A Listing of the Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1933 to 1949

 

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1936

 

Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1933-1949

 

 

This is a listing of concerts of the great Leopold Stokowski which seeks to cover the period from 1933 beginning with the Philadelphia Orchestra until 1949 after which Leopold Stokowski ended his tenure as conductor of the New York Philharmonic. 

 

Frederick Fellers and Robert M. Stumpf's Research of the Leopold Stokowski Concerts 1909-1940

 

This listing 1933-1940 is from the research of Frederick Fellers. Fred is an active musicologist and orchestral historian. Fred Fellers did extensive and careful research of the original Stokowski programmes to produce an updated and improved version of the information gathered in previous discographies, such as the Stokowski discography by Robert M. Stumpf and John Hunt 2 which also provided basic research for this period. 

 

The concert listing below has been enabled by the materials available in the archives of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, the archives of the Boston Symphony, Bridget Carr, archivist, the Samuel R. and Marie Louise Rosenthal Archives of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the archives of the San Francisco Symphony, Joe Evans, archivist.  Of particular value have been the extensive resources of the Kislak Center of the Libraries of the University of Pennsylvania.  At the Kislak Center, I am particularly indebted to Mr. John Pollack, archive specialist and Mr. David McKnight, Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library.  Also valuable has been the Music Department of the Bibliothèque nationale de France and the Lila Acheson Wallace Library archives of the Juilliard School.  My own collection of programmes has also aided.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

This listing is a work-in-progress, and given the prolific nature of Leopold Stokowski's activities, it is not likely ever to be "complete".  This augments the need for additions, corrections, and comments all of which will be welcome.

To refer to the listing of all of the Leopold Stokowski 1950-1974 concerts from 1950 until his final public concert in 1974, click here

 

  The Concerts of Leopold Stokowski 1933-1949 listed Chronologically

 

 

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


[1933]

1933 1 January "Roxy Theater Mammouth Symphony" Radio City Music Hall, New York City

Stokowski

a sketch of Stokowski circa 1933

An unusual radio broadcast by Stokowski was scheduled for Sunday afternoon 1 January 1933 from the new Radio City Music Hall which had opened 27 December 1932. The Radio City Music Hall was a project of Rockefeller Center development and Sam Roxy (Samuel Lionel "Roxy" Rothafel, 1882-1936), a movie theater tycoon. For this concert, the "Roxy Theater Mammouth Symphony" was said to be 225 musicians. The concert was cancelled at the last minute due to "lack of rehearsal".

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act I

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski transcription

this concert was to have been broadcast over the NBC Radio network, but a studio concert under Fritz Reiner was substituted at the last minute.

1933 6, 7 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Stokowski's opening Philadelphia Orchestra concert of 1933 was conservative, including no "new" music, perhaps due to criticism from the Board which thought the inclusion of "new" music to reduce audience size during this period - the depth of the Depression.

César Franck: Symphony in D minor (1888)

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

the 7 January 1933 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1933 23 February Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

A concert to benefit unemployed musicians

The first 2 items were conducted by Alexander Smallens:

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Richard Strauss: Don Juan opus 20

Stokowski then conducted with Vladimir Horowitz:

Franz Liszt (1811-1886): Piano Concerto no 1 in E-flat major (1854) - Vladimir Horowitz piano

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1867): Prelude to Act I (1867) as arranged by Stokowski

this benefit concert was reported to have had a smaller audience than hoped.

1933 3, 4 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Wagner - "Symphonic Synthesis" of Das Rheingold - Stokowski arrangement and transcription

The Rheingold Synthesis consists of the Prelude, then Alberich with the Rhinemaidens, the descent of Wotan and Loge into Nibelheim, then transitions to Erda's warning (Stokowski gives Erda's music in a 5 minute English horn solo played by Robert Bloom). Then the 'Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla'. In this conclusion, Stokowski used the edition prepared for concert use by Hermann Zumpe (1850-1903), further enriching the brass and percussion for vivid effect.

*** Abram Chasins (1903-1987): Piano Concerto no 2 (1933) in F sharp minor - world permiere

Abram Chasins, piano - who was teaching at the Curtis Institute and who was aided by Serge Rachmaninoff Chasins

Abram Chasins (1903-1987)

Schumann: Symphony no 4 in d minor opus 120

Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh" BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

the 3 March 1933 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1933 9 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"Concert for Youth"

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Bach: Chorale "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" BWV 645 - Stokowski transcription

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

Debussy: from Three Nocturnes: Fêtes

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Two choral encores sung a capella by the Temple University chorus:

- "Zion Hears Her Watchmen's Voices"

-"Glory Now to Thee Be Given"

Audience sings together "Dixie" as a finale

1933 10, 11 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

Bach: Chaconne in D minor - from Partita no 2 in D minor BWV 1004 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 718 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

the 10 March 1933 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1933 17, 18 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina arranged by Stokowski: Act IV, scene 2 Entr'acte

Joseph La Monaca: Festival of Gauri opera: dances (La Monaca was flutist with the Philadelpha Orchestra 1910-1940)

Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead opus 29

Wagner: "Die Götterdämmerung" - Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Death of Siegfried and Immolation Scene - as arranged by Stokowski

Agnes Davis soprano as Brünnhilde

the 17 March 1933 concert was broadcast in a 1 1/2 hour programme over the Columbia Radio network

1933 31 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude and Act I - as arranged by Stokowski

Robert Steel - Parsifal

Rose Bampton - Kundry

Nelson Eddy - Gurnemanz (baritone singing this bass part)

Dudley Warwick - Klingsor

Alexis Tcherkassy - Amfortas

Leonard Treash - Titurel

Agnes Davis - first esquire

Edwina Eustis - second esquire

Daniel Healy - first knight and third esquire

Benjamin de Laroche - second knight

Eugene Lowenthal - fourth esquire

supporting cast from the Curtis Institute: Irene Beamer, Marie Buddy, Ruth Carhart, Paceli Diamond, Ruth Gordon, Henrietta Horle, Irra Petina, Irene Singer, Cecelia Thompson, Helen Watlington

The choruses were selected from the Princeton University Glee Club, Fortnightly Club, Bach Society of Delaware County, Haverford College, St. Joseph's College, Bryn Mawr College, Reading Choral Society

 

Prior to the performance, Stokowski explained the key themes which were illustrated by the orchestra.

 

This Friday afternoon concert was broadcast in a 1 1/2 hour programme over the Columbia Radio network. This was probably the first broadcast of the full Parsifal anywhere in the world.

1933 1 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Wagner: Parsifal Act II and Act III scene 2 (the conclusion of the opera) - as arranged by Stokowski

Robert Steel - Parsifal

Rose Bampton - Kundry

Nelson Eddy - Gurnemanz (baritone singing this bass part)

Dudley Warwick - Klingsor

Alexis Tcherkassy - Amfortas

Leonard Treash - Titurel

Agnes Davis - first esquire

Edwina Eustis - second esquire

Daniel Healy - first knight and third esquire

Benjamin de Laroche - second knight

Eugene Lowenthal - fourth esquire

supporting cast from the Curtis Institute: Irene Beamer, Marie Buddy, Ruth Carhart, Paceli Diamond, Ruth Gordon, Henrietta Horle, Irra Petina, Irene Singer, Cecelia Thompson, Helen Watlington

The choruses were selected from the Princeton University Glee Club, Fortnightly Club, Bach Society of Delaware County, Haverford College, St. Joseph's College, Bryn Mawr College, Reading Choral Society

 

this Saturday evening concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1933 3 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Wagner: Parsifal Act III complete - as arranged by Stokowski

Robert Steel - Parsifal

Rose Bampton - Kundry

Nelson Eddy - Gurnemanz (baritone singing this bass part)

Dudley Warwick - Klingsor

Alexis Tcherkassy - Amfortas

Leonard Treash - Titurel

Agnes Davis - first esquire

Edwina Eustis - second esquire

Daniel Healy - first knight and third esquire

Benjamin de Laroche - second knight

Eugene Lowenthal - fourth esquire

supporting cast from the Curtis Institute: Irene Beamer, Marie Buddy, Ruth Carhart, Paceli Diamond, Ruth Gordon, Henrietta Horle, Irra Petina, Irene Singer, Cecelia Thompson, Helen Watlington

The choruses were selected from the Princeton University Glee Club, Fortnightly Club, Bach Society of Delaware County, Haverford College, St. Joseph's College, Bryn Mawr College, Reading Choral Society

 

The concerts of Parsifal included the Prelude and Act I on Friday afternoon 31 March 1933, and Act II and the conclusion of Act III on Saturday evening 1 April 1933. In this Monday 3 April 1933 concert, the complete Act III was presented. However, it was not broadcast.

1933 7, 8 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

Sibelius Violin Concerto in D minor, op 47 (1905)

Efrem Zimbalist, violin

Efrem Zimbalist

Efrem Zimbalist (1889-1985) who taught at and later directed the Curtis Institute of Music

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (1913 version)

 

The Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "...As played by Mr. Zimbalist, this concerto irresistably suggested that it had a definite if undisclosed story to tell...his playing of the long and quite unconventional cadenza in the first movement was richly evocative in atmosphere..." 143

the 7 April 1933 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1933 16 April members of the Philadelphia Orchestra Town Hall, Civic Center, New York City

League of Composers Concert

Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire opus 21 (consists of three groups of seven poems)

Minna Hager soprano (the singer delivers the poems in the 'Sprechstimme' style)

"...the curtains parted to reveal Mr. Stokowski, and instrumental ensemble and Minna Hager, vocalist, in a Pierrot costume, grouped and illuminated according to the specifications of Robert Edmond Jones..." 144

1933 20 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"Concert for Youth"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude, with opening Act I St. Catherine's Church chorale and final "Wacht auf" chorus of Act III

choruses sung by the Whittington Chorus of boys and girls from Bryn Athyn (suburban Philadelphia)

this was followed by a 'tour of the orchestra' with each section playing to illustrate its sound.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

Mozart: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte) K 620: "Queen of night" aria from Act II - "sung by 13 year old Russell Palmer"

Ernest Brooks (1903- ): Three Units (a Chicago-based composer)

*** Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Bali symphonic variations (1931) - world premiere

Eichheim

A Sketch of Henry Eichheim by Alfredo Ramos Martinez (1871-1946)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Boléro (1928)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B Minor opus 74 "Pathetique": third movement: Allegro molto vivace

1933 21, 22 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B Minor opus 74 "Pathetique": March

the 21 April 1933 afternoon concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network. A conservative programme after the series of modern/innovative music of the previous two months.

1933 28, 29 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Johannes Brahms

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

Brahms: Alto Rhapsody opus 53 for alto and male chorus

Rose Bampton, contralto and the Mendelssohn male chorus performed

Brahms: Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) opus 54

Mendelssohn male chorus

Wagner: Die Walküre: 'Symphonic Synthesis' - as arranged by Stokowski - first performance

The Stokowski Die Walküre arrangement begins with an orchestral introduction leading up to Act II Scene 4, called the 'Death Prediction' or 'Todesverkundigung' scene. It then leads directly into the 'Ride of the Valkyries' music from the beginning of Act III, followed by Brünnhilde's defense with Wotan and her plea, leading up to the dramatic 'Magic Fire Music'.

the 28 April 1933 afternoon concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network.

1933 29 May Royal College of Music orchestra Royal College of Music, London, England

and impromtu performance by Stokowski during rapid visit to his school: the Royal College of Music

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

1933 6, 7, 9 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Handel: Saul Oratorio HWV 53: Funeral March - Stokowski transcription (In Memorium Alexander Van Rensselear, 1851-1933)

picture

Alexander Van Rensselear, long-time patron of the Philadelphia Orchestra and President of the Orchestra Association

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

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

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold: Excerpts

Encore: Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Act I Excerpts

Encore: Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

1933 12 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth" Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: Poeme for Flute and Orchestra (1918)

William M. Kincaid, flute

Joseph La Monaca: Saltarello for Piccolo

John A. Fischer, piccolo - La Monaca was second flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1910-1940

La Monaca

Joseph La Monaca

All Sing: Pilgrims’ Chorus

Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Sakuntala - a concert overture opus 13

Encore: Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F Minor opus 36: Third Movement

1933 13, 14 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Sakuntala - a concert overture opus 13

Werner Josten (1885-1963): Concerto Sacro no 1 (1925)

Allan Farnum, piano

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Red Poppy Act 1: Russian Sailor's Dance (Yablochko) - Stokowski arrangement

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F Minor opus 36

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

1933 17 October Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Sakuntala - a concert overture opus 13

Werner Josten (1885-1963): Concerto Sacro no 1 (1925)

Werner Josten, piano

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Red Poppy Act 1: Russian Sailor's Dance (Yablochko) - Stokowski arrangement

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F Minor opus 36

1933 18 October Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theater, Baltimore Maryland
Karl Goldmark (1830-1915): Sakuntala - a concert overture opus 13

Werner Josten (1885-1963): Concerto Sacro no 1 (1925)

Werner Josten, piano

Josten

Werner Josten - German born American composer, long-time at Smith College 1923-1949

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Red Poppy Act 1: Russian Sailor's Dance (Yablochko) - Stokowski arrangement

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F Minor opus 36

1933 20, 21 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

+Roger Sessions (1896-1985): The Black Maskers Suite (1928)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

1933 24 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

Werner Josten (1885-1963): Concerto Sacro no 1 (1925)

Werner Josten, piano

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

1933 25 October Philadelphia Orchestra Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

Werner Josten (1885-1963): Concerto Sacro no 1 (1925)

Werner Josten, piano

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

1933 26 October Philadelphia Orchestra Metropolitan Theatre, Providence RI
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

Werner Josten (1885-1963): Concerto Sacro no 1 (1925)

Werner Josten, piano

Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Encore: Debussy: from Three Nocturnes: Fêtes

Encore: Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

1933 3, 4 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 'From the New World'

Frances McCollin (1892-1960): Adagio for string orchestra (1927) - a Philadelphia composer blind from birth

Frances McCollin

Frances McCollin (1892-1960)

Ione Pickhardt (1900-1943): Two sonnets for orchestra: "Mountains" (1932)

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Excerpts

1933 6 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B Minor opus 74 "Pathetique"

Frances McCollin (1892-1960): Adagio for string orchestra (1927) - a Philadelphia composer blind from birth

Ione Pickhardt: Two sonnets for orchestra: "Mountains" (1932)

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Excerpts

Encore: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

1933 9 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

Werner Josten (1885-1963): Jungle symphonic poem (1928)

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

Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314

Marcel Tabuteau, oboe

Sibelius: The Swan of Tuonela

Robert Bloom, English horn

All Sing: Soldiers Chorus from Faust

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Maurice Ravel

Encore: Bach: Adagio in C from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Bizet: Carmen (1875): Act I: Prelude

Encore: Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Boléro (1928)

1933 10, 11 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914): Eight Russian Folk Songs opus 58 Stokowski arrangement

- Religious Chant

- Christmas Carol - Kolyada

- Plaintive Melody

- Humorous Song 'I Danced With The Gnat'

- Legend of the Birds

- Cradle Song

- Round Dance

- Village Dance Song

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor (1925)

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Kamarinskaya (1848)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Maurice Ravel

1933 14 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914): Eight Russian Folk Songs opus 58 Stokowski arrangement

Religious Chant

Christmas Carol - Kolyada

Plaintive Melody

Humorous Song 'I Danced With The Gnat'

Legend of the Birds

Cradle Song

Round Dance

Village Dance Song

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor (1925)

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Kamarinskaya (1848)

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition orchestrated by Maurice Ravel

1933 24, 25, 27 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Franck: Symphony in D Minor (1888)

Debussy (1862-1918): Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune (1894)

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe: Suite no 2

Encore: Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Festival of the Workers: First and Third Movements

1934 28 November - 30 December Philadelphia Orchestra Radio studios of WCAU, Philadelphia
Fifteen Minute Radio Broadcasts

picture

Stokowski and the 15 minute evening Philadelphia Orchestra concerts sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes

 

From 28 November to 30 December 1933, and for the first three months of 1934, Columbia Radio broadcast a 15 short concert each evening of the Philadelphia Orchestra originating from the studios of WCAU, the Philadelphia CBS station. It was sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes. Stokowski conducted the broadcast concerts 28 November - 30 December 1933, 1 January 1934 to 27 January 1934 and 6 March 1934 to 24 March 1934. Featured were short pieces such as George Enescu's Rumanian Rhapsody no 1 and Karl Goldmark "In Springtime", playing each movement of the Brahms Symphony no 1 on successive nights and of movements of other symphonies were featured. Reviews were mixed due to the very short duration of the performances.

It seems likely that these 15 broadcasts were of transcription recordings of the orchestra made on 16 inch (40 cm) 33 1/3 RPM transcription discs for broadcast later, but this has not (yet) been documented, and none are known to have survived.

 

"Leopold Stokowski's nightly 15 minute concerts by the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra are to begin the night of Tuesday November 18...the distinguished broadcast will be presented every evening except Sunday" 147

The 1933 broadcasts were:

 

- 28 November 1933 - Wagner: Parsifal

- 28 November 1933 - Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017

and Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcriptions

- 30 November 1933 - Bizet: Carmen excerpts

- 1 December 1933 - Borodin: Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement and

Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches opus 10 (1894): 'Procession of the Sardar'

- 2 December 1933 - Sibelius: Karelia Suite opus 11 (1893): Intermezzo (one of the very few performances of this work by Stokowski),

and Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D Major opus 43 - movement 1

- 4 December 1933 - Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription,

Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription,

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90 - movement 3

- 5 December 1933 - a studio orchestra conducted by Sylvan Levin

- 6 December 1933 - Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914): Eight Russian Folk Songs opus 58 Stokowski arrangement

- 7 December 1933 - "music of Richard Wagner"

- 8 December 1933 - Debussy: Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune (1894) and

Satie: one of the Gymnopedies as orchestrated by Debussy

- 9 December 1933

- 11 December 1933 - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor opus 18: allegro moderato - Sylvan Levin piano

- 12 December 1933 - Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67 - movement 1

- 13 December 1933 - Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67 - movement 2

- 14 December 1933 - Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67 - movements 3, 4

- 15 December 1933 - Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan-Flight of the Bumble-Bee and

Weber: Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Stokowski transcription

- 16 December 1933 - the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Sylvan Levin

- 18 December 1933 - Henry Eichheim: Bali symphonic variations (1931)

- 19 December 1933

- 20 December 1933 - Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished" - movement 1

- 21 December 1933 - Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1912) and

Handel: Messiah: Christmas music

- 22 December 1933 - Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished" - movement 2

- 23 December 1933

- 25 December 1933 - Handel: Messiah: Christmas music

- 26 December 1933 - Mozart: Oboe Concerto in C, K 314 - as edited by Stokowski - Marcel Tabuteau oboe

- 27 December 1933 - Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61 - movement 3

- 28 December 1933 - a studio orchestra conducted by Sylvan Levin performed

- 29 December 1933 - Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

- 30 December 1933 - Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A Major, opus 11, no 1

1933 1, 2 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ballet Suite of movements from Gluck operas: Don Juan, Iphigénie en Aulide Orfeo ed Euridice and Armide as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911) - (Stokowski later made his own arrangement and transcription of movements from Gluck operas)

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Bali symphonic variations (1931)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

1933 5 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ballet Suite of movements from Gluck operas: Don Juan, Iphigénie en Aulide Orfeo ed Euridice and Armide as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911)

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550

Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Bali symphonic variations (1931)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

1933 15, 16 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
+Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

After the Moscow premier of this symphony in 1911, the US premiere was given by Frederick Stock and the Chicago Symphony in 1918, but this 1934 concert performance was of Stokowski's massively edited version in which about 26 minutes of music was cut. Stokowski later made further revised performing editions during his career.

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden: Dance

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan: Flight of the Bumble-Bee

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

1933 19 December Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Christoph Willibald Gluck: Ballet Suite of movements from Gluck operas: Don Juan, Iphigénie en Aulide Orfeo ed Euridice and Armide as arranged by Felix Mottl (1856-1911)

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

Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Bali symphonic variations (1931)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

Unknown Composer: Russian Carol "In a Manger" - as transcribed by Stokowski

(labeled by Stokowski in his arrangement as "Unknown Composer", but actually by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov)

1933 20 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore Maryland
Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Bali symphonic variations (1931)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

Unknown Composer: Russian Carol "In a Manger" - as transcribed by Stokowski

(labeled by Stokowski in his arrangement as "Unknown Composer", but actually by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov)

1933 22, 23 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Christmas Concert

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Trumpet Prelude in D major - Stokowski transcription

Handel: Messiah: Pastoral Symphony - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Chorale Prelude "Nun Komm', der Heiden Heiland" BWV 659 - Stokowski transcription

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1912)

Benjamin de Loache, baritone with the Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus conducted by Sylvan Levin

Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C Major, opus 61

this Christmas concert was broadcast on the Columbia Radio network

1933 28 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Handel: Messiah: Pastoral Symphony - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

Claude Debussy: Première rhapsodie for clarinet and orchestra (1910)

Robert McGinnis, clarinet

Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947): "Sarabande et thème varié" for bass clarinet (1903)

Lucien Cailliet, bass clarinet

Cailliet

Lucien Cailliet in the 1930s with his bass clarinet

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

Encore: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888): Third Movement

Encore: Unknown Composer: Russian Carol "In a Manger" - as transcribed by Stokowski

(labeled by Stokowski in his arrangement as "Unknown Composer", but actually by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov)


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1934 1 January - 24 March Philadelphia Orchestra Radio studios of WCAU, Philadelphia
Fifteen Minute Radio Broadcasts

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Stokowski and the 15 minute evening Philadelphia Orchestra concerts sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes

 

In November and December 1933, and for the first three months of 1934, Columbia Radio broadcast a 15 short concert each evening of the Philadelphia Orchestra originating from WCAU, the Columbia Radio station in Philadelphia. It was sponsored by Chesterfield cigarettes. Stokowski conducted the broadcast concerts 1 January 1934 to 27 January 1934 and 6 March 1934 to 24 March 1934. Featured were short pieces such as George Enescu's Rumanian Rhapsody no 1 and Karl Goldmark "In Springtime", playing each movement of the Brahms Symphony no 1 on successive nights and of movements of other symphonies were featured. Reviews were mixed due to the very short duration of the performances. Andre Kostelanetz and his orchestra succeed this series in April, 1934.

For the 6, 10, 17 March 1934 15 minute broadcast, it was announced that Stokowski would conduct movements from Tchaikovsky's Symphony no 3 in D major. This would seem to be the only performance of this Tchaikovsky Symphony no 3 during Stokowski's concert career.

It seems likely that these 15 broadcasts were of transcription recordings of the orchestra made on 16 inch (40 cm) 33 1/3 RPM transcription discs for broadcast later, but this has not (yet) been documented, and none are known to have survived. The 1934 broadcasts were:

 

- 1 January 1934 - introduced by Stokowski

- 2 January 1934 - Liszt's Mephisto Waltz conducted by Sylvan Levin

- 3 January 1934 - Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550 - movement 1

- 4 January 1934 - Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550 - movement 2

- 5 January 1934 - Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550 - movement 3

- 6 January 1934 - Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K 550 - movement 4

- 8 January 1934 - Franck Le Chasseur maudit (1882)

introduced by Stokowski as 'The Wild Huntsman' - perhaps Stokowski's only concert performance of this work.

- 9 January 1934

- 10 January 1934

- 11 January 1934 - Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A Major, opus 11, no 1

- 12 January 1934

- 13 January 1934 - Karl Goldmark "In Springtime" opus 36

- 15 January 1934

- 16 January 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68 - movement 1

- 17 January 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68 - movement 2

- 18 January 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68 - movement 3

- 19 January 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68 - movement 4

- 20 January 1934

- 22 January 1934 - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888): excerpts

- 23 January 1934 - Liszt: Polonaise no 2 in E major orchestrated by Karl Müller-Berghaus and Stokowski,

Lalo: Symphony in G minor: andante

- 24 January 1934 - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888): Tale of Prince Kalender

- 25 January 1934 - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888): Young Prince and Young Princess

- 26 January 1934 - Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888): Festival at Bagdad

- 27 January 1934

- 28 January 1934 - the 15 minute Philadelphia Orchestra broadcasts continue under Sylvan Levin.

Stokowski traveled to Hollywood at the end of January 1934.

 

- 5 March 1934 - Stokowski/Philadelphia Orchestra 15 minute broadcasts resume after Stokowski returns from Hollywood.

The Monday 5 March 1935 broadcast featured music from Wagner's Parsifal

- 6 March 1934 - Tchaikovsky's Symphony no 3 in D major - movement 1

- 7 March 1934 - Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: 'beginning' - probably the Prelude to Act I

- 8, 9 March 1934 - Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II (broadcast different days regionally)

- 10, 12 March 1934 - Tchaikovsky's Symphony no 3 in D major - movements 2, 3, and 4 (broadcast different days regionally)

- 13 March 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90 - movement 1

- 14 March 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90 - movement 2

- 15 March 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90 - movement 3

- 16 March 1934 - Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90 - movement 4

- 17 March 1934 - Tchaikovsky's Symphony no. 3 in D major - movement 5 Finale

- this seems to have been Stokowski's only concert performance of the Tchaikovsky Symphony no 3, Tchaikovsky's only symphony in 5 movements.

- 19 March 1934 - Wagner: Das Rheingold: Scene 3: Invocation of Alberich to the Nibelungen,

followed by Wagner: Siegfried: Act II Scene 2: "Forest Murmurs"

- 20 March 1934

- 21 March 1934 Sibelius: Valse triste opus 44 no 1 - one of the few Stokowski concert performances of this work, followed by

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

- 22 March 1934 - "Playing music of Johann Strauss"

- 23 March 1934 - Wagner: Parsifal: Act III: 'Good Friday Spell'

- 24 March 1934 - Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

 

"The daily series of programs ends today [24 March 1934]...the total has numbered over 50 works and 25 hours of music" 147

1934 5, 6, 8 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"First Request Program" (Chosen by Public Vote)

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

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

the January 5 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1934 11 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"Concert for Youth"

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (1913 version)

Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody no 1 in A Major, opus 11, no 1

Liszt: Piano Concerto no 2 in A Major

Ezra Rachlin, piano

Mozart: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat Major, K 191

J. Walter Guetter, bassoon

+++ Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924): for Contra Bassoon

Ferdinand Del Negro, contra bassoon

Ludlow: A Christmas Carol (this composer is not yet identified)

All Sing: The Marseillaise

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Red Poppy Act 1: Russian Sailor's Dance (Yablochko) - Stokowski arrangement

Encore: Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888): Tale of Prince Kalender

1934 12, 13 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

+++ William Walton: Belshazzar's Feast (1931)

Dudley Marwick, baritone with the Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus, the Mendelssohn Club

the January 12 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1934 15 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Brahms: Piano Concerto no 2 in B-flat Major, opus 83

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

William Walton: Belshazzar's Feast (1931)

Dudley Marwick, baritone with the Phildadlphia Orchestra Chorus, the Mendelssohn Club Choir directed by Sylvan Levin.

1934 19, 20 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor BWV 853 of the Well Tempered Clavier - transcribed by Stokowski

Bach: Choral prelude "Wir glauben al' an einen Gott" BWV 437 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 1 in C Major, opus 15

Dalies Frantz (1908-1965), piano

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90

Encore: Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Act III Excerpts

1934 23 January Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor BWV 853 of the Well Tempered Clavier - transcribed by Stokowski

Bach: Choral prelude "Wir glauben al' an einen Gott" BWV 437 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 1 in C Major, opus 15

Dalies Frantz, piano

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90

1934 9, 10, 12 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Bach-Beethoven Cycle First Program

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Beethoven: Violin Concerto in D Major, opus 61

Yehudi Menuhin, violin (Menuhin was then age 17)

Encore: Bach: Violin Concerto no 3 in E Major, BWV 1042: Second Movement

"After the intermission music of the Composer will be played. In Memoriam. Edward Elgar."

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor BWV 853 of the Well Tempered Clavier - transcribed by Stokowski

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

William Kincaid, flute; Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Saul Cohen Caston, trumpet; Yasha Kayaloff, violin

the concert of 9 March 1934 was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network.

1934 16, 17 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Bach-Beethoven Cycle Second Program

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Bach: Orchestral Suite no 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067

William Kincaid, flute

Bach: Choral Prelude "Ich ruf' zu dir" BWV 639 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

the 16 March concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1934 20 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
+ Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

Debussy (1862-1918): Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune (1894)

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

This Parsifal Act III Synthesis is a regular feature of Stokowski concerts. In Leopold Stokowski Transcriptions, Maestro Serebrier explained:  "Stokowski's Symphonic Synthesis of Act III includes the transformation music from the conclusion of the final scene and the final moments when Parsifal heals Amfortas's wound by touching it with his spear. Stokowski excluded the 'Good Friday Spell' music from his version because Wagner himself had already made a concert version of it"

1934 22 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"Concert for Youth"

Debussy (1862-1918): Three Nocturnes (1899): Fêtes

Franck: Symphony in D Minor

Gertrude Gerrish Dance Group: Three Dances (Burlesca; Prayer of the Faithful; A Robust Dance)

Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto no 1 in E-flat Major, opus 11

Arthur I. Berv, horn

Audience sing-along: "The Internationale" followed by "The Star-Spangled Banner"

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Encore: Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 1 in G minor - as arranged by Stokowski

1934 31 March, 2 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Bach-Beethoven Cycle Third Program

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1910): Overture

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 5 in E-Flat Major, opus 73 "Emperor"

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

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

Florence Frantz, piano; William Kincaid, flute; Yasha Kayaloff, violin

Bach: Adagio in C major from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "The Great" - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Act III: 'Good Friday Spell'

1934 6,7 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Bach-Beethoven Cycle Fourth Program

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67

Bach: Concerto in A Minor for Four Pianos, BWV 1065

Jeanne Behrend, Florence Vanucci-Adimari, Arthur Reginald, Sylvan Levin, pianos

Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

1934 10 April Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67

New York reviews of this concert were not favorable, particularly regarding the Beethoven: "...Mr. Stokowski adopted for this performance...a method exemplified by the people who write letters in which, least the obvious point be lost on one, every word is underscored 3 or 4 times and every sentence ends with a row of exclamation points..." 148

 

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

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

1934 12 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"Concert for Youth"

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Trumpet Prelude in D major - Stokowski transcription

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

William Kincaid, flute; Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Saul Cohen Caston, trumpet; Yasha Kayaloff, violin

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B Minor opus 74 "Pathetique"

Ernest Chausson: Poème for violin and orchestra (1896)

Helen Berlin, violin

(from Helen Berlin scrapbook: "In 1934 Helen Berlin won an orchestral debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra through a violinists' contest conducted by the Concerts for Youth Committee.)

All Sing: America, the Beautiful; Austrian National Anthem

Henri Büsser (1872-1973): Andante et Scherzo in C for trumpet opus 44

Saul Cohen Caston, trumpet

Emmanuel Chabrier (1841–1894): "España" rhapsody for orchestra (1883) - one of Stokowski's rare performances of this very popular work

Encore: Dvorak: Slavonic Dance no 2

1934 20, 21, 23 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"Second Request Program" (Chosen by Public Vote)

Beethoven: Symphony no 3 in E-flat Major, opus 55 "Eroica"

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D Minor

Beethoven: Drei Equali for Four Trombones

Schubert: Symphony no 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished"

Debussy: Rapsodie for Saxophone

Lucien Cailliet, saxophone

***Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Festival of the Workers (later revised as Symphony no 4 in 1935)

Richard Wagner: Tannhauser: Evening Star

Charles Gusikoff, trombone

All Sing: Marseillaise; Land of Hope and Glory; Dixie

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

1934 27, 28 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Bach-Beethoven Cycle Fifth Program

Bach: Chaconne in D minor - from Partita no 2 in D minor BWV 1004 - Stokowski transcription

short intermission -

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D Minor, opus 125 "Choral"

Agnes Davis, soprano; Rose Bampton, contralto; Robert Betts, tenor; Eugene Loewenthal, bass with Bach Society of Delaware County, Choral Society of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus "After the Concert"

 

This symphony was recorded by Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra with these soloists on Monday 30 April 1934 for Victor on 17 78 RPM sides, all first takes, so essentially a 'live' recording. The nine Victor 12 inch Red Seal disks in were issued in Victor Musical Masterpiece album M-236 (imagine the weight of this set).

 

Richard Strauss: Deutsche Motette for four solo voices and sixteen part chorus a cappella will be sung.

This was postponed from earlier in the season because the chorus parts arrived too late from Europe"

Margaret Codd, soprano; Ruth Carhart, contralto; Enzo Aita, tenor; Eugene Loewenthal, bass

1934 5, 6, 9 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F Major, opus 68 "Pastorale"

+Hans Pfitzner: Palestrina (1917): Prelude

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

1934 12, 13 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

After the concert a short public rehearsal: Bach: St. John's Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" - Stokowski transcription

1934 16 October Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York
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Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Liebesnacht from Act II

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1934 24 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

"Concert for Youth"

Richard Wagner: Rienzi: Overture

Brahms: Serenade no 1 in D Major, opus 11: Two Minuets

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

Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G minor opus 12 no 1

Sidney Katchurin, violinist

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

Philip James (1890-1975): Station WGZBX (1932)

Songs: 1. Pilgrims’ Chorus from Tannhauser. 2. Song of Youth.

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Love-Death

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

1934 26, 27 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Handel: Water Music - as arranged by Stokowski

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

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D Minor

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

After the concert a short public rehearsal: Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Motet "Adoramus te, Christe" (1581) - Stokowski transcription

1934 30 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Handel: Water Music - as arranged by Stokowski

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

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D Minor

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

1934 2, 3, 6 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

*** Mary Howe (1882-1964): "Sand" (1928)

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

After the concert a short public rehearsal:

+++ Michal Kondracki (1902-1984): Soldiers Marching (1932)

+++ Oskar Merikanto: Sunset (1911)

1934 7 November Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Mary Howe (1882-1964): "Sand" (1928)

*** Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini opus 43 (1934)

Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano (world premiere performance)

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

1934 8 November Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Mary Howe (1882-1964): "Sand" (1928)

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini opus 43 (1934)

Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F Major, opus 90

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

1934 14 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Borodin: Prince Igor (1887): Overture

Debussy: Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane (1904)

Marjorie Tyre, harp

*** William Dawson (1899-1990: Negro Folk Symphony (1934)

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Boléro (1928)

Songs: Schubert’s Serenade; "Glory to Isis" from Aida: Verdi Cheyney Singers: Negro Spiritual with Pantomine, "Run, Mary, Run"

Polish Dancers: Krakowiaki

Bavarian Dancers: Figure Dance Typifying Courtship Russian Dancers: Cossack Dance

Ukrainian Dancers: Dance combining "Katherine from Kherson " and "Kolomeyka "

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Encore: Selections for Taragata Instrument

Lester Flanders

Encore: Prokofiev: music from the opera Love for Three Oranges (1930): March

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

1934 16, 17 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
*** Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 1 "The Sante Fe Trail"

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

+++ Manuel Ponce (1882-1948): Chapultepec (1934)

William Dawson (1899-1990: Negro Folk Symphony (1934)

"After the Concert Stravinsky's Pastorale will be played as soon as it is quiet"

1934 20 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 1 "The Sante Fe Trail"

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

Manuel Ponce (1882-1948): Chapultepec (1934)

William Dawson (1899-1990: Negro Folk Symphony (1934)

1934 23, 24, 27 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Holst: The Planets, opus 32

with the Women’s Glee Club of the University of Pennsylvania

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

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Choral prelude "Wir glauben al' an einen Gott" BWV 437 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: St. John's Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

1934 7, 8, 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 'From the New World'

Debussy (1862-1918): Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune (1894)

Sibelius: Tapiola, opus 112

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Love-Death

 

the 7 December 1934 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1934 12 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1

Axel Frederiksen (1894-1951): The Saga of Leif Eriksson - Frederiksen was a Danish composer

Ruth Wood Carnwath, diseuse (i.e. reciter)

***Ann Wyeth: A Christmas Fantasy - premiere

Ann Wyeth McCoy (1915-2005) was daughter of artist N. C. Wyeth and sister of artist Andrew Wyeth

Ann Wyeth

Ann Wyeth McCoy in the 1950s

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, opus 71a

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto no 1, opus 35

Eugene List, piano

Songs: Philadelphia Youth Song; Marseillaise; Schubert’s Serenade; Dixie

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde’s Immolation

Encore: Stravinsky: Pastorale

Encore: Debussy: Syrinx

William M. Kincaid, flute

 

this 12 December 1934 youth concert was broadcast locally in Philadelphia over WLIT (as the station was then known)

1934 13 December Philadelphia Orchestra Princeton University Chapel, Princeton, NJ
Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 as edited by Leopold Stokowski

LoRean Hodapp, soprano; Rose Bampton, contralto & second soprano; Dan Gridley, tenor; Frans Hoffman, bass with the Westminster Choir of Princeton

1934 14,15 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Mass in B minor, BWV 232 as edited by Leopold Stokowski

LoRean Hodapp, soprano; Rose Bampton, contralto & second soprano; Dan Gridley, tenor; Frans Hoffman, bass with the Westminster Choir of Princeton

 

the 14 December 1934 concert was broadcast locally in Philadelphia over WLIT (as the station was then known)

1934 18 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
BACH: Mass in B Minor BWV 232 as edited by Leopold Stokowski

LoRean Hodapp, soprano; Rose Bampton, contralto & second soprano; Dan Gridley, tenor; John Gaius Baumgartner, bass with the Westminster Choir of Princeton

 

"...persons of musical intelligence and taste must have been offended by nearly every aspect of this performance...Mr. Stokowski should have equipped himself with a more reliable body of singers. Mr. Gridley has authority but little remaining voice, Miss Bampton has voice but lacks authority, of Miss Hodapp and Mr. Baumbartner it will be kinder to say nothing..." Edward Cushing The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)19 Dec 1934, Wed page 13

1934 21, 22, 26 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Handel: Messiah: Pastoral Symphony - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung—Siegfried’s Death & Brünnhilde’s Immolation

Unknown Composer: Russian Carol "In a Manger" - as transcribed by Stokowski

(labeled by Stokowski in his arrangement as "Unknown Composer", but actually by Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov)

 

the 21 December 1934 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network


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1935 4, 5, 8 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Mozart: Don Giovanni: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 36

***Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony"

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla

1935 10 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Act III Prelude

Robert Bloom, English horn

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

Chopin: Piano Concerto no 1 in E Minor, opus 11

Sol Kaplan, piano

Songs: Song of Youth; Taps; Schubert’s Serenade; Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Encore: SOUSA: El Capitan

Encore: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Act III Prelude

1935 11, 12 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Program dedicated to the One hundredth Anniversary of Birth of Theodore Thomas (October 11, 1835-1935)"

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

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

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

+++Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973): Etanraku - Japanese Ceremonial Prelude

1935 15 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

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

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

1935 19 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F Major, BWV 1047

William Kincaid, flute; Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Saul Caston, trumpet; Alexander Hilsberg, violin

Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins and strings in D minor, BWV 1043

Alvin Rudnitsky, Eudice Shapiro, violins

Richard Wagner: Rienzi: Overture

Richard Wagner: Tannhauser: Act III Prelude

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

with Women’s Glee Club of University of Pennsylvania

Tibor Serly (1901-1978): "Six Dance Designs" (1933) - a student of Zoltan Kodaly

1935 23 October Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

Richard Wagner: Rienzi: Overture

Richard Wagner: Tannhauser: Act III Prelude

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

1935 24 October Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

Richard Wagner: Rienzi: Overture

Richard Wagner: Tannhauser: Act III Prelude

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

Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973): Etanraku - Japanese Ceremonial Prelude

1935 27 October Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Pension Fund Benefit"

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Shostakovich: Piano Concerto no 1, opus 35

Sylvan Levin, piano

All Sing: La Marseillaise; Schubert’s Serenade; Columbia, the Gem of the Ocean

La Monica: Saltarello

John A. Fischer, piccolo

LISZT: Les Preludes

Encore: Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

1935 1, 2 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: St. John's Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

1935 5 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: St. John's Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

1935 8, 9 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Overture

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, opus 77

Fritz Kreisler, violin

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

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

AVSHALUMOV: Peiping Hutungs

1935 12, 15 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
with the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe

Frederick Chopin orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov: Les Sylphides with choreography by Michel Fokine.

Brahms: Symphony no 4: "Choreartium" ballet by Leonide Massine danced to Brahm's music

Stravinsky: Petrushka complete 1911 ballet with ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine

1935 14 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
with the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe

Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos with ballet choreographed by Leonide Massine

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888) with ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine

WEBER: Le Spectre de la Rose with ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine

Borodin: Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement with ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine

1935 16 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
with the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe

Manuel de Falla: El sombrero de tres picos with ballet choreographed by Leonide Massine

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888) with ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine

Borodin: Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement with ballet choreographed by Michel Fokine

1935 17 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

radio concert: Magic Key broadcast sponsored by RCA over NBC radio network with Stokowski introducing the music

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Red Poppy Act 1: Russian Sailor's Dance (Yablochko) - Stokowski arrangement

Leopold Stokowski introduces RCA’s RCA’s Library of Recorded Music

other works conducted by Frank Black

1935 19 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Giovanni da Palestrina (1525-1594): Motet "Adoramus te, Christe" (1581) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, opus 77

Fritz Kreisler, violin

Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973): Etanraku - Japanese Ceremonial Prelude

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony"

1935 28 November Orchestra New York City
Radio concert "To Arms For Peace" with baritone Nelson Eddy broadcast on the Columbia Radio network, Stokowski conducting a "65 piece" radio orchestra. Eddy performed songs including Tchaikovsky's "Pilgrim Song".
1935 29, 30 November, 3 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
BACH: Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D Major, BWV 1050

William Harms, piano (a student at the Curtis Institute); Alexander Hilsberg, violin; William M. Kincaid, flute

Bach: Adagio in C major from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564 - Stokowski transcription

BACH: Concerto for Three Pianos no 1 in D Minor, BWV 1063

Janette Weinstein, Martin Gabowitz, Elinor Buten, pianos

Richard Wagner: Die Walkure: Excerpts (1. Siegmunde and Sieglinde. II. The Ride of the Valkyries. III. Calm after the Storm at Twilight - Wotan and Brünnhilde alone. IV. Wotan’s Farewell from Brünnhilde - The Magic Fire Music

DUBENSKY: Tom Sawyer Overture (commemorating the 100th anniversary of Mark Twain's birth)

1935 5 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony"

Folk Songs by the University of Pennsylvania Varsity Glee Club: Away to Rio; One of These Days; Deep River; Hanging Johnny; The Sleigh

Four Spanish Dances: Fandanguillo Gitano; Farruca Divina; Del Sacro Monte; Alegrias

Carola Gitana dancer

SCHREINER: The Worried Drummer

Anna Mae Brogan, percussionist

Songs: Youth Song; Massa Dear; An Irish Love Song; Row, Row, Row Your Boat (Round)

LISZT: Les Preludes

Encore: Schubert-STOKOWSKI: Moment Musicale no 3 in F Minor

1935 6, 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 5 in A Major, K. 219 "Turkish"

Joseph Knitzer, violin

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Sibelius: Symphony no 4 in A Minor, opus 63 (Audience asked not to applaud after the Symphony because of the nature of the music)

the 7 December 1935 concert was broadcast locally on WFIL

1935 8 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
radio concert: Magic Key broadcast sponsored by RCA over NBC radio network with Stokowski introducing the music

Wagner: Lohengrin: prelude to the Act 3

Bizet: L’Arlesienne Suite no 1: Farandole

Debussy (1862-1918): Three Nocturnes (1899): Fêtes

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba movement

RCA advertisement spoken by Charles O'Connell, RCA producer: RCA’s Library of Recorded Music

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1935 10 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Violin Concerto no 5 in A Major, K. 219 "Turkish"

Joseph Knitzer, violin

Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

Sibelius: Symphony no 4 in A Minor, opus 63

1935 13, 14 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
BORODIN: In the Steppes of Central Asia

(this opening work conducted by Sol Caston because of Stokowski back pains 139)

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini opus 43 (1934)

Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1935 17 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
radio concert: Magic Key broadcast sponsored by RCA over NBC radio network with Stokowski introducing the music

Albert Spalding, violin

1935 18 December - Baltimore

19 December - Washington

Philadelphia Orchestra

Alexander Smallens conducting

Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland

Constitution Hall, Washington DC

Stokowski was scheduled to perform with Fritz Kreisler, violin, but he had 'injured has back', so Alexander Smallens substituted 138. Programme included:

Gluck: Alceste Overture

Schumann: Symphony No 2 in C major, Op 61

the Gluck and Schumann were substituted by Smallens for a series of Bach-Stokowski transcriptions previously scheduled.

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major opus 77

Fritz Kreisler, violin

1935 21 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Christmas Concert for Children"

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba Movement

Mozart: Piano Concerto in E-flat Major-Allegro Movement

Margaret Ros, piano (Ros was a 10 year old piano student at the Curtis Institute 140)

Carols: Adeste Fidelis; Noel; Jingle Bells; Silent Night

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Bumble Bee - Pantomime and Dance

Dance Group directed by Mary Binney Montgomery

SAINT-SAENS: Carnival of the Animals

Elaine Gold, Herschel Brown, pianos (11 year old pianists 140)

1935 27, 28 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
FRANCK: Symphony in D Minor

POULENC: Concerto for Two Pianos in D Minor - first US performance

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianos

Debussy (1862-1918): Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune (1894)

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Liturgical melodies: Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Emmanuel - freely transcribed by Stokowski

Encore: Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski


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1936 2 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Philadelphia "Concert for Youth"

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

GOULD: Choral and Fugue in Jazz

Songs: Marseillaise; Schubert’s Serenade; On the Road to Mandalay; Funiculi, Funicula; Scotland’s Burning (Round)

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (1913 version): First Part

Mary Binney Montgomery and Her Dance Group

1936 3, 4 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

+++ Paul Hindemith: Viola Concerto / Samuel Lifschey, viola

*** Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 3 - premiere

Vera Reshikoff, soprano; Choral Society of the University of Pennsylvania

1936 7 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

GOULD: Choral and Fugue in Jazz

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 3

Vera Reshikoff, soprano; Choral Society of the University of Pennsylvania

1936 10, 11, 14 January Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Choral prelude "Wir glauben al' an einen Gott" BWV 437 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: English Suite No 2 in A minor BWV 807: Bourée - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor BWV 853 of the Well Tempered Clavier - transcribed by Stokowski

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Excerpts (I. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey. II. Siegfried’s Death. III. Brünnhilde ’s Immolation)

1936 13 January Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
"Special Benefit Concert"

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

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini opus 43 (1934)

Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1936 1 April Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Spell

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcriptions

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934): Entr’acte

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

1936 2 April Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Spell

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934): Entr’acte

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

1936 7 April Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Spell

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934): Entr’acte

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

1936 9, 11 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Spell

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934): Entr’acte

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

1936 12 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

radio concert: Magic Key broadcast sponsored by RCA over NBC radio network with Stokowski introducing the music

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): The Red Poppy Act 1: Russian Sailor's Dance (Yablochko) - Stokowski arrangement

1936 13 April Philadelphia Orchestra Horace Bushnell Memorial Hall, Hartford, Connecticut

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Excerpts (I. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey. II. Siegfried’s Death. III. Brünnhilde’s Immolation)

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

1936 14 April Philadelphia Orchestra Symphony Hall, Boston

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Excerpts (I. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey. II. Siegfried’s Death. III. Brünnhilde’s Immolation)

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Liturgical melodies: Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Emmanuel - freely transcribed by Stokowski)

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

1936 15 April Philadelphia Orchestra City Auditorium, Springfield, Massachusetts

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

This concert was conducted by Charles O’Connell, but one work has the following notation:

Arnold Zemachson (1892-1956): Chorale and Fugue in D Minor opus 4 - Leopold Stokowski at the organ

1936 16 April Philadelphia Orchestra Varsity Arena, University of Toronto, Canada

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Liturgical melodies: Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Emmanuel - freely transcribed by Stokowski

1936 17 April Philadelphia Orchestra The Auditorium, Chicago, Illinois

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Excerpts (I. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey. II. Siegfried’s Death. III. Brünnhilde ’s Immolation)

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

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

1936 18 April Philadelphia Orchestra Urbana University Men's Gymnasium, Urbana, Illinois

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

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

1936 20 April Philadelphia Orchestra Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 1 in A-flat "Afro-American" (1930): Fourth Movement

Encore: Daniel Decatur Emmett (1815-1904): "Dixie"

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

1936 21 April Philadelphia Orchestra Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba Movement

Giuseppe Ferrata (1865-1928): Italian Spring Melodies opus 7: 2. "Valse Gentile" 4. "Love Song"

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Giuseppe Ferrata (1865-1928)

William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 1 in A-flat "Afro-American" (1930): Fourth Movement

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

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

1936 22 April Philadelphia Orchestra Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba Movement

William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 1 in A-flat "Afro-American" (1930): Fourth Movement

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934): Entr’acte

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

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

1936 24 April Philadelphia Orchestra Palace Theatre, Dallas, Texas

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

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

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

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

1936 25 April Philadelphia Orchestra Liberty Hall, El Paso, Texas

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba Movement

William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 1 in A-flat "Afro-American" (1930): Fourth Movement

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934): Entr’acte

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

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

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

1936 27 April Philadelphia Orchestra Pan-Pacific Auditorium, Hollywood, California

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Liturgical melodies: Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Emmanuel - freely transcribed by Stokowski

1936 28 April Philadelphia Orchestra Pan-Pacific Auditorium, Hollywood, California

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba Movement

Debussy-STOKOWSKI: La Cathedrale engloutie

William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 1 in A-flat "Afro-American" (1930): Fourth Movement

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William Grant Still (1895-1978)

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Encore: Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

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

1936 29 April Philadelphia Orchestra Fox Arlington Theatre, Santa Barbara, California

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

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

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

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

Henry Eichheim (1870-1942): Japanese Nocturne

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

1936 1 May Philadelphia Orchestra Municipal Opera House, San Francisco, California

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung—Excerpts (I. Siegfried’s Rhine Journey. II. Siegfried’s Death. III. Brünnhilde ’s Immolation)

1936 2 May Philadelphia Orchestra Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973): Etanraku - Japanese Ceremonial Prelude

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

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

in the larger Civic Auditorium, the audience was said to be 7000 persons 141

1936 3 May Philadelphia Orchestra Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Sibelius: Symphony no 4 in A Minor, opus 63

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba Movement

William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 1 in A-flat "Afro-American" (1930): Fourth Movement

Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (1934): Entr’acte

Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Liturgical melodies: Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Emmanuel - freely transcribed by Stokowski

1936 4 May Philadelphia Orchestra Granada Theater, Reno, Nevada

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

concert announced in newspapers, but not listed in the orchestra tour itinerary

1936 5 May Philadelphia Orchestra The Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Handel: Messiah Part 2 number 44: Hallelujah Chorus

Mormon Tabernacle Choir - J. Spencer Cornwell, director

Encore: Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

1936 6 May Philadelphia Orchestra Municipal Auditorium, Denver, Colorado

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

1936 7 May Philadelphia Orchestra Holdrege Auditorium, Holdrege, Nebraska

Holdrege - a small town on the train route California to Chicago

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

This concert was conducted by Saul Caston, but the following encores were conducted by Stokowski:

Encore: Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Encore: Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1: Anitra’s Dance

Encore: Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Act III Prelude

1936 8 May Philadelphia Orchestra City Auditorium, Omaha, Nebraska

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

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

1936 9 May Philadelphia Orchestra Municipal Opera House Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

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

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

1936 10 May Philadelphia Orchestra The Auditorium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

4 conductors

Four conductors: Sol Caston, left, Leopold Stokowski, and Charles O'Connell, right, inspect tickets representing 11,113 miles of travel during the Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

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

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

1936 11 May Philadelphia Orchestra City Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Encore: Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

1936 12 May Philadelphia Orchestra Music Hall Public Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

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

1936 13 May Philadelphia Orchestra Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Ann Arbor May Festival

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068) - Stokowski transcription

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin: Prelude

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Encore: Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

1936 15 May Philadelphia Orchestra Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Ann Arbor May Festival

This concert was conducted by Charles O’Connell and Saul Caston, but one work has this notation:

Arnold Zemachson (1892-1956): Chorale and Fugue in D Minor opus 4 - Leopold Stokowski at the organ

1936 16 May Philadelphia Orchestra Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Ann Arbor May Festival

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D Minor, opus 47

Efrem Zimbalist, violin

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

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

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

1936 17 May Philadelphia Orchestra Madison Square Garden, New York City

Philadelphia Orchestra 1936 Tour

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: 'Siciliano' from Sonata for Violin and Clavier BWV 1017 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription based on the Luther theme

Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

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

Encore: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 1 in A-flat "Afro-American" (1930): Fourth Movement

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Symphony no 2 "The Rhumba Symphony": Rhumba Movement

picture

Harl McDonald (1899-1955)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

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

1936 6, 7 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: song "Again, as Before, Alone", opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription which he called "Solitude" - first performance

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

*** Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony no 3 in A minor opua 44 (1936) - world premiere

1936 10 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: song "Again, as Before, Alone", opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription

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

Sergei Rachmaninov: Symphony no 3 in A minor opua 44 (1936)

1936 13, 14, 17 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "The Great" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold: Excerpts (I. Prelude. II. Invocation of Alberich to the Nibelungen. III. Entrance of the Gods in Valhalla.)

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C sharp minor (S. 244/2) orchestrated by Liszt and Franz Doppler, adapted by Leopold Stokowski

1936 18 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Richard Wagner: Das Rheingold: Excerpts (I. Prelude. II. Invocation of Alberich to the Nibelungen. III. Entrance of the Gods in Valhalla.)

Tchaikovsky: song "Again, as Before, Alone", opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription which he titled "Solitude"

Joseph La Monaca: Scherzo Capriccio (Sonata) for Two Piccolos, Three Flutes, and One Alto Flute (4 Players)

William Kincaid, Joseph La Monaca, John A. Fischer, Hans Schlegel, piccolos and flutes

Joseph La Monaca was second flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra 1910-1940

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

+Paul Taylor White (1895-1973): Voyage of the Mayflower

Upper Darby High School a cappella Chorus - Clyde R. Dengler, director

Handel: Serse: "Ombra mai fu"

(Edith) Mary Earp - a Philadelphia based soprano

+Henry Cowell: The Lilt of the Reel (1925)

Songs: Youth Songs; Schubert’s Serenade; Round: Frere Jacques; When Johnny Comes Marching Home

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C sharp minor (S. 244/2) orchestrated by Liszt and Franz Doppler, adapted by Leopold Stokowski

1936 20, 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina: Entr’acte

+++ Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphony no 1 - US premiere

+ Victor Young (1900-1956): Arizona Sketches

+ Bernard Rogers(1893-1968): Two American Frescoes (1934): I. The Mississippi, II. Ojibway Battle Dance

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

1936 24 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "The Great" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D Major, opus 73

+Victor Young (1900-1956): Arizona Sketches

+Bernard Rogers(1893-1968): Two American Frescoes (1934): I. The Mississippi, II. Ojibway Battle Dance

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

1936 30 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Children"

Stravinsky: Petrushka music from the 1911 ballet: Danse Russe

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of Tsar Saltan-Flight of the Bumble-Bee

Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite: Three Dances: Chinese Dance, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Trepak

Dancers courtesy of the Philadelphia Ballet - Catherine Littlefield, director

Paul Hindemith: Let’s Build a Town (1930) (from a children's operetta called 'Wir Bauen ein Stadt')

Chorus of the Oakmont High School; Action Group from the Miquon School

*** Samuel Barlow (1892-1982): The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant - premiere

with Lantern Slides

Everybody Sing: Jingle Bells

Richard Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act III - Prelude


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1937 2, 3 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Stokowski returns from California

Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "The Great" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

*** Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Concerto for Two Pianos - world premiere

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianos

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

 

the 2 April 1937 concert was broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1937 2 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

In April, Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast a series of 30 minute concerts, presumably recorded on 16 inch (40 cm) 33 1/3 RPM transcription discs for broadcast later.

Bach: "Mein Jesu! was vor Seelenweh" BWV 487 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Hungarian Dance no 1 in G minor as arranged by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: song Again, as Before, Alone, opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription called by him "Solitude"

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

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

This was one of the rare performances of the Rakocsy March by Stokowski

 

this concert was introduced by Stokowski and broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1937 6 April Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "The Great" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Concerto for Two Pianos

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianos

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1937 7 April Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "The Great" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C Minor, opus 68

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Concerto for Two Pianos

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianos

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1937 9, 10 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
+ Carlos Chavez (1899-1978): Symphony no 2 "Sinfonía India" (1936)

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Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960)

Five Short American Compositions:

- *** Robert Hall Elmore (1913-1985): Valley Forge 1777

- *** David Raksin (1912-2004): All Nations Montage - Raskin wrote the incidental music for Stokowski's film "100 Men And A Girl" 145

- *** Clarence Cameron White (1880-1960): "Bandanna Sketches" opus 12: "Negro Chant"

- *** Paul Nordoff (1909-1977): Fugue

- *** Burrill Phillips (1907-1988): Courthouse Square (1935)

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

Joaquín Turina: Five Gypsy Dances: "Sacromonte" orchestrated by Lucien Cailliet

Debussy: Préludes, Book 1: Canope (1913) orhestrated by Charles O'Connell (Stokowski's producer at RCA Victor)

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

1937 9 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

In April, Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast a series of 30 minute concerts, presumably recorded on 16 inch (40 cm) 33 1/3 RPM transcription discs for broadcast later.

"Descriptive music by modern composers will be featured"

 

this concert was introduced by Stokowski and broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

1937 13 April Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 "The Great" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in CMinor, opus 68

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): Concerto for Two Pianos

Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianos

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1937 16, 17, 19 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
William Byrd (1543-1623): The Earl Of Salisbury Pavane and Gigue - "as freely transcribed by Stokowski" in Stokowski's first concert perfomance of this transcription.

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

Bach: St. John's Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

mid-concert encore: Bach: St Matthew Passion BWV 244-63: "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" in Stokowski's first concert perfomance of this transcription. Stokowski gives the solo voice to the bassoon.

mid-concert encore: Bach: "Mein Jesu! was vor Seelenweh" BWV 487 - Stokowski transcription in Stokowski's first concert perfomance of this transcription.

Stravinsky: Petrushka complete 1911 ballet

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II - Stokowski uses the Liebestod music which ends the opera at the conclusion of this arrangement.

1937 16 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia

In April, Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra broadcast a series of 30 minute concerts, presumably recorded on 16 inch (40 cm) 33 1/3 RPM transcription discs for broadcast later.

"A Bach and Borodin Program"

 

this concert was introduced by Stokowski and broadcast over the Columbia Radio network

"the noted conductor will return to Hollywood after his April 19 concert..."

1937 18 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
magic key

The Magic Key broadcast: "four world-famous conductors - Leopold Stokowski, Jose Iturbi, Eugene Ormandy and Charles O'Connell - will lead the Philadelphia Orchestra in an hour concert on the "Magic Key" program Sunday over the NBC Blue network" 146.

 

"A Prelude to the 1937 Philadelphia Orchestra Tour"

 

- Spoken introduction by Milton Cross

Bach: Prelude & Fugue in F minor - orchestrated by Lucien Cailliet - conducted by Eugene Ormandy

Debussy (1862-1918): Three Nocturnes (1899): Fêtes - conducted by Jose Iturbi

- Ben Grauer speaks about RCA Victor which is sponsoring the 1937 tour "11,000 miles". "RCA finest fidelity records and radio-phonographs".

Bizet: Carmen - Act 1 Prelude - conducted by Charles O'Connell in a fast performance (O'Connell was an RCA Victor producer)

Franck: Grand pièce symphonique in f sharp minor opus 17: as arranged and conducted by Charles O'Connell "first performancy anywhere"

- Ben Grauer speaks about the Philadelphia Orchestra's tour, and the many years of the exclusive relationship between RCA and the Philadelphia Orchestra.

- Stokowski speaks about the future of sound reproduction and the Bach and Debussy transcriptions he will conduct.

Bach: "Mein Jesu! was für Seelenweh" BWV 487 from the Schemelli Gesangbuch - transcribed by Stokowski

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Verdi: Don Carlo Act IV: "O don fatale" - Marian Anderson contralto with Eugene Ormandy conducting

Chopin: "Valse brillante" opus 34 no 1 in A flat major - played in a lightweight interpretation by Jose Iturbi, piano

Wagner: Die Walküre: Act III "Ride of the Valkyries" - conducted by Eugene Ormandy

- Ben Grauer and Milton Cross conclude the program speaking of RCA Victor and the "24 cities" of the tour.

 

this one hour concert with an audience of 3000 invited persons was broadcast over the NBC (Blue) Radio network

 

Andrew Rose has made a restoration this early broadcast recording available at Pristine Classical on PASC214.

 

1937 4, 5 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Borodin: Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor (1925)

1937 9 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Borodin: Prince Igor (1887): Polovetsian Dances - Stokowski arrangement

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor (1925)

1937 11, 12, 16 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

John Conway Hefti (1914-1986): Mystic Pool - an obscure musician born in Nebraska, lived most of his career in Virginia

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, opus 32

1937 18, 19 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Satie: Gymnopedies (1. Lent et grave. II. Lent et douloureux) orchestrated by Debussy

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre in D major opus 40 (1874)

Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier) (1897)

Sibelius: Symphony no 4 in A Minor, opus 63

Encore: Chopin: Mazurka in A minor opus 17 no 4 - Stokowski transcription - first performance

1937 23 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

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

Camille Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre in D major opus 40 (1874)

Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice (L'apprenti sorcier) (1897)

Sibelius: Symphony no 4 in A Minor, opus 63 26,

1937 27 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Prelude for Organ and Orchestra based on the Cantata "Wir müssen durch viel Trübsal" BWV 146 - Stokowski trancription

Fernando Germani, Hammond Electric Organ

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C Minor, opus 67

+Alban Berg (1885-1935): Violin Concerto (1935)

Louis Krasner, violin

Stravinsky: Petrushka from the complete 1911 ballet: Excerpts

1937 30 November Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Stravinsky: Petrushka from the complete 1911 ballet: The Festival of Mardi Gras

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor (1925)

Alban Berg (1885-1935): Violin Concerto (1935)

Louis Krasner, violin

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

1937 1 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore
Stravinsky: Petrushka from complete 1911 ballet: The Festival of Mardi Gras

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor (1925)

+Alban Berg (1885-1935): Violin Concerto (1935)

Louis Krasner, violin who commissioned the work and gave its premiere

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

Encore: Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

1937 3, 4, 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944): The Defeat of Macbeth incidental music to the play

Stokowski also recorded "The Red Queen's Banquet" from Kelley's 'Alice in Wonderland' Suite in 1924 acoustically, not released, but now available in a fine restoration from Pristine Classical:

Stokowski Acoustic, Volume 3 (1917-1924) - PASC471

+++Kurt Atterberg (1887-1974): A Värmland Rhapsody opus 36 (1936)

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Encore on 4 December only: Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

1937 9 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Chopin: Prelude in D minor, opus 28 no 24 - Stokowski transcription

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II

Debussy: Danse Sacrée et Danse Profane (1904)

Barton Harp Quintet (Maryjane Mayhew Barton, Frances Gates, Isabel Ibach, Rebecca Lewis, Lynne Wainwright)

Songs: Youth Song; Serenade (Schubert); Toreador Song from "Carmen"; Ol’ Man River

de Falla: El Amor Brujo: Ritual Fire Dance

Encore: Chopin: Mazurka in A minor opus 17 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Tchaikovsky: song "Again, as Before, Alone", opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription which he titled "Solitude"

1937 6, 10, 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Robert G. McBride (1911-2007): Music to a Ballet (1935)

***William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 2 in G Minor "Song of a New Race"

J. S. Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (Prelude no 8 from book I of the Well Tempered Clavier) - Stokowski transcription

Liturgical melodies: Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Emmanuel - freely transcribed by Stokowski

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

William Byrd (1543-1623): The Earl Of Salisbury Pavane and Gigue - Stokowski transcription

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

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

1937 14 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
ROBERT McBRIDE: Music to a Ballet

William Grant Still (1895-1978): Symphony no 2 in G Minor "Song of a New Race"

J. S. Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (Prelude no 8 from book I of the Well Tempered Clavier) - Stokowski transcription

Liturgical melodies: Veni Creator Spiritus and Veni Emmanuel - freely transcribed by Stokowski

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

William Byrd (1543-1623): The Earl Of Salisbury Pavane and Gigue - Stokowski transcription

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643): Gagliarda - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Aria from the Schemelli Gesangbuch: "Mein Jesu! was vor Seelenweh" BWV 487 - Stokowski transcription first performance

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


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1938 January to December    
During the year 1938, Leopold Stokowski did not conduct any concerts, nor issue any recordings. He was pursuing a Hollywood career with the film "100 Men and a Girl" and developing a collaboration with Walt Disney which would eventually produce the film Fantasia

Stokowski in a Hollywood publicity photo   photo


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1939 17, 18 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner: Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music - as arranged by Stokowski

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

Encore on 18 March only: Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Night on Bare Mountain - Stokowski transcription

Mendelssohn Bizet

Stokowski in 1939

1939 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner-STOKOWSKI: Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

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

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

1939 21 March Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner-STOKOWSKI: Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

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

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

1939 24, 25 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F Major, opus 68 "Pastorale"

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

Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Encore on 25 March only: Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible): Act III Prelude

1939 28 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

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

Richard Wagner-STOKOWSKI: Die Walkure: Magic Fire Music

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

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

1939 31 March, 1 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible): Act III: Prelude

Stravinsky: Le Sacre du printemps (1913 version)

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

Debussy: Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde’s Immolation

1939 4 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible): Act III Prelude

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

+ Leo Ornstein (1893-2002): Tribal Dance

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde’s Immolation

1939 5 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible): Act III Prelude

*** Alexander Grechaninov (1864-1956): Symphony no 5 in G-minor opus 153 (1936)

Alexander Gretchaninov

Alexander Gretchaninov

Knudage Riisager (1897-1974): Fastelavn (Shrovetide) opus 20

Songs: Ein’ Feste Burg; Ave Maria (Schubert); Philadelphia Youth Song; Serenade (Schubert)

Richard Wagner: Die Walkure: Ride of the Valkyries

Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Johann Strauss II: Tales from the Vienna Woods

Encore: Debussy: Prelude a l’apres-midi d’un faune

1939 25 May Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra Stockholm, Sweden
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godounov: excerpts - as arranged and transcribed by Stokowski

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

 

The New York Times wrote: "...King Gustav V and several other members of royalty attended the concert which drew full attendance despite heavily increased prices and a broadcast of the program. 'Good musician, but greater virtuoso. He succeeded best with Mussorgsky, whereas his Brahms C minor symphony was a disappointment..." 142

1939 6 September Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
a benefit concert including children musicians: Lorin Maazel age 9 conducting and pianist Lewis Izumi age 7

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 23 in A major K 488 - fourth movement - Lewis Izumi piano, Stokowski conducting

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

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36 - fourth movement Stokowski conducting

"Stokowski attracted a crowd of more than 10,000 persons"

1939 23 September San Francisco Symphony California Coloseum, Treasure Island, San Francisco
1939 Golden Gate International Exposition world's fare concert

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov: Coronation of Boris - Stokowski transcription

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski transcription

"more than 10,000 persons were in attendance"

1939 19 October Los Angeles Philharmonic Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles
Polish benefit concert

Chopin : Polonaise opus 40 no 1 in A major "Military" - orchestrated by Herman Hand

Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder: "Song of the Wood Dove: - Rose Bampton, soprano with Stokowski

Dalies Frantz, as piano soloist played:

- Liszt: Harmonies poétiques et religieuses: "Funérailles" (1849)

- Chopin: Prelude opus 28 no 15 "Raindrop" in D flat major

- Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53

Rose Bampton, soprano with piano, sang:

- Richard Hageman: "Songs I Have Heard with You"

- Puccini: Madame Butterfly: "Un bel di"

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski transcription

Debussy: Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Nelson Eddy, baritone with piano, sang:

Paladilhe: "Pauvre martyr obscur"

Thomas: Mignon: "Si tu veux"

R. Coningsby Clarke: "The Blind Ploughman"

Frederick Keel: "Tomorrow"

Rose Bampton, soprano, encores:

- Puccini: Tosca Act 2: "Vissi d'arte"

- Bizet: Carmen: Seguidilla

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

"more than 10,000 persons were in attendance"

1939 10, 11, 13 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

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

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

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B Minor, opus 74 "Pathetique"

Mendelssohn Bizet

Stokowski circa 1939

1939 15 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

this was not the premiere of Stokowski's transcription of "Pictures" - it included only three sections: 'Catacombs', 'Baba-Yaga's Hut on Fowl's Legs', 'The Great Gate of Kiev'.

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B Minor, opus 74 "Pathetique"

 

*** Paul Taylor White (1895-1973): Voyage of the Mayflower

with chorus from 7 Philadelphia Senior High School groups directed by Dr. George Lindsay

 

Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

 

audience singes: 'Youth Song' to the music of Finlandia, Schubert 'Serenade', Tannhäuser 'Pilgrim's Chorus'

 

Encore: Debussy: Nocturnes: Fêtes

 

Encore: Dvorak: Slavonic Dance no 10 in E minor opus 72 - Stokowski transcription

 

Encore: Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks - Stokowski transcription

1939 17, 18 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro: Overture

 

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, opus 98

 

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899): - Nuages, - Fêtes, - Sirènes

with Women’s Glee Club of the University of Pennsylvania

this seems to have been Stokowski's first concert performance of "Sirènes", longer and perhaps weaker than Nuages and Fêtes.

 

*** Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription - premiere

the "pictures" included in Stokowski's transcription were:

Promenade

- Gnomus (The Gnome)

Promenade

- 'Il vecchio castello' (The Old Castle)

- Bydlo (the heavy Polish cart)

Promenade

- Ballet des poussins dans leur coque (Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks)

- Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle

- Catacombae, Cum mortuis in lingua mortua (Catacombs)

- 'La cabane sur des pattes de poule' ('Baba Yaga's Hut on Fowls' Legs')

- 'La grande porte de Kiev' ('The Great Gate of Kiev')

Two of Mussorgsky's "pictures" were not included in Stokowski's transcription: 'Les Tuileries' and 'Limoges, le marché'. Stokowski apparently felt they were 'too French' and perhaps to have been added by Rimsky-Korsakov who arranged the music after Mussorgsky's death.

1939 21 November Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

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

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

Debussy: Three Nocturnes (1899): - Nuages, - Fêtes, - Sirènes

with Women’s Glee Club of the University of Pennsylvania

+ Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

1939 24, 25 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Adagio in C from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Trio Sonata no 1 in E-flat major, BWV 525: Allegro - Stokowski transcription - premiere performance

Bach: Choral Prelude "Ich ruf' zu dir" BWV 639 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A Major, opus 92

Handel: Saul: Funeral March (in Memory of John F. Braun, husband of Edith Evans Braun who taught at the Curtis Institute)

Dvorak: Slavonic Dance in E Minor, opus 46 - as transcribed by Stokowski first performance

+ Harl McDonald (1899-1955): San Juan Capistrano - Two Evening Pictures (1939)

these nocturnes had been premiered the previous month by Serge Koussevitzky and the Boston Symphony.

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Love-Death


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1940 12 January San Francisco Symphony Civic Auditorium, San Francisco

San Francisco Art Commission Municipal Concert

1940

Beethoven: Egmont opus 84 (1910): Overture

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

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

Debussy: Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

+ Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

1940 15, 16 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Spell

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, opus 36

1940 19 March Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Shostakovich: Prelude in E-flat Minor - transcribed by Stokowski

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

Richard Wagner: Parsifal: Good Friday Spell

Richard Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, opus 36

1940 28 March Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Children’s Concert"

Mozart: Symphony no 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543: Menuetto and Trio

Harl McDonald (1899-1955): The Legend of the Arkansas Traveler

Six pieces composed by children, orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski

PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf, opus 67

Lester Englander, narrator

1940 22, 23, 25 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
("On Friday afternoon November 22 on account of broadcasting of the program, the Toccata and Fugue will be played at the beginning of the 2nd half’)

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Arioso - Largo from Concerto for harpsichord and strings BWV 1056 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Cantata no 29 BWV 29: "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (We thank you, God, we thank you)": Sinfonia - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Strings, K.Anh.9

Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Bernard Portnoy, clarinet; Sol Schoenbach, bassoon; Mason Jones, horn

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in FMinor, opus 36

1940 27 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
"Concert for Youth"

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: St. John's Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Strings, K.Anh.9: Andantino con variazioni

Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Bernard Portnoy, clarinet; Sol Schoenbach, bassoon; Mason Jones, horn

McBRIDE: Ballet Suite

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Boléro (1928)

Encore: Bach: Cantata no 29 BWV 29: "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (We thank you, God, we thank you)": Sinfonia - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

1940 29, 30 November Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Death

+++ Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B Minor, opus 54 - "first performance outside Russia"

1940 3 December Philadelphia Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Death

+ Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B Minor, opus 54

1940 6, 7 December Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
("On Friday December 6 on account of broadcasting, Schoenberg on first half, all others on second half")

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

Sibelius: Symphony no 7 in C Major, opus 105

*** Schoenberg: Violin Concerto, opus 36 - world premiere

Louis Krasner, violin

Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Love-Death

1940 10 December Philadelphia Orchestra Constitution Hall, Washington DC
Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Death

Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B Minor, opus 54

Encore: Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Richard Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Love-Death

1940 11 December Philadelphia Orchestra Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, Maryland
Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3

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

Richard Wagner: Götterdämmerung: Siegfried’s Death

+ Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B Minor, opus 54

Encore: Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

Richard Wagner: Tristan undIsolde: Love-Death


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1941 28, 29 March

1, 7 April

Philadelphia Orchestra 28, 29 - Academy of Music, Philadelphia

1 - Carnegie Hall, New York City

7 - Lyric Theater, Baltimore, Maryland

1936 photo

Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244

 

- LoRean Hodapp, soprano

- Elizabeth Krueger, contralto

- Harold Hedgpeth tenor (Evangelist)

- John Baumgartner bass (Jesus)

- George Krueger bass

Henri Switten cembalo; Georges Couvreur organ, the Westminster Choir School, John Finley Williamson director

 

note: It seems unfortunate that this last Stokowski subscription concert of his Philadelphia tenure should feature singers of such a lack of stature that it is difficult in research to ascertain their professional identities.

 

the Baltimore Sun wrote of the soloists: "There were soloists, but perhaps it is as well not to mention them at all. The singing sometimes came from the throat alone, however, and not always from a deep reservoir of spiritual insight into the music." 91

 

About the Carnegie Hall performance, John Alan Haughton wrote: "Mr. Stokowski did some strange things, such as having members of the Westminster Choir, which was the chorus of the occasion, sing the solo parts. It was not an eminently successful experiment." 114.

 

the Philadelphia Inquirer wrote: "the Matthew Passion in its entirety would occupy about 4 hours. Mr. Stokowski has revised it to an hour and a half, more or less 131.

1941 3 April Philadelphia Orchestra Academy of Music, Philadelphia
Stokowski's Final Concert with the Philadelphia Orchestra during his tenure 1912-1941

 

Concert for Children

Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier - Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 847: Fugue - Stokowski transcription

The Story of Noah's Ark.

Stravinsky: Petrushka Suite from 1911 ballet: Russian Dance

 

This Children's Concert is a low-key ending to three decades of Stokowski service with the Philadelphia Orchestra

1941 11 May All-American Youth Orchestra Atlantic City Convention Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
photo

Stokowski's Initial Concert of the 1941 trans-continental tour of his new All-American Youth Orchestra

 

the Associated Press wrote: "The All-American Youth Orchestra has been organized by Leopold Stokowski, one of the most brilliant and colorful figures in the musical world as a means of discovering and developing outstanding young talent between the ages of 16 and 27 for orchestral and instrumental work... The orchestra will make a tour of cities in Canada, Mexico and the United States starting in May and ending in the middle of July."

 

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Tales of Our Countryside (1941) - Henry Cowell piano (who joined the United States tour of the AAYO):

  • Deep Tides
  • Exultation
  • The Harp of Life
  • Country Reel

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1941 13 May All-American Youth Orchestra Lyric Theater, Baltimore, Maryland
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Ancient Desert Drone (1940)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

encore: Chopin: Mazurka in A minor opus 17 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

encore: Tchaikovsky: Humoresque in G major, opus 10 no 2 - Stokowski transcription

 

the Baltimore Sun wrote: "The tone of the orchestra was flashy, crystal cut rather than suave; insistant rather than beguiling; powerful, clear." 112

1941 16 May All-American Youth Orchestra Carnegie Hall, New York City
Bach: "Little" Fugue in g minor BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Ancient Desert Drone (1940)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

Olin Downes in the New York Times wrote: "...At its best - indeed on average - this orchestra is irrefutable testimony to and confirmation of Stokowski's realization that in America today there is an immense and growing number of young orchestral players, exceptionally gifted, superbly trained and so accomplished that they anc be assembled and in the space of two weeks rehearsing by their present leader made into a flexible, sensitively fused musical ensemble..."

1941 18 May All-American Youth Orchestra Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey
photo

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Victor Young (1900-1956): Charm: a ballet: " Shadows and Sunshine"

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

This Tristan und Isolde Synthesis is a regular feature of Stokowski concerts. In Leopold Stokowski Transcriptions, Maestro Serebrier explained:  "Stokowski's "symphonic synthesis" consists of Wagner's own concert version of the Prelude and Liebestod, interpolating between them music of the Liebesnacht from the second act. His intention was not to create a suite, but an extended symphonic poem, with the several sections moving seamlessly from one to the next, harmonically and thematically. Stokowski did not alter Wagner's scoring but limited his input to replacing the vocal lines with instruments, such as the cellos performing Tristan's lines at the start of Liebesnacht and the violins taking up Isolde's. At other times, Stokowski leaves Wagner's orchestral music alone, without the vocal lines, as Wagner himself had done in his own orchestral versions of scenes from his operas."

 

concert in the outdoor stadium of Rutgers University with an audience of 5,000.

1941 20 May All-American Youth Orchestra Boston Garden, Boston, Massachusetts
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Tales of Our Countryside (1941) - Henry Cowell piano:

- Deep Tides

- Exultation

- The Harp of Life

- Country Reel

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

concert attended by 10,000 according to newspaper reviews

 

C.W.D. in the Boston Globe wrote:"Henry Cowell was assisting pianist in his 'Tales of Our Countryside'...the piano portion, including long solo passages, was something to watch as well as hear. Mr. Cowell still employs the 'tone clusters' he originated, consisting of several notes struck at the same time by elbow, forearm, or fist." 76

1941 21 May All-American Youth Orchestra Providence, Rhode Island
concert

 

Olin Downes in the New York Times wrote:"At its best - indeed on its average - this orchestra is irrefutable testimony to and confirmation of Stokowski's realization, which he came to well in advance of his critics, that in America today there is an immense and growing number of young orchestral players, exceptionally gifted and superbly trained and so accomplished that they can be assembled and in the space of two weeks of rehearsing by their present leader made into a flexible, sensitively fused instrumental ensemble." 76

1941 22 May All-American Youth Orchestra Albany, New York
concert
1941 23 May All-American Youth Orchestra Springfield, Massachusetts

concert included as an encore:

Roy Harris (1898-1979): Folksong Symphony: one of the Interludes (1940)

1941 24 May All-American Youth Orchestra Kleinhands Music Hall, Buffalo, New York

Paul Creston early in his career   photo

concert included:

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Symphony no 1 opus 20 (1940): Scherzo movement

1941 26 May All-American Youth Orchestra Toronto, Canada
concert
1941 27 May All-American Youth Orchestra Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Ancient Desert Drone (1940)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Encore: Weber: Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Stokowski transcription

 

During the intermission, relayed into the hall speakers was President Franklin D. Roosevelt's radio address announcing an unlimited US national emergency in response to Germany's European conquests.

 

Pittsburgh critic David Steinfirst wrote: "...the tone of the woodwinds is warm, that of the strings brilliant because of Stokowski's unusual seating arrangement..."

1941 28 May All-American Youth Orchestra Zoological Park Amphitheater, Toledo, Ohio

The Zoological Park Amphitheater, Toledo, Ohio site of the 28 May 1941 outdoor concert   photo

An outdoor concert at the Amphitheater of the Zoo of Toledo, Ohio, with proceeds going to the Toledo Symphony Orchestra Association

1941 29 May All-American Youth Orchestra State Fair Colluseum, Detroit, Michican
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Charles Miller: Appalachian mountains: an American folk rhapsody (1939)

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1941 2 June All-American Youth Orchestra Civic Opera House, Chicago, Illinois
concert for the benefit of the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind 69
1941 4 June All-American Youth Orchestra Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Natalie Bender (1919-1988?): San Louis Rey (Natalie Bender was later a long-time assistant to Stokowski including until his death in England in 1977)

Encores: Bach, Tchaikovsky and Johann Strauss

 

4,000 persons attended the Concert. The Milwaukee Journal wrote "The glorious climax of the Bach Fugue was all but breathtaking in its power and beauty." 99

1941 5 June All-American Youth Orchestra Saint Paul, Minnesota

Henry Cowell, composer and pianist would produce note clusters on the keyboard by using elbow and fist, and create pizzicato effects by picking the piano's strings   photo

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Ride of the Valkyries"

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Ancient Desert Drone (1940)

1941 6 June All-American Youth Orchestra Ak-Sar-Ben Coliseum, Omaha, Nebraska
Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Victor Young (1900-1956): Charm: a ballet: " Shadows and Sunshine"

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Natalie Bender (1919-1988?): San Louis Rey

1941 9 June All-American Youth Orchestra Municipal Auditorium, Saint Louis, Missouri
Municipal Auditorium St. Louis

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Preludio in E - from Partita no 3 in E major BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

Charles Miller: Appalachian mountains : an American folk rhapsody (1939)

encore: "Star Spangled Banner" with audience singing

 

Service men in uniform were admitted free of charge

1941 10 June All-American Youth Orchestra Butler Stadium, Butler University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Roy Harris (1898-1979): Folksong Symphony: one of the Interludes (1940)

Encores: Bach, Tchaikovsky and Johann Strauss

 

9,000 tickets sold for this concert 68

1941 11 June All-American Youth Orchestra Pavilion, State Fair Grounds, Louisville, Kentucky

The Exhibition Hall, Kentucky State Fair Grounds site of the 11 June 1941 concert   photo

Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Symphony no 1 opus 20 (1940): Scherzo movement

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Encore: John Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner

 

concert was played to an audience of 6,500 in a hall usually given to livestock exhibitions

1941 13 June All-American Youth Orchestra Nashville Sulphur Dell Baseball Park, Nashville, Tennessee

Concert sponsored by the Womens Field Army for the Control of Cancer

 

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Nocturnes (1899): Fêtes

Franck: Symphony in D Minor (1888)

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

 

Stokowski wrote to Gould: "I like the music immensely. We are playing your Guaracho and Rhumba and I think it is wonderful how you have caught the spirit of this music and yet expressed it through our kind of orchestra..." 23.

 

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

This Tristan und Isolde Synthesis is a regular feature of Stokowski concerts. In Leopold Stokowski Transcriptions, Maestro Serebrier explained:  "Stokowski's "symphonic synthesis" consists of Wagner's own concert version of the Prelude and Liebestod, interpolating between them music of the Liebesnacht from the second act. His intention was not to create a suite, but an extended symphonic poem, with the several sections moving seamlessly from one to the next, harmonically and thematically. Stokowski did not alter Wagner's scoring but limited his input to replacing the vocal lines with instruments, such as the cellos performing Tristan's lines at the start of Liebesnacht and the violins taking up Isolde's. At other times, Stokowski leaves Wagner's orchestral music alone, without the vocal lines, as Wagner himself had done in his own orchestral versions of scenes from his operas."

 

Encore: John Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner

Encore: Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068 - Stokowski transcription

Encore: Weber: Invitation to the Dance opus 65 - Stokowski transcription

1941 14 June All-American Youth Orchestra Ellis Auditorium, Memphis, Tennessee

The Ellis Auditorium in Memphis with a capacity of 12,000 in 1941. Elvis made one of his earliest sold-out concerts there only 14 years after Stokowski's concert   photo

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

Schubert: Symphony in B minor, D759, "Unfinished"

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

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

1941 16 June All-American Youth Orchestra Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Missouri
Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Symphony no 1 opus 20 (1940): Scherzo movement

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

8000 attended the concert sponsored by the Kansas City Junior Chamber of Commerce

1941 17 June All-American Youth Orchestra Wichita, Kansas
Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Natalie Bender (1919-1988?): San Louis Rey

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

Encore: John Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner

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

1941 19 June All-American Youth Orchestra Penrose Stadium, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Roger Sessions composing syle was primarily tonal and chromatic   photo

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Roy Harris (1898-1979): Folksong Symphony: one of the Interludes (1940)

Roger Sessions (1896-1985): Violin Concerto (1935): Largo

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

1941 20 June All-American Youth Orchestra Denver, Colorado

Henry Brant in his compositions used spatial effects with multiple, separate musical ensembles simultaneously playing together. He also experimented with controlled improvisation, and large instrumental groups, such as 80 trombones or 75 guitars. City Portrait is a ballet for full orchestra and percussion   photo

concert included Henry Brant (1913-2008): City Portrait ballet: "Decisions"

1941 21 June All-American Youth Orchestra Salt Lake City, Utah

concert sponsored by Latter Day Saints Choir

 

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

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

1941 23 June All-American Youth Orchestra Seattle, Washington
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Nocturnes (1899): Fêtes

Franck: Symphony in D Minor (1888)

Natalie Bender (1919-1988?): San Louis Rey

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

Encores: Bach, Tchaikovsky and Johann Strauss

1941 24 June All-American Youth Orchestra Portland, Oregon

concert included:

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

1941 26 June All-American Youth Orchestra Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, California

Morton Gould: pianist, conductor, success on TV, prolific composer, Morton Gould was an amazing, mostly self-taught talent, championed by Stokowski throughout his career   photo

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1941 27 June All-American Youth Orchestra San Francisco Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California
Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1941 29 June All-American Youth Orchestra Rose Bowl Stadium, Pasadena, California

Plan of the Rose Bowl acoustic shell and seating for the 29 June 1941 concluding AAYO concert   photo

Concluding concert of the Summer 1941 trans-continental tour of the All-American Youth Orchestra

 

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

"Placement of an acoustic reflector was selected by Maestro Stokowski, creating a 'bowl within a bowl' and restricting the audience to 15,000 persons..." 9

 

Recording sessions with the All-American Youth Orchestra followed at the Republic film studios in Hollywood 3 to 20 July 1941 by Columbia Records including a dozen of the Bach-Stokowski transcriptions, Mussorgsky-Stokowski Pictures at an Exhibition, Brahms Symphony no 1, Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo, Falla "Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor Brujo", the Mussorgsky-Stokowski Boris Godunov: "Symphonic Synthesis", Cowell's Tales of our Countryside, Paul Creston Symphony no 1 Scherzo, and the Ritual Fire Dance from Falla's El Amor Brujo and others. Visit Leopold Stokowski Discography 1941-1959 to read about these recordings.

1941 9, 10 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Henry Cowell was also an accomplished pianist   photo

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Violin Sonata no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: movement 3: Andante sostenuto - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Tales of Our Countryside (1941) - Henry Cowell piano:

  • Deep Tides
  • Exultation
  • The Harp of Life
  • Country Reel

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1941 11, 12 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Bach: Violin Sonata no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: movement 3: Andante sostenuto - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Roy Harris (1898-1979): Folk Song Symphony: Dance Tunes for Strings and Percussion

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1941 16, 17 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Bach: Chorale "Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" (from Cantata BWV 80) - Stokowski transcription 115

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68 in the 16 October concert 115

Franck: Symphony in D minor in the 17 October concert 115

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Latin-American Symphonette - Symphonette no 4 (1940): Guaracho

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Symphony no 1 opus 20 (1940): Scherzo movement

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

1941 4 November NBC Symphony Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York

photo

First broadcast of the NBC Symphony under Stokowski's direction

 

Broadcast from the Cosmopolitan Opera House while Studio 8-H was being changed acoustically at Stokowski's insistance

 

Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (Prelude no 8 from book I of the Well Tempered Clavier) - Stokowski transcription

*** Philip Warner (1901-1982 Chicago composer): Sinfonietta (1940) - first movement.

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

 

"Stokowski is Engaged for Broadcast Series (10 September 1941): Niles Trammel, President of the National Broadcasting Company annouced today that Leopold Stokowski had been engaged to conduct the NBC Symphony Orchestra in a series of Tuesday night radio broadcasts during the 1941-1942 season. Arturo Toscanini, who conducted the orchestra for four seasons, completed his contract and wanted a rest, Trammel said, adding that he hoped Toscanini would decide to conduct the orchestra later." 90

 

The decision by NBC to appoint Stokowski as conductor of the NBC Symphony not only solved the dilemma of Toscanini withdrawing from the orchestra, but also brought Stokowski back to recording for RCA Victor after he had moved to Columbia Records at the time of his All-American Youth Orchestra.

 

It is interesting when Stokowski moved the NBC Symphony concerts temporarily to another venue, the hall selected was at that time called the 'Cosmopolitan Opera House'. This was the same hall in which Stokowski was later to perform his concerts with the New York City Symphony. The hall had been built by the Shriners fraternal order and originally called by them the 'Mecca Temple'. When the owners failed to pay the taxes on the building during the depression, the City of New York took possession and Mayor La Guardia had the idea that it could be a center for symphony, opera and ballet. It was then renamed 'City Center' and became Stokowski and the New York City Symphony's home

1941 11 November NBC Symphony Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York
Broadcast from the Cosmopolitan Opera House while Studio 8-H was being changed acoustically

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op 125

Anne Wiggins Brown soprano, Winifred Heidt contralto, William Horne tenor, Lawrence Whisonant baritone

Westminster Choir

 

the first three movements of the symphony were not broadcast, since the first half of the programme was given to the Red Cross for fund raising.

 

it was perhaps a sign of the era that the Baltimore Sun gave particular coverage to the race of the soloists: "The soprano soloist was Anne Brown, colored, of Baltimore who has accomplished a great deal and who created the role of 'Bess' in 'Porgy and Bess'. The other soloists are Vinifred Heidt contralto, William Horne tenor and Lawrence Whisonant, colored, baritone." 92

1941 18 November NBC Symphony Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York

Robert Kelly Adirondack Suite Sunset Reflections on Guild Historical GHCD2361   photo

 

Broadcast from the Cosmopolitan Opera House while Studio 8-H was being changed acoustically

 

Prokofiev: music from the opera Love for Three Oranges (1930): Stokowski selection:

  • Infernal Dance
  • The Prince and the Princess
  • March

Robert Kelly (1916-2007): Adirondack Suite: Sunset Reflections

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E Minor, Opus 98

1941 25 November NBC Symphony Cosmopolitan Opera House, New York

Broadcast from the Cosmopolitan Opera House while Studio 8-H was being changed acoustically

Bach: Arioso - Largo from Concerto for harpsichord and strings BWV 1056 - Stokowski transcription

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

*** Herbert Haufrecht (1910-1998): Two Fantastic Marches

While working in the field for the Department of Agriculture in West Virginia, Haufrecht collected folk melodies, which he used in developing his compositions.


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1942 24 March NBC Symphony Studio 8-H, New York City

Performed in the renovated NBC Studio 8-H, modified according to Stokowski's recommendations

 

Carleton Cooley: Eastbourne Sketches: Promenade

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68, Pastoral

1942 31 March NBC Symphony Studio 8-H, New York City
Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244: concluding chorus

Collegiate Chorale, Robert Shaw director

Wagner: Parsifal - Stokowski Synthesis of music from Act III plus Good Friday Music

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36

1942 7 April NBC Symphony Studio 8-H, New York City

Frances Nash in the 1920s when she first performed with Stokowski   photo

"Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott" - Stokowski transcription from the traditional Martin Luther hymn

note: in most other concerts of which we have been able to verify, Stokowski performed his transcription of Bach's Chorale of this Martin Luther theme, such as from Bach's Cantata BWV 80

Edward MacDowell: Piano Concerto no 2, opus 23 - Frances Nash

Lamar Stringfield (1897-1959): A Negro Parade - a North Carolina based composer

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

1942 14 April Studio 8-H, New York City New York City

William Grant Still   photo

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Saudades do Brasil opus 67: 4 movements selected by Stokowski:

  • 3 - Botafogo
  • 5 - Copacabana
  • 6 - Ipanema
  • 7 - Gavea

+ William Grant Still (1895-1978) : "And They Lynched Him On A Tree" (1940)

Louise Burge contralto, Lawrence Whisonant Winters bass-baritone

"Negro Chorus": Eva Jessye Choir, "White Chorus": Collegiate Choir, Robert Shaw director

 

(note: although the score called for "Negro Chorus" and "White Chorus", the Collegiate Choir under Robert Shaw was racially integrated from its inception in 1941 70)

 

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov: excerpts - Stokowski transcription

  • Outside the Novodievichi Monastery
  • Coronation of Boris
  • Monks Chanting In The Monastery Of Choudov
  • Siege of Kazan
  • Outside the Church of Saint Basil; the starving people and the Idiot foretells the fate of Russia
  • Death of Boris
1942 3, 9 May New York WPA Symphony Orchestra New York City

Concerts to Promote Sale of War Bonds and War Stamps

Stokowski conducted 5 WPA concerts 16

a concert included:

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1942 13, 14 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony - Los Angeles Philharmonic Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Stokowski's first appearance at the Hollywood Bowl

 

"Leopold Stokowski conducted the opening of the 1942 season, beginning a close relationship with the Bowl..." 11

 

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

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes opus 34 (1933): 14: Prelude in E-flat minor - Stokowski transcription

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1942 15 November NBC Symphony Studio 8-H, New York City
Harold Triggs (1900-1984): The Bright Land

As well as a composer, Harold Triggs was a successful concert pianist, a student of Josef Lhevinne

Morton Gould (1913-1996): Spirituals for Orchestra

Richard Strauss: Eight Poems: "Zueignung" - Dorothy Maynor soprano singing in English

Bach: Aria "Air on the G-String" (from Orchestral Suite no 3, BWV 1068 - Stokowski transcription

1942 22 November NBC Symphony New York City
Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1942 29 November NBC Symphony New York City
Tchaikovsky: Drama of Ostrovsky (Tchaikovsky's 1864 overture to Ostrovsky's play 'The Storm')

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1942 6 December NBC Symphony Studio 8H, New York City

Hovhaness Symphony no 1 on Guild Historical GHCD 2347   photo

Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Adagio in C from Toccata, Adagio and Fugue BWV 564 - Stokowski transcription

*** Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000): Symphony no 1, opus 17, no 2, "Exile Symphony"

reissued available on Guild Historical GHCD 2347

*** Paul Lavalle (1908-1997): "Symphonic Rhumba"

Paul Lavalle was a member of the NBC Symphony's clarinet section

Wagner: Siegfried Idyll (1870)

1942 13 December NBC Symphony Carnegie Hall, New York City

Programme of the Shostakovich Symphony no 7 Carnegie Hall concert   photo

Shostakovich: Symphony no 7 "Leningrad" opus 60

 

Frequently written about has been the 1942 disagreement about whether Toscanini (not particularly a Shostakovich advocate) or Stokowski (who premiered many Shostakovich works and championed the composer throughout his career) would give the premiere performance outside the Soviet Union of the Shostakovich Symphony no 7 "Leningrad". With World War 2 at its hight and the German Army at the gates of Leningrad, this was a much awaited work. Toscanini gave the premiere with the NBC Symphony on 19 July 1942 12, and Stokowski performed it in Carnegie Hall five months later.

1942 23 December NBC Symphony Studio 8-H, New York City
Childrens Concert with student Kenneth Gordon as violin soloist

 

Paul Taylor White (1895-1973): Five Miniatures for Orchestra opus 7: Caravan Song

Handel: opera Siroe, re di Persia: "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night"

 

"The young audience will sing Christas carols and will be permitted a question-and-answer period during which Stokowski will answer their queries" 17


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1943 8 January San Francisco Symphony Civic Auditorium, San Franciso, California

San Francisco Art Commission Municipal Concert

 

Shostakovich: Symphony no 7 "Leningrad" opus 60

 

(encore)

1943 21, 22 January Los Angeles Philharmonic Los Angeles, California
John Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner

Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

+ Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000): Symphony no 1, opus 17, no 2, "Exile Symphony" (Stokowski gave the premiere the previous December with the NBC Symphony)

1943 25, 26, 30 January Los Angeles Philharmonic 25-Municipal Auditorium, Pasadena

26-Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles

30-Russ Auditorium, San Diego

John Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner

Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

1943 30 January Los Angeles Philharmonic Camp Elliott US Fleet Marine Force Training Center, Miramar, San Diego, California

9 PM evening concert on the 61st birthday of President Roosevelt at the Fleet Marine Force Training Center, Miramar, and was broadcast on CBS radio 13. This was an evening concert following the 30 January 1943 San Diego Russ Auditorium matinee concert.

 

John Stafford Smith: Star Spangled Banner

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

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 by Stokowski "Haydn Eighteenth Century Dance" or "Haydn's Serenade") - Stokowski transcription

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

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Rapsodie for Orchestra and Saxophone (1911) soloist not identified

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2

1943 14 February NBC Symphony New York City

Holst: The Planets on Cala CACD 0526   photo

Gustav Holst (1874-1934): The Planets opus 32 (1916) - available on Cala CACD 0526

Women's Chorus

 

The Planets was the only work on the programme

1943 21 February NBC Symphony New York City

Concert in honor of France with French soldiers present

 

Stravinsky: Symphony in C (1940)

Stravinsky: Circus Polka (1942)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé - Suite no 2

 

encore: 'La Marseillaise'

1943 28 February NBC Symphony New York City
Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Symphony in E flat

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1943 7 March NBC Symphony New York City
Tchaikovsky: The Tempest fantasy overture, opus 18

+++ Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky opus 78 - Jennie Tourel mezzo-soprano

1943 14 March NBC Symphony New York City

Vaughan Williams Symphony No 4 on Cala CACD 0528   photo

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphony No 4 in F minor (note: available on Cala CACD 0528)

Morton Gould (1913-1996): New China March opus 78, Red Cavalry March arranged by Morton Gould

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

1943 17 March NBC Symphony Lakehurst, New Jersey
Shostakovich: Symphony no 7 "Leningrad" opus 60: Movements 1 and 4

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no 2

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

Johann Strauss Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Audience sing-along

1943 21 March NBC Symphony New York City
Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Symphony no 1, opus 210

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

1943 28 March NBC Symphony New York City
Bach: St. John's Passion BWV 245 - "Es ist vollbracht" - Stokowski transcription

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): music from Le Martyre de saint Sébastien (1911)

Wagner: Parsifal - Act I Prelude and Act III Prelude

1943 9 April "an orchestra of students from the Juilliard School, Columbia University, and the High School of Music and Art" 97 Metropolitan Opera House, New York City

presented as "A Miracle Play", this was a staged version of a greatly cut St. Matthew Passion, Robert Edmond Jones designer and George Balanchine choreographer

 

Bach: St. Matthew Passion

  • Eleanor Steber soprano
  • Jennie Tourel mezzo-soprano
  • Charles Darwin tenor
  • Lucius Metz tenor (Evangelist)
  • Gerhard Pechner bass-baritone (Pilate, Judas, Peter)
Collegiate Chorale, Robert Shaw director, Lillian Gish in non-singing role of Mary Magdalene, and 40 persons miming the action.

 

"Concert for the benefit of the world's children"

 

Oscar Thompson of the Christian Science Monitor wrote:"It was well, perhaps, that that this was specified as a miracle play 'based on' the 'St. Matthew Passion' for the music had been cut with a ruthlessness that reduced to about an hour and a quarter the time consumed for the unfolding of a score which, in its complete form, requires about three hours... much of the time, the sound was that of the Bach Stokowski transcriptions rather than plain Bach. The reverent was converted to the sensuous." 97

1943 12 December NBC Symphony New York City

Stokowski with (from left) Deems Taylor, Paul Creston, Aaron Copland and William Schuman in 1943   photo

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major BWV 1047 - Stokowski transcription

+ Bach: Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 718 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

William Schuman (1910-1992): Prayer in Time of War, 1943

1943 19 December NBC Symphony Studio 8-H, New York City
Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): "In the Manger" described in the programme as "Russian Christmas Music" - Stokowski transcription

Handel: Messiah: Pastoral Symphony - Stokowski transcription

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on Christmas Carols (1912)

Roy Harris: Folk Rhythms of Today (1942)

Richard Mohaupt: Concerto for Orchestra (based on Red Army Themes)

1943 26 December NBC Symphony New York City

Deems Taylor Ramuntcho on Guild GHCD 2335   photo

Rossini: Barber of Seville: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Chant of 1942

Deems Taylor (1885-1966): Ramuntcho: Introduction, Ballet (1935)


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1944 2 January NBC Symphony New York City
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

 

Stokowski's "Second Symphonic Synthesis" of Tristan und Isolde: In April, 1932 Stokowski recorded with the Philadelphia Orchestra excerpts from Tristan und Isolde Act II, concluding with the Love Music (Liebesnacht) from Act II. Reception to this version regretted the missing Liebestod from Act III. Then in his 1935 recording of his second "Symphonic Synthesis" arrangement, Stokowski expanded the music from Acts 2 and 3, concluding the transcription with a transition from the Act II music to the concluding finale of the opera, the Liebestod in which Isolde sings over the body of Tristan. Stokowski retains the protagonist's interplay having cellos play Tristan's music and violins play Isolde's music.

 

Howard Hanson (1896-1981): Symphony no 4 opus 34, "Requiem" (1943)

1944 9 January NBC Symphony Studio 8H, New York City

Mozart Camargo Guarnieri described as "a distinguished figure of the Brazilian national school", and an active conductor and composer   photo

Albéniz: Iberia, Book 1: Fête-dieu à Seville

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

Oscar Lorenzo Fernández (1897-1948): Reisado do pastoreio: Batuque

Mozart Camargo Guarnieri (1907-1993): Three Dances for Orchestra (1941):

  • Brazilian dance
  • Flower of Tremembé
  • Savage Dance

Copland: Symphony no 2 "Short Symphony"

1944 16 January NBC Symphony New York City
Tchaikovsky: "Romeo and Juliet" Overture Fantasy - Stokowski arrangement

Charles Sanford Skilton (1868-1941): Sunrise Song

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite from the film music

Efrem Zimbalist (1889-1985): American Rhapsody

1944 23 January NBC Symphony New York City
Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

Wagner: Die Walküre: Magic Fire Music

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Nobilissima Visione ballet (1938)

1944 30 January NBC Symphony New York City
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes opus 34 (1933): 14: Prelude in E-flat minor - Stokowski transcription

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

1944 6 February NBC Symphony New York City

Eduard Steuermann performed a wide range of Schoenberg and other works. He and Stokowski prepared the Schoenberg Piano Concerto premiere for several weeks with subsequent praise from Schoenberg (often difficult to please)   photo

Antonio Cesti (1623-1669): "Tu mancavi a tormentarmi" - Stokowski transcription

Schubert: Symphony in B minor, D759, "Unfinished"

Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

*** Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, opus 42 (1942) - Eduard Steuermann - World Premiere

1944 13 February NBC Symphony New York City

Butterworth and Antheil on Cala CACD 0528 (Debussy on Cala CACD 0526)   photo

George Butterworth (1885-1916): "A Shropshire Lad" (1914)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

George Antheil: Symphony no 4 "1942"

1944 20 February NBC Symphony New York City
Rimsky-Korsakov: "Capriccio Espagnol" opus 34

Tchaikovsky: Again, as Before, Alone, opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription

Stravinsky: Petrushka Suite from 1911 ballet

Daniele Amfitheatrof (1901-1983): De Profundis Clamavi for orchestra (1944)

1944 27 February NBC Symphony New York City

Final Stokowski concert as co-conductor of the NBC Symphony, with his contract not being renewed 14,15

 

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

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

1944 6, 7 March New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

First Concert of Stokowski and the newly formed New York City Symphony

 

Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Plow that Broke the Plains (1936)

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) as adapted by Stokowski

 

'Stokowski to Head New York City Symphony' (AP 19 January 1944): "Leopold Stokowski announced today that he has accepted an invitation to act as unsalaried musical director of the New York City Symphony Orchestra at the invitation of New York City Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia. Stokowski said that auditions for the 80 positions of the new orchestra would begin Monday." 100

 

a review: "A capacity crowd of music lovers, many in uniform paid a top price of $1 last night to fill the city center of music and drama. Stokowski lead the 80 piece orchestra in a program including the 'Little' G minor Fugue of Bach, Beethoven's 7th symphony, the Virgil Thomson suite 'The Prow that Broke the Plains, and Stravinsky's Firebird suite " 62

1944 13, 14 March New York City Symphony City Center - New York City
Rimsky Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (1872) listed by Stokowski as "Ivan the Terrible" (the title which had later been used by Diaghilev): Prelude to Act III 'Hunt and Storm' - Stokowski transcription

Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 54

Dai-Keong Lee (1915-2005): Pacific Prayer (1943) - Lee was a Hawaiian born Chinese-American who studied at Juilliard

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1944 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 April Orquesta Sinfónica de México Mexico City, Mexico
three pairs of concerts which included:

 

Albéniz: Iberia, Book 1: Fête-dieu à Seville in F# minor - Stokowski transcription

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

Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 54

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612): Sacrae symphoniae: Canzon quarti toni a 15, C185 - Stokowski transcription

Wagner: Parsifal: "Symphonic Synthesis" of Act III - Stokowski transcription

Stokowski transcriptions of Bach

 

press commentary: "Stokowski is going to Mexico City at the invitation of the Mexican government...later he will visit Guatemala, El Salvador and other Latin American republics" 63

 

In fact, Stokowski did not visit other Latin American republics but rather returned to California after an incident: 25 May 1944 press account: "Mr. Stokowski arrived here [Mexico City] several weeks ago to conduct a series of concerts...Among the scores in a scheduled broadcast was a composition by Ponce. The composer failed to produce the orchestra arrangement of his piece explaining to the conductor that he did not have it. Mr. Stokowski in what the newspaper called 'a childish display of temper' berated the composer in rehearsals in front of the musicians, who then walked out...In an open letter to President Camacho Mr. Stokowski who left yesterday for California said that he could not conduct a program without adequate rehearsals and that 'in behalf of the music of Mexico, a country I love dearly, I present with sorrow this protest'." 64

1944 9, 10 October New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Opening Concert of Stokowski and the New York City Symphony, 1944-1945 season

 

Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

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

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949): Danzas fantásticas opus 22

Franz Carl Bornschein (1879-1948): Moon over Taos : for solo flute, strings, timpany, Indian drums, harp

"On a moonlit summer night in Taos, New Mexico in 1941, Franz Bornschein listened intently to an Indian, silhouetted against an adobe building, playing softly a bewitching melody on a primative flute. Bornschein went to his hotel room and made a musical sketch of what he had just seen and heard." 92

 

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no 2

 

"review by Olin Downes of the New York Times: The greatest interpretive feat of the evening - his reading of the Beethoven 'Eroica' - was one that for formal coherance and proportion would pass the most exigent tests." 73

1944 23, 24 October New York City Symphony City Center - New York City
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Night on Bare Mountain - Stokowski transcription

Shostakovich: Symphony no 8 in C minor, Op 65 - score extensively edited by Stokowski

Scriabin: Prelude in C-sharp minor opus 2 no 1 - Stokowski transcription

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

1944 6, 7 November New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Ricardo Castillo's works often make use of the early mythology of his native Guatemala   photo

Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Samuel Barber (1910-1981): Violin Concerto, opus 14 (1939)

- Roman Totenberg (effectively Concertmaster of the New York City Symphony, but with the official title 'solo violin' 65

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Ricardo Castillo (1894-1967): Cortège (1944)

1944 20, 21 November New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

10 December 1944 New York City Symphony recording of Death and Transfiguration   photo

 

Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo (Arioso) - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K550

Schubert: 16 German Dances opus 33: Tyrolean Dances - Stokowski arrangement

Richard Strauss: Death and Transfiguration opus 24

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony no 2, opus 38 (1939)

1944 4, 5 December New York City Symphony City Center - New York City
Rimsky Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (1872) listed by Stokowski as "Ivan the Terrible" (the title which had later been used by Diaghilev): Prelude to Act III 'Hunt and Storm' - Stokowski transcription

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

Kabalevsky: Piano Concerto no 3 in D major - Henrietta Schumann piano

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, opus 60

1944 18, 19 December New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Nicolai Berezowsky, a violinist and conductor whose compositions were championed by Koussevitzky and Stokowski, and whose early death may have cut short his success   photo

Copland: Fanfare For The Common Man (1942)

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): "In the Manger" described in the programme as "Russian Christmas Music" - Stokowski transcription

Felix Greissle (1894-1982 and son-in law of Arnold Schoenberg): Transcription of Harold Bauer's theme and variations on a Siciliano of Purcell

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

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

Nicolai Berezowsky (1900-1953): Christmas Festival Overture (1943)

Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve: Orchestral Suite from the 1895 opera

Encore: Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

1944 21, 23, 24 December New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Robert Shaw early in his career; one of Stokowski's favorite choral directors   photo

Children's Christmas Story of the Birth of Christ

 

Birth of Christ performed in pantomime by 55 school children, with costumes, choreography and animals from the Bronx Zoo (at least at rehearsals). Concert of 24 December concluded at Midnight Christmas eve with bells chiming 60

 

Between each scene, works of Bach as transcribed by Stokowski were played 72:

  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: Part II no 10: Sinfonia "Shepherd's Song"
  • Bach: "Sinfonia" from Cantata no 156: "Ich Steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe"
  • Bach: Violin Sonata no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: movement 3: Andante sostenuto
  • Bach: Chorale prelude "Ich ruf' zu dir" BWV 639
  • Bach: Cantata no 29 BWV 29: "Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir (We thank you, God, we thank you)": Sinfonia
  • Bach: Orchestral Suite no 2 in B Minor, BWV 1067: Badinerie
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248: Part I no 1: Chorus "Christians be joyful"

Augustin Duncan, narrator, read a corresponding passage from the Gospels before each scene. The producer of the pantomime was Robert Edmond Jones.

 

Concert of Christmas carols (included Hark, the Herald Angels Sing, First Noel, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night, Jingle Bells)

The Collegiate Chorale, founded and directed by Robert Shaw 60


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1945 15, 16 January New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Robert Arthur Gross (1914–1983) violin   photo

Albéniz: Iberia, Book 1: Fête-dieu à Seville in F# minor - Stokowski transcription

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Violin Concerto (1939) - Robert Arthur Gross violin

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

1945 18 January New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Student Concert

 

Bruch: Violin Concerto no 1, opus 26: third movement - twelve year old Carlo Ferro

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

Schubert: 16 German Dances opus 33: Tyrolean Dances - Stokowski arrangement Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Rapsodie espagnole (1907)

Schubert: Schwanengesang D.957: "Serenade"

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

 

Audience sing-along: traditional Welsh song 'Men of Harlech' and Foster: 'My Old Kentucky Home' 74

1945 29, 30 January New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Myaskovsky, left with Prokofiev   photo

Nikolai Myaskovsky (1881-1950): Symphony no 21, opus 51 - Myaskovsky wrote 27 symphonies and is somewhat famous for the quote: "Never wait for inspiration"

 

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov: excerpts - Stokowski transcription

  • Outside the Novodievichi Monastery
  • Coronation of Boris
  • Monks Chanting In The Monastery Of Choudov
  • Siege of Kazan
  • Outside the Church of Saint Basil; the starving people and the Idiot foretells the fate of Russia
  • Death of Boris

 

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1945 12, 13 February New York City Symphony City Center - New York City
 

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): Fanfare for the Forces of Our Latin-American Allies (1944)

Bach: Violin Sonata no 2 in A minor, BWV 1003: movement 3: Andante sostenuto - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68, Pastoral

 

Heitor Villa-Lobos was guest conductor in his own works

Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Uirapurú (1917)

Villa-Lobos: Bachianas brasileiras: no 5 (1938)

 

Olin Downes of the New York Times wrote: The performance [of the Beethoven Pastorale] was one of much beauty and prevailingly fine proportions. There was an occasional over-accentuation of phrasing too studied or a tempo a little livelier than is customary. There were places that Mr. Stokowski gave uncommon significance. Not the least of these was the thanksgiving after the storm 71

1945 15 February New York City Symphony Lewisohn Stadium, City College of New York, New York City

Tommy Dorsey, Nathaniel Shilkret, and Leopold Stokowski   photo

Popular and Student Concert broadcast on WNYC, the city radio station

 

Albéniz: Iberia, Book 1: Fête-dieu à Seville in F# minor - Stokowski transcription

Scriabin: Etude opus 2 no 1 in c-sharp minor - Stokowski transcription

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov: excerpts - Stokowski transcription

  • Outside the Novodievichi Monastery
  • Coronation of Boris
  • Monks Chanting In The Monastery Of Choudov
  • Siege of Kazan
  • Outside the Church of Saint Basil; the starving people and the Idiot foretells the fate of Russia
  • Death of Boris

+++ William Schuman (1910-1992): Side Show (1944) later renamed "Circus Overture"

 

*** Nathaniel Shilkret (1889-1982): Trombone Concerto - Tommy Dorsey

Tommy Dorsey had commissioned this concerto from Shilkret, and this concert is the premiere. New York City Mayor La Guardia attended this student concert. 73

 

the concert concluded with three audience sing-along songs

1945 26, 27 February New York City Symphony City Center - New York City
Anis Fuleihan (1900-1970): Fanfare for the Medical Corps (1944)

 

Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins in B minor, RV 580

- Roman Totenberg, Elsa Werth, Everett Lee, Joyce Flissler

 

Bach: Concerto for 4 Pianos BWV 1065

- Marianna Sarrici, Anita Bieber, Iola Corini, Roxanne Connick

 

Anis Fuleihan (1900-1970): Concerto for Theremin - Clara Rockmore

 

*** Burrill Phillips (1907-1988) - Scherzo (world premiere)

 

Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940): Sensemayá (1937)

 

Antonio Cesti (1623-1669): Orontea: Arioso - Stokowski transcription

 

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

This Parsifal Act III Synthesis is a regular feature of Stokowski concerts. In Leopold Stokowski Transcriptions, Maestro Serebrier explained:  "Stokowski's Symphonic Synthesis of Act III includes the transformation music from the conclusion of the final scene and the final moments when Parsifal heals Amfortas's wound by touching it with his spear. Stokowski excluded the 'Good Friday Spell' music from his version because Wagner himself had already made a concert version of it"

1945 12, 13 March New York City Symphony City Center - New York City
Paul Creston (1906-1985): Fanfare for Paratroopers (1942) for brass and percussion

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture opus 36

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

1945 15 March New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Student Concert

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

Thompson: Five Portraits (1940/1944)

Virgil Thompson conducted his own work

1945 19, 20 March New York City Symphony City Center - New York City

Roman Totenberg   photo

Stokowski's final Concert with the New York City Symphony - He was to be succeeded by Leonard Bernstein, Bernstein's first conducting post which he held for three seasons. Bernstein also conducted without fee, as had Stokowski

 

Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244

  • Barbara Troxell soprano
  • Jean Handslik contralto
  • Joseph Laderoute tenor (Evangelist)
  • Ralph Jusko baritone (Jesus)
  • Ralph Telasko bass
  • Carlos Alexander baritone

Collegiate Chorale, Robert Shaw director

Roman Totenberg violin solo

 

The New York Times wrote: "Because of time limitations, the work had to be drastically cut and the program indicated 'Music from the Passion' " 75

1945 10 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Charlie and Oona Chaplin at the Hollywood Bowl   photo

 

First concert of what was to be Stokowski's 1945 and 1946 direction of the 'Symphonies Under the Stars' series of Hollywood Bowl concerts

 

"Leopold Stokowski and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony inaugurated the 24th season of 'Symphony under the Stars' with an audience of 11,000 and with Stokowski's bride Gloria Vanderbilt Stokowski in a front row box. The audience included Lana Turner, Charles Chaplin and his wife Oona Chaplin and Mr. and Mrs. Edward G. Robinson..." 4

 

the concert was introduced by three brief fanfares composed by George Antheil (1900-1959), and Hollywood composers Alexander Steinert (1900-1982) and Walter Scharf (1910-2003) 130

 

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

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

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

1945 15 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Grieg: Piano Concerto, opus 16 - Percy Grainger

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

INTERMISSION

George Antheil (1900-1959): Heroes of Today (1945) - premiere - later reworked as the first movement of Antheil's Symphony no 6 of 1948.

Victor Herbert: Air de Ballet (1912)

Tchaikovsky: Humoresque opus 10 no 2 as arranged by Stokowski

Tchaikovsky: song "Again, as Before, Alone" opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription

there was also audience sing-along during the second part of the concert 135

1945 17 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Stokowski 1945 programme   photo

 

Eugene Zador (1894-1977): Fanfare - opened the concert

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

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Albéniz: Iberia, Book 1: Fête-dieu à Seville in F# minor - Stokowski transcription

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé Suite no 2

Isabel Morse Jones wrote: "...it is evident that the Hollywood Bowl Symphony is settling down to its work. The different sections and even the varied solo instruments stand out with clarity. This was particularly noticable in the "Daphnis and Chloe" second suite..." 136

INTERMISSION

César Franck: Symphony in D minor (1888)

1945 22 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Anatoly Liadov (1855-1914): Eight Russian Folk Songs opus 58 Stokowski arrangement

Religious Chant

Christmas Carol - Kolyada

Plaintive Melody

Humorous Song 'I Danced With The Gnat'

Legend of the Birds

Cradle Song

Round Dance

Village Dance Song

Marina Schubert Kochetz soprano sang:

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tsar's Bride (1899) Act 2: "Marfa's aria"

Rimsky-Korsakov: "The Nightingale and the Rose" opus 2 no 2

Shostakovich: 24 Preludes opus 34 (1933): 14: Prelude in E-flat minor - Stokowski transcription

Marina Schubert Kochetz soprano sang:

Mussorgsky: Sorochinsky Fair (1880) "Parasja's aria"

Rachmaninoff: Georgian Melody opus 4 no 4 "Sing not to me, beauitful maiden"

Nicolas Nabokov (1903-1978): Three Marches (1945): 'Fanfare', 'Worker's March', 'In Memoriam'

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 6 in B minor opus 74 "Pathétique": excerpt, not specified

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

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

Encore: Marina Kochetz led audience in a sing-along including 'Swanee River'

1945 24 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Dvorak: Carnival Overture, opus 92

Sibelius: Symphony no 2 in D Major opus 43

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade opus 35 (1888)

1945 29 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Hoyt Bohannon, longtime Hollywood studio musician  photo

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

Bach: Prelude from Partita no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

Miklós Rózsa: Three Hungarian Sketches opus 14: Pastorale

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Ernest Chausson: Poèmefor violin (1896) and orchestra - Toscha Seidel

Jerome Kern: Fanfare on a Blues Theme - (Kern died suddenly 4 months later)

Nathaniel Shilkret (1889-1982): Trombone Concerto - Hoyt Bohannon

Tommy Dorsey had commissioned this concerto from Shilkret, and the work was given its premiere by Tommy Dorsey and Leopold Stokowski 15 February 1945 concert listed above.

Jacques Offenbach: Tales of Hoffmann (1881) Act IV: "Barcarolle"

Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C sharp minor (S. 244/2) orchestrated by Liszt and Franz Doppler, adapted by Leopold Stokowski

"...the audience was invited to sing 'Home On The Range'..." 137

1945 31 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Victor recorded the Symphony no 1 with the Hollywood Bowl on 1 August 1945 reissued on Cala CACD 0520   photo

 

Gluck: Ballet Suite of 6 Interludes from Gluck operas - Stokowski transcription:

- Don Juan Wq 52: Air gai

- Iphigénie en Aulide Wq 40: Lento

- Iphigénie en Aulide Wq 40: Air gai

- Orfeo ed Euridice Wq 30: Dance of the Blessed Spirits

- Armide Wq 45: Musette

- Armide Wq 45: Sicilienne

Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins in B minor, RV 580

"...It was an inspired idea to present four violinists from the orchestra in the Vivaldi B minor concerto. Concertmaster Harold Ayres, violinists Maurice Warner, Hyman Weinstein, and Ralph Schaeffer was a delight..." 133

Bach: Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in a BWV 1065 (1730)

- Dorothea Eustis, Margaretha Lohmann, Helena Lewyn, Yi-an Rosita Chang pianos

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

1945 4 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

8:15 PM - 8:45 PM Hollywood Bowl Symphony conducted by Stokowski in Hollywood composers. Followed by Frank Sinatra, Danny Kaye, Claudette Colbert, Frances Langford and Johnny Green with songs from Hollywood productions.

Franz Waxman (1906-1967): "The Horn Blows At Midnight" (1945): Athaniel the Trumpeter comedy overture

Alfred Newman: (1901-1970): "Song of Bernadette" (1943): Vision Scene

Robert Emmett Dolan (1908-1972): "Lady in the Dark" (1944): waltz

Ernst Toch (1887-1964): "Ladies in Retirement" (1941): Scherzo

Max Steiner (1888-1971): "Now, Voyager" (1942): final scene

Conrad Salinger (1901-1962): "Meet Me In St. Louis" (1944): Halloween Music

Frank Churchill (1901-1942) and Edward Plumb (1907-1958): "Bambi" excerpts with narration by Claudette Colbert

Leo Shuken (1906-1976): "Our Wife" (1941): Trumpet Concerto - Sergeant Mannie Klein trumpet

- Mannie Klein (1908-1994) was a long-time big band and Hollywood studio musician who had studied with Max Schlossberg.

1945 5 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Roman Carnival Overture opus 9

Vivaldi: Concerto for 4 violins in B minor, RV 580

- Concertmaster Harold Ayres, violinists Maurice Warner, Hyman Weinstein, and Ralph Schaeffer

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

Girolamo Frescobald: Gagliarda, Book 2 no 2 - Stokowski transcription

Bach: Concerto for 4 Pianos BWV 1065 - Dorothea Eustis, Margaretha Lehmann, Helena Lewyn, Yi-an Rosita Chang

Gluck: Ballet Suite of 6 Interludes from Gluck operas - Stokowski transcription:

- Don Juan Wq 52: Air gai

- Iphigénie en Aulide Wq 40: Lento

- Iphigénie en Aulide Wq 40: Air gai

- Orfeo ed Euridice Wq 30: Dance of the Blessed Spirits

- Armide Wq 45: Musette

- Armide Wq 45: Sicilienne

Brahms: Serenade no 1 in D-major, opus 11: two minuets arranged by Stokowski

Antonio Cesti (1623-1669): "Tu mancavi a tormentarmi" - Stokowski transcription

encore - Chabrier: España (1883)

1945 7 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op 67

Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59: Waltzes

Jerome Kern (1885-1945): Mark Twain (Portrait For Orchestra)

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

1945 9 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Boléro (1928)

Jeanette MacDonald soprano:

- Gounod - Faust "Song of the King of Thule"

- Gounod - Roméo et Juliette "Juliette's Waltz"

- Léo Delibes - The Maids of Cadiz

- Victor Herbert - Badinage (1908)

- Italian song I'll See You Again

- Schubert - Ave Maria D 839

- Rudolf Friml - Indian Love Call Wq 45: Sicilienne

- Rudolf Friml - Donkey Serenade

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

1945 12 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition - Stokowski transcription

Dvorak: Carnival Overture, opus 92

Dvorak: Rondo for Cello in G minor, opus 94 - Kurt Reher cello

*** Steinert: Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra - Kalman Bloch clarinet

Encore - Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): The Damnation of Faust opus 24: Hungarian March

Encore - Saint-Saëns: Le Déluge (1876): Prelude

Encore - Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus (1874) : Prelude

Encore - 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

Encore - Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé - Suite for Orchestra no 2 (1912)

1945 14 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Stokowski rehearsing the Hollywood Bowl Symphony in 1945   photo

A Wagner Concert

 

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

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

Wagner: Siegfried: Act II Scene 2: "Forest Murmurs"

Wagner: Die Walküre: "Magic Fire Music" and "Ride of the Valkyries"

Wagner: Die Götterdämmerung: Death of Siegfried and Immolation Scene

1945 19 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

Morton Gould (1913-1996): American Salute (1943)

Verdi: Don Carlo: "Ella giammai m'amò" - Nicola Moscona

Gounod: Faust: "Vous qui faites l'endormie" - Nicola Moscona

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

Boito: Mefistofele (1868): Prologue - Nicola Moscona

Schubert: Moment Musical in f minor opus 94 no 3 (D780-3) 'Air russe' - Stokowski transcription

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): Pines of Rome (1924)

1945 21 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

William Grant Still   photo

William Grant Still (1895-1978): "Old California" (1941)

- Virgil Thomson's "The Plow that Broke the Plains" was scheduled for this concert, but the score did not arrive in time. It was performed and recorded by the Hollywood Bowl Symphony under Stokowski in August 1946

 

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony no 7 in c opus 60 "Leningrad" (1942)

Isabel Morse Jones of the Los Angeles Times wrote: "...The Hollywood Bowl Symphony has been rearranged to give a better blending quality of the winds and the brass. The cellos are in the middle and the basses at the back. The sound effect is vastly improved. Leopold Stokowski's re-creation of this symphony is not soon to be forgotten. It rings in the ears..." 134

1945 26 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Bach: Preludio in E - from Violin Partita no 3 in E major BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

Scriabin: Etude opus 2 no 1 in c-sharp minor - Stokowski transcription

Victor Young: Pearls On Velvet (1937) for piano

- Ray Turner, piano Southern California Young Artists Audition Winner

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro: Act III: "Dove sono" - Phyllis Moffat soprano

Leoncavallo: I Pagliacci Ballatella - Phyllis Moffat soprano

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra (1941) - James Abato saxophone

Richard Strauss: Concert Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, opus 59

1945 28 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op 125

Anne Bollinger soprano, Robert Kidder tenor, Wauneva Bell mezzo-soprano, Tudor Williams bass 3

Greater Los Angeles Chorus "A Chorus of 1000 Voices" 3

1945 2 September Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68: Movement 4

Victor Herbert: song "Indian Summer" (1919)

Schubert: one of the Marches militaires D. 733 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Piano Sonata no 14 in c sharp minor opus 27 no 2 "Moonlight": Movement 1 - Stokowski transcription

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole opus 21 - Isaac Stern

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major opus 48: Movement 2

1945 18 December New York Philharmonic Madison Square Garden
"USA-USSR Welding the Peace"

USA Anthem: The Star Spangled Banner

USSR Anthem: "Unbreakable Union of Freeborn Republics"

Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky: Cantata for Mezzo-Soprano, Chorus, and Orchestra, opus 78

Jennie Tourel mezzo-soprano, Westminster Choir


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1946 9, 10 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Winifred Heidt in 1946 Hollywood Bowl Carmen   photo

Opening of the 1946 Hollywood Bowl season with Bizet's Carmen

 

Bizet: Carmen (1875) sung in English

Winifred Heidt mezzo-soprano (Carmen)

James Pease baritone (Escamillo)

Ramon Vinay tenor (Don José)

Marina Koshetz soprano (Micaëla)

Charles Ferguson bass (Zuniga)

Alice Lee soprano (Frasquita)

Barbara Patton mezzo-soprano (Mercédès)

Henry Reese baritone (Le Dancaïre)

Thomas McGranahan tenor (Le Remendado)

Hollywood Bowl Chorus directed by Hugo Strelitzer who was also choral director of the San Francisco Opera

 

"19,000 persons flocked to the Hollywood Bowl last night to witness 'Carmen', opening production of the twenty-fifth summer season. Leopold Stokowski conducted" 10

1946 14 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Camilla Wicks (1928- ) a virtuoso, age 17 at this concert   photo

Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon opus 24: Overture

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

Mikhail Glinka: Jota aragonesa (1845) - perhaps the only Stokowski career performances of Jota aragonesa

Wieniawski: Violin Concerto no 2 in D minor, opus 22 - Camilla Wicks

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Peter Grimes (1945): Interlude from Act II (Passacaglia)

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Soirées musicales opus 24 (1936) - suite of 'Five Movements from Rossini'

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Tzigane (1924) - Camilla Wicks

1Camilla Wicks

Fritz Kreisler: Caprice viennois opus 2 (1910)- arranged by Stokowski

Honegger: Pacific 231 (1923)

1946 16 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture opus 80

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Act III Prelude - Stokowski transcription

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

1946 21 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Percy Grainger   photo

concert featuring Percy Grainger (1882-1961)

 

Lalo: Le roi d'Ys: Overture

Charles Tomlinson Griffes: "The White Peacock" (1915)

Grainger: In a Nutshell (1916)

Arthur Benjamin (1893-1960): From San Domingo (1945)

Tchaikovsky: Suite from The Nutcracker Op 71a - Stokowski selection:

- Marche

- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Danse de la fée Dragée)

- Trepak - Danse russe

- Arabian Dance (Danse arabe)

- Chinese Dance (Danse chinoise)

- Waltz of the Flowers (Valse des fleurs)

Kodály: Danses de Galánta (1933)

Grainger: Danish Folk Song Suite - Percy Grainger piano

- The Power of Love

- Lord Peter’s Stable Boy

- The Nightingale and The Two Sisters

- Jutish Medley

Cyril Scott (1879-1970): Hornpipe and Shanty (Percy Grainger was a good friend of Scott - both were vegetarians who belived in apple cider and vinegar for health)

1946 23 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina: Prelude - Dawn over the Moscow River - arranged by Stokowski

Shostakovich: Symphony no 1 in F minor opus 10

Rachmaninov: The Isle of the Dead opus 29

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Fantasy after Dante, opus 32

 

the Los Angeles Times wrote: "...the Stokowski seating arrangement, bazaar in Wagner or Brahms, is perfectly acceptable in Shostakovich. The wind instruments are given many opportunities and should be out front. There were impish and individual solos from the Concertmaster Alfred Lustgarten and from the cellist Boris Blinder of San Franciscos..." 128

1946 28 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Ernst Toch   photo

Ernst Toch (1887-1964): Pinocchio, A Merry Overture (1935)

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

Alfred Bachelet (1864-1944): "Chère nuit" (1897) - Nadine Conner soprano

Jules Massenet: Manon (1884) Act III: Gavotte scene: "Obéissons quand leur voix appelle" - Nadine Conner soprano

David Rose: Holiday For Strings (1942)

David Rose: As Kreutzer Spins (1940)

- David Rose (1910-1990) was a radio and TV orchestra leader married to Judy Garland

Puccini: La bohème (1896): Act I "mi chiamano Mimi" - Nadine Conner soprano

Puccini: La bohème (1896): Act II "Quando me'n vo'" - Musetta's Waltz - Nadine Conner soprano

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

Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Western Suite (1945)

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957): Die tote Stadt (1920): "Marietta’s song"

- (Otto Klemperer conducted the opera's premiere in Cologne and his wife Johanna Geisler sang Marietta.)

George Gershwin: Porgy and Bess: "Summertime"

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus (1874): waltz

1946 30 July Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

José Iturbi   photo

Mozart: Don Giovanni K. 527: Overture

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

 

*** Italo Montemezzi (1875-1952): Italia mia! Nulla fermerà il tuo canto ("My Italy! Nothing will silence your song")

- Montemezzi moved from Italy to California in 1939. This seems to have been a world premiere 129

 

José Iturbi (1895-1980): "Soliloquy" (1943)

Joaquin Turina (1882-1949): Danzas fantásticas opus 22

1946 4 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Shura Cherkassky   photo

Ambroise Thomas: Raymonda (1851): Overture

Antonio Cesti (1623-1669): Tu mancavi a tormentarmi - Stokowski transcription

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no 2, opus 44: Movements 2 and 3 - Shura Cherkassky piano

Wagner: Siegfried: Act II Scene 2: "Forest Murmurs"

Delibes: Sylvia Ballet Suite (1880)

George Antheil (1900-1959): Over the Plains (1945)

Nikolay Peiko (1916-1995): From the Legends of Yakutia (1940) symphonic suite

Liszt: Les Préludes S 97 (1865)

1946 6 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Hector Berlioz (1803-1869): Benvenuto Cellini (1838): Overture

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Symphony in E flat major (1940) a 1940 commission by the Chicago Symphony

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

Copland: Incidental music to the play Quiet City (1940)

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1946 11 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Doris Stockton marimba soloist     photo

 

von Suppé: Beautiful Galatea Overture

Tchaikovsky: Valse Scherzo op 34 - played with Doris Stockton marimba

von Weber: Rondo for Harmonichord and Orchestra (1811) - Doris Stockton marimba

Aldo Solito De Solis: Malaga (short 3 minute piece from "Moods of Spain") - Doris Stockton marimba

Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Doris Stockton marimba

Falla: El sombrero de tres picos: Suite arranged by Stokowski

Romanus Hoffstetter (attributed to Franz Josef Haydn): String Quartet in F major, opus 3 no 5, Hob III-17 movement 2 Andante cantabile (which Stokowski in performances and recordings sometimes called "Haydn EIGHTEENTH CENTURY DANCE") - Stokowski transcription

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): La Valse

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kije Suite, opus 60

- performed with Edward Arnold narrator to a new Kije script written by the Hollywood Bowl Assistant Manager Douglas Field 132

Sibelius: Finlandia opus 26 (1899)

 

this is a concert of such unusual (even strange) mix of works that perhaps would only be found in a Stokowski programme

1946 13 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Darius Milhaud     photo

Rachmaninoff: Symphony no 2 in e opus 27

 

Falla: El Amor Brujo (1916) - Nan Merriman mezzo-soprano

 

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Saudades do Brazil no 2: Botafogo

 

the Los Angeles Times wrote: "...it was a cool night in the Hollywood Bowl until Stokowski's El Amor Brujo fired the blood"

1946 18 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Eric Zeisl   photo

 

Wolf-Ferrari: Il segreto di Susanna (1909) Overture

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Bachianas brasileiras no 2 (1930):

- Aria and Toccata ("The Little Train of the Caipira")

Saint-Saëns: Samson and Delilah: 'Bacchanale'

Joaquin Torina: Oración del torero opus 34 (1925)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D major opus 35: Movements 2 and 3 - Roman Totenberg

Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no 1

Eric Zeisl (1905-1959): Job: Cossack Dance

*** George Frederick McKay (1899-1970): Evocation "From A Moonlit Ceremony" - seems to have been the work's premiere

Edouard Lalo: Symphonie espagnole opus 21 (1874) - Roman Totenberg

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty ballet: Excerpts: Prelude, Pas d'action, Danse-vertige, La Fuite des Quatre Princes, La Fée des lilas variation, Sarabande, Apothéose

1946 20 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

The Los Angeles Times wrote that this was "...authentic Vivaldi without corrective treatment..."

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

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

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

1946 25 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Concert featured winners of Southern California Young Artists Audition

Offenbach: Orpheus in the Underworld Overture (1858)

Verdi: Simone Boccanegra: Fiesco: "Il lacerato spirito..." - John Arnold Ford bass

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

Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946): Daoma Suite from the opera (1945):

- Spring Dance of the Willow Wands

- Dance of Sacrifice

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

- Lillian Magadow (Brewer) piano

Lillian Brewer

Lillian Magadow (Brewer) in the 1950s

Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960): Swedish Rhapsody no 1 opus 19: "Midsommarvaka"

Scriabin: Prelude in C minor - Lester Donahue piano

Serge Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 2 in C minor opus 18 - Lester Donahue piano

1946 26 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

"Music for the Wounded" concert

Leopold Stokowski conducting:

Benjamin Britten: Soirées Musicales opus 9 (1936): March

Johann Strauss Jr.: Die Fledermaus (1874): waltz

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

 

Igor Stravinsky conducting: Firebird Suite (1945 version)

 

Sigmund Romberg conducting: medley of light opera selections by Victor Herbert

Sigmund Romberg conducting: music from 'The Student Prince'

photo

followed by: Robert Montgomery - reading

Bing Crosby - They Say It's Wonderful

Bing Crosby - Blue Skies

Bob Burns - Comedy Monologue

band - Lady Be Good

Lawrence Welk - Tea for Two

Freddy Martin - To Each His Own

Billy Butterfield - Star Dust

Charlie Barnet - Cherokee

Leonard Sues - Blue Prelude

Harry James - Ciribiribin

Carmen Cavalerro - Till The End of Time

Bob Burns - I Ain't Got Nobody

Phil Harris - Lady Be Good

Frank Sinatra - The Girl That I Marry

Frank Sinatra - Soliloquy - from 'Carousel'

1946 27 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

1946 Recording of The Plow that Broke the Plains   photo

 

Handel: Chandos Anthem no 2 in d minor HWV 247 - Overture in D minor - Stokowski transcription

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Plow that Broke the Plains Suite from the film music

 

This work was recorded by Stokowski and the Hollywood Bowl Symphony in a famous recording on 30 August 1946 issued on Victor album M-1116 (78 RPM) later re-issued on CD: RCA Victor Gold Seal: 09026-68163-2.

 

Elgar: Enigma Variations opus 36 (abridged by Stokowski)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1946 29 August Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California
J. S. Bach: Saint Matthew Passion BWV 244 (1727)

Olive Mae Beach soprano

Clemence Gifford contralto

Joseph Sullivan tenor

Tudor Williams bass

Leopold Wintner bass

Hollywood Bowl Symphony and Greater Los Angeles Chorus "a chorus of 600 singers formed from choruses of Southern California by J. Arthur Lewis" 127

1946 1 September Hollywood Bowl Symphony Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California

Dorothy Eustis   photo

 

Concluding concert of Stokowski's 1945 and 1946 direction of the 'Symphonies Under the Stars' series of Hollywood Bowl concerts

 

Rossini: L'italiana in Algeri (1813): Overture - seem Stokowski's only concert performance of this popular overture

Louis Castellucci: "Mi carita" - with the composer playing trombone; Castellucci was also Principal trombone of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Robert Emmett Dolan (1908-1972): waltz from the 1944 film Lady in the Dark

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Alborada del gracioso (1905)

Schumann: Piano Concerto opus 54: allegro affettuoso - Dorothy Eustis (1915-she later disappeared in Italy in the 1950s)

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite no 1 plus Danse provençale from Suite no 2 as arranged by Stokowski

Ernest Kanitz (1894–1978): Motion Picture Fantasies

- "Nightmare"

- "Love Scene"

- "Screen Ballet"

(Kanitz taught composition at University of Southern California after leaving the Vienna Conservatory in 1938)

 

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor opus 36

1946 26, 27 December New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Sibelius: Lemminkäinen Suite opus 22: "The Swan of Tuonela" opus 22 no 2 - Michel Nazzi English Horn

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Frontiers opus 34 - inspired by the pioneer migration to the American west

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1946 29 December New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

*** Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Prairie Legend: "Harvest Evening"

premiere of this movement of Prairie Legend; Stokowski will give the premiere of the entire work with the Philharmonic on 18 Jan 1947.

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini, Fantasy after Dante, opus 32


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1947 2, 3 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): Motet "Jesu, dulcis memoria" - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Overture from Don Giovanni, K. 527

Intermission

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, opus 21 - Jacques Thibaud

Darius Milhaud (1892-1974): Saudades do Brasil opus 67

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

1947 5 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Paul Hindemith at about the time of this concert   photo

 

Tomás Luis de Victoria (1548-1611): Motet "Jesu, dulcis memoria" - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Overture from Don Giovanni, K. 527

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Symphony in E-flat for Large Orchestra

Intermission

Lalo: Symphonie espagnole for Violin and Orchestra, opus 21 - Jacques Thibaud

Falla: El Amor Brujo - Nan Merriman

1947 9, 10 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon opus 24: Overture

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

Intermission

Shostakovich: Concerto no 1 in C minor for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings, opus 35 - Eugene List

Rachmaninoff: The Isle of the Dead opus 29

1947 11, 12 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Student Concert and Subscription same programme as January 9, 10
1947 16, 17 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

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

John Wummer, Ferdinand Prior, William Vacchiano, John Corigliano

J. S. Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

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

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1947 18 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Programme of 'Student' or 'Popular' concert of 18 January 1947   photo

Student Concert

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

John Wummer, Ferdinand Prior, William Vacchiano, John Corigliano

J. S. Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Intermission

Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Prairie Legend Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1947 19 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Chorale prelude "Ich ruf' zu dir" BWV 639 - Stokowski transcription

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

John Wummer, Ferdinand Prior, William Vacchiano, John Corigliano

J. S. Bach: Prelude from Partita no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582 - Stokowski transcription Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1947 20, 21 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Intermission

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 19 in F major, K.459 - Hortense Monath

Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

1947 22 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Student Concert

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Intermission

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

Sibelius: Finlandia, opus 26, no 7

1947 23 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Khovanshchina arranged by Stokowski: Act IV, scene 2 Entr'acte

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

Intermission

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Sibelius: Finlandia, opus 26, no 7

1947 4 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Chorale, "Komm, süßer Tod, komm selge Ruh", BWV 478 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Intermission

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Frontiers opus 34 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1947 10 March New York Philharmonic Plaza Hotel, New York

Heitor Villa-Lobos with Florent Schmitt in Paris in the 1920s   photo

Special Concert for Orchestra Society Members

 

J. S. Bach: Prelude from Partita no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Aria from the Schemelli Gesangbuch: "Mein Jesu! was vor Seelenweh" BWV 487 - Stokowski transcription

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: Drei Equali for Four Trombones

Gordon Pulis, Allen Ostrander, Lewis Van Haney, William Bell

Brahms: Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra in A minor, opus 102

John Corigliano, Leonard Rose

Intermission

Saint-Saëns: Septet in E-flat major for Two Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Trumpet, and Piano, opus 65 - Excerpts

William Vacchiano trumpet, Walter Hendl piano

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Introduction and Allegro for Harp, accompanied by String Quartet, Flute and Clarinet

Theodore Cella harp, John Wummer flute, Simeon Bellison clarinet

Florent Schmitt (1870-1958): Poem for Oboe and Strings - arranged by Hershey Kay

Harold Gomberg oboe

Striegler: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra

Saul Goodman timpani

Turner: Fanfare, Chorale and Finale

James Chambers, William Vacchiano, Gordon Pulis, William Namen, Nathan Prager, Lewis Van Haney, Mark Fischer, James Smith, Allen Ostrander, Robert Schulze, William Bell

1947 13, 14 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Indy: Symphonie sur un chant montagnard français - Robert Casadesus

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

*** Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Hymne au Saint Sacrement (1932, reconstructed 1946)

Franck: Variations symphoniques for Piano and Orchestra

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): La Valse

1947 16 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Albéniz: "Fête-Dieu à Séville" from Iberia - Stokowski transcription

Indy: Symphonie sur un chant montagnard français - Robert Casadesus

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

Intermission

Franck: Variations symphoniques for Piano and Orchestra

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): La Valse

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Hymne au Saint Sacrement (1932, reconstructed 1946)

1947 19 March CBS Symphony Orchestra CBS Studios, New York City
 

Richard Strauss: Metamorphosen (1945) first radio broadcast following the Koussevitzky/BSO premiere of this work

1947 3, 4 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
+ J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 718 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68, Pastoral

Intermission

++ William Grant Still: Festive Overture

Wagner: Parsifal Good Friday Music, Act II

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

1947 5 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)   photo

 

Young Peoples' Concert

 

Bizet: Carmen Act I: Prelude (Complete)

Beethoven: Incidental music for The Ruins of Athens, opus 113: "Turkish March"

J. S. Bach: Prelude from Partita no 3 in E major, BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

Everybody Sing: Traditional: "Three Blind Mice" and Gilmore: "When Johnny Comes Marching Home"

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor opus 36: Scherzo. Pizzicato ostinato: Allegro

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Pictures at an Exhibition: Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks - Stokowski transcription

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Bachianas Brasileiras no 2 "Little Train of the Caipira" - Tocata

1947 6 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Christ lag in Todesbanden" BWV 718 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68, Pastoral

Intermission

Wagner: Parsifal Good Friday Music, Act II

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

++ William Grant Still: Festive Overture

1947 10, 11 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Night on Bare Mountain - Stokowski transcription

Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 54

Intermission

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

1947 12 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Pension Fund Concert

 

Beethoven: Symphony no 8 in F major, opus 93

Intermission

Beethoven: Symphony no 9 in D minor, opus 125

Charlotte Boerner Soprano, Nan Merriman Contralto, Donald Dame Tenor, Todd Duncan Baritone,

Westminster Choir, Dr. John Finley Williamson Director

1947 13 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Last Subscription Concert 1946-1947

 

Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857): Souvenir d’une nuit d’été à Madrid (Spanish Overture no 2)

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

Shostakovich: Symphony no 6 in B minor, opus 54

Tchaikovsky: Again, as Before, Alone, opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription

Intermission

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

1947 14 April New York Philharmonic Lyric Theater, Baltimore, Maryland

Lyric Theater from the outside: not beautiful, but opened in 1895 in a concert of Dame Nellie Melba and the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Emil Paur; it was modeled after the great Leipzig Gewandhaus hall   photo

 

On Tour: Lyric Theater, Baltimore

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

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

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919) - John Wummer featured as flute

 

encore: Tchaikovsky: song Again, as Before, Alone, opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription

encore: Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile opus 5 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

 

After the concert, the orchestra musicians were given vaccinations prior to their southern tour since smallpox cases had been reported in New York City 116

1947 15 April New York Philharmonic Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

On Tour: Old Dominion University, Norfolk

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Frontiers opus 34 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1947 16 April New York Philharmonic Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia

On Tour: Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia

 

Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon opus 24: Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Intermission

Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Prairie Legend

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Preludio in E - from Partita no 3 in E major BWV 1006 - Stokowski transcription

1947 17 April New York Philharmonic Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina

On Tour: Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh, North Carolina

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

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

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

1947 18 April New York Philharmonic Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham North Carolina

On Tour: Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham North Carolina

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Paul Creston (1906-1985): Frontiers, opus 34 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1947 19 April New York Philharmonic Converse College Auditorium, Spartenberg, South Carolina

Lamar Stringfield (1897-1959) a North Carolina-based composer   photo

On Tour: Converse College Auditorium, Spartenberg, South Carolina

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Lamar Stringfield (1897-1959): Mountain Song and Cripple Creek Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

Tchaikovsky: song Again, as Before, Alone, opus 73, no 6 - Stokowski transcription

1947 20 April New York Philharmonic Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia

On Tour: Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

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

1947 21 April New York Philharmonic Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia

On Tour: Municipal Auditorium, Atlanta, Georgia

 

Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon opus 24: Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Intermission

Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Prairie Legend

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1947 22 April New York Philharmonic Alumni Memorial Auditorium, Knoxville, Tennessee

On Tour: Knoxville, Tennessee, University of Tennessee, Alumni Memorial Auditorium (also the location of Rachmaninoff's last concert on 17 February 1943)

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Lamar Stringfield (1897-1959) a North Carolina composer: Mountain Song and Cripple Creek Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1947 23 April New York Philharmonic Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

Elie Siegmeister   photo

On Tour: Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Auditorium, Chattanooga, Tennessee

 

Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon opus 24: Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Intermission

Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Prairie Legend (1947)

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1947 24 April New York Philharmonic Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama

On Tour: Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

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

Stravinsky: Suite from The Firebird (1919)

1947 9, 10, 12 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

New York Philharmonic 1949-1950 season opening concert led by Leopold Stokowski   photo

Opening concert of the New York Philharmonic 1947-1948 season (no principal conductor listed on the programme masthead)

 

J. S. Bach: "Sinfonia" from Cantata no 156: "Ich Steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 2 in D major, opus 73

Intermission

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Nocturnes (1899) Westminster Choir

  • Nuages
  • Fêtes
  • Sirènes

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no 2

1947 11 October New York Philharmonic Hartford, Connecticut

"Runout Concert": Bushnell Auditorium, Harford, Connecticut

 

J. S. Bach: "Sinfonia" from Cantata no 156: "Ich Steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe" - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

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

  • Nuages
  • Fêtes

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Daphnis et Chloé, Suite no 2

1947 16, 17, 19 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Shostakovich: 24 Preludes opus 34 (1933): 14: Prelude in E-flat minor - Stokowski transcription

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E

Intermission

Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite (1941/1944): Waltz, Nocturne, Mazurka, Romance, Galop

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov: excerpts - Stokowski transcription

  • Outside the Novodievichi Monastery
  • Coronation of Boris
  • Monks Chanting In The Monastery Of Choudov
  • Siege of Kazan
  • Outside the Church of Saint Basil; the starving people and the Idiot foretells the fate of Russia
  • Death of Boris
1947 23, 24, 26 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (Prelude no 8 from book I of the Well Tempered Clavier) - Stokowski transcription

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

Intermission

Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor, opus 53 - Nathan Milstein

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32

1947 25 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Student Concert

 

J. S. Bach: Prelude in E-flat minor, BWV 853 (Prelude no 8 from book I of the Well Tempered Clavier) - Stokowski transcription

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

Intermission

+ Copland: Billy The Kid ballet: "Prairie Night", "Celebration"

*** Marion Bauer (1882-1955): Sun Splendor opus 19 - world premiere

Modest Mussorgsky (1839-1881): Boris Godunov: excerpts - Stokowski transcription

  • Outside the Novodievichi Monastery
  • Coronation of Boris
  • Monks Chanting In The Monastery Of Choudov
  • Siege of Kazan
  • Outside the Church of Saint Basil; the starving people and the Idiot foretells the fate of Russia
  • Death of Boris
1947 30, 31 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Griffes: The White Peacock, opus 7, no 1

*** Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Symphony no 1 - world premiere

Intermission

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, opus 54 - Dame Myra Hess

Wagner: Die Walküre Act III scene 3: Wotan's Farewell and "Magic Fire Music"

1947 1 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Messiaen L'Ascension on Cala CACD0533   photo

Student Concert

 

Griffes: The White Peacock, opus 7, no 1

*** Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Symphony no 1 (1947)

Intermission

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra (1933)

Wagner: Die Walküre Act III scene 3: Wotan's Farewell and "Magic Fire Music"

1947 2 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Griffes: The White Peacock, opus 7, no 1

Elie Siegmeister (1909-1991): Symphony no 1

Intermission

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 14 in E-flat major, K.449 - Dame Myra Hess

Wagner: Die Walküre Act III scene 3: Wotan's Farewell and "Magic Fire Music"


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1948 11, 12 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Chorale "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (from Cantata BWV140) - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

Fauré: Ballade for Piano and Orcehstra, opus 19 - Robert Casadesus

+++ Robert Casadesus (1899-1972): Piano Concerto in E minor, opus 37 - Robert Casadesus

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

1948 14 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
J. S. Bach: Chorale "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme" (from Cantata BWV140) - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

Robert Casadesus (1899-1972): Piano Concerto in E minor, opus 37 - Robert Casadesus

Stravinsky: Pastorale, for Violin with Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet and Bassoon

John Corigliano violin, Harold Gomberg oboe, Michel Nazzi English Horn, Simeon Bellison clarinet, William Polisi bassoon

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

+++ Norman Dello Joio (1913-2008): Concert Music for Orchestra (original title: "American Landscape")

1948 18, 19 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
William Schuman (1910-1992): American Festival Overture (1939), with a large fugal development of American themes as its central section

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

Intermission

+++ Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Seine at Night (1947)

Falla: El amor brujo (1916) Suite - Nan Merriman mezzo-soprano

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

1948 20 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Stokowski conducting the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall in 1948   photo

Pension Fund Concert

 

Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty ballet: Excerpts: Prelude, Pas d'action, Danse-vertige, La Fuite des Quatre Princes, La Fée des lilas variation, Sarabande, Apothéose

Grieg: Piano Concerto in A minor opus 16 - Menahem Pressler

Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Intermission

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): La damoiselle élue (1888)

Bidu Sayao soprano, Jane Hobson mezzo-soprano, Women's Chorus of the Westminster Choir Bassoon

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Boléro (1928)

(note: critics did not appreciate this performance of Boléro, which speeded up and slowed "like a roller-coaster" with amplification of the role of woodwinds in a very fast-paced reading

1948 21 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Dvorak: Symphony no 9 in e minor opus 95 'From the New World'

Intermission

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Seine at Night (1947)

Falla: El amor brujo (1916) Suite - Nan Merriman soprano

Lorenzo Fernândez (1897-1948): opera Malazarte: "Batuque" Negro dance

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

1948 25, 26, 27 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Mozart: Symphony no 41 in C major, K.551 Jupiter

Intermission

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

1948 28 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune (1894)

Intermission

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis (1910)

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

Maestro Serebrier wrote: "Stokowski's Symphonic Synthesis of Act III includes the transformation music from the conclusion of the final scene and the final moments when Parsifal heals Amfortas's wound by touching it with his spear. Stokowski excluded the 'Good Friday Spell' music from his version because Wagner himself had already made a concert version of it"

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Festival Overture, opus 36

+ Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): Concert Music for String Orchestra and Brass, opus 50

1948 1, 2 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Khachaturian: Russian Fantasy (1944)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

Intermission

Sibelius: Four movements from Belshazzar's Feast, opus 51: Oriental Procession, Solitude, Nocturne, Khadra's Dance - Stokowski arrangement

+++ Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings "Basle" (1946) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 3 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall

Students Concert

 

Khachaturian: Russian Fantasy (1944)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

Intermission

Sibelius: Four movements from Belshazzar's Feast, opus 51: Oriental Procession, Solitude, Nocturne, Khadra's Dance - Stokowski arrangement

+ Samuel Barber (1910-1981): Medea ballet suite opus 23 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 4 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall
Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

Intermission

Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings "Basle" (1946) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 6 April New York Philharmonic McCarter Theater, Princeton University, New Jersey

"Runout Concert"

 

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

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Russian Fantasy (1944)

Stravinsky: Concerto in D for Strings "Basle" (1946)

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989) The Seine at Night (1947) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 10 April New York Philharmonic McCarter Theater, Princeton University, New Jersey

"Young Peoples Concert"

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): Ma Mère l'Oye (1910): excerpts: 5 - Conversation of Beauty and the Beast, 6 - Interlude

Joachim Andersen (1847-1909): Scherzino opus 55 no 6 - John Wummer

Charles Jones (1910-1997): Cowboy Song - Harold Gomberg oboe solo

Carl Baermann (1810-1885): Adagio in D-flat major for Clarinet and String Quartet, opus 23 - Simeon Bellison [note: incorrectly attributed to Wagner in programme notes]

Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, opus75 - William Polisi

Audience sing-along: Root: Tramp! Tramp! Tramp!, traditional: My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Children's Corner orchestrated in 1910 by André Caplet: "The Little Shepherd"

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Masquerade: Galop

1948 20 September New York Philharmonic Lincoln Theater, Syracuse, New York

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Ennio Porrino (1910-1959) - a Respighi disciple: Sinfonia per una fiaba (Symphony for a Fable)

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Seine at Night (1947)

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1948 21 September New York Philharmonic Cleveland Opera Music Hall, Cleveland, Ohio
photo

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Arcady Dubensky (1890-1966): Fugue for Thirty-Four Violins (1948)

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra (1933) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 22 September New York Philharmonic Masonic Auditorium, Detroit, Michigan

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Masquerade Suite (1941/1944): Waltz, Nocturne, Mazurka, Romance, Galop

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Seine at Night (1947) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 23 September New York Philharmonic Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

+Ennio Porrino (1910-1959) - a Respighi disciple: Sinfonia per una fiaba (Symphony for a Fable)

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Seine at Night (1947) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 24 September New York Philharmonic Orchestra Hall, Chicago, Illinois

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

Stravinsky: Petrushka complete 1911 ballet

+ Messiaen: L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Intermission

Arcady Dubensky (1890-1966): Fugue for Thirty-Four Violins (1948)

+ Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Symphony no 2 in A minor "Symphony with Bells" (1943)

1948 25 September New York Philharmonic Stock Pavilion, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: "Little" Fugue in G minor, BWV 578 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

+ Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Masquerade Suite (1941/1944): Waltz, Nocturne, Mazurka, Romance, Galop

+Copland: Billy The Kid ballet: "Prairie Night", "Celebration" Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 26 September New York Philharmonic Milwaukee Auditorium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

+Ennio Porrino (1910-1959) - a Respighi disciple: Sinfonia per una fiaba (Symphony for a Fable)

+ Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Seine at Night (1947) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 27 September New York Philharmonic Auditorium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

Stravinsky: Petrushka complete 1911 ballet

+ Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra (1933)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Intermission

+Arcady Dubensky (1890-1966): Fugue for Thirty-Four Violins (1948)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1948 28 September New York Philharmonic Memorial Hall, Columbus, Ohio

Aaron Copland at Tanglewood in 1946   photo

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

+ Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Masquerade Suite (1941/1944): Waltz, Nocturne, Mazurka, Romance, Galop

+Copland: Billy The Kid ballet: "Prairie Night", "Celebration"

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1948 29 September New York Philharmonic Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

Stravinsky: Petrushka complete 1911 ballet

+ Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra (1933)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription

Intermission

+Arcady Dubensky (1890-1966): Fugue for Thirty-Four Violins (1948)

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36

1948 30 September New York Philharmonic Stanley Theater, Utica, New York

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

+ Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra (1933)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Suite bergamasque: Movement 3: Clair de Lune - Stokowski transcription Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

1948 1 October New York Philharmonic Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music, Rochester, New York

Olivier Messiaen at about the time of this concert   photo

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 7 in A major, opus 92

Intermission

+ Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra (1933)

+ Copland: Billy The Kid ballet: "Prairie Night", "Celebration"

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1948 2 October New York Philharmonic Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

J. S. Bach: Toccata and Fugue, D minor, BWV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

+ Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): The Seine at Night (1947)

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): L'Ascension: Four Symphonic meditations for orchestra (1933)

Wagner: Parsifal Act III Symphonic Synthesis - Stokowski transcription

1948 3 October New York Philharmonic City Hall Auditorium, Portland, Maine

"New York Philharmonic Autumn Tour"

 

Stravinsky: Petrushka music from the 1911 ballet: Danse Russe, Chez Petrushka, Shrovetide Fair Toward Evening

+Arcady Dubensky (1890-1966): Fugue for Thirty-Four Violins (1948)

+ Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Masquerade Suite (1941/1944): Waltz, Nocturne, Mazurka, Romance, Galop

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 4 in F minor, opus 36


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1949 13, 14 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

NY Philharmonic programme of 13 January 1949 listing as conductors:

Bruno Walter, Dimitri Mitropoulos, Charles Munch and Leopold Stokowski   photo

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

 

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

 

Intermission

 

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963): "Philharmonic Concerto" (Variations for Orchestra) (1932) named for the Berlin Philharmonic which gave its premiere in 1932 under Wilhelm Furtwängler

 

+Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper (1926): Polka and Fugue "First performance by the Society of the Revised Edition"

1949 15, 16 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
J. S. Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Chorale, "Ich ruf' zu dir" BWV 639 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude "Nun Komm', der Heiden Heiland" BWV 659 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 4 in E minor, opus 98

Intermission

Stravinsky: Petrushka music from the 1911 ballet: Danse Russe, Chez Petrushka, Shrovetide Fair Toward Evening

+Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007): Island God opera (1942): Revealing the Island, Struggle to Restore the Temple

Weinberger: Schwanda the Bagpiper (1926): Polka and Fugue

1949 20, 21 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Vano Muradeli's career had its hights and depths depending on the musical judgement of the Soviet Composers Congress, but is regarded by critics today as "a minor talent"   photo

Vano Muradeli (1908-1970): Georgian Symphonic Dance

(note: Muradeli was censured by the Communist Party Central Committee in 1948 for "Ideological deficiencies" concerning Georgian music)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Symphony no 2 in A minor "Symphony with Bells" (1943)

Intermission

+++Menotti: Piano Concerto (1945) - Rudolf Firkusny

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

1949 22 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Griffes: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan, opus 8

+++ Henry Cowell (1897-1965): American Pipers (1943)

*** Maurice Baron (1889-1964): Ode to democracy : a setting of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - world premiere - The Schola Cantorum of New York, Hugh Ross director

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2, opus 22 - Jean Graham

Intermission Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Symphony no 2 in A minor "Symphony with Bells" (1943)

1949 23 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Griffes: The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan opus 8

*** Otto Luening (1900-1996): Pilgrim's Hymn "First Performance in This Version"

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): American Pipers (1943)

Maurice Baron (1889-1964): Ode to democracy :a setting of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address - world premiere - The Schola Cantorum of New York, Hugh Ross director

Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto no 2, opus 22 - Jean Graham

Intermission Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Symphony no 2 in A minor "Symphony with Bells" (1943)

1949 27, 28 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Vaughn William Symphony no 6 on Cala CACD0537   photo

+Ernest John Moeran(1894-1950): In the Mountain Country

+Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphony no 6 in E minor 1947 version (was further revised in 1950)

Intermission

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no 2 in C sharp minor (S. 244/2) orchestrated by Liszt and Franz Doppler, adapted by Leopold Stokowski

1949 30 January New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+Thomas Jefferson Scott (1912-1961): From the Sacred Harp

Ernest John Moeran(1894-1950): In the Mountain Country

Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Schelomo (1916) - Leonard Rose

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

  • Nuages
  • Fêtes

Intermission Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Symphony no 6 in E minor 1947 version (was further revised in 1950)

1949 3, 4 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+++ Walton: film "The First of the Few": Spitfire Prelude and Fugue (1942)

Brahms: Piano Concerto no 1 in D minor, opus 15 - Dame Myra Hess

Intermission

Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61

1949 6 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande excerpts from the incidental music (1905):
  • Mélisande
  • At the Seashore
  • Pastorale
  • Entr'acte
  • Death of Mélisande

+++ Walton: film "The First of the Few": Spitfire Prelude and Fugue (1942)

Mozart: Piano concerto n. no 21 in C major, K.467 - Dame Myra Hess

Intermission

Schumann: Symphony no 2 in C major opus 61

1949 10, 11 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+++ George Dyson (1883-1964): The Canterbury Pilgrims: Overture "At the Tabard Inn": (Studied at the Royal College of Music at about the same time as Stokowski)

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

+ Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975): The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Intermission

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

1949 12 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Pension Fund Concert

 

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

Eileen Farrell soprano, Molly Starkman soprano, Mary Davenport contralto

Wagner: Siegfried: Act II Scene 2: "Forest Murmurs"

Wagner: Siegfried: Act I: Siegfried's Forging Song "Nothung! Nothung! Neidliches Schwert!" - Irwin Dillon tenor Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion - Eileen Farrell soprano - Stokowski transcription

Intermission

Wagner: Die Walküre Act III scene 3: Wotan's Farewell and "Magic Fire Music" - Michael Rhodes baritone

Wagner: Das Rheingold Scene 4: Erda's Warning "Wie alles war" Mary Davenport contralto, Michael Rhodes baritone

Weinberger: Götterdämmerung Act III: Brünnhilde's Immolation Scene Eileen Farrell soprano

1949 13 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Quinto Maganini was second flute of the New York Philharmonic sitting next to his teacher Georges Barrère, and was winner of the 1927 Pulitzer Prize in Music   photo

+ Quinto Maganini (1897-1974): Three Early American Pieces (1940)

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

Intermission

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Préludes I, no 10 "La cathédrale engloutie" - Stokowski transcription

Bernard Herrmann (1911-1975): The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

1949 17, 18 February New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Three German Dances, K.605 (1791) - Stokowski transcription

+ Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony no 53 in D "Imperial" Hob. I:53

Intermission

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no 3 in D minor, opus 30 - William Kapell

George Enesco (1881-1955): Romanian Rhapsody no 1, opus 11 (1901)

1949 12 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Young People's Concert

Gounod: Faust (1859): Soldier's Chorus: "Gloire immortelle de nos aïeux" - - Boy's Choirs

Stephen Foster: Tioga Waltz for Four Flutes - Stokowski transcription - John Wummer, Amedeo Ghignatti, F. William Heim, Ben Gaskins

Pierné: March of the Lead Soldiers, opus 14, no 6

Traditional: "The Erie Canal"

Traditional: Las Chiapanecas (Mexican Dance) - Boy's Choirs

George Kleinsinger (1914-1982): "Tubby the Tuba"

audience Sing-Along: Marching Through Georgia, Home on the Range

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Gayaneh ballet: Sabre Dance

1949 24, 25 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+ Andrzej Panufnik (1914-1991): Tragic Overture (1941)

+ Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Three Pictures: Wheat Field at Noon (1948)

Sibelius: Violin Concerto, opus 47 - John Corigliano

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Gayaneh ballet Suite no 1, opus 53:

  • Lezghinka
  • Lullaby
  • Dance of the Young Kurds
  • Adagio
  • Sabre Dance

Intermission

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

1949 26 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Three Pictures: Wheat Field at Noon (1948)

+ Howard Hanson (1896-1981): Serenade for flute, harp and strings, opus 35 - John Wummer, Theodore Cella

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Gayaneh from ballet Suite no 1, opus 53 and no 3, opus 55 Stokowski selections:

  • Lezghinka
  • Lullaby
  • Dance of the Young Kurds
  • Adagio
  • Sabre Dance

Intermission

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

1949 27 March New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Wagner: Rienzi (1840): Overture

Brahms: Symphony no 3 in F major, opus 90

Intermission

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): "La soirée dans Grenade" (Night in Granada), from Les estampes - Stokowski transcription

Howard Hanson (1896-1981): Serenade for flute, harp and strings, opus 35 - John Wummer, Theodore Cella

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Three Pictures: Wheat Field at Noon (1948)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Gayaneh ballet Suite no 1, opus 53:

  • Lezghinka
  • Lullaby
  • Dance of the Young Kurds
  • Adagio
  • Sabre Dance
1949 31 March, 1, 3 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Suite selected and arranged by Stokowski
  • Trumpet Tune "The Cebell"
  • Echo Pastorale from The Fairy Queen
  • Hornpipe from The Fairy Queen
  • "When I am laid in earth" ('Dido's Lament') from "Dido and Aeneas")
  • Largo and Allegro from The Fairy Queen

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K550

Intermission

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

Siegfried's Death Music, Immolation Scene and Act III Finale - Stokowski transcription

1949 2 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
*** Theodore F. Fitch (1900-1976): Terra Nova (1941) symphonic poem about Newfoundland

Mozart: Symphony no 40 in G Minor, K550

Intermission

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

Siegfried's Death Music, Immolation Scene and Act III Finale - Stokowski transcription

1949 9 April New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Arthur Kreutz (1906-1991) composer of the Paul Bunyan Suite also conducted the New York Philharmonic in a 13 June 1946 Pops concert   photo

Young Persons Concert

Mozart: Three German Dances, K.605 (1791): no 3 in C major "Sleighride" - Stokowski transcription

Vaughan Williams (1872-1958): Fantasia on Greensleeves (1934)

Arthur Kreutz (1906-1991): Mosquito Serenade for string orchestra

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a: Dance of the Sugarplum Fairly

Arcady Dubensky (1890-1966): Capriccio for Piccolo - Ben Gaskins

Audience Sing-Along "Old MacDonald Had a Farm"

Deems Taylor (1885-1966): Circus Day, Eight Pictures from Memory opus 18:

  • The Lion's Cage
  • The Dog and Monkey Circus
  • Waltzing Elephants

Young Person's Prize Winning Competition is Performed:

Mary Lou Wesley (Krosnick) (1936- ): The Rains Came - orchestrated by Stokowski

1949 18 April New York Philharmonic Westchester County Center, White Plains, New York
1949 New York Philharmonic Spring Tour

J. S. Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Three Pictures: Wheat Field at Noon (1948)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Gayaneh from ballet Suite no 1, opus 53 and no 3, opus 55 Stokowski selections:

  • Lezghinka
  • Lullaby
  • Dance of the Young Kurds
  • Adagio
  • Sabre Dance
1949 19 April New York Philharmonic The Mosque Theater, Richmond, Virginia

The Mosque Theater, Richmond   photo

1949 New York Philharmonic Spring Tour

J. S. Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Three Pictures: Wheat Field at Noon (1948)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Gayaneh from ballet Suite no 1, opus 53 and no 3, opus 55 Stokowski selections:

  • Lezghinka
  • Lullaby
  • Dance of the Young Kurds
  • Adagio
  • Sabre Dance
1949 20 April New York Philharmonic Columbia Music Festival, Columbia, South Carolina
1949 New York Philharmonic Spring Tour

J. S. Bach: Chorale prelude:  Wir glauben all an einen Gott  BWV 680 - Stokowski transcription

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini opus 32

Virgil Thomson (1896-1989): Three Pictures: Wheat Field at Noon (1948)

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978): Gayaneh from ballet Suite no 1, opus 53 and no 3, opus 55 Stokowski selections:

  • Lezghinka
  • Lullaby
  • Dance of the Young Kurds
  • Adagio
  • Sabre Dance
1949 21 April New York Philharmonic Municipal Auditorium / Atlanta, Georgia
1949 New York Philharmonic Spring Tour

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): American Pipers (1943)

Wagner: Die Walküre Act III scene 3: Wotan's Farewell and "Magic Fire Music" - Stokowski transcription

+Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007): Island God opera (1942): Revealing the Island, Struggle to Restore the Temple

George Enesco (1881-1955): Romanian Rhapsody no 1, opus 11 (1901)

Intermission

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

1949 23 April New York Philharmonic Knoxville, Tennessee, University of Tennessee, Alumni Memorial Auditorium
1949 New York Philharmonic Spring Tour

Henry Cowell (1897-1965): American Pipers (1943)

Wagner: Die Walküre Act III scene 3: Wotan's Farewell and "Magic Fire Music" - Stokowski transcription

+Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007): Island God opera (1942): Revealing the Island, Struggle to Restore the Temple

George Enesco (1881-1955): Romanian Rhapsody no 1, opus 11 (1901)

Intermission

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

1949 24 April New York Philharmonic Municipal Auditorium, Birmingham, Alabama
1949 New York Philharmonic Spring Tour

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

Wagner: Siegfried: Act II Scene 2: "Forest Murmurs"

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

Sibelius: Pelléas et Mélisande excerpts from the incidental music (1905):

  • Mélisande
  • At the Seashore
  • Pastorale
  • Entr'acte
  • Death of Mélisande

J. S. Bach-Stokowski: Chorale Preludes - Stokowski transcriptions:

  • "Nun Komm', der Heiden Heiland," BWV 659
  • "Ich ruf' zu dir" BWV 639
  • "Wir glauben al' an einen Gott" BWV 437

1949 13, 14 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Programme for the New York Philharmonic 1949-1950 season opening concert led by Stokowski, with headmast stating: "Conductors: Leopold Stokowski, Dimitri Mitropoulos"   photo

Wagner: Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (1868): Prelude to Act I

+ Copland: The Red Pony (1949) suite from the film score:

  • "Morning on the Ranch"
  • "The Gift"
  • "Dream March and Circus Music"
  • "Walk to the Bunkhouse"
  • "Grandfather's Story"
  • "Happy Ending"

Claude Debussy (1862-1918): La Mer (L 109 - 1905)

Intermission

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

1949 16 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York

Rolf Liebermann at age 50, later head of the Paris Opera   photo

 

Rolf Liebermann (1910-1999): Suite on Six Swiss Folk Songs (1947)

Brahms: Symphony no 1 in C minor opus 68

Intermission

+ Chopin: Mazurka in A minor opus 17 no 4 - Stokowski transcription

Copland: The Red Pony (1949) suite from the film score:

  • "Morning on the Ranch"
  • "The Gift"
  • "Dream March and Circus Music"
  • "Walk to the Bunkhouse"
  • "Grandfather's Story"
  • "Happy Ending"
1949 20, 21 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+++ Nikolai Miaskovski (1881-1950): Slavic Rhapsody in D minor opus71

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

Intermission

Mozart: Notturno in D major, K. 286/269a - Stokowski arrangement

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

1949 23 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Beethoven: Leonore Overture no 3, opus 72b

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

Intermission

Mozart: Notturno in D major, K. 286/269a - Stokowski arrangement

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

Johann Strauss Jr: Tales from the Vienna Woods opus 325

1949 27, 28 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Wagner: Lohengrin (1850): Act I: Prelude

+ Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder: Song of the Wood Dove - Martha Lipton

+ Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Uirapurú (The Magic Bird)

Intermission

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68, Pastoral

1949 29 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
*** Richard Arnell (1917-2009): Black Mountain Prelude for orchestra opus 46 - world premiere

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956): Symphony no 3 'Ilya Murometz' opus 42 (1911) - as edited and arranged by Stokowski

Intermission

Mozart: Piano Concerto no 9 in E-flat major, K. 271 - Eugene Istomin

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

1949 30 October New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
J. S. Bach: Arioso "Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe" from Cantata BWV 156 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Aria from the Schemelli Gesangbuch: "Mein Jesu! was vor Seelenweh" BWV 487 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Symphony no 6 in F major, opus 68, Pastoral

Intermission

Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder: Song of the Wood Dove - Martha Lipton

Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959): Uirapurú (The Magic Bird)

1949 3, 4 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
*** Arcady Dubensky: Concerto Grosso for Three Trombones and Tuba - world premiere

+ David Diamond: Overture to the Tempest [of Shakespeare] (1946)

+ Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Two Interludes to Macbeth - Act I and Act III (1919)

Intermission

Schumann: Cello Concerto: opus 129 - Pierre Fournier

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony no 101 in D major "The Clock"

1949 5 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+++ Ennio Porrino (1910-1959) - a Respighi disciple: I Shardana music drama frequently revised and final version published in 1958

+ Jean Rivier (1896-1987): Rivier: Concertino for Viola and Orchestra (1947) - William Lincer

+ Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Two Interludes to Macbeth - Act I and Act III (1919)

Intermission

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

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony no 101 in D major "The Clock"

1949 6 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Vivaldi: L'estro armonico - Concerto grosso opus 3 no 11 in d minor RV 565 - Stokowski transcription

Schumann: Cello Concerto: opus 129 - Pierre Fournier

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Symphony no 101 in D major "The Clock"

Intermission

+ David Diamond: Overture to the Tempest [of Shakespeare] (1946)

+ Ernest Bloch (1880-1959): Two Interludes to Macbeth - Act I and Act III (1919)

1949 10, 11 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+ Giovanni Gabrieli (1554-1612): Sacrae symphoniae: Canzon quarti toni a 15, C185 - Stokowski transcription

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no 2 in B flat major, opus 19 - William Kapell

Intermission

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

1949 12 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Pension Fund Concert

Wagner: Tannhäuser "Paris version": Venusberg Bacchanal Act I scene 1 - Chorus of the Schola Cantorum Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Stokowski Symphonic Synthesis: Act 1 Prelude, Act II Liebesnacht and Act III Liebestod conclusion

- Mariquita Moll soprano, Robert Bernauer tenor, Virginia Paris contralto,

Intermission

Wagner: Siegfried Act III : "Mit zerfocht'ner Waffe wich mir der Feige?", Siegfried climbing to Brünnhilde's rock "Was ruht dort schlummernd im schattigen Tann?", Brünnhilde's Awakening (Heil dir, Sonne!) and Love Scene - Stokowski arrangement

- Mariquita Moll soprano, Eugene Conley tenor

1949 13 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Nikolai Ivanov-Radkevich (1904-1962) - a student of Glière: Russian Overture

Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, opus 64

Intermission

+ Silvestre Revueltas (1899-1940): Sensemayá (1937)

Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain G. 49 (1915) - William Kapell

1949 17, 18 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Louis Aubert (1887-1968): Offrande for orchestra "In the Memory of all the Heros and Victims of the War"

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Concert Champêtre for Harpsichord and Orchestra (1928) - Wanda Landowska

Intermission

Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992): Trois petites liturgies de la présence divine - Leonid Hambro, Ginette Martenot, Schola Cantorum Chorus

Intermission

Handel: Keyboard Concerto G. 49 opus 4 no 6 in B flat Major - Wanda Landowska, harpsichord

Mozart: Symphony no 35 in D Major, K. 385 (Haffner)

1949 20 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
J. S. Bach: "Sarabande" - from Partita no 1 in B minor BWV 1002 - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: Cantata no 21: "Ich hatte viel Bekummernis" BWV 21: Sinfonia - Stokowski transcription

J. S. Bach: English Suite No 2 in A minor BWV 807: Bourée - Stokowski transcription

Mozart: Symphony no 35 in D Major, K. 385 (Haffner)

Handel: Keyboard Concerto G. 49 opus 4 no 6 in B flat Major - Wanda Landowska, harpsichord

Intermission

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Concert Champêtre for Harpsichord and Orchestra (1928) - Wanda Landowska

*** John Alden Carpenter: Carmel Suite - world premiere

1949 24, 25 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
*** Carl Ruggles (1876-1971): Organum (1946) for orchestra - part of Ruggles very small output - world premiere

+++ Prokofiev: Symphony no 6 in E-flat minor, opus 111 - USA premiere

Intermission

+ Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra opus 13 - Jacques Abram

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

1949 26 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+ Robert Russell Bennett (1894-1981): Overture to an Imaginary Drama (1949)

Prokofiev: Symphony no 6 in E-flat minor, opus 111 - USA premiere

Intermission

+ Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra opus 13 - Jacques Abram

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

1949 27 November New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Mozart: "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" (Serenade no 13 for strings in G major), K525

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

Intermission

+ Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra opus 13 - Jacques Abram

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

1949 1, 2, 3 December New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
+ Wallingford Riegger (1885-1961): Canon and Fugue in D Minor for string orchestra (1941)

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

Intermission

Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major opus 77 - Isaac Stern

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Act II: Prelude and Liebestod - Stokowski transcription

1949 4 December New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Suite transcribed by Stokowski:
  1. "Cebell" for trumpet
  2. "The Fairy Queen" Pastorale
  3. "The Fairy Queen" Hornpipe
  4. "Dido and Aeneas": Dido's Lament: "When I am laid in earth"
  5. "The Fairy Queen" Largo and Allegro

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Violin Concerto no 1 in C major Hob. VIIa/1 - Isaac Stern

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

Intermission

Prokofiev: Symphony no 6 in E-flat minor, opus 111

1949 10 December New York Philharmonic Carnegie Hall, New York
Young Peoples Concert

J. S. Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier - Prelude and Fugue in c minor BWV 847: Fugue - Stokowski transcription

Schubert: one of the Marches militaires D. 733 - Stokowski transcription

Arcady Dubensky: Trumpet Overture for 18 toy trumpets and 2 bass drums - Children of the Tenafly, New Jersey McKay School

Stravinsky: Circus Polka (1944)

Prokofiev: A Summer Day: "Playing Tag" Music for Children opus 65bis (1935)

Audience Sing-Along: Emmett: "Dixie", Schubert: Schwanengesang D.957: "Serenade"

Wagner: Lohengrin Act III: Prelude

1949 17 December New York Philharmonic Town Hall, New York
Young Peoples Concert

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, opus 48: Waltz: Moderato, tempo di valse

Mozart: Three German Dances K. 605: "Sleigh Ride" - Stokowski transcription

Leopold Mozart: "Toy Symphony" (Cassation in G major for toys, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings and continuo) - Stokowski arrangement played by children

Audience Sing-Along: Gruber: "Silent Night", Pierpont: "Jingle Bells"

Walter Hendl: "The Little Brass Band" (Walter Hendl was the Assistant Conductor of the Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of New York)

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935): Caucasian Sketches Suite no 1 opus 10 (1894): no 4 'Procession of the Sardar'

Encore: Haydn: Symphony no 101 in D major, The Clock: Movement 2 excerpt

Encore:Leon Jessel (1871-1942): Parade of Wooden Soldiers

In December, 1949, the New York Philharmonic Board announced that Dimitri Mitropoulos would become Music Director of the New York Philharmonic in the 1950-1951 season.  Following this Philharmonic decision, Stokowski cut his relations with the orchestra for the following season and departed for Europe during the Summer of 1950.  To read about Stokowski's later concert career 1950-1974, please click on the link below.

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1  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  Dodd, Mead & Company New York 1982 ISBN 0-396-07936-9
2  Hunt, John.  Leopold Stokowski. Discography. Concert register.  Published by John Hunt.  1996.  ISBN: 0-952827-5-9.
3  page 8.  Wauneva Bell to Sing in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Ardmore Daily Ardmoreite.  Ardmore, Oklahoma.  26 August 1945.
4  page 3.  Inaugurate 24th Season 'Symphony under the Stars.  Dixon Evening Telegraph.  Dixon, Illinois.  11 July 1945.
5  page 2.  Week-End: Sunday April 27.  Cedar Rapids Tribune.  Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  24 April 1952.
6  page 551.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
7  page 552-553.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
8  page 18.  Steinfirst, David.  Stokowski Ends Concert With Symphony.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  1 December 1951
9  page 9.  Local Men to Aid Rose Bowl Youth Concert.  San Marino Tribune.  San Marino, California.  5 June 1941
10  page 8.  19,000 See Carman.  Bakersfield Californian.  Bakersfield, California.  10 July 1946
11  "Hollywood Bowl History"  Symphonic Music by Decade.  Hollywood Bowl website http://www.hollywoodbowl.com/ accessed 2014. 
12  Frank, Mortimer H. Arturo Toscanini: The NBC Years.  Amadeus Press.  Portland, Oregon.  2002.  ISBN-13: 9781574670691
13  page 8.  Salute for President.  Berkeley Daily Gazette.  Berkeley, California.  30 January 1943.
14  pages 60-66.    Frank, Mortimer H. Arturo Toscanini: The NBC Years.  op. cit.
15  pages 467-469  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
16  page 23  Evening Programs   Salt Lake Tribune.  Salt Lake City, Utah.
17  page 16.  The World of Music.  Monessen Daily Independent.  Monessen, Pennsylvania.  22 December 1942.
18  page 16.  Stokowski Tries Sound Experiment.  Provo Daily Herald.  Provo, Utah.  8 January 1953.
19  pages 584-587  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
20  page 14.  All Not Lost.  Yuma Daily Sun.  Yuma, Arizona.  28 January 1954.
21  page 25.  USF Company will Premiere New Play.  Oakland Tribune.  Oakland, California.  6 January 1954.
22  page 3.  Beer, Bach, Batons Mark Music Festival.  Newark Advocate.  Newark, Ohio.  3 May 1954.
23  page 134.  Goodman, Peter W.  Morton Gould: American Salute  Hal Leonard Corporation.  New York, New York.  2003. ISBN-13: 9781574670554
24  pages 160-166.  Roussel, Hubert  The Houston Symphony Orchestra 1913-1971  University of Texas Press.  Austin, Texas.  2003. ISBN: 0-292-73000-4.
25  pages 654-658.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
27  Chang, Peter  Chou Wen-Chung: the Life and Work of a Contemporary Chinese-born American Composer Oxford, UK.  The Scarecrow Press.  2006.
28  page 7.  Haydn to be Sung in Ellenville.  Middletown Times Herald.  Middletown, New York.  24 April 1957.
29  Morss, Anthony   Revealing Stokowski: An Interview with Anthony Morss Oxford, UK.  Koussevitzky Recording Society Journal: Fall 1996, Spring 1997, Fall 1997, Spring 1998.
30  Tidemann, Paul A.  Minnesotan Rose to Opera and Movie Stardom.  Memorial to Frank Eugene Forest.  July 2009.
31  page 12.  Stokowski on Podium as Symphony Season Opens.  Oakland Tribune.  Oakland, California.  13 November 1953.
32  page 163.  Roussel, Hubert  The Houston Symphony Orchestra 1913-1971  op. cit.
33  page 15.  Stokowski Rehearses for Soviet Concerts.  Oklahoma City Daily Oklahoman.  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  4 June 1958.
34  Yuzefovich, Victor.  Aram Khachaturyan.  Sphinx Press.  New York, New York.  1985.  ISBN 0-8236-8658-2.
35   Menotti quote page 6.  New York Philharmonic Program Notes.  New York, New York.  20, 21 January 1949. 
36  pages 693-694.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
37  page 3.  Roussel, Hubert.  Symphony Brings Out New Choral Work in Concert of Moment.  Houston Post.  Houston, Texas.  12 March 1957.
38  page 22.  Houston Symphony Will Offer Greater Variety.  Lake Charles American Press.  Lake Charles, Louisiana.  23 September 1960.
39  page 727.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
40  page 726.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
41  page 7.  Practice Makes Perfect.  Muscatine Journal And News Tribune.  Muscatine, Iowa.  3 May 1960.
42  page 63.  Victor Feldbrill Conducts at Stratford.  Winnipeg Free Press.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.  4 June 1960.
43  Schonberg, Harold C.  Puccini's 'Turandot' came to the stage of the Metropolitan Opera.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  25 February 1961.
44  Sabin, Robert.  Puccini's 'Turandot'.  Musical America.  New York, New York.  December 1961 issue.
45  page 32.  Dienhart, John.  The Passing Scene.  The Suburbanite Economist.  Chicago, Illinois.  17 January 1962.
46  pages 117-139.  Lobanova, M..  He Was Chosen By The Time: The Phenomenon of Tikhon Khrennikov Slavic Musicological Studies, Volume 13.  H. Schmalenberg.  Berlin.  1998.
47  quotation from Sixsmith, Martin.  Shostakovich: The Secret Rebel.  The Guardian.  London, UK.  14 July 2006. 
48 Dettmer, Roger.  Stokowski Concert.  Chicago American.  Chicago, Illinois.  12 January 1962. 
49 page 38.  Its a Tough Season for Conductors.  Ogden Standard Examiner.  Ogden, Utah.  5 March 1961. 
50 page 4.  Lame Stokowski Conducts Anyway.  Corsicana Daily Sun.  Corsicana, Texas.  7 March 1961. 
51 page 707.  Galkin, Elliott W.  A History of Orchestral Conducting: In Theory and Practice.  Pendragon Press.  Hillsdale, New York.  1989.  ISBN-13: 9780918728470
52  Künzel, Benjamin.   Stokowski in Gurre-Lieder Breaths the Magic Spark of Life.  Klassic.com 16 August 2012.
53  page 21.  Smith, Miles A.   Keep Boxing in N.Y..  Mansfield News Herald.  Mansfield, Ohio.  5 February 1963.
54  page 51.  Melchoir Sings to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Debut.  Racine Journal Times.  Racine, Wisconsin.  19 April 1963.
55  Jennifer Ruth Doctor, David Wright, Nicholas Kenyon  The Proms: A New History.  Thames & Hudson Ltd.  London, UK.   2007.
56  Rorem, Ned.  The Later Diaries of Ned Rorem: 1961-1972.  Open Road Media.  New York, New York.  2007.  ISBN-13: 9781480427723.
57  pages 5-6.  Musicians Gather to Pay Tribute to Late Conductor.  Lubbock Avalanche Journal.  Lubbock, Texas.  18 October 1964.
58  Shearer, Stephen Michael Beautiful: The Life of Hedy Lamarr.  MacMillan Company.  New York, New York.  2010.  ISBN 9781429908207
59  pages 848-849.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
60  page 8.  Lyons, Leonard.  Broadway Melody.  San Mateo Times.   San Mateo, California.  14 December 1944.
61  page 13.  News Briefs.  Orrville Courier Crescent.  Orrville, Ohio.  8 March 1962.
62  page 16.  Windbreakers Replace Ermine.  Lowell Sun.  Lowell, Massachusetts.  7 March 1944.
63  page 13.  The World of Music.  Charleroi Mail.  Charleroi, Pennsylvania.  17 March 1944.
64  page 10.  Stokowski Stirs Anger in Mexico.  Berkshire Evening Eagle.  Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  25 May 1944.
65  page 20.  The World of Music.  Lowell Sun.  Lowell, Massachusetts.  9 November 1944.
66  page 25.  20th Century Concert Hall.  Tucson Daily Citizen.  Tucson, Arizona.  26 September 1953.
67  pages 121-136.    Roussel, Hubert  The Houston Symphony Orchestra 1913-1971  op. cit.
68  pages 121-136.    Symphony at Butler University June 10  CaMarylanden Record News. CaMarylanden, Indiana. 15 May 1941.
69  page 180.  Lynch, Charles W.  Correspondance 1 Mary 1941  Roslyn Rensch Collection. University of Michigan. Ann Arbor, Michigan. 2009.
70  pages 11-21.  Sharp, Tim  Robert Shaw  American Choral Directors Association. Arcadia Publishing.  Oklahoma. 2009.
71  page 21.  New York City Symphony Concert.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  13 February 1945.
72  page 12.  Children's Christmas Story.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  22 December 1944.
73  page 18.  Shilkret Concerto: 1500 Students Hear Popular Band Leader.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  16 February 1945.
74  page 26.  New York City Symphony Student Concert.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  19 January 1945.
75  page 22.  Stokowski Offers Bach Mass Work.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  20 March 1945.
76  page 18.  Downes, Olin.  Youth Orchestra Provides Surprise.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  17 May 1941.
77  page 8.  C. W. D.  Stokowski, Orchestra Applauded in Garden.  Boston Globe.  Boston, Massachusetts.  21 May 1941.
78  page 14.  Stokowski Conducts.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  14 November 1953.
79  page 30.  Music Workshop Closes.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  2 November 1953.
80  page 17.  'Our Music Critic' Ives Tremendous Symphony.  Times of London.  London, England.  30 April 1965.
81  page 8.  Stokowski Rearranges Orchestra.  Times of London.  London, England.  16 June 1967.
82  page 6.  Stokowski at the Proms.  Times of London.  London, England.  12 September 1966.
83  page 6.  Chissell, Joan.  Trimphant Night for Stokowski.  Times of London.  London, England.  20 September 1967.
84  page 9.  Cotte, Jean.  Pleyel: Stokowski Dirige en Technicolor.  France-Soir.  Nice, France.  7 June 1967.
85  page 11.  Cooper, Martin.  Great Gift of Leopold Stokowski.  Daily Telegraph.  London, England.  19 June 1968.
86  page 26.  Henahan, Donal.  Stokowski Leads Ginastera's Ollantay.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  18 November 1968.
87  page 30.  Schonberg, Harold.  Stokowski Conducts the American Symphony in Unusual Program.  New York Times.  New York, New York.  7 October 1969.
88  page 10.  Blyth, Alan.  Inspired Messiaen.  Times of London.  London, England.  20 June 1970.
89  pages 845-846.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
90  page 9.  Stokowski is Engaged for Broadcast Series.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  10 September 1941.
91  page 5.  Wallace, Weldon.  Saint Matthew Passion.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  8 April 1941.
92  page 14.  Wallace, Weldon.  Taos Indian was Musical Inspiration.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  24 October 1944.
93  page 29. Children Hear Symphony of the Air under Stokowski.  New York Herald-Tribune.  New York, New York.  17 April 1960.
94  page 12. Stokowski Picks Works of Young Composers.  New York Herald-Tribune.  New York, New York.  24 March 1961.
95  page 16. Contemporary Music To Be Heard in Concert.  New York Herald-Tribune.  New York, New York.  10 February 1960.
96  page 8.  Lang, Paul Henry.  OPERA: 'Orfeo' and 'The Prisoner'.  New York Herald-Tribune.  New York, New York.  30 September 1960.
97  page 8.  Thompson, Oscar.  A Miracle Play.  Christian Science Monitor.  Boston, Massachusetts.  10 April 1943.
98  pages 849-851.  Daniel, Oliver.  Stokowski A Counterpoint of View.  op. cit.
99  page 2.  Davis, Richard S.  Youth Shines for Stokowski.  Milwaukee Journal.  Milwuakee, Wisconsin.  5 June 1941.
100  page 3.  Stokowski to head New York City Symphony.  Montreal Gazette.  Montreal, Canada.  20 January 1944.
101  page 14E.  Stokowski to Direct Symphony.  Miami News.  Miami, Florida.  13 March 1955.
102  page 1.  Sosin, Milt.  Stokowski Talk is Cut Off Air.  Miami Daily News.  Miami, Florida.  14 March 1955.
103  page 16.  Stokowski Directs Symphony Again.  Pittsburgh Post-Dispatch.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  19 January 1951.
104  page 22.  Welcome Stokowski.  Pittsburgh Press.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  12 November 1964.
105  page 4.  Steinfirst, Donald.  Stokowski Impressive in Debut with Symphony.  Pittsburgh Post-Dispatch.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  13 January 1951.
106  page 13.  Lewando, Ralph.  Stokowski Leads Beautiful Recital.  Pittsburgh Press.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  3 December 1951.
107  page 3.  People in the News.  The Spokesman-Review.  7 November 1967.
108  page 12.  Steinfirst, Donald.  Symphony, Stokowski get Ovation.  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  13 February 1954.
109  page 1.  Local Boy Makes Good: Leopold Stokowski Performs Music by Jack Kilpatrick.  Stilwell Democrat Journal.  Stilwell, Oklahoma.  27 January 1955.
110  page 33.  Leopold Stokowski to Conduct Concerts at Music Festival.  Van Nuys Valley News.  Van Nuys, California.  1 September 1955.
111  page 17.  Annual Pacific Coast Music Festival Set This Weekend.  Oxnard Press Courier.  Oxnard, California.  8 September 1955.
112  page 9.  Stokowski Leads Youth Orchestra.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  14 May 1941.
113  page 11.  Stokowski, Shearer Top Zurich June Festival.  Variety.  Los Angeles, California.  15 May 1956.
114  page M9.  John Alan Haughton.  Manhattan Musical Events.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  6 April 1941
115  page M10.  John Alan Haughton.  Manhattan Musical Events.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  26 October 1941
116  page 32.  Symphony Musicians Given Vaccinations after Concert.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  15 April 1947
117  page 17.  Wallace, Weldon.  Stokowski Conducts.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  7 March 1951
118  page 12.  Wallace, Weldon.  National Symphony.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  12 March 1952.
119  page 7.  Wallace, Weldon.  Stokowski Conducts.  Baltimore Sun.  Baltimore, Maryland.  6 January 1954.
120  page 15.  Paul Henry Lang.  Boston University Concert.  New York Herald-Tribune.  New York, New York.  22 November 1954.
121  page 14.  C. Sharpless Hickman.  Hollywood Bowl Finale.  Christian Science Monitor.  Boston, Massachusetts.  24 September 1955.
122  page 10.  Lambro, Phillip.  New Music in Houston.  Christian Science Monitor.  Boston, Massachusetts.  11 February 1956.
123  page 10.  Lambro, Phillip.  Two Stokowski Premieres in Houston.  Christian Science Monitor.  Boston, Massachusetts.  28 April 1956.
124  page 9.  Ames, Ramsey.  Madrid.  Variety.  Los Angeles, California.  2 May 1956.
125  page 10.  Kastendieck, Miles.  Orff Music for Shakespeare.  Christian Science Monitor.  Boston, Massachusetts.  28 July 1956
126  page 30.  Leads Town Band.  Daily Herald.  Biloxi, Mississippi.  29 August 1960
127  page 35.  Week's Bowl Schedule Has Variety.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  25 August 1946.
128  page 14.  Jones, Isabel Morse.  Program of Russian Music Scores Hit.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  24 July 1946.
129  David Chandler, David Italo Montemezzi.  Doshisha University.  Kyoto, Japan.  2012.
130  page 13.  Jones, Isabel Morse.  Fanfares Hail Summer Series of Symphonies.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  11 July 1945.
131  page 121.  Stokowski to Lead St. Matthew.  Philadelphia Inquirer.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  23 March 1941.
132  page 13.  Bowl's Best Traditions Glow Again.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  12 August 1946.
133  page 15.  Jones, Isabel Morse.  Symphony, Soloists Win Favor.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  1 August 1945.
134  page 9.  Jones, Isabel Morse.  Shostakovich Seventh Bowl Symphonic Event.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  22 August 1945.
135  page 14.  Jones, Isabel Morse.  Surprises on Program.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  16 July 1945.
136  page 8.  Jones, Isabel Morse.  Orchestra Hits Stride In Concert.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  18 July 1945.
137  page 15.  Jones, Isabel Morse.  Shilkret Concerto Facile.  Los Angeles Times.  Los Angeles, California.  30 July 1945.
138  page 10.  M.S.W.  Fritz Kreisler But No Stokowski.  The Baltimore Sun. Baltimore, Maryland. 19 December 1935.
139  page 27.  Stokowski Injured But Ignores Pain.  Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 15 December 1935.
140  page 76.  Children Will Hear Orchestra Saturday.  Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 15 December 1935.
141  page 9.  Stokowski Heard in Second Concert.  Oakland Tribune. Oakland, California. 3 May 1936.
142  Stokowski in Stockholm.  New York Times. New York, New York. 26 May 1939.
143  page 14.  Zimablist Superb Orchestra Soloist.  Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 8 April 1933
144  page 6.  Edward Cushing. Music of the Day.  Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. 17 April 1933.
145  page 67.  Stokowski Lists Many Novelites With Orchestra.  Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 4 April 1937
146  page 47.  Four To Conduct On Magic Key.  Minneapolis Star Tribune. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 18 April 1937
147  page 7.  Philadelphia Orchestra On Radio Tuesday.  Belvidere Daily Republican. Belvidere, Illinois. 27 November 1933.
148  page 25.  Edward Cushing. Music of the Day.  Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, New York. 11 April 1934.

 

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1919 - 1924 enregistrements acoustique Russe Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

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

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

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

1924 enregistrements acoustique Rachmaninov - Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Développement de l'enregistrement électrique

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

1925 Premier enregistrement électrique Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1925 autres enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1926 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1927 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie - partie 1

1927 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie - partie 2

1928 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1929 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1930 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1931 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1932 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1933 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1934 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

Encore des enregistrements 1934 électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1935 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1936 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1937 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

1939-1940 enregistrements électriques Stokowski - Orchestre de Philadelphie

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

CaMarylanden église studio - Victor Talking Machine studio d'enregistrement

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

Interviews avec Leopold Stokowski

Leopold Stokowski Orchestrations

Leopold Stokowski, Harvey Fletcher et les laboratoires Bell expérimental enregistrements

Maîtres de restauration moderne de disques historique

CDs de Stokowski et l'Orchestre de Philadelphie

Leopold Stokowski Discographies chronologique

Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements acoustique

Leopold Stokowski Discographie chronologique - enregistrements électriques

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

L'Orchestre symphonique de Boston - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de Chicago - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre de Cleveland - musiciens principaux

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

L'Orchestre de Philadelphie - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique Russe de New York - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de San Francisco - musiciens principaux

L'Orchestre symphonique de St. Louis - musiciens principaux