the Association to have the matinee concerts given on Saturday to allow that a larger public might be permitted to attend. It is now possible that four of the matinee concerts will be given on Saturday and one on Thursday. The five evening concerts will be give on the day immediately preceding the matinee concerts. All concerts will be given in the Syria Mosque [previously the evening concerts had been given in the large Syria Mosque and the afternoon concerts in the smaller Nixon Theater]." 163

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano arias sung in English with orchestration by Stokowski:

- Brahms: "Ever lighter grows my slumber" from opus 105 (1888)

- Schumann: Widmung op. 25 no. 1 : "Du meine Seele, du mein Herz"

- Schubert: Der Erlkönig D 328 (1815)

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano aria:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene sung in Russian

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

 

The 20 November 1919 matinee concert was attended by "over 1500 students and teachers attended the concert with tickets purchased by the Pittsburgh Orchestra association, making attendance at a nominal fee possible. Mr. Stokowski has wired his congraulations and looks forward to greeting this army of young music lovers." 142

1919 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Arcadia Theater

Detroit, Michigan

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano arias sung in English with orchestration by Stokowski:

- Brahms: "Ever lighter grows my slumber" from opus 105 (1888)

- Schumann: Widmung op. 25 no. 1 : "Du meine Seele, du mein Herz"

- Schubert: Der Erlkönig D 328 (1815)

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

The Musical Courier wrote: "The symphony was played without pause between the movements, the conductor signifying his wish by stopping the applause at the end of the first movement. It was an innovation which proved very acceptable" 93

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: 'Brünnhilde final scene' sung in English

- Margaret Matzenauer soprano

1919 22 November Philadelphia Orchestra Memorial Hall

Columbus, Ohio

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Olga Samaroff piano

"the concert produced an incidental duet with Hans Kindler cello and Olga Samaroff piano"

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1919 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York, New York

Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture

Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, opus 102 (1887)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Hans Kindler cello

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

photo

1919 6, 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 23 in A major K 488

- Harold Bauer piano

Charles Martin Loeffler: A Pagan Poem opus 14

- Harold Bauer piano ("the piano plays a contributory, not a dominating role, and Mr. Bauer never o'steped the bounds of artistic modesty" 62

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

1919 8, 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra 8 December - Lyric Theater, Baltimore, Maryland

9 December - National Theater, Washington DC

Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1919 10 December Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

Henri Vieuxtemps (1820-1881): Violin Concerto no 4 in D minor, opus 31

- Thaddeus Rich violin

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

photo

"More than 1500 music lovers crowded the Orpheum Theater to welcome Leopold Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra"

1919 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra Masonic Hall

Cleveland, Ohio

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano arias:

- Brahms: "Ever lighter grows my slumber" from opus 105 (1888)

- Schumann: Myrthen Op. 25 no 11: "Bride's Song I (Lied der Braut I)" 'Mother, can I love thee the less' sung in English with orchestra

- Schumann: Myrthen Op. 25 no 12: "Bride's Song II (Lied der Braut II)" 'Leave me in his arms' sung in English with orchestra

- Schubert: Der Erlkönig D 328 (1815) sung in English

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano aria:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene sung in Russian

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1919 12, 13 December Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"All Russian Program"

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme opus 33 (1877)

- Hans Kindler cello

The Pittsburght critic Glendinning Keeble wrote: "this Tchaikovsky work [Rococo] is almost entirely lacking in spontaneity or conviction in its displays of fireworks and simulation of sentiment." 163 However, he praised the performances of Kindler and Stokowski and the orchestra.

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

 

Pittsburgh school children were admitted to the 13 December matinee performance.

1919 15 December Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): Overture

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

 

The Philadelphia Ledger wrote: "Monday evening's concert in the Metropolitan Opera House again brought home that the Metropolitan Opera House auditorium is a most unsatisfactory place to hear an orchestral program, if the orchestra is seated on stage."

1919 19, 20 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: 'Pastorale' from Part II

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Charles Tomlinson Griffes (1884-1920): Roman Sketches (1917)

- The White Peacock

- Nightfall

- The Fountain of the Acqua Paola

- Clouds

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor (orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus)

1919 22 December Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: 'Pastorale' from Part II

Elizabeth Bonner contralto aria:

- Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice "Che Faro Senza Euridice?"

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Elizabeth Bonner contralto arias:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer (1791-1864): Le Prophète: "Donnez! Donnez!"

- Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila opus 47 (1877): "Amour, viens aider ma faiblesse"

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor (orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus)

photo

Elizabeth Bonner was a Wilminton born contralto of short career who made some acoustic records for Victor

1919 23 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Concert for those who subscribed to the orchestra endowment fund"

 

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: 'Pastorale' from Part II

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme opus 33 (1877)

- Hans Kindler cello

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor (orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus)

1919 26, 27 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

*** Henry Hadley: Othello overture - premiere

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Benno Moiseiwitsch piano

"First appearance here of the young Russian pianist."

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68 "Pastoral"


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1920 2, 3 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

(Mendelssohn 'Hebrides' overture had been announced)

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 in D minor, opus 30

- Alfred Cortot piano

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

The Public Ledger wrote: "Mr. Stokowski interprets Tschaikowsky with more intensity than any other composer, and yesterday he gave the finest reading of the great work that he has yet given." 145

1920 6 January Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York, New York

Bedrich Smetana: The Bartered Bride (1870): Overture

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 in D minor, opus 30

- Alfred Cortot piano

"At the conclusion, Mr. Rachmaninoff walked up the aisle and a fair share of the tribute was bestowed upon him"

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1920 9, 10 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Public Ledger wrote: "Mr. Stokowski was ill with neuritis to his right arm and Dr. Thaddeus Rich took the baton and conducted acceptably."
1919 12 January Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Op.61 (1845)

 

intermission

 

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 in D minor, opus 30

- Alfred Cortot piano

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1919 14 January Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 in D minor, opus 30

- Alfred Cortot piano

 

intermission

 

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Op.61 (1845)

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1919 26 January Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Gluck: Iphigenia in Aulis: Overture

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

"Played with dignity and without interruption between movements"

 

intermission

 

Joachim Andersen: Ballade et Danse des Sylphes for flute and orchestra (1884)

- André Maquarre flute

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

1920 30, 31 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Victor Herbert: Natoma (1911): Prelude to Act III

Henry Franklin Gilbert: 1913 musical prologue to "Riders to the Sea" (J. M. Synge)

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Henry Franklin Gilbert (1868-1928): symphonic prologue to "Riders to the Sea" (a New England compser)

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

("Ride of the Valkyries" had been announced for the concert)

1920 6, 7 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 in D minor, opus 30

- Serge Rachmaninoff piano

 

+++ Rachmaninoff: "The Bells", opus 35 (1913) a choral symphony

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Arthur Hackett tenor

- Fred Patton baritone

- chorus directed by Stephen Townsend

 

performed with an English text of Edgar Allen Poe's poem. Musical America wrote: "The English text was only occasionally intelligible, and this perhaps was a blessing. In devising the score, Mr. Rachmaninoff employed a translation of Poe by Balmont. Translation can be more disquieting when the transfer is made from a translation back to the original language as was the case here." 61

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Rachmaninoff in front of his New York City residence in 1920

1920 10 February Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Beethoven: Fantasia in C minor, opus 80 (1808) for chorus, piano and orchestra

- Olga Samaroff piano

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus

 

+ Rachmaninoff: "The Bells", opus 35 (1913) a choral symphony performed with English text

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Arthur Hackett tenor

- Fred Patton baritone

- chorus directed by Stephen Townsend

 

William B. Murray wrote: "The texture of the composition is startling because throughout Rachmaninoff produces the effect of bells without the more obvious means of using actual bells... all that we could distinguish Tuesday evening were stock chimes, a glockenspiel, and the celesta." 144

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1920 13, 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Walford Davies (1969-1941): Solemn Melody (1909) for organ and orchestra

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations opus 36

"The construction of the programme presented yesterday by the Philadelphia Orchestra was unusual. There was no symphony, and in place of one were substituted the "Enigma" variations of Sir Edward Elgar."

 

Maggie Teyte soprano sings arias:

- Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): "Le Temps de Lilas"

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): "L'Invitation au voyage"

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Miss Maggie Teyte was heard in Chausson's lugubrious and supersentimental 'Le Temps de Lilas', an unsatisfactory song because the voice is so persistently subordinated to the orchestral accompaniment." 146

 

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

1920 16 February Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Bach: Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063

- Olga Samaroff, Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb, K 365

- Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

1920 17 February Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington, DC

Bach: Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063

- Olga Samaroff, Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

Mozart: Concerto for Two Pianos in Eb, K 365

- Harold Bauer, Ossip Gabrilowitsch pianos

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

1920 18 February Philadelphia Orchestra Finney Chapel

Oberlin College

Oberlin, Ohio

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Walford Davies (1969-1941): Solemn Melody (1909) for organ and orchestra

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Musi

1920 19 February Philadelphia Orchestra Masonic Hall

Cleveland, Ohio

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Walford Davies (1969-1941): Solemn Melody (1909) for organ and orchestra

Walford Davies was at the Royal College of Music at about the same period as Stokowski.

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

1920 20, 21 February Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050

- Harold Bauer piano

- Jacques Thibaud violin

- William Kincaid flute

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Concerto for Violin, Piano, and Strings in D opus 21

- Harold Bauer piano

- Jacques Thibaud violin

1920 23 February Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Festival"

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I

Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, opus 102 (1887)

Rachmaninoff: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom opus 31 (1910): "We Sing To Thee"

- Mendelssohn mixed choir

Kurt Schindler (1882-1935): "The Miracle of St. Raymond"

- Mendelssohn male choir

Brahms: "Schicksalslied" (Song of Fate) Op. 54 for mixed choir and orchestra: "Can You Tell Me"

- Mendelssohn mixed choir

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Colin Taylor: "Slumber-Song of the Madonna" 'part-song for female voices'

- Mendelssohn female choir

Colin Taylor (1881-1973) was an English composer, active as assistant music master at Eton College in the 1910s.

Brahms: "The Maiden (Stand das Mädchen, stand am Bergesabhang)" opus 93a female part song, sung in English

- Mendelssohn female choir

Somervelle arrangement of the traditional "Men of Harlech"

Peter Cornelius (1824-1874): "The Hero's Rest" (1869) part song for bass solo with chorus sung in English

Herbert A. Fricker (1868-1943): "I'm Seventeen Come Sunday"

Sir Edward Elgar: From the Bavarian Highlands opus 27 (1895) - six songs for choir and orchestra

- Mendelssohn mixed choir

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

1920 24 February Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Festival"

 

Verdi: Requiem (1875)

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Ellen Rumsey contralto

- Lambert Murphy tenor

- J. Campbell McInnis bass

- Mendelssohn Choir

 

The Musical Courier wrote: "Performed with deep sincerity and noble expression"

1920 25 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Festival"

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Olga Samaroff piano

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1920 25 February evening Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Festival"

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Sir Edward Elgar: The Music Makers opus 69 (1912) for chorus and orchestra

- Mendelssohn Choir

Sir Edward Elgar: Enigma Variations opus 36

Marco Enrico Bossi (1861-1925): "Noon - Quiet in the Alps (Quiete meridiana nell'Alpe)" - part song for mens' voices

- Mendelssohn mens' choir

Spanish traditional: "El paño" (The silversmith)

- Mendelssohn Choir

Catalonian song: "The three kings (Canço de Nadal)" for mixed voices

- Mendelssohn Choir

Tchaikovsky: Marche Slave in B-flat minor, opus 31

"Irish Tune from County Derry" - perhaps the 1911 arrangement by Percy Grainger

Sir Frederick Bridge (1844-1924): Bold Turpin for chorus and orchestra

a British composer who also taught at the Royal College of Music (seems not related to Frank Bridge)

Verdi: Aida: Act II, Scene 2: finale including the Triumphal March

1920 27, 28 February, 1 March Philadelphia Orchestra 27, 28 February - Academy of Music, Philadelphia

1 March - The Playhouse, Wilmington, Delaware

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture

Bernardo Lorenzetti: Concerto for Viola d'amore, Double Bass and orchestra

- Thaddeus Rich, viola d'amore

- Anton Torello, double bass

Bernardo Lorenzetti's history and authorship of this concerto seems unidentified, and the score resides in the collection of Anton Torello, Principal double bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1914-1948

 

intermission

 

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

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1920 9 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture, third Entr'acte, second Ballet music - as arranged by Stokowski

Henry Hadley: Othello overture - conducted by the composer

Stokowski had conducted the premiere of this work in Philadelphia in December 1919

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

1920 12, 13 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Prelude to Act I

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Musical America wrote: "The [Rheingold] climax had true heroic eloquence and lustrous grandeur" 63

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Sergei Liapunov (1859-1924)

Sergei Liapunov: Piano Concerto no 2, opus 38 (1909) in a single movement

1920 17 March Philadelphia Orchestra Bailey Hall

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Prelude to Act I

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

"no encores can be permitted"

1920 18 March Philadelphia Orchestra Elmwood Music Hall

Buffalo, New York

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Prelude to Act I

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Siegfried death

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

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1920 25 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Concert for the Supervisors of Music National Conference"

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Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: "Christians, Be Joyful" for chorus

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture, third Entr'acte, second Ballet music - as arranged by Stokowski

Horatio Parker: Harold Harfager opus 26 (1891) for chorus and orchestra

 

a capella works sung by the chorus:

- Aleksandr Grechaninov (1864-1956): "Cherubic Hymn"

- Edward MacDowell (1860-1908): Two Old Songs opus 9 (1894): 2. "Slumber Song"

- Nathaniel Dett (1882-1943): "Listen to the Lambs" (1914)

- Peter Christian Lutkin (1858-1931): "The Lord Bless You and Keep You"

 

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

Sir Edward Elgar: "March and Choral Epilogue" (probably from 'Caractacus' 1898) for chorus and orchestra

1920 31 March Philadelphia Orchestra Grand Court, Wanamaker Store

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pietro Yon, left, with Charles Courboin

 

+ Pietro Alessandro Yon (1886-1943): Organ Concerto - Charles Courboin and orchestra

P. A. Yon was organist of the Church of St. Francis Xavier, New York City

 

Charles Courboin plays solo organ selections:

- Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565

- Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Organ Symphony no 2 opus 13 no 2: 'Pastorale'

- Alexander Russell (1880-1953): St. Lawrence Sketches: 2. "Bells of St. Anne de Beaupré"

- Eugène Gigout (1844-1925): "Grand choeur dialogué" (1881)

 

selections for organ and orchestra

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto no 6 in F major, BWV 1057 - played with organ and orchestra, Charles Courboin

César Franck (1822-1890): Pièce Héroïque for organ and orchestra, Charles Courboin

Saint-Saëns: Symphony no 3 in C minor, opus 78 "Organ": Largo - Charles Courboin and orchestra

Saint-Saëns: Marche Héroïque opus 34 - Charles Courboin and orchestra

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

1920 9, 10 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

Debussy: Suite bergamasque: "Clair de lune" in Db - André Maquarre Principal flute conducted by him

Gabriel Fauré: "Chanson d'amour" (1882) - André Maquarre flute conducted by him

Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, opus 75 - Richard Krueger Principal bassoon

Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

 

Musical America wrote about the 9 April 1920 concert: "just at the opening of the Friday matinee concert, the light current was cut off due to a refractory dynamo... obviously, so intricate a work as the Brahms Second Symphony could not be played... Mr. Stokowski announced that Thaddeus Rich would play the "Legende" of Wieniawski... Hans Kindler the first cellist continued the impromptu concert with an excellent performance of the Prelude and Fugue in C by Bach." 59

1920 12 April Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62

Arias by Edward Lankow bass:

- Mozart: Magic Flute K 620: "O Isis and Osiris!"

- Bellini: La sonnambula: "Vi ravviso"

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

Aria by Edward Lankow bass:

- Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): A Life for the Tsar: "Susanin's aria"

Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1920 14 April Philadelphia Orchestra Weightman Hall

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Marvine Maazel piano

Marvine Maazel (1899-1988) was uncle of Lorin Maazel

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Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1920 16, 17 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

 

intermission

 

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Scottish Fantasy opus 46 (1880)

- Eddy Brown (1895-1974) violin

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Siegfried's Rhine Journey

1920 23, 24 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

Intermission

 

Saint-Saëns:: Piano Concerto No. 5 in F Op. 103 "Egyptian"

- Rudolph Ganz piano

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1925

1920 28 April Philadelphia Orchestra The Hippodrome

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: The Rhine Journey, Funeral March and Brünnhilde's final scene

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

 

"The orchestra departed Pottsville on a special train at 11 PM, while Mr. Stokowski who was a guest of A. Millikin stayed behind."

1920 30 April, 1 May Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rossini: The Barber of Seville (1816): Overture

Estelle Hughes soprano sings arias:

- Rossini: Barber of Seville Act I: "Una voce poco fa"

- Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor: 'mad scene'

She had won a competition judged by Leopold Stokowski. Her career was not extensive.

 

Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major, K 370 arranged for oboe and orchestra by Stokowski

- Marcel Tabuteau oboe

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Siegfried Act II: 'Waldweben' (Forest Murmurs)

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

1920 7, 8 May Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Concluding concert pair of the 1919-1920 Philadelphia Orchestra subscription series.

 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Stokowski seems to have programmed the Leonore Overture so that the habitual late arrivals could be seated prior to the symphony.

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125 'Choral'

- Vahrah Hanbury soprano

- Alice Fidler contralto

- Robert Quait tenor

- J. Campbell McInnes bass

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus directed by Stephen S. Townsend

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote with manifest pride: "the greatest orchestra in America, if not the world." 164 although the writer may not have heard many of these other orchestras.

Opening concert of the 1920-1921 season

1920 15, 16 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe (1823): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat major, Opus 55 "Eroica" 'played without pauses'

 

intermission

 

Leo Sowerby (1895-1968): Comes Autumn Time concert overture (1916)

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Prelude to Act I

1920 22, 23 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

"Mr. Stokowski changed his precident of the first concert series and played the Schubert C major symphony with the usual pauses between movements. There had been considerable discussion of the first program, at which the Beethoven 'Eroica' was played without pauses."

 

intermission

 

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia opus 11 (1909)

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "In some respects, the most notable feature of the concert was the 'Italia' Rhapsody in which Alfredo Casella has undertaken to depict contrasted phases of Italian life and to express the sentiments by which, under varying circumstances, his countrymen are animated." 147

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1920 26 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Schubert: Symphony no 9 in C Major, D. 944 "The Great"

(the Beethoven: Egmont Overture had been initially announced, but apparently not played in New York. Of the Schubert, famous New York critic H. E. Krehbiel wrote: "... he indulged in break-neck speed in the finale.")

 

intermission

 

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia opus 11 (1909)

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn 1901-1905

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1920 29, 30 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano arias:

- Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis: 2. "La Chevelure"

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): Extase (1884)

- Ernest Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle Op. 37

 

intermission

 

Guy Ropartz (1864-1955): Symphony no 4 in C (1911) in one movement

The Public Ledger wrote: "There are three movements, but they are played successively without pauses... for those familiar with the harmonic extravagances and strained efforts at originality of the composer's string quartet, it came as a delightful surprise in this original and striking work." 148

Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano aria:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene sung in Russian

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod with Margaret Matzenauer - Stokowski arrangement

1920 5, 6 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G, BWV 1048 - allegro

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Cyril Scott: Two Passacaglias on Irish Themes (1914) - conducted by the composer

Cyril Scott: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1914)

- Cyril Scott piano

Cyril Scott (1879-1970) was an English composer and pianist said to be inspired by study in metaphysics and who was prolific: he wrote two symphonies, three operas, and three piano concerti among some 400 compositions.

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1920 11 November Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Margaret Matzenauer (1881-1963) mezzo-soprano aria:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Act I: Tatiana's Letter Scene

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

- Margaret Matzenauer mezzo-soprano

1920 12, 13 November Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia opus 11 (1909)

The Pittsburgh Post wrote: "Conductor Stokowski has substituted the Casella 'Italia' Rhapsody in place of the Tannhaeuser Overture originally announced for the opening concerts. This number had such an enormous success in the opening concerts in New York and Philadelphia that Mr. Stokowski wishes Pittsburgh patrons to have the opportunity of hearing it." 148

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1920 16 November Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme Op. 33

- Hans Kindler cello

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Italia opus 11 (1909)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1920 19, 20 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Carl Goldmark (1830-1915): In Spring (1889)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 1 in B-flat minor, opus 23

- Robert Schmitz piano

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Berlioz orchestration

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Entrance of the Gods Into Valhalla

1920 26, 27 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

 

intermission

 

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): A Pilgrim Vision (1920) - a short piece to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims' voyage to America.

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

1920 3, 4 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Stokowski may have programmed the Leonore Overture so that the habitual late arrivals could be seated prior to the symphony.

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125 'Choral'

- Della Baker soprano

- Ellen Rumsey contralto

- Lambert Murphy tenor

- Royal Dadmun baritone

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus directed by Stephen S. Townsend

1920 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): A Pilgrim Vision (1920) - a short piece to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims' voyage to America.

Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, opus 102 (1887)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Michel Penha cello

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Wagner: Tannhäuser (Paris version 1861): Overture and Venusberg Music

1920 17, 18 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Concerto for Violin and Cello, opus 102 (1887)

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Michel Penha cello

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

1920 21 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

 

intermission

 

+++ Emanuel Moór (1863-1931): Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra - US premiere

- Flonzaley Quartet

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration), opus 24

 

Musical America wrote: "The concert opened with Mozart's Jupiter symphony out of which Mr. Stokowski refined most of the Jovian aspect. A lackadaisical Apollo, rather than an Olympian Jove became the patron divinity of Mozart in the Philadelphian's hands. The orchestra was much more at home in Struass's 'Tod und Verklarung" 128

1920 24, 27 December

no concert Christmas day

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68 "Pastoral"

 

intermission

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): two of the Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in c sharp minor (orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus)

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

1920 31 December

1 January 1921

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D major, opus 61 (1806)

- Fritz Kreisler violin

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

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1  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  Dodd, Mead & Company. New York 1982 ISBN 0-396-07936-9
2  Kaplan, Richard.  The Philadelphia Orchestra: An annotated discography.  Lanham, Rowman & Littlefield. New York. 2015. ISBN 978-1-442-23915-9
3  thanks to Frederick Fellers of Indianapolis for this photo
4  pp. 54-55. Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
5  Archives of the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania accessed 1999-2018.
6  p. 45.  Matters Musical.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 21 November 1909.
7  p. 8.  Oberlin's Music Festival.  The Evening Independent. Massillon, Ohio. 4 December 1909.
8  p. 2.  Big Orchestra Will Give Fine Program.  The Dayton Herald. Dayton, Ohio. 15 January 1910.
9  p. 7.  Thurman, J. Herman. Music.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 18 December 1909.
10  p. 3.  Special Dispatch from Columbus.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 29 March 1910.
11  p. 3.  Music.  The Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, Ohio. 10 March 1910.
12  p. 13.  Connersville Festival This Week.  The Indianapolis News. Indianapolis, Indiana. 9 May 1910.
13  p. 3.  English's Opera House.  The Indianapolis News. Indianapolis, Indiana. 5 Feb 1910.
14  p. 3.  Mischa Elman.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio, 20 February 1910.
15  p. 43.  Matters Musical.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio, 11 December 1910.
16  p. 7.  Big Triumph For Both Orchestra And Soloist.  The Indianapolis News. Indianapolis, Indiana. 2 Dec 1910.
17  p. 10.  Leopold Stokovski.  Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. 20 November 1910.
18  p. 3.  Concert Here.  The Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, Ohio. 29 November 1910.
19  p. 5.  Leopold Stokovski.  Palladium-Item. Richmond, Indiana. 1 Dec 1910.
20  p. 34.  Big Attractions.  Detroit Free Press. Detroit, Michigan. 27 November 1910.
21  p. 5.  The Symphony at Omaha.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 25 January 1911.
22  p. 2.  Music.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 22 January 1911.
23  p. 6.  Forum Tickets Going.  The Wichita Daily Eagle. Wichita, Kansas. 24 January 1911.
24  p. 19.  Mayor Is Highly Pleased By Forum.  The Wichita Daily Eagle. Wichita, Kansas. 29 January 1911.
25  p. 8.  Samaroff's Genius Delights Audience.  The Buffalo Courier. Buffalo, New York. 10 March 1911.
26  p. 5.  Music From Other Countries.  The New York Times. New York, New York. 7 January 1923.
26  p. 15.  Royalty At Rome Concert.  The New York Times. New York, New York. 22 January 1923.
27  p. 16.  Newman, Ernst. Music.  The New York Evening Post. New York, New York. 22 October 1924.
28  p. 9.  Philadelphia Orchestra at Old Penn.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6 March 1913.
29  p. 15.  Ascendency of the Organ as a Concert Instrument.  Musical America. New York, New York. 17 April 1920.
30  p. 1.  Noted Orchestra Appears To-Night.  The Daily Pennsylvanian (University of Pennsylvania). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 13 March 1919.
31  p. 2.  Organ to be Heard with Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 21 March 1919.
32  p. 9.  Stokowski Forces Visit Washington.  Musical America. New York, New York. 8 November 1919.
33  p. 7.  Stokowski Forces Visit Washington.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 2 January 1912.
34  p. 52.  Cincinnati Orchestra Performs Debussy.  The Musical Courier. New York, New York. 17 February 1916.
35  p. 11.  Covington: Grand Symphony Concert.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 10 April 1912.
36  p. 11.  Covington: Grand Symphony Concert.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 25 December 1910.
37  p. 11.  Brilliant Program Given By Cincinnati Symphony.  Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. 8 February 1912.
38  p. 2.  Symphony Popular Concert.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 28 February 1911.
39  p. 1.  Symphony Popular Concert.  The Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, Ohio. 29 November 1911.
40  p. 1.  Orchestra's First Rehearsal.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 6 November 1911.
41  p. 2.  Interests.  The Sandusky Star-Journal. Sandusky, Ohio. 29 November 1911.
42  p. 2.  Notable Triumph Scored By Young Orchestra Leader.  St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis, Missouri. 14 December 1911.
43  p. 4.  Symphony Concerts.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 10 December 1911
44  p. 8.  Symphony Concerts.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 24 December 1911.
45  p. 9.  Special Dispatch To The Enquirer.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 13 December 1911.
46  p. 3.  Stokowski Is Released From Big Orchestra.  The Dayton Herald. Dayton, Ohio. 15 April 1912.
47  p. 9.  Brilliant Program Given By Cincinnati Orchestra.  The Chicago Tribune. Chicago, Illinois. 8 February 1912.
48  p. 6.  A Dayton Product.  The Dayton Herald. Dayton, Ohio. 12 March 1912.
49  p. 8.  J.M.  Orchestra Gives Third Concert.  The Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 21 February 1912.
50  p. 7.  J.M.  Rapid.  The Democratic Banner. Mount Vernon, Ohio. 8 March 1912.
51  p. 17.  Tribute To Genius.  The Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 14 March 1912
52  p. 21.  Thurman, J. Herman Music.  The Cincinnati Enquirer. Cincinnati, Ohio. 17 March 1912.
53  p. 6.  A.K. Music in London.  The Guardian. London, England. 23 May 1912.
53  p. 8.  Orchestral Season Will Be Brilliant.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 16 June 1912.
54  p. 1.  Opening Concert December 14.  The Daily Republican. Monongahela, Pennsylvania. 5 December 1912.
55  p. 2.  Orchestra Played As One Man.  The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 3 Dec 1912.
56  p. 10.  All Sorts.  The Wichita Daily Eagle. Wichita, Kansas. 27 December 1912.
57  p. 22.  Stokowski Gives Haunted Castle.  Musical America. New York, New York. 22 November 1919.
58  p. A-5.  Hofmann Admits He's Michel Dvorsky.  Los Angeles Herald. Los Angeles, California. 23 January 1920.
59  p. 45.  Stokowski Refuses to Let Darkness Halt Concert.  Musical America. New York, New York. 17 April 1920.
60  p. 33.  Stirring Welcome For Return of Ring To Philadelphia.  Musical America. New York, New York. 22 November 1919.
61  p. 2.  Philadelphia Hails Imposing New Work by Rachmaninoff.  Musical America. New York, New York. 14 February 1920.
62  p. 28.  Favorites Dominate Philadelphia Week.  Musical America. New York, New York. 13 December 1919.
63  p. 22.  Philadelphia Cheers Return of Wagner.  Musical America. New York, New York. 20 March 1920.
64  p. 11.  Events of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 16 March 1913.
65  p. 6.  Lyric - Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 15 November 1917.
66  p. 2.  Second Concert Wins Praise.  The Ithaca Journal. Ithaca, New York. 26 November 1917.
67  p. 5.  Stokowski Pleases With Slavic Program.  The Washington Herald. Washington, District of Columbia. 14 November 1917.
68  p. 37.  Some Notes of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 25 November 1917.
69  p. 3.  Orchestral Season Opens Brilliantly.  The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 13 November 1917.
70  p. 2.  Phila Orchestra at Camp Dix.  The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 31 December 1917.
71  p. 2.  Local Red Cross Unit.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 22 December 1917.
72  p. 14.  Next Orchestra Concerts.  Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 9 December 1917.
73  p. 5.  Music.  Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 30 October 1917.
74  p. 11.  Orchestra to give Free Concerts.  Evening Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 29 October 1917.
75  p. 29.  Reformation Music Festival.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 21 October 1917.
76  p. 13.  Opening Event of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 13 October 1917.
77  p. 26.  Christmas Gala at Wanamakers in Philadelphia.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 27 December 1922.
78  p. 28.  New York Concerts.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 9 November 1922.
79  p. 9.  Fiery Russian Music.  Evening Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 23 March 1918.
78  p. 24.  Central New York Music Festival.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 18 May 1916.
79  p. 55.  Orchestra Novelties Played in Philadelphia.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 16 March 1916.
80  p. 5.  Musical Treat at Lyric.  The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 23 March 1916.
81  p. 32.  Repeating the Mahler Symphony.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 26 March 1916.
82  p. 1.  Philadelphia to Have the Honor of the First Peformance of the Alpine Symphony.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 27 April 1916.
83  p. 8.  Martin Wins New Laurels.  The Sentinel. Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 15 May 1916.
84  p. 7.  Stokowski and Philadelphia Orchestra.  Harrisburg Telegraph. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 13 May 1916.
85  p. 5.  Great Audience Hears Concert.  The Scranton Truth. Scranton, Pennsylvania. 16 December 1913.
86  p. 24.  Notes of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 14 December 1913.
87  p. 8.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1 January 1914.
88  p. 7.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. 22 January 1914.
89  p. 6.  Music News.  The New York Times. New York, New York. 6 December 1914.
90  p. 8.  A Change of Program.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1 November 1914.
91  p. 6.  Orchestra Wins In First Concert.  The Evening Journal (Wilmington, Delaware. 17 November 1914.
92  p. 20.  Concert News.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 5 August 1914.
93  p. 43.  Philadelphia and Cincinnati Orchestras Visit Detroit.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 25 December 1919.
94  p. 9.  Orchestra Chorus In First Concert.  The Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1 November 1919.
95  p. 47.  Philadelphia is Pleased.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 7 December 1922.
96  p. 30.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  Musical Courier. New York, New York. 30 November 1922.
97  p. 9.  Evanston Festival.  Musical Leader. Chicago, Illinois. 1 June 1922.
98  p. 22.  Aldrich, Richard Music.  The New York Times. New York, New York. 20 December 1922.
99  p. 14.  Orchestra Performs a Modern Program.  The Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 16 December 1922.
100  p. 23.  Charpentier, Raymond. Les Grandes Concerts.  Comoedia. Paris, France. 15 January 1923.
101  p. 5.  Buchatti, Alvred. Les Grandss Concerts.  Le Matin. Paris, France. 15 January 1923.
102  p. 14.  Stokowski To Aid At Stage Benefit.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 28 February 1923.
103  p. 4.  Robert Brussel, Robert. Les Concerts.  Le Figaro. Paris, France. 15 January 1923.
104  p. 2.  Musique et Les Concerts.  Comoedia. Paris, France. 17 May 1909.
105  p. 2.  The Music Explained.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 11 November 1922.
106  Smith, Rollin.  Stokowski and the Organ.  Pendragon Press. Hillsdale, New York. 2004. ISBN 1-57647-103-9.
107  p. 9.  Soiree Musicale Held At Biltmore.  New York Herald. New York, New York. 28 December 1922.
108  p. 10.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  Evening Star. Washington, District of Columbia. 8 November 1922.
109  p. 3.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Washington Herald. Washington, District of Columbia. 7 December 1921.
110  p. 12.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 3 December 1921.
111  p. 12.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 19 November 1921.
112  p. 8.  Krehbiel, H. E. "Five Pieces" A Wierd Effort.  New-York Tribune. New York, New York. 30 November 1921.
113  p. 20.  Gaul, Harvey. "Musical Comments.  Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 9 Oct 1921.
114  p. 2.  Philadelphia Orchestra Opens New York Season.  The Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 19 October 1921.
115  p. 6.  Many Please By Stokowski Concert.  Harrisburg Telegraph (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) 17 February 1922.
116  p. 23.  Clavicembalo Introduced By Stokowski.  The Washington Times. Washington, District of Columbia. 15 February 1922.
117  p. 12.  Children Enjoy A Fine Concert.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2 February 1922.
118  p. 32.  News of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 5 February 1922.
119  p. 172. Barnett, Andrew.  Sibelius.  Yale University Press. New Haven, Connecticut. 2007.
120  p. 281.  Toronto.  The Musical Times. Chicago, Illinois. 1 April 1922.
121  p. 4.  Philadelphia Orchestra Here On Monday.  The Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. 19 March 1921.
122  p. 9.  Bispham Soloist With Orchestra.  The Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 21 March 1921.
123  p. 141.  Storch, Laila. Marcel Tabuteau.  Indiana University Press. Bloomington, Indiana. 2008. ISBN-13: 978-0-253-34949.
124  p. 36.  Gala Concert for Damrosch.  New York Herald. New York, New York. 26 February 1922.
125  p. 6.  The Philadelphians.  The Brooklyn Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. 15 March 1922.
126  p. 12.  Childrens Concert.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 9 March 1922.
127  p. 6.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 18 March 1922.
128  p. 3.  New York Indebted To Stokowski For Revival Of Brahms Requiem.  Musical America. New York, New York. 19 March 1921.
129  p. 4.  Triumph Scored in Concert at Lyric". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 6 April 1922.
130  p. 3.  A Gala Concert". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 10 April 1922.
131  p. 10.  Philadelphia Orchestra". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 29 April 1922.
132  p. 1, 6.  Sold Out House for Philadelphia Orchestra". The Pottsville Republican. Pottsville, Pennsylvania. 27 April 1922.
133  p. 5.  Large Audience Hears Stokowski Orchestra Play". The Washington Herald. Washington, District of Columbia. 16 February 1921.
134  p. 7.  Phila Orchestra". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 5 February 1921.
135  p. 7.  Lyric". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 17 February 1921.
136  p. 5.  Orchestra Played to a Crowded House". Pottsville Republican. Pottsville, Pennsylvania. 21 April 1921.
137  p. 8.  Krehbiel, H. E. Stokowski Ends N.Y. Season.  New-York Tribune. New York, New York. 6 April 1921.
138  p. 19.  Stokowski Gives Mahler Symphony.  The Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)07 May 1921.
139  p. 34.  Warren, Richard. A History of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  University of Toronto Press. Toronto, Ontario. ISBN-978-0-8020-35882.
140  p. 29.  Toronto Festival.  Musical America. New York, New York. 23 April 1921.
141  p. 14.  Lyric. The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 18 November 1919.
142  p. 17.  First of Concert Series is Given.  Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 20 November 1919.
143  p. 12.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 8 November 1919.
144  p. 68.  Afterthoughts of the Week.  The Brooklyn Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. 15 February 1920.
145  p. 9.  Cortot Soloist With Orchestra.  The Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 3 January 1920.
146  p. 8.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 14 February 1920.
147  p. 3.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 23 October 1920.
148  p. 58.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 31 October 1920.
149  p. 14.  Matzenauer Soloist With Orchestra.  The Public Ledger. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 30 October 1920.
150  p. 67.  Some News of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 20 April 1919.
151  p. 18.  Interesting News.  The Washington Herald. Washington, District of Columbia. 13 January 1918.
152  p. 11.  Philadelphia Orchestra Home From Storm.  The News Journal. Wilmington, Delaware. 26 January 1918.
153  p. 10.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 26 January 1918.
154  p. 74.  Philadelphia Orchestra Concert.  The Baltimore Record. Baltimore, Maryland. 17 January 1918.
155  p. 10.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 19 January 1918.
156  p. 12.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 23 February 1918.
157  p. 13.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 15 February 1918.
158  p. 13.  Friends of Music Give Concert.  New York Herald. New York, New York. 28 March 1918.
159  p. 8.  Lyric. The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 21 March 1918.
160  p. 81.  Musical Philadelphia.  Musical America. New York, New York. 12 October 1918.
161  p. 14.  Lyric". The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 12 November 1918.
162  p. 9.  Stokowski Conducts.  New York Times. New York, New York. 12 March 1919.
163  p. 15.  Philadelphia Orchestra Prospectus.  Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 18 May 1919.
163  p. 14.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 13 December 1919.
164  p. 27.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 2 May 1920.
165  p. 27.  With the Orchestras.  New York Times. New York, New York. 12 October 1919.
166  p. 4.  Gives Skryabin Work. The Washington Post. Washington, District of Columbia. 24 November 1915.
167  p. 89.  Gives New Schoenberg Work.  New York Times. New York, New York. 14 November 1915.
168  p. 8.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 10 April 1915.
169  p. 10.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 19 February 1916.
170  p. 25.  Aftermath of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7 May 1916.
171  p. 23.  Notes of the Musical Season.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 3 December 1916.
172  p. 12.  A Program of New Music.  New York Times. New York, New York. 12 January 1917.
173  p. 1.  Princeton Appreciative of Concert Last Night.  Daily Princetonian. Princeton, New Jersey. 9 January 1917.
174  p. 15.  Concert in Philadelphia.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 31 October 1914.
175  p. 50.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 8 February 1914.
176  p. 9.  The Philadelphia Orchestra Plays.  The Boston Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. 16 February 1914.
177  p. 10.  Music Notes.  New York Times. New York, New York. 15 June 1914.


 

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