A Listing of the Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1921 to 1932

 

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Leopold Stokowski Concerts -

    from 1921 to 1932

 

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  Stokowski in Philadelphia circa 1930

 

Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1921-1932

 

 

This is a listing of concerts of the great Leopold Stokowski which seeks to cover the rich period of his collaboration with the Philadelphia Orchestra from 1921 until the end of 1932. 

 

to see a listing of all of the Leopold Stokowski concerts from 1909-1920, please click here

 

to see a listing of all of the Leopold Stokowski concerts from 1933-1949, please click here

 

to see a listing of all of the Leopold Stokowski concerts from 1950-1974, please click here

 

Research for the Leopold Stokowski Concerts 1921-1932

 

Sources for this listing of Leopold Stokowski concerts 1921-1932 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. 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.

 

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 1921-1932 listed Chronologically

 

 

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1921 31 December 1920

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)

1921 4, 5 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Concerning this composition, Mr. Stokowski made a few remarks... Chausson, he told his hearers, was a melancholy man who was disposed to brood over the shortness of life and the vanity of earthly things, and whose sadness was reflected in the music they were about to hear." 134

 

intermission

 

Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin (1919) in four movements

- Marcel Tabuteau plays the solo in this piece for the first time. 123

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

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

1921 11, 12 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

1921 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A opus 129 (1850)

- Michel Penha cello

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

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

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1921 15 February Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20

Margaret Matzenauer soprano sings arias:

- Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis: 2. "La Chevelure"

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): Extase (1884)

- Ernest Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle opus 37

The Washington Herald wrote: "Mme. Matzenauer chose three rather mournful songs for the first of her program. There was too much sameness in her songs and left the audience rather cold. However, she redeemed herself later... she sang the Brunhilde in the finale of the "Twilight of the Gods" most dramatically and effectively and shows what she can do when she lets her voice out." 133

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

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

- Margaret Matzenauer soprano as Brünnhilde

1921 16 February Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20

Margaret Matzenauer soprano sings arias:

- Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis: 2. "La Chevelure"

- Henri Duparc (1848-1933): Extase (1884)

- Ernest Chausson: Chanson perpétuelle opus 37

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

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

- Margaret Matzenauer soprano as Brünnhilde

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The Baltimore Sun wrote: "Mme. Matzenauer is fitted, both physically and vocally to express the superhuman heroic idea of the role of Brunhilde." 135

1921 17 February Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20

 

intermission

 

Schumann: Cello Concerto in A opus 129 (1850)

- Michel Penha cello

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

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

1921 18, 19 matinee February Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20

 

intermission

 

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

- Mischa Levitzki piano

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

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

1921 21 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Popular Concert"

"The first of three supplementary programs to accomodate the many who have been unable to gain admission to the subscription series"

 

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

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

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1921 25, 26 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047

- Ernest Williams trumpet (Stokowski's recording had the trumpet playing an octive lower rather than at the "clarino" tessitura of the score; perhaps Williams so played)

 

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

- Mischa Levitzki piano

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Mischa Levitzki (1898-1941) in 1919

"Levitzki died suddenly of a heart attack aged 42 in 1941, at his home in Avon-by-the-Sea, New Jersey"

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

1921 3 evening,

4 matinee,

5 evening March

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem opus 45 (1868) performed in English translation

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Reinald Werrenrath baritone

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus directed by Stephen Townsend 121

1921 8 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Brahms: Ein deutsches Requiem opus 45 (1868) performed in English translation

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Reinald Werrenrath baritone

- Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus directed by Stephen Townsend

 

Musical America wrote: "Mr. Stokowski made two cuts in the score, surprising since the concert was over by ten o'clock and might well have continued a few minutes longer. There was reason for gratitude that he contrived to prevent applause except at the intermission and again at the end." 128

1921 11, 12 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in Bb opus 60 (1806)

 

intermission

 

David Bispham (1857-1921) baritone sings:

- Mozart: "Per questa bella mano" K 612 concert aria - with double bass obligato by Anton Torello

"Mr. Torello played the difficult obbligato without his notes and brought a beauty of tone and a facility of execution which resembled the cello."

Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande opus 5 (1905)

The Philadelphia Ledger wrote: "Before playing the composition Mr. Stokowski besought the hearers to listen to the composition with an open mind and not to be disturbed by the modern tendencies of the composer harmonically" 111

David Bispham sings and narrates:

- Max von Schillings (1868-1933): Das Hexenlied (The Witch-Song) opus 15 (1902)

1921 16 March Philadelphia Orchestra Weightman Hall

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

- Margaret Sittig violin

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intermission

 

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

1921 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra The Playhouse

Wilmington, Delaware

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Oberon: Overture 121

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in Eb, K 364/320d

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Romain Verney viola

 

intermission

 

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

1921 26 March

25 March was Good Friday

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

Roger Quilter (1877-1953): A Children's Overture (1920)

an English composer, known particularly for his songs

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

Joaquín Turina (1882-1949): La Procesion del Rocío opus 9 (1912)

&Eacutedouard Lalo (1823-1892): Symphonie espagnole opus 21 (1874)

- Jacques Thibaud violin

1921 29 March Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Olga Samaroff piano
1921 5 April Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

"Tchaikovsky Program"

 

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

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

 

The New York Tribune critic wrote: "The conductor was well-justified in showing off the collective and individual merits of his band in the '1812 Overture', which made an effective ending for this visiting orchestra's season." 137

1921 7 April Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

"Tchaikovsky Program"

 

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

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

"The tremendous orchestral effects were hightened by the aid of bells and cannon and brasses in the upper tier of boxes."

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1921 8, 9 April Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

The short overture was likely placed to allow the late-comers to gain their seats prior to the Beethoven symphony.

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 9, opus 125 (1824) "Choral"

Inez Barbour (1885-1971) soprano (wife of the conductor Henry Hadley)

Marle Alcock (1883-1975) contralto

George Meader (1888-1963) tenor

Royal Dadmun (1884-1964)

"200 Pittsburgh voices" directed by Charles Heinroth

1921 11 April Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir directed by H. A. Fricker

Massey Theater

Toronto, Ontario

Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude to Act I

Jacob Arcadelt (1507-1568): "Ave Maria" (1842) - Mendelssohn Choir a capella

Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Surge illuminare Jerusalem motet - Mendelssohn Choir a capella

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): "A Sea Symphony" - Symphony no 1 (1909)

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Reinald Werrenrath baritone

- Mendelssohn Choir

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

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

 

"After the Sibelius, the audience recalled Mr. Stokowski four times." 140

1921 12 April Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir directed by H. A. Fricker

Massey Theater

Toronto, Ontario

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

Sir Ernest MacMillan: England - Canadian premiere 139

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Royal Dadmun baritone

- Mendelssohn Choir

Debussy: La damoiselle élue (1889, revised 1902)

- Florence Hinkle soprano

- Royal Dadmun baritone

- Mendelssohn Choir women's chorus

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): Songs of the Sea opus 91 (1904)

- Royal Dadmun baritone

- Mendelssohn Choir Men's voices 140

Wagner: The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) (1843): "Spinning Chorus" of sailors

- Mendelssohn Choir Men's voices

Eaton Fanning (1850-1927): "Fanning How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps" - a capella song set to Shakespeare's text

Eaton Fanning was an English composer who also taught at the Royal Academy of Music

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

1921 13 April matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Theater

Toronto, Ontario

"Tchaikovsky Program"

 

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

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

 

The 1812 Overture was supplemented by sixteen Toronto brass players 140

1921 13 April evening Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir directed by H. A. Fricker

Massey Theater

Toronto, Ontario

Rachmaninoff: Liturgy of St John Chrysostom opus 31 (1910): "We Sing To Thee"

- Mendelssohn mixed choir

Brahms: "Schicksalslied" (Song of Fate) opus 54 for mixed choir and orchestra: "Can You Tell Me"

- Mendelssohn mixed choir

A. M. Storch: "Night Witchery"

- Mendelssohn Choir male chorus

Sibelius: Hymn opus 21 (1896) "Natus in Curas"

- Mendelssohn Choir male chorus

Spanish traditional: "El paño" (The silversmith)

- Mendelssohn Choir

Gustav Holst: "Ave Maria" (1900)

- Mendelssohn Choir female chorus

Kurt Schindler (1882-1935): "The Miracle of St. Raymond"

- Mendelssohn Choir 140

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): "A Sea Symphony" - Symphony no 1 (1909): Scherzo "The Waves" with chorus

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

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

1921 15, 16 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

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

- Carlton Cooley violin

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

1921 18 April Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915): Symphony no 5 "Prometheus, Le poeme du feu" opus 60

The Brooklyn Eagle wrote: "Like the 'Devine Poem' and the 'Poem of Extasy', this composition speaks an important message."

 

intermission

 

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E-flat K 543

Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1921 20 April Philadelphia Orchestra The Hippodrome

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

"Tchaikovsky Program"

 

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

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

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

 

The Pottsville review enthused: "A criticism of the concert is absolutely superfluous. It was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful." 136

1921 22, 23 April

25 April "Special Concert"

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Progam" from the Ring

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

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

1921 29, 30 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

intermission

 

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

- Olga Samaroff piano

William Wallace Gilchrist (1846-1916): Symphonic Poem in G (1910)

Gian Francesco Malipiero (1882-1973): Ditirambo tragico (1917)

"The Ditirambo tragico's distraught, searing dissonances are among the most extreme Malipiero ever composed"

1921 6, 7 May Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Gustav Mahler: Symphony no 2 (1903) "Resurrection" - sung in English

May Peterson soprano

Marle Alcock contalto

The Public Ledger wrote: "Special mention should be made of the work of the first and second trumpets, Ernest Williams and S. G. Cohen, and the first horn Anton Horner who had a remarkably high and difficult ensemble part with solo passages demanding his beautiful tone, and the first trombone Gardell Simons who played his exacting part with a variety of tone and a degree of musicianship rarely heard in this difficult instrument." 138

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Opening concert of the 1921-1922 season
1921 7, 8 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opening concert of the 1921-1922 season

 

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

Sir Edward Elgar: 'Enigma' Variations opus 36 (1899)

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

1921 14, 15 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

 

intermission

 

Walter Braunfels (1882-1954): Fantastic Variations of a Theme by Hector Berlioz opus 25 (1917)

&Eacutedouard Lalo (1823-1892): Symphonie espagnole opus 21 (1874)

- Emil Telmanyi violin

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Emil Telmanyi (1892-1988) advocate of Carl Nielsen, married to Nielsen's daughter

 

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

1921 18 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

The New York Herald wrote: "Ita was a noble orchestra Mr. Stokowski confronted when he lifted his baton to begin the Brahms symphony... an orchestra increased on the foundation of ten basses instead of eight as last season, and woodwinds doubled and all the players seated in a new distribution." 114

 

intermission

 

+++ Walter Braunfels (1882-1954): Fantastic Variations of a Theme by Hector Berlioz opus 25 (1917)

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

1921 21, 22 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dvorak: Carnival Overture opus 92 (1891)

+++ Sibelius: Symphony no 5 opus 82 (several versions 1916-1919) -

the score of this recent work was also published in 1921 and brought back from Stokowski's European trip, summer 1921, as well as bringing the score of Vaughan William's 'A London Symphony' revised in 1918. 113 This was said to be the American premiere of the symphony

 

intermission

 

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32 (1876)

1921 28, 29 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Pagine di Guerra ("Pages of War") (1915)

- 'In Belgium', 'In France', 'In Russia', 'In Alsace'

- Alfredo Casella piano

 

intermission

 

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20 in D minor, K 466

- Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) piano

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1921 1 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): A Notte Alta ("At Midnight") opus 30 (1917)

- Alfredo Casella piano

 

intermission

 

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

- Alfredo Casella piano

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1921 4, 5 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+++ Gregor Fitelberg (1879-1953): Polish Rhapsody - US premiere

Ernest Bloch: Suite for Viola and Orchestra (1920)

Louis Bailly viola

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Louis Bailly (1882-1974) viola of the Flonzaley Quartet

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

1921 8 November Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Efrem Zimbalist violin

 

intermission

 

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

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

1921 9 November Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Kathleen Parlow violin

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Kathleen Parlow (1890-1963)

 

intermission

 

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

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

1921 10 November Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

intermission

 

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

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

1921 11, 12 November Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"The program started with the Star-Spangled Banner" (this was Armistice Day commemorating the end of World War 1)

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

 

intermission

 

Helen Stanley soprano arias:

- Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (1908): 'Lia's Aria'

- Riccardo Zandonai (1883-1944): Conchita Act I: "Ier dalla fabbrica a Triana"

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Helen Stanley (1889-1969)

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

1921 18, 19 November

21 November "Special Concert"

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Faust Overture (1840)

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): preludes to Act I and to Act III

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

 

In the 25 Novermber Friday afternoon concert, before the final number, Stokowski "delivered a little lecture in which he reproached the people who move about during the performance and leave before it is over, and adjured his listeners to come in a soulful, meditative and receptive frame of mind." 122

1921 25, 26 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Arnold Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra opus 16 (1909 version)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1921 29 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Arnold Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra opus 16 (1909 version)

 

The New York Tribune critic Henry E. Krehbiel (1854-1923) wrote: "...We say that the audience was too decorous because the composition - we suppose it is that, no matter what else it may be - ought to have been received with unmistakable signs of protest... This is 'progress'. Let us be progressive even if progress leads us into the deep, dark, dank and noisome abysses of hell" 112 The headline of this review was "A Travesty On Harmony."

 

Richard Aldrich of the New York Times, usually more reserved than the acerbic Krehbiel wrote: "Now we know the worst... there is littel to say about these five pieces, except they are worse than the reputation whic preceded them."

 

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

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

1921 2, 3 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

Liszt: Les Préludes (1854)

 

intermission

 

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

- Arrigo Serato violin

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "this served to introduce this new violinist, and it must be said that he was something of a disappointment. His tone, although clear and sweet, is extremely small and his intonation is uncertain... After all, the Beethoven concerto is not for all talents, only for the greatest." 110

1921 6 December Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

"There was a new arrangement of the strings, the cellos were moved to the right, and the second violins and the violas were massed behind the first violins, the reason for which was apparent in the first number, the prelude from Lohengrin." 109

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A (1861)

- Yolanda Mero piano

 

intermission

 

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

Arnold Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra opus 16 (1909 version)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1921 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

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

- Ernest Hutcheson piano

 

intermission

 

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

Arnold Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra opus 16 (1909 version)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1921 8 December Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

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

- Leo Ornstein piano

 

intermission

 

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

Arnold Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra opus 16 (1909 version)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1921 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

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

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

Arnold Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra opus 16 (1909 version)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1921 14 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert"

 

Georges Bizet: Carmen: 'March' from the Suite no 2

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

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

 

Demonstration of the differences between the violin (Thaddeus Rich), the viola (Romain Verney), cello (Michel Penha) and bass (Anton Torello)

1921 16, 17 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047

- Ernest Williams trumpet (Stokowski's recording had the trumpet playing an octive lower rather than at the 'clarino' tessitura of the score; perhaps Williams so played)

Haydn: Symphony no 88 in G major

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1921 20 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047

- Ernest Williams trumpet (as in the Philadelphia concerts of 16, 17 December 1921, Stokowski likely had Ernest Williams playing trumpet an octive lower rather than at the 'clarino' pitch of the score which may have been considered technically out of range.)

Haydn: Symphony no 100 in G major "Military"

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)


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1922 27, 28 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

intermission

 

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Night on Bare Mountain - Stokowski transcription

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

1922 1 February 1922 Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert" featuring double reed instruments

Stokowski apparently arranged the Beethoven, Saint-Saëns and Bartaletto for these instruments

 

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" - Marcel Tabuteau (with the orchestra 1915-1954) oboe

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Stokowski assured his audience that if they listened closely they could hear the goblins chasing Peer Gynt, and the king giving him a resounding smack" 117

Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 14 in C# minor "Moonlight" opus 27, no 2: movement 1 - orchestrated by Stokowski with Lewis Raho (with the orchestra 1918-1924) oboe d'amore

Guy Ropartz (1864-1955): Pastorale et danses - Marcel Tabuteau oboe

Saint-Saëns: The Carnival of the Animals: "The Swan" - Peter Henkelman (with the orchestra 1901-1925) English horn

M. Bartaletto: Il Sogno (The Dream) - Edward Raho (with the orchestra 1913-1930) bass oboe, which Stokowski referred to as a "hecklephone" 123

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act III

"Mr. Stokowski explained the story of 'Lohengrin' prior to the prelude"

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 6 in D major - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

 

"After all was over, Mr. Stokowski stood shaking hands with many of the children"

1921 3, 4 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Schumann: Symphony no 4 in D minor (1851)

 

intermission

 

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in d minor opus 47 (1905)

- Ferenc Vecsey violin

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Ferenc Vecsey (1893-1935) violin - Vecsey was a champion of this Sibelius concerto, performing it often, beginning when he was 13 119

 

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

1921 7 February Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

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

 

intermission

 

Maria Ivogun soprano arias:

- Mozart: "Mia speranza adorata" aria K 416

- Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos opus 60 (version 1916): 'Zerbinetta's Aria'

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Maria Ivogun, Hungarian soprano (1891-1987)

 

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

1922 10, 11 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Passacaglia in c minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

this seems to have been Stokowski's first performance of his transcription, which he played many times later

Handel: Concerto Grosso in Bb opus 3 no 1 - Stokowski transcription with "Stokowski playing the clavicembalo"

"For the Handel Concerto, Mr. Stokowski uses an edition of the score made by himself... the clavicembalo is represented by a modern instrument [in fact a Steinway grand piano] devised to approximate the tone of an eighteenth century clavichord" 118

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

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1922 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

intermission

 

Handel: Concerto Grosso in Bb opus 3 no 1 - Stokowski transcription with "Stokowski playing the clavicembalo"

described as: 'Concerto for flutes, oboes, bassoons, strings, with Stokowski playing the clavicembalo'

["clavicembalo: a transformed Steinway grand that has an attachment to give the tone of the ancient instrument" 116].

The Washington Times: "Fresh tempo, delicious duos with piano and first violin with Thaddeus Rich adding quaintness in the quality of his tone and the vivacity of its playing" 116

 

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1922 15 February Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

intermission

 

Handel: Concerto Grosso in Bb opus 3 no 1 - Stokowski transcription with "Stokowski playing the clavicembalo"

 

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

The Baltimore Sun: "Especially noticable is the concluding Bach fugue, into which is poured such a tremendous volume of song as to make the hall vibrate..."

1922 16 February Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

intermission

 

Handel: Concerto Grosso in Bb opus 3 no 1 - Stokowski transcription with "Stokowski playing the clavicembalo"

 

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

 

The Harrisburg Telegraph wrote: "The Beethoven number was to have been played last, but almost at the last minute, Stokowski, who has a way of changing programs reversed the sequence playing the Bach number last." 115

1922 17 February Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

intermission

 

Handel: Concerto Grosso in Bb opus 3 no 1 - Stokowski transcription

"The three movements were directed by Mr. Stokowski from the clavicembalo."

 

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1922 20 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Twenty-Fifth Annual Festival" 120

The Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto with the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Gustav Holst: Festival Te Deum (1919)

Schubert: Moment Musical no 3 in F minor D 780 - transcription by Stokowski

J. S. Bach: "Sing Ye To The Lord" motet BWV 2325

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Hubert Parry (1848-1918): "Blest Pair of Sirens" (1887)

1922 21 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Twenty-Fifth Annual Festival" 120

The Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Herbert A. Fricker with the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Hector Berlioz: La damnation de Faust (1846)

- Florence Hinkle (1885-1933) soprano - Marguerite

- Thomas Burke (1890-1969) tenor - Faust

- John Barclay baritone - Mephistopheles

- Walter S. Clapperton (1892-1944) bass - Brander

- The Mendelssohn Choir as peasants, sylphs, soldiers and celestial spirits

1922 22 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Twenty-Fifth Annual Festival" 120

The Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Herbert A. Fricker with the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Handel: Concerto Grosso in Bb opus 3 no 1 - Stokowski transcription

- it was directed by Mr. Stokowski from the clavicembalo.

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1922 22 February evening Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

"Mendelssohn Choir Twenty-Fifth Annual Festival" 120

The Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Herbert A. Fricker with the Philadelphia Orchestra

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act III

Vaughan Williams: Symphony no 1 "A Sea Symphony" (1909) for chorus and orchestra: parts 2 and 3 120

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Five Characteristic Pictures opus 18 for female chorus and orchestra: "The Fairy"

Geoffrey O'Hara (1882-1967) "The Wreck of the Julie Plante" (1921 song by this Canadian composer)

Gustav Ferrari (1872-1948): "Old King Cole" - four part song for women's voices

Somervelle arrangement of the traditional "Men of Harlech"

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

1922 24, 25 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture

Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in Eb, K 364/320d

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- Romain Verney viola

 

intermission

 

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

1922 27 February Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

"Gala Concert for the Walter Damrosch Fellowship"

"Three Symphony Orchestras with five conductors will take part in the fund raising concert"

 

Josef Stransky conducts the New York Philharmonic:

- Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

- Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

 

Arthur Bodanzky conducts the New York Philharmonic:

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

- Berlioz: La damnation de Faust opus 24: "Rakoczy March"

 

Albert Coates conducts the New York Symphony:

- Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

Willem Mengelberg conducts the New York Symphony:

- Liszt: Les Préludes S 97 (1865)

 

Leopold Stokowski conducts the Philadelphia Orchestra:

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

 

"To commemorate the service of Walter Damrosch to American Music and to mark the establishment of a perpetual fellowship in the American Academy in Rome" 124

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1922 28 February Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

1922 10, 11 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

 

intermission

 

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): A Pilgrim Vision (1920) - a short piece to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims' voyage to America.

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

- Josef Hofmann piano

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

Eugen d'Albert (1864-1932): Cello Concerto opus 20 (1899)

- Hans Kindler cello

1922 3, 4 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+++ Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (1913) - US premiere; a full score had been published in Germany in 1922 which Stokowski may have used.

"Mr. Stokowski addressed the audience prior to the work to say that the composer had undertaken to express the reactions of nature, not on the cultivated and sophisticated intelligence, but on the minds of a primitive people."

Ernest Schelling (1876-1939): Suite Fantastique opus 7 (1906)

 

intermission

 

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

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

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

1922 8 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Children's Concert" featuring flute, alto flute and piccolo

 

Charles-Marie Widor: Suite opus 34 (1877): "Romance" - William Kincaid flute

August Damm: "Concert Polka" - John Fischer piccolo

Joseph La Monaca: "Primavera" - 'written for this concer' for alto flute, played by the composer

Joseph La Monaca played flute with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1910-1940

Beethoven: The Ruins of Athens opus 113: "Turkish March"

Schubert: Moment Musical no 3 in F minor D 780 - transcription by Stokowskit

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894): "Procession of the Sardar"

"Mr. Stokowski explained the the wild country in which this composer lived and the savage character of the people"

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

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

also, the children sang "Auld Lang Syne" and "America" 126

1922 10, 11 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

 

intermission

 

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): A Pilgrim Vision (1920) - a short piece to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims' voyage to America.

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

- Josef Hofmann piano

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

1922 14 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

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

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

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

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in B-flat Major, opus 83

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

"Mr. Stokowski was in thorough accord with the soloist. A transcendental reading was the answer." 126

 

John Alden Carpenter (1876-1951): A Pilgrim Vision (1920) - a short piece to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Pilgrims' voyage to America.

"The composition is weak, if also bombastic"

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

1922 17, 18 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "How admirably it was played, with what eloquence of expression, brilliancy of execution, and lucidity of exposition, with what clear sense of its values and sympathetic appreciation of its significance, those who know from experience how brightly Mr. Stokowski shines as an interpreter of Brahms can readily imagine." 127

 

intermission

 

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

- Michel Penha cello (Principal cello fo the Philadelphia Orchestra 1920-1925)

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

1922 24, 25 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

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

 

intermission

 

Maria Ivogun, Hungarian soprano (1891-1987) sings arias:

- Mozart: "Mia speranza adorata" concert aria K 416

- Richard Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos opus 60 (1909): Zerbinetta's aria "So war es mit Pagliazzo"

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1922 31 March Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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

Mozart: Concerto for two pianos in E-flat K 365/316a

- Josef and Rosina Lhevinne duo-pianists

 

intermission

 

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Josef Lhevinne piano

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1922 4 April matinee Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

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

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

 

intermission

 

Nina Koshetz soprano sings arias:

- Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin: Tatyana's Letter scene

- Mussorgsky: The Fair at Sorochyntsi (1880): Rêverie and dance

- Prokofiev: one of the Melodies opus 35 for soprano and orchestra

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Nina Koshetz (1891-1965) "Known for her overly-extravagant life style, her vocal powers declined in the 1930s and in 1940s"

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1922 5 April Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

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

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

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "Dull and hardly interesting enough to force itself to attention save as a curiosity." 129

 

intermission

 

Marguerite d'Alvarez (1883-1953) contralto sings arias:

- Gluck (1714-1784): Alceste (1776) Act II: "Divinités du styx"

- Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis: 2. "La Chevelure"

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1922 7, 8 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn opus 56 (1873)

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E-flat K 543

 

intermission

 

Richard Strauss: Burleske in d minor (1886)

- Harold Bauer piano

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

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

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915): Symphony no 5 "Prometheus, Le poeme du feu" opus 60

"this tone poem, with its weird discords and its sky-scraping ascents was assisted in the piano part of the Scryabin by Mr. Harold Bauer."

1922 9 April members of the Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Gala Concert of the Philharmonic Society of Philadelphia"

"The Society had engaged the full personnel of the Philadelphia Orchestra for the occasion, conducted by the efficient Josef Pasternack, and present as a guest conductor Leopold Stokowski, under whose guidance the orchestra performed Strauss's tone poem Tod und Verklärung. 130

 

Pablo Casals cello and John Barclay baritone with the Mendelssohn Choir (Toronto) also performed.

1922 15, 17 April

14 April 1922 was Good Friday

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E-flat K 543

 

intermission

 

+++ Falla: El Amor Brujo (1916) - US premiere, apparently without mezzo-soprano soloist

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1922 21, 22 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Otto F. Mueller: Carnival Overture Schlaraffiada based on the old song "Schlaraffiada"

Otto Mueller (Germany 1870-1960) violin and his brother Herman Mueller (Germany 1872-1937) viola were both long-time musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra

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Liszt: Piano Concerto no 1 in Eb, opus 11

- Edward Lane piano - he won a Stokowski performance competition in 1921, but had a short career

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1922 26 April Philadelphia Orchestra The Hippodrome

Pottsville, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act III

Schubert: Moment Musical no 3 in F minor D 780 - transcription by Stokowskit

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

Georges Bizet: Carmen Act II: Spanish dance

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

 

"The orchestra was met at the station by Pottsville's Third Brigade Band. Bandmaster C. P Hoffman handed the baton to Mr. Stokowski, who led the band in a stirring march." 132

1922 28, 29 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Debussy: Le martyre de saint Sébastien: 1. 'La Cour des lys'

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote about the concert marking 10 seasons of Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orhcestra: "Mrs. Francis Wister on behalf of the four women's committees congratulated Mr. Stokowski with a silver plate. In acknowledging this gift, Mr. Stokowski made a little speach in which he said that the four cardinal points of orchestral excellence were ensemble, tone, flexibility and balance. He thought that these had so far attained as to render further progress difficult, but that no effort would be spared." 131

Opening concert of the 1922-1923 season
1922 6, 7 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

First concert pair of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1922-1923 subscription season

 

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

Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in Bb opus 60

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Stokowski was inclined to rather exagerate than minimize the sentimentality which is one of the weakness of this score [Beethoven Symphony no 4] and in his delivery of the melodious adagio he actually accomplished what might have been thought the impossible feat of making Beethoven sound like Jules Massenet." 165

 

intermission

 

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

with William Kincaid flute

Debussy: Le martyre de saint Sébastien: 1. 'La Cour des lys'

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): La Valse in d minor (1920)

1922 13, 14 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Claire Dux soprano aria:

- Fromental Halévy (1799-1862): Jaguarita l'Indienne (1855): aria of Jaguarita with flute obligato by William Kincaid

Schubert: from "16 German Dances" opus 33: Tyrolean Dance - Stokowski arrangement

 

intermission

 

Claire Dux soprano arias:

- Fromental Hal évy (1799-1862): Jaguarita l'Indienne 'Jagarita aria'

- Erich Korngold: Liebesbriefchen (Little Love Letter) (1918)

- Erich Korngold: Summer (1918)

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Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben opus 43 (1898)

1922 17 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

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

Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in Bb opus 60

W. J. Henderson wrote: "...he took the finale at a speed high enought to tax the virtuosity of his orchestra."

 

intermission

 

Richard Strauss: Ein Heldenleben opus 43 (1898)

"All the tickets for the Philadelphia Orchestra season here [New York City] have been sold out, that premiums are paid for subscription pasteboards not being used by their owners." 78

1922 20, 21 October

"special concert 23 October"

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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

 

intermission

 

Rossini: William Tell: overture

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

1922 27, 28 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

27 October only: Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

played in memory of Charles A. Braun, one of the directors of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association

 

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture

Robert Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C opus61 (1845)

 

intermission

 

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

Ernest Bloch: Schelomo Hebrew rhapsody for cello and orchestra (1913)

- Hans Kindler cello

Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

1922 31 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture

Robert Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C opus 61 (1845)

 

intermission

 

Sigrid Onegin soprano arias:

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

- Richard Strauss: Lieder opus 33 no 4 "Hymnus"

- Richard Strauss: Lieder opus 43 no 2 "Muttertändelei"

The Musical Courier wrote: "She chose three uninteresting things for her first appearance in America: the long, dull, declamatory "Andromache's Lament" by Bruch and two Strauss songs, Hymnus" and Muttertändelei, neither of which are among his best" 78

 

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow Riverki

"One hears that Stokowski himself reorchestrated the work, reducing Rimsky-Korsakov's more brilliant arrangement to Mussorgsky's darker accents" 78

Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

1922 3, 4 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

intermission

 

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

- Olga Samaroff piano

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

1922 7 November 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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

 

intermission

 

'Mme. Charles Cahier' mezzo-soprano arias:

- Giacomo Meyerbeer: Le Prophète Act IV: 'O Prêtres de Baal'

- Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orléans Act I: "Adieu forôts"

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'Mme. Charles Cahier' (born Sara Jane Layton Walker 1870-1951)

Rossini: William Tell: overture

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

 

The Washington Star wrote: "A new arrangement of the players, sending the second violins to the rear and bringing the cello contingent to the front on the right, with the brasses and woodwinds in the background seems a wonderful improvement" 108

1922 8 November 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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Rossini: William Tell: overture

"Mr. Stokowski took the finale at amazing speed."

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 16

- Olga Samaroff-Stokowski piano

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

Stravinsky: Fireworks opus 4 (1908)

 

(Rimsky-Korsakov "Dance of the Tumblers" had been announced but was not played)

1922 9 November Philadelphia Orchestra Orpheum Theater

Harrisburg, 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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Rossini: William Tell: overture

 

intermission

 

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

1922 10 November Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, 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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Rossini: William Tell: overture

 

intermission

 

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

1922 11 November matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Syria Mosque

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

"A concert for 4,000 children packing the Syria Mosque"

"Will Earhart, director of music in the Pittsburgh schools before each number interpreted the theme of the composer" 105

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1

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

Georges Bizet (1838-1875): L'Arlésienne (1872) Suite no 2

Schubert: Moment Musicale no 3 in F Minor - Stokowski arrangement

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

1922 17, 18 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

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

- Bronislaw Huberman violin

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

1922 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in e minor, opus 98

 

intermission

 

+++ Elgar: Cello Concerto in e minor opus 85 - "played for the first time in America"

- Jean Gerardy cello

The Musical Courier wrote: "About the Elgar there was no dissenting opinion. It is a long work, and it ambles on and on and on, utterly without distinction, utterly without inspiration." 96

 

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

1922 24, 25 November

"special concert 27 November"

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

Paul Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice (1897)

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

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre opus 40

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

 

Musical America wrote about the 24 November 1922 concert: "Between the symphony and the group, Mr. Stokowski gave a little talk to say that he had chosen the French group to show the joy that is such a part of the French people, and that the Debussy work the greatest example of sheer joy and happiness that had ever been composed." 95

1922 1, 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major "London"

 

intermission

 

Camille W. Zeckwer (1875-1924): Jade Butterflies (1897)

Zeckwer was a Philadelphia-based composer who taught at the Philadelphia Musical Academy. This composition won first prize at a competition which took place in Evanston, Illinois in July 1922 97

 

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050

- Alexander Siloti piano

- Thaddeus Rich violin

- William Kincaid flute

Liszt: Totentanz (1864) for piano and orchestra

- Alexander Siloti piano

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Alexander Siloti (1863-1945)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Rhine Journey and 'Brünnhilde final scene'

1922 5 December Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major "London"

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

- Ernest Schelling piano (1876-1936)

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intermission

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Rhine Journey and 'Brünnhilde final scene'

1922 6 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Haydn: Symphony no 104 in D major "London"

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in B-flat Major, opus 83

- Artur Rubinstein piano

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Rhine Journey and 'Brünnhilde final scene'

1922 8, 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Tchaikovsky Program"

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

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

1922 15, 16 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Debussy: Le martyre de saint Sébastien: 1. 'La Cour des lys'

two arias sung by Eva Gauthier mezzo-soprano:

- Ravel: 2 Mélodies hébraïques (1914)

Ernest Chausson: Poème opus 25 (1896)

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

two arias sung by Eva Gauthier mezzo-soprano:

- Maurice Delage (1879-1961): Four Hindu Poems (1912): "Madras" (with viola obligator played by Romain Verney), "Lahore"

- Stravinsky: Three Japanese Songes (1913): "Akahito", "Mazatsumi", "Tsaraiuki"

The Public Ledger wrote of the Stravinsky songs: "Mme Gauthier's ability to sing in the key, amid such a mass of dissonant tone speaks well for her feeling for pitch." 99

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Eva Gauthier (1885-1958) mezzo-soprano performed many contemporary compositions in the 1920s

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

1922 19 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

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

- Olga Samaroff piano

 

Debussy: Le martyre de saint Sébastien: 1. 'La Cour des lys'

Richard Aldrich in the New York Times wrote: "There is the suggestion of mystery... determined by the preponderating use of woodwinds, by the succession of fifths in the harmonies and by other archaic traits. The music has little of the aspect that is familiarly associated with Debussy... it has a grave, sweet beauty suggestive of other worldly things... the effect was fully represented by the remarkably fine and euphonious performance of the orchestra." 98

 

intermission

 

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20 (1890)

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

1922 22, 23 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 - no 10 Sinfonia - Pastorale "Shepherd's Christmas Music" - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056R (adapted by Bach from the Harpsichord Concerto in G minor, BWV 1058)

- Jacques Thibaud violin

 

intermission

 

&Eacutedouard Lalo (1823-1892): Symphonie espagnole opus 21 (1874)

- Jacques Thibaud violin

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

1922 26 December Philadelphia Orchestra Grand Court, Wanamaker Store,

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Gala Christmas Concert"

César Franck: 3 Chorals for Organ (1890): 2. Choral in B minor

orchestrated by Wallace Goodrich played by Marcel Dupré with orchestra

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Organ Symphony no 5 opus 42 no 1

orchestratd by Frank Stewart Adams played by Marcel Dupré with orchestra

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Organ Symphony no 6 opus 42 no 2

orchestratd by Widor played by Charles Courboin with orchestra

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

 

other organ-only works were played by Marcel Dupré and Charles Courboin 77

1922 27 December "58 musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra" Biltmore Hotel

New York City

"A Soir&eacutee Musicale was held at the Biltmore by women of society... to eliminate the suggestion of formality, the ballroom was arranged to suggest a drawing room, the subscribers forming in congenial groups. The opening of the Musicale was at 9:30, set to give subscribers the opportunity of dining at leisure. The program numbers were announced and explained by Mr. Stokowski." 107

 

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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

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

 

"Arranged by a group of well-known society women lead by Mrs. Charles S. Guggenheimer"

 

Probably a good means for the Philadelphia Orchestra musicians to earn a generous extra fee.

1922 29, 30 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

"Stokowski took the last movement, the allegro con brio, at a tremendous pace, but he knew that he could safely do so, and a speed which with a less competent and well-trained body of instrumentalist might not have been successfully sustained was splendidly effective." 106

 

intermission

 

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

- Alfred Cortot piano

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20


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1923 14 January matinee Orchestre Pasdeloup Théâtre des Champs Elysées

Paris, France

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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico opus 3 no 1: Concerto no 1 in D major - as arranged by Stokowski

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

Alfred Buchatti in Le Matin wrote: "The pages of Lully and Vivaldi were a success and their interpretation merits my sincere praise. But what to say of the Passacaglia of good old Bach. We could not admit such fantasy." 101

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Robert Brussel in Le Figaro wrote: "His interpretation of the 7th symphony of Beethoven could surprise. We are accustomed to more mystery than he put it in his determined, biting, and urgent execution. But with what sensitivity did he conduct the fragments of Lully and the Concerto of Vivaldi." 103

 

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Death of Siegfried, Rhine Journey, and final scene

 

Raymond Charpentier in the music review Comoedia wrote: "He seems to belong to that race of born conductors and could now compete with, despite his relative youth, the most renown cappelmeisters of the old continent... Mr. Stokowski conducted this extensive programme without any score... Mr. Stokowski did not omit to underline any interesting line, nor neglect the slightest departure of any importance. If there was, in this way of presenting himself to us, a tiny bit of affectation, Mr. Stokowski demonstrated, however, to what extent he knows his scores and how much his brain is essentially musical." 100

 

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1923 21 January Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia Teatro Augusteo, Rome, Italy

concert by what is often called the "Augusteo Orchestra" after its hall

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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico opus 3 no 1: Concerto no 1 in D major - as arranged by Stokowski

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

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Finale

 

The New York Times wrote: "An agreement has been made between the Royal Academy of Santa Cicilia and the Municipality of Rome for the next five years regarding the use of the Augusteo Theater for concert performances. This will allow the Roman Academy of Music to draw up a concert programme. It is this arrangement that has resulted in the summoning of Leopold Stokowski, conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra to conduct in Rome. 26

1923 2, 3 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

This programme was announced, but Stokowski's return on the SS Mauretania was delayed sufficiently that Thaddeus Rich conducted the concert pair.

 

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Night on Bare Mountain - Stokowski transcription

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1923 6 February Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

This is the programme which Stokowski was to have conducted upon his return from Italy.

 

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

New York critic William Humiston wrote: "The program began with Brahms First Symphony, which was played with much spirit and fire. But intensity could be achieved without so much forcing of the tone - the way the brass played their forte and fortissimo throughout the whole evening was positively brutal." Humiston like the remainder of the concert.

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Night on Bare Mountain - Stokowski transcription

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1923 9, 10 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Concert"

 

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

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Prelude to Act III

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

1923 13 February Philadelphia Orchestra National Theater

Washington DC

concert
1923 14 February Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

&Eacutedouard Lalo (1823-1892): Cello Concerto in d minor (1877)

- Hans Kindler cello

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "Striking was the performance of the Vorspiel and Liebestod as merged for orchestral production. Less than a fortnight ago the German Opera, in the same hall, gave a splendid performance of the music-drama. Unaided by the tremendous voices of such a production, Stokowski takes the two great orchestral passages and makes them glow as brightly as did the full operatic production." 166

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1923 15 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

Mendelssohn Choir Festival

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto with the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Bach: Chorale "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (from Cantata BWV140) - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

Gustav Holst: Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda opus 26 - Mendelssohn Choir with orchestra

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

Eric Satie: Gymnopédie nos 1 and 3 - orchestrated by Debussy and Stokowski

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

1923 16 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

Mendelssohn Choir Festival

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto with the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Brahms: German Requiem (Ein deutsches Requiem) opus 45

- Marie Tiffany soprano

- John Barkley baritone ("Barkley twice entered too soon which detracted from his work")

Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Motet "Adoramus te, Christe" (1581) - Mendelssohn Choir

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): "Thou Knowest, Lord" from Funeral Anthem for Queen Mary - Mendelssohn Choir

Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): part songs opus 119 no 3 "The Blue Bird" - Mendelssohn Choir

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

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 5 in G minor - orchestrated by Albert Parlow

1923 17 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

Mendelssohn Choir Festival

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto with the Philadelphia Orchestra

 

1923 17 February evening Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

Mendelssohn Choir Festival

 

"All-Wagner Concert"

 

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

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Prelude to Act III

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung Act III: Funeral March

1923 19, 21 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

 

Rossini: William Tell: overture

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

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt: "Anitra's Dance"

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

 

Stokowski discusses the clarinet family: the standard Bb clarinet, smaller Eb clarinet and bass clarinet

Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937): Canzonetta, opus 19 for clarinet and orchestra

- Georges Grisez clarinet

Ernesto Cavallini (1807-1874): Andante Tarantelle

- Jules Serpentini Eb clarinet

Jules Massenet (1842-1912): Élégie

- Paul Alemann bass clarinet

1923 23, 24 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

 

intermission

 

Ernest Schelling (1876-1939): A Victory Ball fantasy for orchestra opus 7

the composer was present at the performance

Ruth Montague mezzo-soprano sings arias:

- Debussy: L'enfant prodigue (1908): 'Lia's Aria'

- Tchaikovsky: The Maid of Orléans Act I: "Adieu forôts"

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "These were somewhat ambitious numbers for a debutante to choose, and it were too much to say that Miss Montague's rendering of them was entirely satisfying."

Berlioz: La damnation de Faust opus 24: "Rakoczy March" (or "Hungarian March") as arranged by Stokowski

1923 27 February Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Ernest Schelling (1876-1939): A Victory Ball fantasy for orchestra opus 7

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

Vivaldi: L'estro armonico opus 3 no 1: Concerto no 1 in D major - as arranged by Stokowski

Nikolai Tcherepnin (1873-1945): Piano Concerto opus 30 in C sharp minor (1907)

- Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano

Bach: Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1923 9 March evening Philadelphia Orchestra Forest Theater

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Concert for the benefit of the Edwin Forrest Home"

 

"At the conclusion of the 9 March [matinee] concert, the entire orchesta, along with its platform and instruments will be transferred to the Forrest Theater." 102

"the program will consist of the Rossini William Tell overture"

1923 31 March, 2 April

30 March 1923 was Good Friday

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie opus 9 (1906)

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

- Nuages

- Fêtes

 

Intermission

 

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

1923 3 April Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie opus 9 (1906)

The New York Critic William Humiston wrote: "Not a melodic idea worth mentioning in the whole work, no orchestral color that has beauty; nothing but a series of noises which was painful in varying degree."

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

- Nuages

- Fêtes

 

Intermission

 

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

1923 6, 7 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mendelssohn: The Hebrides concert overture (1932)

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in d minor opus 15

- Artur Schnabel piano

The Philadelphia Inquirer critic was not impressed with Artur Schnabel's debut: "The concerto choice was not the wisest selection. There is not much for the piano in this concerto, and Mr. Schnabel was not especially successful. As far as can be judged from a single hearing, Mr. Schnabel is a competent technicial, and that is about all." 168

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1923 9 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

 

Ferdinand Möhring (1816-1887): "Forest Song"

Charles Gounod: Faust: Act II scene 1: "Kermesse Scene" - waltz

Rossini: William Tell: overture

Saint-Saëns: Romance opus 36 (1874) for horn and orchestra

- Anton Horner horn

Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (Carnaval des animaux) (1886)

1923 13, 14 April

17 April

Philadelphia Orchestra 13, 14 April - Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

17 April - Carnegie Hall

New York City

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

Liszt: Faust Symphony (1854, revised 1861)

- Arthur Hackett tenor

- Philadelphia Orchestra men's chorus

1923 20, 21 April

23 April

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

23 April - "Special Concert for University of Pennsylvania students"

"All-Wagner Program"

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Alberic's curse and the 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'

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

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Death of Siegfried, Rhine Journey, and final scene

1923 25 April Philadelphia Orchestra Stanley Theater

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

"The Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Leopold Stokowski played last night for the first time in a motion picture house at popular prices." 167

 

"The concert lasted two hours and included music from "Das Rheingold", "Die Walkure", "Siegfried", and "Gotterdammerung".

1923 27, 28 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Concluding concert pair of the 1922-1923 Philadelphia Orchestra subscription series

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

intermission

 

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

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture in Eb opus 49

Opening concert of the 1923-1924 Philadelphia Orchestra season
1923 5, 6 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

intermission

 

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

- Peter Henkelman (1882-1949) Philadelphia Orchestra English horn who went to the New York Philharmonic in 1925

"The playing by Mr. Hendelman was simply exquisite."

Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien opus 45

1923 16 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Schubert: Rosamunde D797 (1823): Overture, third Entr'acte, second Ballet music - as arranged by Stokowski

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

with William Kincaid flute

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

1923 19, 20 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Haydn: Symphony 95 in c minor - seems to be Stokowski's first performance of this work

 

intermission

 

+++ Stravinsky: Le Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightengale) (1917) - US premiere

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "During intermission, Mr. Stokowski explained and illustrated... he was kind enough to indicate, with illustrations from the orchestra, where their enjoyment should be found." 169

Musical America wrote: "The audience received it [Nightengale] with decorum, which was shattered at a passage which sounded like the braying of a donkey which provoked general laughter." 170

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

1923 22 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Special Concert" expanding the Philadelphia Orchestra season as agreed with the City of Philadelphia

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

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1923 26, 27 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

intermission

 

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

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Invisible City of Kitezh (1904): "Prelude", "The Battle of Kershenetz"

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1923 2, 3 November

5 November 'special concert'

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Concert"

The Monday 5 November 1923 concert was also featured half-price for University of Pennsylvania students.

 

Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch (1865) march for wind band arranged by Stokowski

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act III: Siegfried passes through the ring of fire, emerging on Brünnhilde's rock

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Death of Siegfried, Rhine Journey, and final scene

1923 7 November Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

"All-Wagner Concert"

 

Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch (1865) march for wind band arranged by Stokowski

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act III: Siegfried passes through the ring of fire, emerging on Brünnhilde's rock

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Death of Siegfried, Rhine Journey, and final scene

1923 12, 14 November matinees Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert" featuring the trumpet and trombone

 

Emmanuel Chabrier: España Rhapsody (1883)

 

brass: the trumpet and trombone are introduced:

Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889): Fantaisie brillante

- Saul Caston (born Solomon Gusikoff Cohen 1901-1970) trumpet

(announced had been: Gardell Simons (1878-1945): "Atlantic Zephyrs" played by the composer Gardell Simons Principal trombone 1915-1930 but who became ill)

Henri Kling (1842-1918): "The Elephant and the Mosquito"

- Philip Donatelli tuba (Philadelphia Orchestra 1923-1948)

- John Fischer piccolo (Philadelphia Orchestra 1909-1950)

 

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker suite opus 71a

1923 16, 17 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Gluck (1714-1784): Alceste (1776): overture - as arranged by Stokowski

Handel: Concerto in B-flat major opus 4 no 2 for harpsichord and orchestra

- Wanda Landowska harpsichord - her US debut

Bach: Italian Concerto BWV 971 for keyboard and orchestra

- Wanda Landowska harpsichord solo

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 22 in E flat K 482

- Wanda Landowska piano

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

1923 23, 24 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+++ Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920) in one movement dedicated to the memory of Claude Debussy

this seems to be the US premiere of this work 179

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

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

 

intermission

 

Max Bruch (1838-1920): Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 44

- Thaddeus Rich violin

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

1923 26, 28 November matinees Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert" featuring the harp and percussion

 

Alphonse Hasselmans (1845-1912): "Gitana" Caprice for Harp Opus 21

- Vincent Fanelli, Jr. harp (Philadelphia Orchestra 1913-1930)

Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738): "Fantasy on Irish Airs"

- Frank Nicoletta Irish harp (Philadelphia Orchestra 1923-1931)

 

"Oscar Schwar's solo is distinguished by the longest title ever seen on orchestra programmes: 'Concerto Grosso for Timpani, snare drums, big drum, small drum, triangle, tam-tam, Glockenspiel, Xylophone, Tambourine, Bells, Castanets, Turkish Cymbols, Chinese Cymbols, German Pauken, and Orchestra'" 171

 

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

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

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (1881): "Dance of the Tumblers"

 

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Vincent Fanelli Jr. (1881-1966)

1923 30 November

1 December

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 - as arranged by Stokowski, including 'Air on the G string'

- Thaddeus Rich violin

 

intermission

 

Elizabeth Bonner contralto sings arias:

- Handel: Tolomeo, re d'Egitto (1729): Elisa's aria "Stille Amare"

- Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Erd's Warning': "Weiche, Wotan, weiche!"

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

1923 2 December 30 members of the Philadelphia Orchestra Vanderbilt Theater

New York City

International Composers Guild concert 180

The Stravinsky work was conducted by Stokowski. Also on the programme was Claudio Arrau playing piano pieces by Bartok, Arthur Lourié (1892-1966) and Hindemith, and Schoenberg's Herzgewächse conducted by E. Robert Schmitz 1

 

Stravinsky: Renard (1916) "Burlesque Tale"

30 members of the Philadelphia Orchestra plus two tenors and two bassos. Whether the April 1924 Philadelphia performers: Jose Delaquerriere tenor, Harold Hansen tenor, John Barclay bass, Hubert Linscott bass were also the performers here is not recorded. Probably they were, given the extensive rehearsals Stokowski prepared for the performance.

 

This was the US premiere of Renard 180. Although written in 1916, the world premiere was not until Summer 1922 in Paris. Although Stokowski rarely gave encores, in this case he consented to play Renard a second time.

 

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the Vanderbilt Theater in the Broadway theater district of NYC

1923 4 December

5 December

Philadelphia Orchestra 4 December - National Theater

Washington DC

5 December - Lyric Theater

Baltimore Maryland

Gluck (1714-1784): Alceste (1776): overture - as arranged by Stokowski

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "The Gluck overture was presented in a manner that suggested a touch of the modern thought, the scoring being fuller than the traditional scoring of Gluck. Nevertheless, the work made an interesting introduction to the Beethoven." 173

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

 

intermission

 

Elizabeth Bonner contralto sings arias:

- Handel: Tolomeo, re d'Egitto (1729): Elisa's aria "Stille Amare"

- Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Erd's Warning': "Weiche, Wotan, weiche!"

"In no way was her presentation or her interpretation authoritative."

 

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

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "So splendid was the orchestra's work in tone-color, shading, and precision that one felt the individual members of the organization under Stokowski entered completely into the different moods depicted in the music."

At the Washington concert: "Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, wife of the president attended in her box, along with Mrs. Herbert Hoover." 174

1923 7, 8 December

10 December 'special concert'

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Monday 10 December 1923 concert was also featured half-price for University of Pennsylvania students.

 

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

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

- Alexander Siloti (1863-1945) piano

 

intermission

 

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

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1923 12 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Philadelphia Forum" with lecture and demonstrations by Stokowski

 

"The concert opened with an explanation of the tone poem 'Finlandia' by Sibelius."

 

"Mr. Stokowski then spoke of the history of the oboe"

Handel: Oboe Concerto in G minor (1705)

- Marcel Tabuteau oboe

 

"Then presented were two works needing no explanation":

Bach: Orchestral Suite no 3 in D major, BWV 1068 - as arranged by Stokowski, including 'Air on the G string'

- Thaddeus Rich violin

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

1923 14, 15 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

intermission

 

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

- Carl Flesch who later taught at the Curtis Institute during 1924-1928

the 15 December 1923 concert: "... during the rendition of the concerto, the violinist [Flesch] became mixed up in his notes and stopped abruptly. He lowered his instrument to his side and approached Leopold Stokowski who halted the orchestra. The soloist and the conductor conferred, examing the score; then the concerto was resumed and concluded without difficulty. It was explained that in the repetition of a passage which, when played a second time, is somewhat changed, the soloist went back to the original form, thus departing from the score, making continuance of the concerto impossible." 175

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Carl Flesch (1873-1944)

 

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1923 21, 22 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ernest Bloch: 3 Jewish Poems (1913): '1. Dance'

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

Robert Schumann: Cello Concerto in a minor, opus 129 (1850)

- Michel Pehna cello

 

intermission

 

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

1923 24 December Philadelphia Orchestra City Hall Plaza

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Between 1000 and 1200 singers added to the Yuletide spirit by singing ancient English Christmas carols at City Hall on Christmas Eve under the baton of Leopold Stokowski, director of the Philadelphia Orchestra." 172

 

"There are Russian, Welsh, Italian, French, German, and American choirs in the chorus."

 

"The caroling began at 8:30 o'clock and traffic was diverted during the singing."

1923 27 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Concert given as part of the Pennsylvania State Education Association meeting in Philadelphia

"Governor Pinchot will give an address on 'Better Schools'. The greater part of the Thursday program will be given over to a concert by the Philadelphia Orchestra lead by Leopold Stokowski." 172

 

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Ernest Bloch: 3 Jewish Poems (1913): '1. Dance'

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

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

1923 28, 29 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Josef Hofmann Works Program"

Josef Hofmann (1876-1957): Piano Concerto no 2 in A flat (1903) - played by the composer

Josef Hofmann: The Haunted Castle (1918)

 

intermission

 

solo piano works by Josef Hofmann played by the composer:

- Impression for Piano no 2: L'Orient et l'Occident (East and West) (1915)

- Impression for Piano no 3: Le Sanctuaire (The Sanctuary) (1915)

- Kaleidoscope opus 40 no 4

 

Chromaticon for Piano & Orchestra - Josef Hofmann piano


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1924 1, 2 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, opus 104

- Hans Kindler

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1924 8, 9 February

11 February 'special concert'

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1911 Suite

Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840): Violin Concerto no 4 in d minor

- Georges Enesco violin

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

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1924 12 February

13 February

Philadelphia Orchestra 12 February - National Theater

Washington DC

13 February - Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

"All-Russian Program"

 

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

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

intermission

 

Nina Koshetz (1891-1965) soprano sings arias

- Mussorgsky: The Fair at Sorochyntsi (1880): Rêverie and dance

- Rimsky-Korsakov: three arias

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (1881): "Dance of the Tumblers"

1924 19 February Philadelphia Orchestra St. Denis Theater

Montréal, Québec

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550

The Montreal Gazette wrote: "... playing without pause, Mr. Stokowski sought to maintain continuity... In the Mozart Symphony in G minor, the conductor was thwarted after the first and second movements, a portion of the audience insisting on applause, despite the warning baton, but succeed passing from the trio to the finale." 178

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1911 Suite

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre opus 40

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (1881): "Dance of the Tumblers"

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1924 20 February Philadelphia Orchestra Russell Theater

Ottawa, Ontario

"Cancelled Philadelphia Orchestra Concert"

 

"The cancellation of the Philadelphia Orchestra concert on account of the teriffic snow storm of last Wednesday has been a topic of conversation. The people flocked to the Russell Theater through snowstorm and snow drifts to partially fill the theater." 177

 

"The special train bearing the Philadelphia Orchestra and consisting of five sleepers and two baggage cars was due in Ottawa at 11:45 Wednesday morning, arrived Thursday morning at 6:30 and left for Toronto at 7:15. The members of the orchestra had a rather trying time. They had made no provision for meals. Fortunately, they had a supply of sardines and sodas with them."

1924 21 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival 176

 

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

- Marie Tiffany soprano

- Elizabeth Bonner contralto

- Charles Stratton tenor

- John Barclay bass

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Frederick A. Fricker

 

Mendelssohn Choir directed by Frederick A. Fricker sings a capella:

- Bach: motet "Come, Jesus, come" BWV 229 (1732)

- Brahms: 4 Songs opus 17 - Mendelssohn Choir Ladies' Voices

Brahms: Song of Destiny opus 54 - Mendelssohn Choir and Philadelphia Orchestra

1924 22 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival 176

 

Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - four excerpts

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Frederick A. Fricker

 

Mendelssohn Choir directed by Frederick A. Fricker sings a capella:

- Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): part songs opus 119 no 3 "The Blue Bird" - Mendelssohn Choir

- other part songs

1924 23 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival 176

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1924 23 February Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival 176

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1911 Suite

Modest Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov (1872): scenes sung by chorus with orchestra

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): scenes sung by chorus with orchestra

1924 29 February

1 March

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Sinfonia Drammatica (1915) - a one hour long early symphony by Respighi

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 2 in G major, opus 44 (1880) (the Liszt Concerto had been announced)

- Yolanda Mero (1887-1963) piano

Yolanda Mero had performed this lesser-known Tchaikovsky concert with Stokowski and the Cincinnati Symphony in December 1910.

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Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

1924 4 March Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Carnegie Hall

New York City

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

- Mabel Garrison soprano

- Merle Alcock contralto

- Paul Althouse tenor

- Royal Dadmun baritone

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Frederick A. Fricker

 

Mendelssohn Choir directed by Frederick A. Fricker sings a capella:

- Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Motet "Adoramus te, Christe" (1581)

- Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): "Exultate Deo"

- William Byrd (1540-1623): "Ave Verum Corpus" (1605)

- Bach: motet "Come, Jesus, come" BWV 229 (1732)

1924 5 March Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Carnegie Hall

New York City

Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - four excerpts

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Frederick A. Fricker

 

Mendelssohn Choir directed by Frederick A. Fricker sings a capella:

- Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Motet "Surge illuminare Jerusalem"

- Henry Purcell (1659-1695): "Nymphs and Shepherds"

- Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): 3 Chansons: "Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis" in A minor

1924 6 March Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

- Mabel Garrison soprano

- Merle Alcock contralto

- Paul Althouse tenor

- Royal Dadmun baritone

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Frederick A. Fricker

 

Mendelssohn Choir directed by Frederick A. Fricker sings a capella:

- Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Motet "Adoramus te, Christe" (1581)

- Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): "Exultate Deo"

- William Byrd (1540-1623): "Ave Verum Corpus" (1605)

- Bach: motet "Come, Jesus, come" BWV 229 (1732)

1924 7, 8 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All Russian Program"

 

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

Alexander Glazunov (1865-1936): Violin Concerto in a minor opus 82 (1904)

- Grisha Monasevitch violin

Grisha "Harry" Monasevitch was a Philadelphia prodigy who joined the Philadelphia Orchestra 1927-1936, then moved to Hollywood as a studio musician.

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden (1881): "Dance of the Tumblers"

1924 14, 15 March

17 March 'special concert'

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

17 March 1924 was Saint Patrick's Day

 

Victor Herbert: Irish Rhapsody (1892)

Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924): Irish Rhapsody no 1 in D minor opus 78

 

intermission

 

Mme. Huida Lashanska soprano sings arias:

- Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: 'Pamina's aria'

- Gustave Charpentier: Louise Act III: "Depuis le jour"

Édouard Lalo (1823-1892): Le roi d'Ys (1888): overture

1924 21, 22 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Deems Taylor (1885-1966): Through the Looking-Glass (1918, for orchestra 1921)

- "Dedication"

- "In the Garden of Live Flowers"

- "Jabberwocky"

- "Looking Glass Insects"

- "The White Knight"

 

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1911 Suite

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

1924 25 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

+ Deems Taylor (1885-1966): Through the Looking-Glass (1918, for orchestra 1921)

- "Dedication"

- "In the Garden of Live Flowers"

- "Jabberwocky"

- "Looking Glass Insects"

- "The White Knight"

 

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1911 Suite

 

intermission

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

1924 + 28, 29 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Chorale prelude (Clavier-Übung III): "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Chorale prelude "Aus der Tiefen rufe ich" BWV 745 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 4 in G major opus 58

- Frederic Lamond piano

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

1924 4, 5 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Albéric Magnard (1865-1914): Hymne à la justice opus 14 (1902)

Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954): Nocturne de printemps (1918)

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

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Preludes to Act I and Act III

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

 

another work by Hans Krasa: Marche was announced but not played.

1924 7, 9 April matinees Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concerts"

 

Rossini: William Tell: overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36: movement 3 'Pizzicato'

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

 

"winners of the musical 'hide and seek' game devised by Mr. Stokowski"

1924 11, 12 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36 (20 April 1924 was Easter Sunday)

Stravinsky: Renard (1916) "Burlesque Tale"

- Jose Delaquerriere tenor - the fox

- Harold Hansen tenor - the rooster

- John Barclay bass - the goat

- Hubert Linscott bass - the cat

- Carlos Salzedo piano (which plays an important part)

Stokowski conducted the US premiere of Renard in NYC at an International Composers' Guild concert 2 December 1923. 180. Although written in 1916, the world premiere was not until Summer 1922 in Paris.

 

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

 

intermission

 

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

Bach: Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1924 15 April Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36 (20 April 1924 was Easter Sunday)

+ Stravinksy: Renard (1916) "Burlesque Tale"

- Jose Delaquerriere tenor - the fox

- Harold Hansen tenor - the rooster

- John Barclay bass - the goat

- Hubert Linscott bass - the cat

- Carlos Salzedo piano (which plays an important part)

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

 

intermission

 

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

Bach: Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1924 19, 21 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

18 April 1924 was Good Friday, so no concert was played that Friday.

 

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

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

 

Intermission

 

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C, K 551 "Jupiter"

1924 22 April

23 April

Philadelphia Orchestra 22 April - National Theater

Washington DC

23 April - Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Leo Sowerby (1895-1968): Ballade

- Guy Maier piano

- Lee Pattison piano

The Baltimore Sun wrote: "... the "Ballade" allowed the ensemble pianists to exhibit their skills, but the work itself was no more or less than an infliction upon the hearer's musical sensibilities. Not a single musical thought was expressed, nothing but harsh, strange, and wierd sounds." 178

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36 (20 April 1924 was Easter Sunday)

Mozart: Concerto for two pianos in E-flat major, K 365

- Guy Maier piano

- Lee Pattison piano

 

intermission

 

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

1924 25, 26 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Concluding concert pair of the 1923-1924 Philadelphia Orchestra subscription series

 

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Opening concert of the 1924-1925 Philadelphia Orchestra subscription season
1924 10, 12 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opening concert of the 1923-1925 season

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe (1823): Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

intermission

 

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

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

Alfredo Casella (1883-1947): Elegia eroica opus 29

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

 

later touring concerts: New York, Washington, Baltimore, Toronto, Buffalo, Princeton

1924 15, 16 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Childrens' Concert"

 

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92: movement 2. Allegretto

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

 

David Sokolove (later spelled 'Sokoloff' 1911-1956), 12 year old pianist 181 played selections:

- Rachmaninoff: "Humoresque" in G opus 10 no 4

- Mendelssohn: "Doux Souvenir (Sweet Remembrance)" opus 19 no 1

- Edward MacDowell: "Witch's Dance" opus 17 no 2

 

the children sing

1924 17, 18 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor, opus 68

 

intermission

 

Stravinsky: Feu d'artifice (Fireworks) opus 4 (1909)

Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen as arranged by Stravinsky from the Russian song in 1917 for woodwind, brass and percussion

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1919 Suite

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "The 'Firebird' was wonderfully played under Mr. Stokowski's direction, and seems far easier to listen to now than it did some years ago. The Philadelphia Orchestra's playing of the work heretofore has also served to familiarize the public with this music." 182

1924 21 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Stravinsky: Feu d'artifice (Fireworks) opus 4 (1909)

Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen (1917)

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1919 Suite

 

review by famous British comentator Ernst Newman "I am sorry we have no orchestra in England at present that can compare in quality of material and discipline with the Philadelphia Orchestra... Of the first Brahms symphony, Mr. Stokovsky gave us a highly personal and extremely interesting reading. The reading on which I was brought up, that of Hans Richter, was as the poles asunder from Mr. Stokovsky's. Richter made the symphony sound as if it were made from granite. It never indulged in the slightest rubato (that was always Richter's abhorrance) but with its steady tempo bore down on us like a mighty, irresistable army. Mr. Stokovski's Brahms is more nervous, and more romantic, but in its way equally convincing." 27

1924 24, 25 October

27 October 'special concert'

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

 

intermission

 

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

- Michael Press violin

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

1924 31 October

1 November

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E-flat K 543

 

intermission

 

+++ Nikolai Medtner (1880 - 1951): Piano Concerto in c minor no 1, opus 33 (1918) - American premiere

- Nikolai Medtner piano

"a scholarly piece in one movement"

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

1924 7, 8 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn in Bb opus 56 (1873)

Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935): A Pagan Poem (1906)

 

intermission

 

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

+ Edgar Varèse (1883-1965): Hyperprism (1923)

The North American Review wrote: "More than 50 persons rose from their seats and walked out of the Academy of Music when Leopold Stokowski began a performance of Edgar Varese's 'Hyperprism'. Hereafter, Mr. Stokowski intends to place all new music last, so that the conservatives can leave without missing the remainder of the concert."

1924 10 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Special Concert"

 

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn opus 56 (1873)

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

"...with a beautiful flute obbligato by William Kincaid."

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887): Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

 

intermission

 

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

1924 14, 15 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Chorale prelude (Clavier-Übung III): "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B-flat major, opus 60

 

intermission

 

+ Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Nusch-Nuschi Dances

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1924 18 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: Chorale prelude (Clavier-Übung III): "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 4 in B-flat major, opus 60

 

intermission

 

+ Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Nusch-Nuschi Dances

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1924 21, 22 November

26 November

Philadelphia Orchestra 21, 22 November - Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

26 November - Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

"All-Wagner Concert"

 

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

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

Wagner: Tannhäuser (1845): Preludes to Act I and Act III

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

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

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

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1924 28, 29 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Haydn: Symphony no 94 in G major "Surprise"

 

intermission

 

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937): Violin Concerto no 1 opus 35 (1916)

- Paul Kochanski violin

Anatoli Liadov (1855-1914): Dance of the Amazon opus 65 (1905)

1924 1 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Special Concert"

 

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

Haydn: Symphony no 94 in G major "Surprise"

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

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

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

1924 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Der Freischütz (1821): Overture

Haydn: Symphony no 94 in G major "Surprise"

Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937): Violin Concerto no 1 opus 35 (1916)

- Paul Kochanski violin

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

1924 5, 6 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974): Symphony no 2, opus 6 (1913)

 

intermission

 

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899):

- Nuages

- Fêtes

- Sirènes

Philadelphia Orchestra chorus

Richard Strauss: Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra

- Horace Alwyne piano (who was Director of Music at Bryn Mawr College César Franck: Variations symphoniques (1885) for piano and orchestra

- Horace Alwyne piano

1924 10, 11 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Childrens' Concert"

 

Chopin: Polonaise in A opus 40 no 1 "Military" as arranged by Stokowski

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

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 5 in A K.219: first movement

- teenage violinist Oscar Shumsky introduced by Stokowski

children sing "Auld Lang Syne"

"Stokowski then introduced three scales: the major, one of the minor, and the whole-tone scale. The Steven Foster song "Oh Suzanna" was then harmonized with each of these three scales."

Berlioz: La damnation de Faust opus 24: "Rakoczy March" (or "Hungarian March") as arranged by Stokowski

1924 12, 13 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

Bernhard Sekles (1872-1934): Gesichst (Visage or Face) miniatures for small orchestra, opus 29 (1923)

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Bernhard Sekles (1872-1934) was professor at the Hoch'sche Konservatorium in Frankfurt teaching Paul Hindemith

 

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

1924 16 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

+ Edgar Varèse (1883-1965): Hyperprism (1923)

The Chronicle wrote of this concert: "The work has stirred New York critics to link Hyperprism to strange sounds, and one of their number has made the discovery that it resembles a fire alarm in a zoo."

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

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

- Nuages

- Fêtes

1924 24 December Philadelphia Orchestra Independence Square

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"A festival chorus of 1000 singers will be led by Leopold Stokowski, director of the Philadelphia Orchestra in Independence Square at 6 PM."

 

"The caroling will be concluded by the singing ot the 'Hallelujah Chorus' from Handel's 'Messiah'."

1924 26, 27 December

29 December "Special Concert"

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 - no 10 Sinfonia - Pastorale "Shepherd's Christmas Music" - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto no 5 in F minor BWV 1056

- Wanda Landowska harpsichord

Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

attributed, wrongly, to Henry Purcell (1659-1695) by Stokowski and others until later scholarship extablished Jermiah Clarke's composition

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 20 in d minor K 466

- Wanda Landowska piano, who wrote her own cadenzas for the performance

Romanus Hoffstetter (attributed to Franz Josef Haydn): String Quartet in F major opus 3 no 5, Hob III-17 mvmt 2: Andante cantabile (sometimes called "Haydn's Serenade") - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1810): Overture


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1925 2, 3 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896): Symphony no 7 in E (1885)

"Commemorating the centenary of his birth"

This was the only performance of a Brucker symphony during Stokowski's career other than the Symphony no 4 with the Philadelphia Orchestra on 30, 31 October 1914. Regarding Bruckner, 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").

 

intermission

 

Henry P. Joslyn (1884-1931): Native Movement suite: "War Dance"

Joslyn was little-known and died age 46 of an infection, but his works were performed by the New York Philharmonic under Erich Kleiber and Albert Coates, and the Chicago Symphony under Frederick Stock.

 

Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Japanese Nocturne (1922)

Stokowski also tried to record Japanese Nocturne with the Philadelphia Orchestra acoustically in May, 1923, but the recording was not successful.

 

Gabriel Pierné (1863-1937): Paysages franciscains opus 43: "Sur la route de Poggio Bustone"

 

What a concert! Can you imagine such a programme given by a major symphony orchestra today ?

1925 9, 10 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

 

intermission

 

Brahms: Serenade no 1 opus 11: Minuet in G major and Minuet in g minor

 

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

 

Carl Flesch violin soloist had been announced but was ill.

1925 4, 5 February matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Childrens' Concert"

 

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Overture

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

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished": first movement

Johann Strauss Senior (1804-1849): Radetzky March opus 228

children sing traditional Scottish song "Charlie is my Darling"

1925 6, 7 February

9 February evening

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Program"

 

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

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: 'Invocation of Alberich'

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

 

intermission

 

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

Wagner: Siegfried Act III: Siegfried passes through the ring of fire, emerging on Brünnhilde's rock

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Death of Siegfried, Rhine Journey, and final scene

1925 17 February Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Robert Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C opus 61 (1845)

 

intermission

 

+ Leo Ornstein (1893-2002): Piano Concerto in 3 movements (1921)

- Leo Ornstein piano

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

1925 22 February musicians of the Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

"League of Composers Concert"

 

Lazare Saminsky (1882-1959): opera "The Gagliada of a Merry Plague" (1924)

"fully staged chamber opera with soloists orchestra, ballet"

- Richard Hale baritone

- Patricia O'Connell soprano

- Paul Oscard dancer

"chorus which will speak and sing directed by Estelle Liebling"

 

Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Malay Mosaics (1922)

 

also conducted by Howard Barlow were Schoenberg Pierrot lunaire and Louis Gruenberg The Daniel Jazz

1925 20, 21 February

23 February evening

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Russian Program"

 

+ Prokofiev: Scythian Suite opus 20 (1915)

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1925 27, 28 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture opus 62

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Arthur Bliss (1891-1975): Mêlée Fantastique (1921)

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

1924 4 March Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

+ Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

called by Stokowski "Purcell Trumpet prelude" when this was thought to be by Henry Purcell (1659-1695).

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Stokowski discovered the manuscript for this composition in the British Museum last summer [1924]." 183

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Giovanni Valentini (1582-1649): Sonata for Cello and Piano no 10 in E - orchestrated for cello and orchestra

- Hans Kindler cello

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Schelomo (1916) for cello and orchestra

- Hans Kindler cello

 

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

1925 6, 7 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

+ Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

called by Stokowski "Purcell Trumpet prelude" when this was thought to be by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "Mr. Stokowski discovered the manuscript for this composition in the British Museum last summer [1924]." 183

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

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

- with William Kincaid flute

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1925 11 March Philadelphia Orchestra Elmwood Music Hall

Buffalo, New York

+ Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

called by Stokowski "Purcell Trumpet prelude" when this was thought to be by Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

The Buffalo Courier wrote: "Stokowski found the manuscript for the prelude last summer in the British Museum and arranged for its orchestration. It is scored for three trumpets, two oboes, two bassoons, and strings. It opens with a solo for first trumpet and is played antiphonally."

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

Bach: Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

The Buffalo Courier wrote: "This music was designed for something other than the modern orchstra being essentially organ music."

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1925 13 March matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival

 

Canadian national anthem

Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) opus 54

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Bach: Orchestral Suite no 2 in b minor, BWV 1067

- with flute obbligato by William Kincaid

 

Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto sings a capella:

- Samuel Wesley (1766-1837): In exitu Israel for a capella voices

- Healey Willan (1880-1968): "How They So Softly Rest"

- Peter Cornelius (1824-1874): "The Surrender of the Soul" opus 18

 

Bach: Mass in B minor BWV 232: "Cum Sancto spiritu"

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Death of Siegfried, Rhine Journey, and final scene

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Act III finale

- Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto

1925 13 March evening Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival

"There were about 250 choristers"

 

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

- Nevada Vander Veer (Miller) (1884-1958) contralto (the Angel)

- Richard Crooks tenor (Gerontius)

- Walter Clapperton bass (Priest, Angel of Agony)

- the Mendelssohn Choir of Toronto directed by Frederick A. Fricker

1925 14 March matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival

 

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

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

Bach: Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1925 14 March evening Philadelphia Orchestra Massey Hall

Toronto, Ontario

The Mendelssohn Choir Festival

 

Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

The Mendelssohn Choir sings:

- Handel: coronation anthem "Zadok the Priest" (1727)

- Berlioz: La damnation de Faust opus 24 Part II Scene 4: "Easter Hymn"

The Mendelssohn Choir mens' voices sing:

- Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946): "It Was a Lover and His Lass"

- Jean Roger-Ducasse (1873-1954): "On Some Lines From Virgil"

The Mendelssohn Choir women' voices sing:

- Gustav Holst: Ave Maria opus 9b

The Mendelssohn Choir sings:

- 'Ukranian Folk Melodies"

- Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes opus 52

- Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900): The Golden Legend (1886)

 

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 1: 'Song of the Rhine Maidens' - orchestra with Mendelssohn Choir women' voices

Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

1925 18 March matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

 

Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

 

Julius Weissenborn (1837-1888): Capriccio for Bassoon and Orchestra (1883)

Weissenborn was Principal bassoon of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra from 1857-1887.

- Walter Guetter bassoon (Principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1922-1937)

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Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1925 20, 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20 (1890)

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

- Alfred Cortot piano

 

intermission

 

+ Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983): Concerto for piano and orchestra (1923) - a short 12 minute piece

- Alfred Cortot piano

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "The concertino by Tailleferre, for so it seemed after the wonderful Schumann music, is in the customary three parts. The first is a kind of moto perpetuo of short duration, the second in quiet mood, having a certain suspense of interest, and the finale, an allegro, is not unlike the first part in general feeling. After the performance, M. Cortot graciously shared the complimentary applause with the composer, who was present." 184

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Iberia: 'Fête-dieu à Seville' (1908) - Stokowski orchestration

1925 22 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Philharmonic Society Concert"

 

Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

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

Bach: Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

 

intermission

 

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

- Leonora Cortez piano - daughter of Philadelphia Orchestra English horn Peter Henkelman

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Iberia: 'Fête-dieu à Seville' (1908) - Stokowski orchestration

1925 25 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Philadelphia Civic Award Ceremony"

Presented to Dr. Charles Custis Harrison (1844-1929) former Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra provided incidental music

 

Jeremiah Clarke (1674-1707): Suite in D Major: Prince of Denmark's March ("A Trumpet Voluntary") - Stokowski transcription

 

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Iberia: 'Fête-dieu à Seville' (1908) - Stokowski orchestration

1925 27, 28 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Concert marking the 25th anniversary of the founding of the Philadelphia Orchestra"

 

Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826): Euryanthe (1823): Overture

Schumann: Abendlied (Evening Song) opus 85 for string orchestra

Bizet: symphonic suite Roma in C in four movements: Scherzo

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 4 in D, K.218

- Carl Flesch violin

 

intermission

 

+ Josef Suk (1874-1935): Fantasie for violin and orchestra opus 24 (1903)

- Carl Flesch violin

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

1924 1 April Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899): Symphony in B-flat opus 20 (1890)

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

- Alfred Cortot piano

 

intermission

 

+ Germaine Tailleferre (1892-1983): Concerto for piano and orchestra (1923) - a short 12 minute piece

- Alfred Cortot piano

Isaac Albéniz (1860-1909): Iberia: 'Fête-dieu à Seville' (1908) - Stokowski orchestration

1925 3, 4 April

6 April

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

 

intermission

 

+ Arthur Bliss: Concerto for Two Pianos, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion (1924)

- Guy Maier and Lee Pattison dual pianists

this work which had been premiere by the Boston Symphony in 1924 was reworked by Bliss in 1929 and 1950

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Arthur Bliss (1891-1975) in 1922

 

+ Edward Burlingame Hill (1872-1960): Jazz Study Number 1 (1924) for two pianos

- Guy Maier and Lee Pattison dual pianists

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act I

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

1925 8 April matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

 

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

 

Saint-Saëns: Romance for horn opus 36

- Anton Horner (horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1902-1946)

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

flute obbligato by William Kincaid

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

1925 11, 13, 14 April Philadelphia Orchestra 11, 13 April - Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

14 April - Carnegie Hall

New York City

Easter concert; 10 April was Good Friday so this matinee concert was given Monday 13 April 1925

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36

Mily Balakirev (1837-1910): Islamey opus 18 (1869) orchestrated by Alfredo Casella and Stokowski

Rachmaninoff: symphonic poem Isle of the Dead opus 29

 

intermission

 

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

Bach: Passacaglia in c minor BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription

1925 17, 18 April

20 April

27 April Special Concert

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"All-Wagner Concert"

 

Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription (not Wagner but appropriate for Easter)

 

Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch (1865) march for wind band arranged by Stokowski

Wagner: A Faust Overture for orchestra in D minor (1855)

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

 

intermission

 

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Preludes to Act I and Act III

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act I, Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1925 22 April matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

 

Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen as arranged by Stravinsky from the Russian song in 1917 for woodwind, brass and percussion

 

Joseph La Monaca: "Scherzo Caprice" for four flutes - "Mr. Stokowski stated that this was the first time that a composition for four flutes had been played anywhere in the world."

Joseph La Monaca played flute with the Philadelphia Orchestra 1910-1940

photo

 

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished": second movement

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

 

concert concluced with the children singing

1925 24, 25 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

- Prelude,

- Allegro deciso

- Minuet

- Adagietto

- Carillon

Saint-Saëns: Le Rouet d'Omphale opus 31

 

intermission

 

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

photo

1925 28 April matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

 

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

 

Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889): Fantaisie brillante

- Saul Caston (born Solomon Gusikoff Cohen 1901-1970, trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1923-1945)

photo

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1925 1, 2 May

20 April Special Concert

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Final concert pair of the 1924-1925 Philadelphia Orchestra subscription season

 

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Opening concert of the 1925-1926 Philadelphia Orchestra subscription season
1925 9, 10 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Opening concert of the 1925-1926 Philadelphia Orchestra season

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

 

intermission

 

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

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

Wedding March

in previous performances of incidental music from A Midsummer Night's Dream, Stokowski had not included the Wedding March.

 

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1925 16, 17 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bach: Chorale prelude (Clavier-Übung III): "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

"Mr. Stokowski's reading of the Brahms F major symphony was meticulous and reserved."

 

intermission

 

Chopin: Piano Sonata no 2 in Bb minor opus 35: movement 3 'Funeral March' orchestrated by Stokowski

this music was played in memory of Mrs. Alexander J. Dallas Dixon, a founding member of the Philadelphia Orchestra Association.

+ Gustav Holst (1874-1934): Japanese Suite opus 33 (1915)

Liszt: Les Préludes (1854)

1925 20 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall

New York City

Bach: Chorale prelude (Clavier-Übung III): "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Edward Cushing in the Eagle wrote: "I like the statement of the great theme with which the F major symphony opens to have a boisterous, careless enthusiasm that Mr. Stokowski's precise genius never permits him to achieve. The second and last movements he did superbly."

 

intermission

 

+ Gustav Holst (1874-1934): Japanese Suite opus 33 (1915)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude to Act III and Liebestod - Stokowski arrangement

1925 26 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Special Monday Night Concert"

 

Bach: Chorale prelude (Clavier-Übung III): "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

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

Overture

Scherzo

Nocturne

Wedding March

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

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

- Nuages

- Fêtes

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

1925 23, 24 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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

Haydn: Cello Concerto no 1 in C

- Hanns Pick cello - he was Principal cello for one season 1925-1926

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

played to honor the centenary of the birth of Johann Strauss II

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

- Nuages

- Fêtes

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

1924 28 October Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater

Baltimore, Maryland

Bach: Chorale prelude (Clavier-Übung III): "Wir glauben all an einen Gott" BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in b minor "Unfinished"

 

intermission

 

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 23 in A K. 488

- Olga Samaroff piano

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

- Nuages

- Fêtes

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

1925 30, 31 October

3 November

Philadelphia Orchestra 30, 31 October - Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

3 November - Carnegie Hall

New York City

Mily Balakirev (1837-1910): Islamey opus 18 (1869) orchestrated by Alfredo Casella and Stokowski

 

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

- Lester Donahue (1892-1964) piano - a California born musician, but not successful developing a solo career

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "A surprising new pianoforte invented by John Hays Hammond Jr. can make a note that was struck seem to increase in volume and can change tonal color at will was introduced at this concert. Mr. Stokowski spoke briefly of the piano, its sustaining power, its capability of a crescendo on a held chord, and its color combinations."

 

intermission

 

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

1925 6, 7 November

9 November Special Concert

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Hector Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: dance episodes arranged by Stokowski:

- "Menuet des Follets"

- "Danse des Sylphes"

- "Marche hongroise"

 

Charles Martin Loeffler (1861-1935): Death of Tintagiles opus 6 (1900)

- viola d'amore played by Thaddeus Rich

Linton Martin of The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "This novelty was excessively long, but seemed infinitely longer than that. There were times when one's only hope was the consciousness that everything must come to an end sometime. Loeffler's music is robustly scored, and has ample diversity of development. But the net result is that it is downright dull." 185

 

intermission

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1925 13, 14 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"Concert to Celebrate the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Philadelphia Orchestra"

 

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Im Frühling,(In the Spring) Overture opus 36 (1889)

- a 10 minute concert overture conducted by Thaddeus Rich, Concertmaster

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, opus 67

 

intermission

 

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

- Ossip Gabrilowitsch piano

Ossip Gabrilowitsch (1878-1936) had perfored this same work during the first Philadelphia Orchestra concert of 16 November 1900 under conductor Fritz Scheel

 

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

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

1925 20, 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act III

 

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D opus 77

- Thaddeus Rich violin

 

intermission Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961): The Enchanted Isle

- Salzedo taught harp at the Curtis Institute

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "This work seems to have no communicable message of beauty with its egregious grotesqueries."

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1919 Suite

1925 27, 28 November

1 December

Philadelphia Orchestra 27, 28 November - Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1 December - Carnegie Hall

New York City

Armas Järnefelt (1869-1958): Praeludium in F for small orchestra (1904)

 

Sibelius: Symphony no 5 opus 82 (several versions 1916-1919)

- Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra had given the American premier on 21 October 1921

 

intermission

 

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

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1925 4, 5 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Concerto Grosso for String Orchestra with piano obbligato (1925)

 

Tadeusz Jarecki (1889-1955): Chimere symphonic poem opus 26

 

intermission

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1925 7 December Special concert Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

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

Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung (Death and Tranfiguration) opus 24 (1889)

1925 9 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

 

the national anthems of France (La Marseillaise) and Japan (the Kimigayo) were played.

"Leopold Stokowski rubbed Aladdin's magic lamp and suddenly a large France flag dropped down, with the playing of the Maraeillaise, followed by a large Japanese flag dropping with the playing of the Japanese national hymn."

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): prelude to Act III

César Franck (1822–1890): Symphony in D Minor: second movement

 

young Eleanore Josephine Nicoletta played three harp solos.

the children sang the French folk song "Au clair de la lune"

 

Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances (1868): Hungarian Dance Number 1 in G minor - orchestrated by Stokowski

1925 11, 12 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Handel: Concerto Grosso in Bb opus 3 no 1 - Stokowski transcription

 

Stravinsky: The Firebird - 1919 Suite

the second performance of this work this season

 

intermission

 

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

- Joseph Szigeti violin in his US debut

photo

Joseph Szigeti near the time of his debut

 

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina (1880) excerpts as arranged by Stokowski:

- Prelude

- Dawn over the Moscow River

1925 18, 19 December

21 December Special concert

Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn opus 56 (1873)

 

*** Vassily Leps: Loretto from a suite of four 'portraits'

Leps born Wilhelm Leps 1870-1942 in Russia and was a little-known Philadelphia based musician

 

William Wallace Gilchrist (1846-1916): Symphonic Poem in G (1910)

Gilchrist founded the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia in 1874 and taught composition

 

Schubert: from "16 German Dances" opus 33 - Stokowski arrangement

 

Johann Strauss II: Tales from the Vienna Woods opus 325

this was the centenary of the birth of Johann Strauss II

1925 22 December matinee Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

"School Children's Concert"

Woodwind instruments were featured

 

Handel: Oboe Concerto no 3 in G minor

- Marcel Tabuteau oboe who was Principal oboe of the orchestra 1915-1954

 

Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937): Suite opus 34 no 2: "Romance and Scherzo for Flute"

- William Kincaid flute who was Principal flute of the orchestra 1921-1960

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36: movement three 'Pizzicato'

the children sang

 

Johann Strauss II: The Beautiful Blue Danube opus 314

1925 25 December Philadelphia Orchestra and bands Independence Square

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

photo

 

"More than 1000 singers rang out in celebration of the natal day of Christ in Independence Square under the direction of Leopold Stokowski. Promptly at 5:15 PM, the electric bulbs of the 40 foot cedar tree were illuminated, and the combined bands and orchestra were the accompaniment of the celebration of the spirit of "Peace on Earth and Good Will to Men" 186

1925 26, 28 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The usual Friday concert would have fallen on Christmas day and was played on Monday December 28 1925

 

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

 

Roland Hayes tenor sings:

- Mozart: concert aria "Si mostra la sorte" K. 209

Handel: Messiah: 'Pastoral Symphony'

Roland Hayes tenor sings:

"three negro spirituals sung by the colored tenor"

- "Wade in die Water"

- "Lit'l David, Play yo Harp"

- "It's Me Oh Lord"

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve suite from the opera (1903): 'Christmas Night' (the introduction to the opera)


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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.  opus 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  p. 9.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 30 December 1922.
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. 12.  Musical Season Opened At Academy.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7 October 1922.
166  p. 5.  Lyric. The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 15 February 1923.
167  p. 2.  Stokowski at Stanley. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 26 April 1923.
168  p. 2.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7 April 1923.
169  p. 7.  Philadelphia Orchestra.  Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 20 October 1923.
170  p. 9.  "Song of the Nightengale".  Harrisburg Evening News. Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 30 October 1923.
171  p. 26.  Second Pair Children's Concert.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 25 November 1923.
172  p. 6.  State's Educators Convention.  The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 16 December 1923.
173  p. 8.  Lyric.  The The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 6 December 1923.
174  p. 4.  Washington Happenings.  The Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, Indiana. 5 December 1923.
175  p. 4.  Disturbed by Trifles.  The Daily News. Frederick, Maryland. 18 December 1923.
176  p. 14.  The Mendelssohn Choir Festival.  The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 1 March 1924.
177  p. 4.  Music.  The Ottawa Citizen. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 27 February 1924.
178  p. 6.  Stravinsky Music Concert Feature.  The Gazette. Montreal, Canada. 20 February 1924.
178  p. 29.  Lyric. The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 24 April 24.
179  p. 367.  Walsh, Stephen. Stravinsky: A Creative Spring: Russia and France, 1882-1934. University of California Press. Los Angeles, California. 2003. ISBN-13: 978-0-5202-27491.
180  p. 41.  The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 6 April 1924.
181  p. 13.  David Sokolove Pleases.  The Philadelphia Jewish Exponent. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 17 October 1924.
182  p. 10.  Orchestra Concert. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 18 October 1924.
183  p. 46.  The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 15 March 1925.
184  p. 32.  The Philadelphia Orchestra. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 21 March 1925.
185  p. 14.  Linton Marton. Stokowski Electrifies. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 7 November 1925.
186  p. 1.  Joyful Christmas Celebration. The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 25 December 1925.


 

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