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The Leopold Stokowski Club

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Leopold Stokowski Concert Register, 1909 to 1940

Editing and Commentary by Robert M. Stumpf, II

Years
1909 | 1910 | 1911 | 1912 | 1913 | 1914 | 1915 | 1916 | 1917 | 1918 | 1919 | 1920 | 1921 | 1922 | 1923 | 1924 | 1925 | 1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1939 | 1940

The original impetus for this work came about when I was looking for information about Stokowski performances. I was trying to find out the number of times did he conducted Schumann. Searching through Hunt's book I realized that it would be a lot easier to access this information if it were on the Net. Using the Net all the researcher would have to do is to enter the specific name and hit the search button.

Much of what I have produced here is based on the work of John Hunt. His concert register, published in 1996, attempted to list every single concert Stokowski conducted from 1909 to 1975. His work, in turn, was largely based on a series of the concerts published in Toccata, the journal of the Leopold Stokowski Society. Both were missing most of the concert information from the 1933-41 seasons. Frederick Fellers later supplied the information for these seasons in a supplement published by the Leopold Stokowski Society. I have pulled together information from all three sources in preparing this list. The Leopold Stokowski Society has been responsible for many, many valuable releases of recordings Stokowski made in Philadelphia. You can find information about them in the Discography.

Information about the Leopold Stokowski Society can be found at: www.stokowskisociety.net

Mr. Hunt's work does contain a few errors, which is natural given the scope of his work. In fact I am sure there are some in here as well. I have made corrections as best I can. On 28-29 November 1913 Arbor is mentioned as the composer whose music is performed by Grimson following the regular concert. Oliver Daniel's biography has a list of first performances by Stokowski. On that date a premiere is listed by the composer Arbos and I assume a typo was made here and corrected it. Both Mr. Hunt and Oliver Daniel list a 15 January 1915 U.S. premiere by Stokowski of the Paderewski Symphony. In fact the symphony was given a world and U.S. premiere in 1909 by Max Fiedler in Boston. Omitted from both Hunt and Daniel's book is the world premiere of Henry Lang's Symphony #1 by Stokowski in 1914.

One of the rewards I got from all this work was noticing interesting details about Stokowski's programming. In 1936 he took the Philadelphia Orchestra on a tour around and across the US. While going through the South, Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama, he included William Grant Still's Afro-American Symphony. It is hard for us to remember (and in some cases impossible) that at this time in our history this was not only an unpopular political statement, it was also possibly dangerous. Schéhérazade is arguably Stokowski's favorite piece given that he performed it 35 times between 1910 and 1935 including one ballet performance. I find the oddest that he programmed Bruckner only twice, the 4th and then 7th Symphonies.

Each season is preceded by a commentary. I will first provide general information about the season and then list premieres. Where possible I provide information about the composers but there are many who no longer well known, if they are known at all. Sources I have consulted include: Gramophone's "Grove" on line, Classical Music Composer index, and Google. Towards the end of this project my friend Ed Johnson recommended I get Oscar Thompson's Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians to help find more information. This tome was very helpful. It is about the size of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. The copy I have is the 1964 edition and so in some cases there is only the date of birth. Finally, some years ago Brian Plumb published a listing of the Philadelphia concerts in the Leopold Stokowski Society's journal Toccata. Ed Johnson sent them to me and they were also invaluable in this effort. Frequently the program listed by Mr. Hunt is followed by the comment, "Vocal items… " These were not actually after the concert but integrated in it. Since Mr. Hunt did not indicate where I have followed his format and listed them at the end.

This list includes the period from his first concert in 1909 through the Philadelphia years. I hope to eventually publish the register from 1941 through his last public concert in 1975. There are, however, glaring gaps and missing information. To give you and idea here are a few things I hope to find out. In Philadelphia Stokowski performed with Kate Smith but there is no mention of this in Hunt's book or Oliver Daniels'. Concert information of the AAYO tours in South America is nonexistent and that for the U.S. tour the following year is spotty. Further, it has been pointed out to me that the list in Mr. Hunt's book includes information about broadcasts with the NBCSO but not from programs that were not broadcast. If any of you can provide information regarding these please contact me.

Finally, I must make sure I offer special thanks to the renowned Stokowski expert Edward Johnson for pointing out errors and inconsistencies that I have corrected.

1909

1909: This was Stokowski's conducting premiere. Olga Samaroff, helped organize Stokowski's first two concerts. She was a gifted pianist and soloist in the first concert. Influential people from Cincinnati attended, probably at her invitation. They were looking for a new conductor to help improve the quality of their symphony. They found one.

Paris: 12 May 1909
Golonne Orchestra

Tchaikovsky: "March" from Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Olga Samaroff, piano)
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches

London: 18 May 1909
New Symphony Orchestra

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto #3 (Francis MacMillen, violin)
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches

Stokowski's first season as a music director was indicative of his future. Most interesting is the list of what are now considered to be famous soloists who played with him and the Cincinnati Orchestra: Busoni and Kreisler are two of the names that stick out. The others may be less known today, but in their time they drew an audience. Stokowski's repertoire is impressive for so young a conductor including: Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Liszt, Brahms, Beethoven, and Haydn. It is also interesting that Stokowski took the Cincinnati Orchestra on a tour of Ohio. Imagine getting an entire orchestra on a train, riding from Dayton to Cleveland overnight and then giving a concert that day. I think Mark Twain said it best, "It is hard to make railroading pleasant in any country. It is too tedious." While Dayton and Cleveland probably had good-sized concert halls, may of the places the orchestra went to, like Connersville (which I cannot find on any Ohio map) had only small "opera houses" that seated 200-400 people. They would host traveling Minstrel groups, lecturers and the occasional traveling orchestra. He made sure that "contemporary" composers were programmed. Of course Rachmaninoff would be considered a "modern" composer for the time and another was Tor Aulin (1866-1914), Swedish violinist, composer and conductor. (10-11 December) The soloist in his concerto was Maud Powell, and American born woman violinist. While on tour in Columbus, Ohio the soloist in the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto is Maria Carrena, another woman. I am not sure if these soloists were previously engaged or Stokowski was already making a statement about women in classical music. If so, it may be that his wife had a lot to do with it. So, Stokowski starts his career championing contemporary composers. In January he gives the U.S. premiere of Glière's Symphonic Poem, Sirenen the first of over 200 premieres he conducted.

Cincinnati: 26-27 November 1909
Cincinnati Orchestra
All of his concerts the first three seasons were with the Cincinnati Orchestra.

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Weber: Freischutz Overture
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Ohio Northern University: 30 November 1909

Handel: Messiah

St. Mary's: 1 December 1909 (Afternoon)

Handel: Messiah

Piqua: 1 December 1909 (Evening)

Handel: Messiah

Oberlin: 2-3 December 1909

Handel: Messiah

Cincinnati: 10-11 December 1909

Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches
Tor Aulin: Violin Concerto #3 (Maud Powell, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphonie #6 "Pathétique"

Cincinnati: 17-18 December 1909

Brahms: Symphony #3
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Smetana: The Moldau
Vocal items by Beethoven and Brahms w/ Koerner

1910

Cincinnati: 7-8 January 1910
Cincinnati Orchestra
All of his concerts the first three seasons were with the Cincinnati Orchestra.

R. Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Liszt: Les Preludes
Items with vocal declamation by Schubert, Schumann and Schillings w. Wullner

Cincinnati: 21-22 January 1910

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 (Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano)
Wagner: Fliegende Holländer Overture
Note: Rachmaninoff's debut with Stokowski.

Dayton: 28 January 1910

Sibelius: Symphony #1
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3
31 January ???

Cincinnati: 4-5 February 1910

Sibelius: Symphony #1
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3

Cincinnati: 11 February 1910

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches, excerpt
Also included piano solo music of Rubinstein, Chopin and Mendelssohn played by Maude Allen

Cincinnati: 18-19 February 1910

Bach: Suite #3
Haydn: Symphony #100
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1 (Ferruccio Busoni, piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Cincinnati: 23 February 1910

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Hugo Heerman, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"

Cincinnati: 4-5 March 1910

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Hugo Heerman, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"

Muncie: 7 March 1910

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Program also included vocal items.

St. Mary's: 8 March 1910

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Program also included vocal items.

Cleveland: 9 March 1910
Soloist: Marcella Sembrich in vocal items.

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Program also included vocal items.

Wooster: 10 March 1910

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Program also included vocal items.

Akron: 11 March 1910

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Program also included vocal items.

Findlay: 12 March 1910

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Program also included vocal items.

Cincinnati: 18-19 March 1910
Soloist: Louise Kirkby-Lunn in vocal items.

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Program also included vocal items.

Columbus: 28 March 1910

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Maria Carreno, piano)
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Dayton: 29 March 1910

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Maria Carreno, piano)
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Cincinnati: 1-2 April 1910

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Maria Carreno, piano)
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Cincinnati: 10 May 1910

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Connersville: 11-12 May 1910

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

The second season included even more contemporary composers. For some reason Mr. Hunt does not list soloists this season. It may be that they were first chair players of the orchestra. I will do what I can to find out, but if any reader can help, please let me know. Notice, also that the orchestra did not tour Ohio this season. Composers performed this season include several little known today. Hans Huber (1852-1921) was a Swiss composer. (See January) Leone Sinigaglia (1868-1944) was born and died in Turin. He used Piedmontese folk music in his compositions. Giovani Sgambati (1841-1914) was born in Rome and died there. (See February) Bohlmann (1865-1926) was from Germany and at the time of this performance was a professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of music. So, Stokowski is promoting not only contemporary music, but local as well. Finally, this season the orchestra performed Elgar's "Dream of Gerontius" under the composer's baton. The fact that the composer, then famous, chose to go to Cincinnati is an indication of how respected Stokowski and his orchestra was already. Stokowski concludes the season with two choral works, Beethoven's 9th and Verdi's Requiem.

Cincinnati: 26-27 November 1910

Beethoven: Symphony #7
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Weber: Oberon Overture
Vocal items by Saint-Saëns and Wagner

Cincinnati: 9-10 December 1910

Schumann: Symphony #2
Goldmark: Violin Concerto
Liszt: Tasso
Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture

Cincinnati: 16-17 December 1910

Strauss Program
Don Juan
Salome (Dance of the Seven Veils)
Feursnot (Love Scene)
Tod und Verklärung

1911

Cincinnati: 6-7 January 1911
Cincinnati Orchestra
All of his concerts the first three seasons were with the Cincinnati Orchestra.

Glinka: Russlan and Ludmila Overture
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
Rubinstein: Piano Concerto in D
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Cincinnati: 15 January 1911

Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March #1
Weber: Aria from Der Freischutz
Tchaikovsky: Casse noisette Suite
Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture

Cincinnati: 20-21 January 1911

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice

Cincinnati: 29 January 1911

Dvořák: Carnival Overture
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Chopin: Piano Concerto #1
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite
Huber: Serenata
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody (#?)
Wagner: Kaisermarsch

Cincinnati: 3-4 February 1911

Sgambati: Symphony in D
Sinigaglia: Le baruffe chiozotte Overture
Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Vocal items by Puccini and Verdi

Cincinnati: 12 February 1911

Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber Overture
Longfellow: King Robert of Sicily
Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries

Cincinnati: 17-18 February 1911

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Mozart: Symphony #40
Bohlmann: Lyric Tone Poem
Scharwenka: Piano Concerto in F
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture

Cincinnati: 26 February 1911

Meyerbeer: Coronation March
German: 3 Dances from Henry VIII
Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Vocal items by Mozart and Bizet

Cincinnati: 3-4 March 1911

Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Cincinnati: 12 March 1911

Auber: Fra Diavolo Overture
Vieuxtemps: Ballade et Polonaise
Bizet: L'Arlsienne Suite
Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Brahms: 2 Hungarian Dances
Herbert: American Fantasy

Cincinnati: 17-18 March 1911

Wagner: Faust Overture
Dvořák: Cello Concerto
Brahms: Symphony #1

Cincinnati: 31 March - 1 April 1911

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Cincinnati: 19 April 1911
Soloists: Sheffield Philharmonic Choir

Beethoven: Symphony #9 "Choral"

Cincinnati: 20 April 1911
Soloists: Sheffield Philharmonic Choir

Verdi: Requiem

1911-1912: The final Cincinnati season included the U.S. premiere of Elgar's Second Symphony. He also performed music of Stanford and Sullivan. You will also notice that on several occasions Stokowski conducted excerpts from symphonies and concertos rather than complete works. Seems odd to me. For some reason Mr. Hunt did not include the names of soloists. Little known composers: The first concert of the season featured Gustav Strube (1867-1953) German born but moved to America at age 23 and died there. First violinist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1900 and organized the Baltimore Symphony in 1916. Louis Saar (1868-1937) born in Holland, like Strube he moved to America and made his home there. He was head of the College of Music at the University of Cincinnati from 1906-1917. Hometown boy. Armas Jarnefelt (1869-1958) was a Finnish composer. See February. Paul Umlauft (1853-1934) was a German composer. See April.

Cincinnati: 17-18 November 1911

Brahms: Symphony #1
Strube: Puck, Comedy Overture
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
Vocal items by Weber and Wagner

Cincinnati: 24-25 November 1911

Elgar: Symphony #2
Strauss: Dance of the 7 Veils
Strauss: Serenade for Winds
Strauss: Don Juan

Cincinnati: 8-9 December 1911

Tchaikovsky Program
Roméo & Juliet
Piano Concerto #1
Symphony #5

Cincinnati: 22-23 December 1911

Brahms: Academic Overture
Bruch: Violin Concerto
Schumann: Symphony #4

1912

Cincinnati: 5-6 January 1912

Franck: Symphony
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #2
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust

Cincinnati: 19-20 January 1912

Beethoven: Symphony #2
Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)

Cincinnati: 28 January 1912

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Mozart: Aria from Don Giovanni
Schubert: Andante from Symphony #9 "The Great"
Delibes: Sylvia Suite
J. Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz

Cincinnati: 2-3 February 1912

Sibelius: Symphony #2
Glazunov: Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Cincinnati: 11 February 1912

Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture
Saar: Gonoliera & Chanson d'amor
Liszt: Piano Concerto #2
Mozart: Minuet (Symphony #39)
Chopin: Nocturne and Polonaise
Wagner: Entry of the Guests

Cincinnati: 16-17 February 1912

Haydn: Symphony #104
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #1
Borodin: Steppes of Central Asia
Jarnefelt: Praeludium
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Cincinnati: 25 February 1912

Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Bruch: Violin Concerto #2 (First movement)
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Mendelssohn: Adagio (Symphony #3)
Chabrier: España

Cincinnati: 1-2 March 1912

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
Paganini: Violin Concerto #1
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

Cincinnati: 10 March 1912

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Bizet: Carmen Suite #1
Beethoven: Andante (Symphony #1)
Handel: Aria from Acis and Galatea
Boccherini: Minuet
Michiels: Stryian Dance

Cincinnati: 15-16 March 1912

Stanford: Irish Symphony
Suite by English composers
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Sullivan: Di Ballo Overture

Cincinnati: 24 March 1912

Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen
Offenbach: Tales of Joseph Hoffman excerpts
Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours
Haydn: Finale (Symphony #103)
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (movements 2-3)
Brahms: 2 Hungarian Dances
Rossini: William Tell Overture

Cincinnati: 29-30 March 1912

Brahms: Symphony #2
Schumann: Piano Concerto
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)

Cincinnati: 7 April 1912

Tchaikovsky: Finale (Symphony #5)
Handel: Largo (Serse)
Bizet: Carmen Suite #2
Wunderle: Swedish Paraphrase
Umlauft: Mein Vaterland
Thomas: Mignon Overture
Vocal items by Mozart, Sullivan and Donizetti

Cincinnati: 12-13 April 1912

Goldmark: Sakuntala Overture
Wagner: Meistersinger excerpts
Beethoven: Symphony #5

As can be seen, some guest conducting in Stokowski's homeland preceded the first Philadelphia season. This portion of Mr. Hunt's register is primarily based on the work of Brian Plumb, Archivist of the Leopold Stokowski Society. They published the list in serial form in their journal, Toccata. The first Philadelphia season had many more concerts and much more music than the last two in Cincinnati. According to Hunt the season also included concerts in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Atlantic City, Camden, Detroit, Germanstown, Kensington and Wilmington but he doesn't provide detail regarding dates or contents. This season also features Thaddeus Rich, who performed numerous times as soloist. He was concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra. One of the highlights of this first season is Stokowski's performance in February of a work by a woman composer, Celeste Heckscher (1860-1928) who was a Philadelphia native. This season Stokowski also includes a concert where the "new music" is almost entirely from local composers. No doubt he realized the necessity of getting allies in the beginning. (See below for details) Hermann Sandby (1881-1966) was a Danish cellist and composed an opera from which the prelude was played: December. Giuseppe Martucci (1856-1909) was an Italian pianist and composer: January. Antonio Bazzini (1818-1897) was an Italian violinist and composer: March. William Townsend a Scottish pianist who lived from 1847-1925: Also March. Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) was a Swiss composer and student of Bruckner. He developed a method of "Gymnastique rhythmique" intended "to create by the help of rhythm a rapid and regular current of communication between brain and body and to make feeling for rhythm a physical experience." April. Also in April is the 'Philadelphia Composers Concert' (my appellation) Camille Zeckwer (1875-1924) was an American composer from the Philadelphia area. He studied composition with Dvořák when he was in New York. Henry Albert Lang (1854-1930) was another composer who lived in Philadelphia at the time. Wassili Leps (1870-1943) an American composer, he taught in Philadelphia at the time. Henry Philip Goepp (1864-1936) was an American composer who also taught in Philadelphia. Premieres: November sees the U.S. premiere of Sir Henry Walford Davies' Parthenia Suite. Davies (1869-1941) is fairly well known. He was an English composer who started teaching at the RCM in 1895. Stokowski studied counterpoint with him.

London: 22 May 1912
London Symphony Orchestra

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Brahms: Symphony #1
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Glazunov: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Tchaikovsky: March Slav

London: 14 June 1912
New Symphony Orchestra

Wagner Program
Tannhäuser Overture
Ride of the Valkyries
Excerpts from Tristan & Götterdämmerung w. Lillian Nordica, soprano

Philadelphia: 11-12 October 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Brahms: Symphony #1
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture

Philadelphia: 18-19 October 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra
Weber: Frieschutz Overture

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Strauss: Don Juan
Vocal items by Wagner sung by Ernestine Schumann-Heink, contralto

Philadelphia: 25-26 October 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #5
Roméo and Juliet
Marche slave

Philadelphia: 1-2 November 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Schumann: Symphony #4
Bruch: Violin Concerto (Louis Persinger, violin)
Davies: Parthenia Suite
Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March

Philadelphia: 8-9 November 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Sibelius: Symphony #2
Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite #1
Liszt: Les Preludes

Philadelphia: 15-16 November 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Haydn: Symphony #104
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Vocal items by Mozart w- Marguerite Namara, soprano

Philadelphia: 20 November 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber Overture
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1
Delibes: Sylvia Suite
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Vocal items by Bizet and Saint-Saëns w. Rosenberg and Goldsmith

Philadelphia: 22-23 November 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Elgar: Symphony #1
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Wagner: Kaisermarch

Philadelphia: 29-20 November 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Franck: Symphony
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 (Leopold Godowsky, piano)
Strube: Puck, Comedy Overture

Philadelphia: 4 December 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Auber: Fra Diavolo Overture
Paganini: Intro, theme & variations
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite #1
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Chabrier: España
Vocal items by Verdi and Puccini w. Harwood, Baugher and Such

Philadelphia: 6-7 December 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Sanby: Vikings at Hegeland, Act 4 Prelude
Beethoven: Symphony #1
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Vocal items by Handel and Charpentier w. Hinkle

Philadelphia: 20-21 December 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto #3 (Mischa Elman, violin)
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust excerpts

Philadelphia: 27-26 December 1912
Philadelphia Orchestra

Wagner program
Meistersinger Overture & Act 3 Prelude
Tristan Liebesnacht
A Faust Overture
Siegfried Idyll
Flying Dutchman Overture

1913

Philadelphia: 3-4 January 1913
Philadelphia Orchestra

Goldmark: Sakantula Overture
Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 (Rudolph Ganz, piano)
Mozart: Symphony #39
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead

Philadelphia: 10-11 January 1913
Philadelphia Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
Lalo: Violin Concerto (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture

Philadelphia: 15 January 1913

Sullivan: Di Ballo Overture
Weber: Konzerstuck
Tchaikovsky: Casse noisette Suite
Brahms: 2 Hungarian Dances
Saint-Saëns: Adagio and Variations
Reinecke: Lento
Enesco: Presto
Ponchielli: La Gioconda Ballet Suite

Philadelphia: 17-18 January 1913

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Bach: Suite #2
Martucci: Symphony #1
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice

Philadelphia: 24-25 January 1913

Beethoven: Symphony #8
Loeffler: La vilanelle du diable
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Vocal items by Gluck, Marcello & Wolf w. Elena Gerhardt, soprano

Philadelphia: 29 January 1913

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Elgar: Salut d'amour
Boccherini: Minuet
Tchaikovsky: Rococo Variations
Michiels: Czardas
Vocal duets by Verdi w- Green, Lipschutz, and Herman Hermann Sandby

Philadelphia: 31 January, 1 February 1913

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Liszt: Tasso
Enesco: Symphony

Philadelphia: 7-8 February 1913

Brahms: Symphony #3
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #2
Moszkowski: The Steppes

Springfield Mass. 18 February 1913

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Liszt: Tasso
Jaques-Dalcroze: L'oiseau bleu
Sibelius: Valse triste
Jarnefelt: Praeludium
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Arias, duets and songs by Verdi, Rossini, Wolf, Strauss & Mozart w- Sembrich & Gilly

Philadelphia: 21-22 February 1913

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Glière: Les sirens
Jarnefelt: Praeludium
Sibelius: Valse triste
Wagner: Huldigungmarsch

Philadelphia: 26 February 1913

Thomas: Mignon Overture
German: 3 Dances from Henry VIII
Heckscher: 5 Dances from the Pyrenees
Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale
Meyerbeer: Coronation March
Vocal items by Massenet & Leoncavallo w- Hood & Horner

Philadelphia: 28 February, 1 March 1913

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto #3 (Eugène Ysaÿe, violin)
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (same)

Philadelphia: 7-8 March 1913

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
Stanford: Symphony #3
Smetana: The Moldau
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Dvořák: Carnival Overture

Philadelphia: 12 March 1913

Rossini: William Tell Overture
Bizet: Aria from Carmen
Brahms: 2 Hungarian Dances
Townsend: Serenade
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite #1
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Mueller: Traume
Bazzini: Ronde des lutins (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude

Philadelphia: 14-15 March 1913

Schumann: Symphony #2
Dvořák: Cello Concerto (Herman Hermann Sandby, cello)
Strauss: Love Scene (Feuersnot)
Strauss: Dance of the Seven Veils

Philadelphia: 21-22 March 1913

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1 (Ernest Schelling, piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Philadelphia: 28-29 March 1913

Wagner Program
Entrance of the Gods (Rheingold)
Ride of the Walküre (Walküre)
Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)
Forrest Murmurs (Siegfried)
Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Closing Scene (Götterdämmerung)

Reading, PA: 2 April 1913

Van Den Beemt: Introduction and Scene
Zeckwer: Allegro: (Camille Zeckwer, piano)
Lang: The Isle of the Blest
Leps: Nirvana (Helen MacNamee-Bentz, soprano
Mueller: Atlantis
Bawden: Ballade (Clarence Bawden, piano)
Pfitzner: Scherzo
Gerstley: Spanish Dance
Goepp: Festal March

Philadelphia: 4-5 April 1913

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Arensky: Tchaikovsky Variations
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Vocal items by Gluck & Bruneau w. Jeanne Gerville-Reache, contralto

Philadelphia: 11-12 April 1913

Goldmark: Sakantula Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Liszt: Les Preludes
Sibelius: Valse triste
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture

The second season included several additional concerts in various cities, but Hunt does not provide details. Notice the caliber of the soloists. In April Ignance Paderewski was the soloist in Beethoven's Piano Concerto #5. Paderewski (1860-1941) a Polish composer and pianist, was much better known then than now. Stokowski performed his symphony the following season. The symphony was completed in 1907 and "describes the tragic fate of the Polish nation". In 1918 he became the first Premier of the new Polish nation. I have considered that the ability to attract such musicians in Philadelphia might have had some influence on Stokowski's decision to leave Cincinnati. This was the first year Stokowski introduced a Concert for Youth (A Young People's Matinee this year). He realized that the future of classical music depended upon the cultivation of the young. He continues to use women musicians. Teresa Carreno (December) plays the piano in MacDowell's piano concerto. He was a student of hers. In April Catherine Goodson is the soloist in Grieg's Piano Concerto. Also that month Maud Powell plays the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with Stokowski and the orchestra. Premieres: Stokowski opens the season with the U.S. premiere of Siegmund von Hausegger's symphonic poem Wieland der Schmied. Hausegger (1872-1948) was an Austrian composer and conductor. Henri Rabaud (1873-1949) was a French composer and conductor. A student of Massenet he made his name with the colorful oriental opera Marouf, savetire du Caire. 24 October was the U.S. premiere of his Symphony #2. In November Stokowski conducts the U.S. premiere of Enrique Arbos' Guajiras. Arbos (1863-1939) was a Spanish composer. That concert also was the U.S. premiere of Florent Schmitt's Rapsodie Viennoise. Schmitt (1870-1958) was a French composer who is marginally known today but Thompson comments that he has a "leading place among French composers." January 2 was the U.S. premiere of Roussel's Evocation #2. 14 January: Jenõ Hubay (1858-1937) was a Hungarian composer whose compositions included four symphonies and four violin concertos. He taught Szigeti. In February Stokowski conducts the world premiere of Henry Lang's First Symphony.

Philadelphia: 17-18 October 1913

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"
Hausegger: Wisland der Schmied
Liszt: Tasso

Philadelphia: 22 October 1913

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Bach: Air (Suite #3)
Sibelius: Valse triste
Liszt: Tasso

Philadelphia: 24-25 October 1913

Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
Rabaud: Symphony #2
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

Philadelphia: 31 October – 1 November 1913

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3
Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
Schelling: Legende symphonique
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 5 November 1913

Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto #4 (Irma Seydell, violin)
Bizet: Carmen Suite #1
Schubert: Marche militaire
Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Gharpentier: Aria from Louise (Kerns)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1

Philadelphia: 7-8 November 1913

Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Schumann: Genoveva Overture
Strauss: Ein Heldenleban
Vocal items by Bach, Gluck and Verdi w- Homer

Philadelphia: 14-15 November 1913

Pfitzner: Katchen von Heilbronn Overture
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 21-22 November 1913

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Brahms: Symphony #1
Schumann: Piano Concerto (Joseph Hoffman, piano)
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Overture

Philadelphia: 26 November 1913

Goldmark: Sakantula Overture
Weber: Rondo alla polacca
Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar
Sibelius: Valse triste
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien
Vocal items by Weber and Wagner w- Harvard & Krauss

Philadelphia: 28-29 November 1913

Cherubini: Anacreon Overture
Bach: Violin Concerto #2
Franck: Symphony
Arbos: Guajiras
Schmitt: Rapsodie Viennoise

Philadelphia: 5-6 December 1913

Wagner Program
Lohengrin: Prelude & Procession to Minster
Tannhäuser: Overture, Venusberg Music & Act 3 Prelude
Siegfried: Idyll
Tristan: Prelude, Act 3 Prelude and Liebestod

Philadelphia: 19-20 December 1913

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #2
MacDowell: Piano Concerto #2 (Teresa Carreno, piano)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 26-27 December 1913

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Mischa Elman, violin)
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture

Philadelphia: 31 December 1913

Young People's Matinee
Arensky: Tchaikovsky Variations
Tchaikovsky: Christ Child Legend
Episodes in the life of a child (narrated by Kitty Cheathams)
J. Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz
Tchaikovsky: Casse noisette Suite

1914

Philadelphia: 2-3 January 1914

Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture
Roussel: Evocation #2
Zeckwer: Piano Concerto (Camille Zeckwer, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Philadelphia: 9-10 January 1914

Beethoven: Marcia funebre (Symphony #3 "Eroica"
Hadley: Symphony #4
Dvořák: Carnival Overture
Vocal items by Mozart, Schubert and Brahms w- Connell

Philadelphia: 14 January 1914

Herold: Zampa Overture
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #2 (Harold Morris, piano)
Massenet: Scenes napolitaines
Thomas: Gavotte from Mignon
Tchaikovsky: Serenade melancholique
Hubay: Azt Mondjak
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 16-17 January 1914

Wagner Program
Parsifal: Transformation and Good Friday Music
Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods
Ride of the Walküre
Siegfried: Forest murmurs
Götterdämmerung: Funeral March and Immolation

New York: 21 January 1914

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Brahms: Symphony #1
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Vocal items by Mozart and Charpentier w- Alma Gluck

Philadelphia: 22-23 January 1914

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 (Harold, Bauer, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 30-31 January 1914

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Schumann: Symphony #1
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Philadelphia: 6-7 February 1914

Korngold: Schauspiel Overture
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony #7

Boston: 15 February 1914

Brahms: Symphony #1
Korngold: Schauspiel Overture
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto #3 (Mischa Elman, violin)
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture and Venusberg Music

Philadelphia: 20-21 February 1914

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 (Wilhelm Backhaus, piano)
Brahms: Symphony #2
Mueller: Atlantis

Philadelphia: 27-28 February 1914

Gluck: Iphigene in Aulis Overture
Haydn: Symphony #100
Debussy: Nuages & Fêtes (Nocturnes)
Liszt: Les Preludes
Vocal items by Monteverdi, Brahms & Schubert w- Julia Culp

Philadelphia: 6-7 March 1914

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Lang: Symphony #1: Fantasies of a Poet
Boellman: Symphonic Variations (Herman Hermann Sandby, cello)
Strauss: Serenade for Wind
Strauss: Dance of the 7 Veils

Philadelphia: 13-14 March 1914

Beethoven Program
Leonore #3 Overture
Symphony #9 "Choral"

Florence Hinkle, Maria Stone-Langston, Nicholas Douty, Horatio Connell

Philadelphia: 18 March 1914

Thomas: Raymonda Overture
Mozart: Gavotte from Idomeneo
Wagner: Tannhäuser: Entry of the Guests
German: 3 Dances from Henry VIII
Stein: Konzerstuck
Michiels: Czardas
Vocal items by Hadyn, Wagner, Heger and Othergraven s- Braun & Rahmig

Philadelphia: 20-21 March 1914

Schillings: Symphonic Prologue (Dedipus)
Schumann: Symphony #2
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Carl Flesch, violin)
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Philadelphia: 27-28 March 1914

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor
Grieg: Piano Concerto (Catherine Goodson, piano)
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

Philadelphia: 1 April 1914

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
Wagner: Tristan Prelude and Liebestod
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 (Ignance Paderewski, piano)

Philadelphia: 3-4 April 1914

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mozart: Symphony #40
Van Den Beemt: Intro & Shepherd Scene
Strauss: Don Juan
Vocal items by Mozart & Schubert w- Ernestine Ernestine Schumann-Heink, contralto

Philadelphia: 11-13 April 1914

Weber: Oberon Overture
Brahms: Symphony #4
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Maud Powell, violin)
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust excerpts

Philadelphia: 15 April 1914

Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
Weber: Invitation to the Dance
J. Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz
Goldmark: Sakantula Overture
Sibelius: Valse triste
Boellman: Symphonic Variations (James Liebling, cello)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1
Vocal items by Huberti and Poldowski w. Emilia Conti, soprano

Philadelphia: 17-18 April 1914

Request Program
Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture and Venusberg Music
Liszt: Les Preludes

The third season features additional concerts in Akron, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Detroit, Erie, Indianapolis, Oberlin, Reading, Washington, and Wilmington as well as the universities of Michigan and Princeton. John offers no dates or programs for these tours. It is another season with renowned soloists (Kreisler, Hofmann, and Casals to mention but a few.) There are several pieces from composers seldom heard today including Amy Beach's Gaelic Symphony (12-13 March). For your information she was one of Olga's students. In October Stokowski conducted Bruckner for one of only two times in his career at Philadelphia. I find this odd since the Stokowski Sound seems so perfect for this composer. Premieres: March is the first Bach-Stokowski piece, Wachet auf, performed. Paul Hindemith's Nusch-Nuschi Tanze is given its U.S. premiere in November. In February Stokowski gives the world premiere of Ferruccio Busoni's "Indian Fantasy" with the composer at the piano. Also in February Stokowski gives the world premiere of Ferruccio Busoni's "Indian Fantasy" with the composer at the piano. Busoni (1866-1924) was a German-Italian composer who first appeared at the age of 8 as a pianist. His styles included the "aesthetic of 'junge Klassizitat' by which he intended a return to the clarity and purely musical innovation of Bach and Mozart." He first appeared with Stokowski in Cincinnati as a pianist. I assume the Parsifal "Synthesis" is Stokowski's. WWI had started by this time. Stokowski adopted U.S. citizenship around to avoid the draft into the English army. He was in his early 30s at this point. Later in life he was asked if he would like to revert so he could be knighted. He declined. Other composers rarely heard today include: Frederick Stock (February) was the conductor of the Chicago Symphony for 38 years.

Philadelphia: 16-17 October 1914

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Brahms: Symphony #2
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

Philadelphia: 23-24 October 1914

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
Vocal items by Mozart and Verdi w- Alma Gluck

Philadelphia: 30-31 October 1914

Bruckner: Symphony #4
Lalo: Violin Concerto (Frank Gittelson, violin)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1

Philadelphia: 6-7 November 1914

Schumann: Symphony #3
Bruch: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Efrem Zimbalist: 2 Russian Dances
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 13-14 November 1914

Handel: Armininus Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Saint-Saëns: Rouet d'Omphale
Svendsen: Carnival in Paris
Vocal items by Bach and Meyerbeer w- Homer

Philadelphia: 20-21 November 1914

Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #4
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Olga Samaroff, piano)
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude

Philadelphia: 27-28 November 1914

Wagner Program
Parsifal: Prelude & Symphonic Synthesis
A Faust Overture
Siegfried: Idyll
Kaisermarsch

Philadelphia: 11-12 December 1914

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #3
Brahms: Symphony #4
Weber: Oberon Overture

Philadelphia: 18-19 December 1914

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Berlioz: Roméo & Juliet excerpts
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Vocal items by Bruch and Meyerbeer w- Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Philadelphia: 25-26 December 1914

Bach: Sinfonia (Christmas Oratorio)
Bach: Concerto for piano, flute and violin
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Franck: Symphonic Variations
Grieg: Sigurd Jorsalfar

1915

Philadelphia: 1-2 January 1915

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor
Smetana: The Moldau

New York: 4 January 1915

Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 (Olga Samaroff, piano)
MacDowell: Dirge (Indian Suite)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 8-9 January 1915

Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #4
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Vocal items by Goetz & Wagner w- Gerhardt

Philadelphia: 15-16 January 1915

Liszt: Tasso
Paderewski: Symphony in B minor

Philadelphia: 22-23 January 1915

Haydn: Symphony #94
Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Ossip Gabrilowitcsh, piano)
Weber: Konzertstuck
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Philadelphia: 29-30 January 1915

Schumann: Manfred Symphony
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 5-8 February 1915

Stock: Symphony in C minor
Lalo: Cello Concerto (Herman Hermann Sandby, cello)
Chabrier: España

Philadelphia: 12-13 February 1915

Lully: Suite
Mozart: Piano Concerto #24 (Fannie Bloomfield-Ziesler, piano)
Kalinnikov: Symphony #1
Liszt: Hungarian Fantasia

Philadelphia: 19-20 February 1915

Sandby: The Woman & the Fiddler Suite
Brahms: Symphony #3
Busoni: Indian Fantasy (Ferruccio Busoni, piano)
Liszt-Busoni: Spanish Fantasy

Philadelphia: 26-27 February 1915

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 (Harold Randolf, piano)
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony
Weber: Invitation to the Dance

Philadelphia: 12-13 March 1915

Amy Beach: Gaelic Symphony
Paganini: Violin Concerto #1 (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 19-20 March 1915

Bach-Stokowski: Wachet auf
Wolf: Italian Serenade
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
[Vocal items by Mozart and Verdi w- Harrison]

Philadelphia: 26-27 March 1915

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Schumann: Symphony #4
Rubinstein: Piano Concerto #3 (Joseph Hofman, piano)
Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Philadelphia: 3-5 April 1915

Wagner Program
Rheingold: Entry of the Gods
Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries, Wotan's Farewell
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: 9-10 April 1915

Enesco: Rumanian Rhapsody #2
Dvořák: Cello Concerto (Pablo Casals, cello)
Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"

Richmond: 12 April 1915

Liszt: Les Preludes
Verdi: Requiem

Emmy Destinn, Margaret Ober, Johannes Sembach, Emilio de Gogorza

Richmond: 13 April 1915 (afternoon concert)

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Rubinstein: Piano Concerto #3 (Frances Larrabee, piano)
Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Vocal items by Gluck and Massenet

Richmond: 13 April 1915 (evening)

Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Sibelius: Valse triste
Sibelius: Finlandia

Vocal solos and choruses be Wagner, Gounod, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Donizetti, and Handel w- Emily de Gogorza

Philadelphia: 16-17 April 1915

Tchaikovsky Request Program
1812 Overture
Casse noisette Suite
Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Of course the 1915-16 season is the Mahler 8th Season. In addition there were other premieres. Schoenberg's Kammersymphonie is given its U.S. premiere in November. Stokowski also leads the U.S. premiere of Scriabin's Divine Poem that month. Daniel Mason (1873-1953) was an American composer who lived in New England. 18 February was the world premiere of his 1st Symphony. Stokowski also programs the first U.S. performance of Strauss' Alpine Symphony in April. For the first time Percy Grainger and Stokowski collaborate in the Grieg concerto. In December Stokowski conducts the Symphonic Variations of Ernest Schelling. Schelling (1876-1939) was an American pianist, composer and conductor. He was popular in his day and founded the New York Philharmonic's Children's' Concerts. He first appeared with Stokowski as a soloist in 1913. Additional concerts took place in Atlantic City, Baltimore, Bryn Mawr, Buffalo, Cleveland, Columbus Dayton, Detroit, Easton, New York, Oberlin, Wilmington and Ypsilanti as well as the University of Princeton and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Opera. Visits to local schools and colleges replaced the Wednesday series of popular concerts. As usual no dates or repertoire are mentioned in Mr. Hunt's book.

Philadelphia: 15-16 October 1915

Beethoven: Lenore #3 Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Philadelphia: 22-23 October 1915

Brahms: Tragic Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 "Emperor" (Joseph Hofmann, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 29-30 October 1915

Gluck: Iphigénie in Aulis Overture
Brahms: Symphony #2
Strauss: Don Juan
Vocal items by Mozart & Massenet w- Henri Scott, basso

Philadelphia: 5-6 November 1915

Schoenberg: Kammersinfonie
Goldmark: Violin Concerto (Mischa Elman, violin)
Dvořák: Carnival Overture

Philadelphia: 12-13 November 1915

Rousseau: Devin du village Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Grétry: Céphale et Procris
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1 (Ernest Hutcheson, piano)
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches

Philadelphia: 19-20 November 1915

Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
Scriabin: Divine Poem
Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet
Vocal items by Gluck & Saint-Saëns w- Sophie Breslau, contralto

Philadelphia: 26-27 November 1915

Wagner Program
Rheingold: Entrance of the Gods & Alberich's Curse
Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries & Wotan's Farewell
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: 10-11 December 1915

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #6 "Pastoral"
Schelling: Symphonic Variations (Ernest Schelling, piano)
Liszt: Les Preludes

Philadelphia: 17-18 December 1915

Bach: Suite #2
Haydn: Symphony #104
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Vocal items by Gluck & Berlioz w- Emilio de Gogorza, baritone

Philadelphia: 31 December 1915

Weber: Oberon Overture
Schumann: Symphony #1
Straube: Variations (conducted by the composer)
Svendsen: Carnival in Paris
Vocal items by Mozart & Wagner w- Lambert Murphey, tenor

1916

Philadelphia: 1 January 1916

Weber: Oberon Overture
Schumann: Symphony #1
Straube: Variations (conducted by the composer)
Svendsen: Carnival in Paris
Vocal items by Mozart & Wagner w- Lambert Murphey, tenor

Philadelphia: 7-8 January 1916

Schumann: Genoveva Overture
Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 (Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano)
Sibelius: Symphony #1

Philadelphia: 14-15 January 1916

Gluck: Alceste Overture
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Vocal items by Beethoven, Kreisler, Strauss & Schubert w- Julia Culp, contralto

Philadelphia: 21-22 January 1916

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Kathleen Parlow, violin)
Strauss: Ein Heldnleben

Philadelphia: 28-29 January 1916

Berlioz: Corsair Overture
Rabaud: Symphony #2
Grieg: Piano Concerto (Percy Grainger, piano)
Grainger: Molly on the Shore
Elgar: Pomp & Circumstance March

Philadelphia: 4-5 February 1916

Cherubini: Anacreon Overture
Sandby: Cello Concerto (Hermann Sandby, cello)
Zeckwer: Sohrab and Rustum
(conducted by the composer)
Mozart: Symphony #39
Sibelius: Finlandia

Philadelphia: 11-12 February 1916

Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 (Harold Bauer, piano)
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

Philadelphia: 18-19 February 1916

Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Albert Spalding, violin)
Mason: Symphony in C minor
Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch

Philadelphia: 25-26 February 1916

Schumann: Symphony #2
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Liszt: Piano Concerto #2 (Yolanda Mero, piano)
Goldmark: Sakantula Overture

Philadelphia: 2-4 March 1916

Mahler: Symphony #8 "Symphony of a Thousand"

Florence Hinkle, Magna Barbourr, Una Fischer, (sopranos) Margaret Keyes, Mulier Dercum (contraltos) Lambert Murphey, tenor; Marianus Werrenrath, baritone; Pater Whitehill, bass

Philadelphia: 10-11 March 1916

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Brahms: Symphony #3
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Wassily Beserkirsky, violin)
Granados: Intermezzo & Epilogue (Goyescas)

Philadelphia: 17-18 March 1916

Wagner Program
Flying Dutchman Overture
Minster-Tannhäuser Overture and Venusberg Music
Meistersinger: Overture & Act 3 Prelude
Siegfried: Idyll
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 24 March 1916

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Brahms: Double Concerto (Thaddeus Rich, violin & Hans Kindler, cello)
Franck: Symphony in D minor

Philadelphia: 25 March1916

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Wieniawsky: Violin Concrto #2 (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Franck: Symphony in D minor

Philadelphia: 27-29 March 1916

Mahler: Symphony #8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
[Soloists as per 2-4 March]

Philadelphia: 3-5 April 1916

Mahler: Symphony #8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
[Soloists as above]

Philadelphia: 7-8 April 1916

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Vocal items by Stradella & Strauss w- Marcella Craft, soprano

New York: 9 April 1916

Mahler: Symphony #8 "Symphony of a Thousand"
[Soloists as per original U.S. premiere]

Philadelphia: 14-15 April 1916

Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Brahms: Symphony #1
d'Indy: Istar
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Leopold Godowsky, piano)

Philadelphia: 28-29 April 1916

Strauss Program
Eine Alpensinfonie
Tod und Verklärung

The 1916-17 season is very busy, especially when you add in the road shows. Additional concerts take place in Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Buffalo, Cleveland, Dayton, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Jamestown, Lebanon, Lima, Manchester NJ, Oberlin, Pittsburgh, Portland, Reading PA, Richmond, Springfield, Wilmington and Ypsilanti as well as Princeton. As usual there are no dates or repertoire. I can't help but wonder if the Don Giovanni (20-21 October) used Stokowski's ending. Another thing that occurs to me is how the programs of 80+ years ago are not so different from those today. Stokowski has two all-Wagner programs, the first in many he will schedule in following years. Sylvan Levin, who worked as orchestra pianist and associate conductor and I had the pleasure to meet, told me that Stokowski always wanted to conduct a Wagner opera. Premieres: In December Stokowski leads the world premiere of Max Bruch's concerto for two pianos. That month Stokowski also leads the U.S. premiere of Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde. There were also non-premiere performances of music from sources barely known today. On December 5th Stokowski programmed Leon Boellmann's Symphonic Poem. He was French composer and organist who lived from 1862-1897. In January Stokowski performs the music of Max Vogrich (1852-1916) born in Austria but traveled extensively and died in New York. On January 11, in New York, Stokowski performs a piece by Michel Dvorsky. This is, in fact, a pseudonym of Joseph Hofmann, the acclaimed pianist.

Philadelphia: 13-14 October 1916

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Brahms: Symphony #3
Reger: Hiller Variations
Sibelius: Finlandia

Philadelphia: 17 October 1916

School Concert
Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Brahms: Symphony #3
Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Sibelius: Finlandia
Vocal items by Verdi & Leoncavallo w-William Multer, baritone

Philadelphia: 20-21 October 1916

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #2
Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Vocal items by Bruch and Wagner w- Ernestine Schumann-Heink

Philadelphia: 27-28 October 1916

Cherubini: Anacreon Overture
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Frank Gittelson, violin)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 3-4 November 1916

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 (Olga Samaroff, piano)
Beethoven: Allegretto (Symphony #7)
Schumann: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 6 November 1916

School Concert
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Liszt: Hungarian Fantasia (Letitia Radcliffe Miller, piano)
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)

Philadelphia: 9-10 November 1916

Wagner Program
Rheingold: Entry of the Gods & Alberich's Curse
Walküre: Ride of the Walküre & Wotan's Farewell
Siegfried: Rhine Journey
Götterdämmerung: Funeral March & Immolation Scene

Philadelphia: 17-18 November 1916

Haydn: Symphony #88
Arensky: Tchaikovsky Variations
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
Vocal items by Mozart & Glinka w- Gluck

Philadelphia: 5 December 1916

School Concert
Wagner: Ride of the Walküres
Wagner: Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)
Boellmann: Symphonic Poem
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Vocal items by Massenet, Charpentier & Puccini w- Farringdon-Smith, soprano & Hans Kindler, cello

Philadelphia: 8-9 December 1916

Weber: Euryanthe Oveture
Schumann: Symphony #3
Stock: Violin Concerto in D minor (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Oldberg: June (Conducted by the composer)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2

Philadelphia: 15-16 December 1916

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Strauss: Don Juan
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Tilly Koenen, contralto; Johannes Sembach, tenor)

Philadelphia: 22-23 December 1916

Wagner: Funeral March (Götterdämmerung)
Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 (Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano)
Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica

Philadelphia: 29-30 December 1916

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #4
Bruch: Concerto for 2 Pianos (Rose & Ottilie Sutro, pianos)
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

1917

Philadelphia: 2 January 1917

School Concert
Weber: Freischutz Overture
Haydn: Minuet & Finale (Symphony #88)
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto #3 (Madeleine McGuigan, violin)
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Vocal items by Weber & Puccini w- Marie Zeckwer Holt, soprano

Philadelphia: 5-6 January 1917

Brahms: Haydn Variations
Vogrich: "E pur si muove" (Galilco 1633) Ho abiurato
Saint-Saëns: Intro & Rondo Capriccioso (Soloist Mischa Elman, violin)
Scriabin: Divine Poem

New York: 11 January 1917

Brahms: Haydn Variations
Dvorsky: Chromaticon
Schelling: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Scriabin: Divine Poem (Joseph Hofmann, piano)

Philadelphia: 12-13 January 1917

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #4 (Joseph Hofmann, piano)
Dvorsky: Chromaticon
Weber: Invitation to the Dance

Philadelphia: 19-20 January 1917

Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Mozart: Symphony #40
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Vocal items by Handel, Mahler & Schubert w- Connell

Philadelphia: 26-27 January 1917

Rabaud: Symphony #2
Debussy: La demoiselle elue (Mabel Garrison, soprano)
Debussy: Prelude to the afternoon of a Faun

Philadelphia: 2-3 February 1917

Schumann: Manfred Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #4
Schelling: Impressions From an Artist's Life (Ernest Schelling, piano)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 9-10 February 1917

Gluck: Alceste Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Liszt: Tasso
Vocal items by Mozart & Chadwick w- Reginald Werrenrath, baritone

Philadelphia: 23-24 February 1917

Glinka: Ruslan & Ludmila Overture
Borodin: Symphony #2
Glière: Les sirenes
Tchaikovsky: Intermezzo (Suite #1)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

Philadelphia: 2-3 March 1917

Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Theodore Spiering, violin)
Liszt: Faust Symphony (Lambert Murphy, tenor)

Philadelphia: 6 March 1917

School Concert
Mozart: Nozze di Figaro Overture
Mendelssohn: March (Symphony #4)
Lalo: Cello Concerto (Philip Abbas, cello)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Vocal items by Mozart and Wagner w- Elsa Meiskey, soprano

Philadelphia: 9-10 March 1917

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #3
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder
Brahms: Symphony #1
Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch
Other vocal items by Beethoven w- Elena Gerhardt, soprano

Philadelphia: 15-17 March 1917

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
d'Albert: Cello Concerto (Hans Kindler, cello)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleban

Philadelphia: 23-24 March 1917

Wagner Program
Flying Dutchman Overture
Lohengrin: Prelude
Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg Music
Meistersinger: Overture & Act 3 Prelude
Siegfried: Idyll
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 29-30 March 1917

Bach: Saint Matthew Passion

Philadelphia Chorus
Florence Hinkle, soprano; Margaret Keyes contralto; Morgan Kingston, tenor; Reinald Werrenrath, baritone; Herbert Witherspoon, bass

Philadelphia: 6-7 April 1917

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"
Vieuxtemps: Violin Concerto #4 (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Philadelphia: 13-14 April 1917

Lully: Suite
Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor (Harold Bauer, piano)
d'Indy: Symphony of a French Mountain Air
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

Philadelphia: 18 April 1917

School Concert
Lully: Suite
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1 (Idette Feinman, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Casse noisette Suite
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Vocal items by Puccini & Bizet w- Elsa Lyons Cook, soprano

Philadelphia: 20-21 April 1917

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Casse noisette Suite
1812 Overture

Well, Stokowski starts off the 1917-18 season sans a single warhorse. In fact, they would all have been 'contemporary'. I assume you know who Foote is. The first concert of the season includes Philip Henry Goepp's Heroic March. Goepp (1864-1934) was an American composer and resident of Philadelphia at the time. That month Stokowski also programmed Rubin Goldmark's Samson. Goldmark (1872-1936) was an American composer and nephew of Karl. Edgar Kelley (1857-1944) was also from the US. Christian Sinding (1856-1941) was a Norwegian composer. He is fairly well known today: December. Selim Palmgren(1878-1951) was a Finnish composer: March. Note the Fur Elise on 9-10 November. I wonder if Stokowski wrote the orchestration. The duo-art piano is a player piano that works on a roll: 21 January. This season is also when the orchestra and Stokowski make their first recording for RCA, Brahms' Hungarian Dance #5.

Philadelphia: 12-13 October 1917

R. Goldmark: Samson
Kelley: New England Symphony
Foote: 4 Character Pieces
Goepp: Heroic March

Philadelphia: 19-20 October 1917

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Franck: Variations symphoniques
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1 (Karl Friedberg, piano)
Charpentier: Impressions italiens

Philadelphia: 25 October 1917

Mendelssohn: Symphony #5
Bach: Suite #2
Matthews: The City of God (Conducted by the composer)

Philadelphia: 26-27 October 1917

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Kalinnikov: Symphony #1
Scriabin: Poeme de l'extase
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 2-3 November 1917

Cherubini: Anacreon Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Stravinsky: L'oiseau de feu
Vocal items by Mozart and Wagner w. Margaret Matzenauer, soprano

Philadelphia: 9-10 November 1917

Beethoven Program
Coriolan Overture
Fur Elise
Symphony #2
Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 16-17 November 1917

Nicolai: Die lustigen Weiber Overture
Goldmark: Rustic Wedding Symphony
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto #2 (Mischa Elman, violin)
Amani-Mischa Elman: Orientale
Chabrier: España

Philadelphia: 30 November & 1 December 1917

Haydn: Symphony #99
Bach: Concerto for 3 Pianos
Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos (Olga Samaroff, Ossip Gabrilowitsch, pianos)
Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture

Philadelphia: 7-8 December 1917

Dvořák: In Nature's Realm Overture
Brahms: Symphony #4
Lalo: Violin Concerto (Jacques Thibaud, violin)
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Philadelphia: 14-15 December 1917

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Casse noisette Suite
1812 Overture

Philadelphia: 21-22 December 1917

Svendsen: Norwegian Rhapsody #2
Sinding: Symphony in D minor
Grieg: Symphonic Dance #2
Grieg: Aftenstemming (Lyric Suite)
Jarnefelt: Praeludium
Sibelius: Valse triste
Sibelius: En Saga

Philadelphia: 28-29 December 1917

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 (Guiomar Novaes, piano)
Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"

1918

Philadelphia: 4-5 January 1918

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Schumann: Symphony #1
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
Vocal items by Handel, Debussy, Duparc & Lalo w- Nicolas Douty, tenor

Philadelphia: 11-12 January 1918

Brahms: Symphony #2
Chausson: Poeme (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust Excerpts

Philadelphia: 18-19 January 1918

Bloch concert conducted by the composer.

Philadelphia: 21 January 1918

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #2 (Duo-Art Piano)
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"

Philadelphia: 25-26 January 1918

Gluck: Alceste Overture
Mozart: Symphony #41
Liszt: Tasso
Vocal items by Gluck & Tchaikovsky w- Claussen

Philadelphia: 1-2 February 1918

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Rubinstein: Piano Concerto #4 (Joseph Hofmann, piano)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 8-9 February 1918

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Max Rosen, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Toronto: 18 February 1918

Concert for Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"

Toronto: 19 February 1918

Concert for Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Sibelius: Valse triste
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Toronto: 20 February 1918

Concert for Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture

Philadelphia: 22-23 February 1918

Saint-Saëns: Symphony #2
Grétry: Céphale et Procris
Debussy: Dances Sacred and Profane (Carlos Salzedo, harp)
Ravel: Introduction and Allegro
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture

Philadelphia: 1-2 March 1918

Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Dorlay: Concert passione (Pablo Casals, cello)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 8-9 March 1918

Brahms: Symphony #1
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Vocal items by Mendelssohn & Liszt w- Olive Fremstad, soprano

Philadelphia: 15-16 March 1918

Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet
Arensky: Tchaikovsky Variations
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Scriabin: Poeme de l'extase
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

Philadelphia: 22-23 March 1918

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Wagner: Parsifal Good Friday Music
Bach: Suite #2
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)

New York: 27 March 1918

Bach: Suite #2
Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos
Lully: Suite
Bach: Concerto for 3 Pianos (Olga Samaroff, Harold Bauer & Ossip Gabrilowitsch, pianos)

Philadelphia: 29-30 March 1918

Lully: Suite
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Palmgren: Piano Concerto #2 (Arthur Shattuck, piano)
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)

Philadelphia: 6-7 April 1918

Mozart: Symphony #40
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Sasha Jacobinof, violin)
Svendsen: Carnival in Paris

Philadelphia: 13-14 April 1918

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Liszt: Les Preludes
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

1918-1919: Specific dates for many of the concerts are missing. Mr. Plumb explains that this is due to matters beyond his control. Premieres: March is the first U.S. performance of Widor's Symphony #6. This was for organ and large orchestra. It was held in Wanamaker's Department Store. At its center was a large organ where daily performances took place. It was possible to clear the main floor and set up chairs for performances. In March Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra joined forces with the organist Charles Courboin for this premiere. This marks Stokowski's 10th year as a conductor. His pattern is now clear. There is lots of contemporary music. Even Glazunov was still alive when Stokowski performed his 7th Symphony. I wonder if by December 1918 Stokowski had fiddled with Beethoven's 7th Symphony. Ilabrando Pizzetti (1880-1968) was an Italian composer who was really very prolific: April.

Philadelphia: ? October 1918

Elgar: Prelude & Farewell (Gerontius)
Elgar: Carillon
Elgar: Le drapeau belge
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: ? November 1918

Chabrier: Gwendoline Overture
Chausson: Poeme de l'amor et de la mer
Skilton: 2 Indian Dances
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Tchaikovsky group of songs w. Margaret Matzenauer, contralto

Baltimore: 11 November 1918

Chabrier: Gwendoline Overture
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Toscha Seidel, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: ? November 1918

Concert to celebrate the end of The Great War included
MacDowell: Dirge (Indian Suite)

New York: 19 November 1918

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
Tchaikovsky: Group of songs w. Margaret Matzenauer, contralto
Chausson: Poeme de l'amour et de la mer
Svendsen: Carnival in Paris

Philadelphia: ? November 1918

Svendsen: Carnival in Paris
MacDowell: Indian Suite
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Toscha Seidel, violin)

Philadelphia: ? November 1918

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto (Hans Kindler, cello)
Brahms: Haydn Variations

Philadelphia: ? December 1918

Dvorsky: Haunted Castle
Liszt: Les Preludes
Berlioz: Harold in Italy (Emile Ferir, viola)

Philadelphia: ? December 1918

Saint-Saëns: Rouet d'Omphale
Brahms: Symphony #3
Chabrier: España
Vocal items by Mozart & Duparc w- Marcia van Dresser, soprano

Philadelphia: ? December 1918

Beethoven Program
Egmont Overture
Piano Concerto #1 (Alfred Cortot, piano)
Symphony #7

New York: 17 December 1918

Brahms: Symphony #3
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 (Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

Philadelphia: ? December 1918

Hadley: Lucifer Symphonic Poem
Lalo: Cello Concerto (Captain Fernano Pollain, cello)
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"

Philadelphia:? December 1918

Gluck: Alceste Overture
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust Suite
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
Vocal items by Mozart & Debussy w- Magie Teyte, soprano

1919

Philadelphia: ? January 1919

Beethoven: Symphony #8
Mozart: Violin Concerto (#?)
Chausson: Poeme (Jacques Thibaud, violin)
Debussy: Three Nocturnes

Philadelphia: ? January 1919

Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 "Emperor" (Harold Bauer, piano)
Amy Beach: Symphony in E minor

New York: 21 January 1919

Beethoven: Symphony #8
Mozart: Violin Concerto #5 (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Debussy: 3 Nocturnes

Philadelphia: ? January 1919

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Scriabin: Poeme de l'extase
Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 (Olga Samaroff, piano)

Philadelphia: ? February 1919

Stanford: Irish Symphony
Rachmaninoff: Air
Glière: Sirenes
Beethoven: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: ? February 1919

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Vocal items by Carpenter, Converse, Clugh-Leighter & Forsythe w- Edwin Evans, bartione

New York: Beethoven: 11 February 1919

Lenore #3 Overture
Scriabin: Poeme de l'extase
Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 (Olga Samaroff, piano)

Philadelphia: ? February 1919

Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Mozart: Symphony #40
MacDowell: Piano Concerto in D minor (Leo Ornstein, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Ornstein, also played solos he had composed

Toronto: 21 February 1919

No program given.

Philadelphia: ? February 1919

Lully: Suite
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (ThaddeusRrich, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony #1
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture

Philadelphia: ? March 1919

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Liszt: Piano Concerto #2 (Joseph Hofmann, piano)
Brahms: Symphony #2

New York: 11 March 1919

Bach: Concerto for flute, violin and piano (Andre Macquarre, flute; Jacques Thibaud, violin; Harold Bauer, piano)
Mozart: Symphony #40
Chausson: Concerto for violin and piano (Jacques Thibaud, violin Harold Bauer, piano)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Philadelphia: ? March 1919

Lalo: Norwegian Rhapsody
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #1 (Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano)
Rabaud: Symphony #1

Philadelphia:? March 1919

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Philadelphia: ? March 1919

Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
Bloch: Symphony #1
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 27 March 1919

Concert in Wanamaker's Department Store
Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod
Widor: Organ Symphony #6 (Charles Marie Courboin, organ)
Organ solos by Bach, Franck & Ravanello

Philadelphia: ? April 1919

Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano)
Weber: Konzertstuck
Pizzetti: Fedra Prelude
Ysaye: Exile
Schumann: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 15-16 April 1919

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Mozart: Flute & Harp Concerto (Andre Maquarre, flute; Carlos Salzedo, harp)
Glazunov: Symphony #7

Philadelphia: ? April 1919

Chadwick: Tam O'Shanter Overture
Garnier: Vision for Orchestra
Mussorgsky: Gopak
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Vocal items by Duparc, Franck & Georges w- Povla Frijsh, soprano

Philadelphia: 29 April 1919

French War Relief Concert
Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1 (Olga Samaroff, piano)
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto #3 (Jacques Thibaud, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 2-3 May 1919

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture

The 1919-20 season includes more performances at Wanamakers. I don't recall any mention of Stokowski at the organ. Premieres: Four works by Charles Tomlinson Griffes are given world premieres in December. Griffes (1884-1920) was an American composer. His early works were in the German Romantic tradition but later he adopted a Debussyan style and then oriental culture. Stokowski led the U.S. premiere of Rachmaninoff's "The Bells" in February. February is also the U.S. premiere of Davies' A Solemn Melody. As mentioned earlier, Stokowski studied counterpoint with him. In March Stokowski leads the U.S. premiere of Saint-Saëns' March heroique. In the first concert Stokowski conducts the work of Edward Burlingame Hill (1872-1960) an American composer. The following concert Samuel Gardner's New Russia is another contemporary work performed that season. Gardner (1891-1984) was an American composer and violinist. Charles Skilton (1868-1941) was an American composer who studied American-Indian music: November. Gian Malipiero (1882-1973) is a name some will know. He was born and died in Italy: November. I wonder if Stokowski had altered Tchaikovsky's R&J by now, not to mention the ending of Mozart's Don. As can be seen the orchestra made several trips to New York this season. This season also saw the first solo performance of Tabuteau, one of the finest oboists ever

Philadelphia: 17-18 October 1919

Weber: Oberon Overture
Hill: Stevensoniania
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Suite

Philadelphia: 24-25 October 1919

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Gardner: New Russia, tone poem
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Samuel Gardner, violin)
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"

Philadelphia: 31 October 1 November 1919

Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet
Liszt: Piano Concerto #2 (Olga Samaroff, piano)
Mozart: Symphony #39
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

Philadelphia: 7-8 November 1919

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Dvorsky: Haunted Castle
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

New York: 11 November 1919

Same as 7-8 November.

Philadelphia: 14-15 November 1919

Beethoven: Prometheus Overture
Malipiero: 7 espressioni sinfoniche
Haydn: Symphony #88
Vocal items by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms & Wagner w. Margaret Matzenauer, soprano

Philadelphia: 28-29 November 1919

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Brahms: Double Concerto (Thaddeus Rich, violin & Hans Kindler, cello)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

New York: 2 December 1919

Program and soloists same as 28-29 November.

Philadelphia: 5-6 December 1919

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Mozart: Piano Concerto #23 (Harold Bauer, piano)
Loeffler: Pagan Poem
Wagner: Holländer Overture

Philadelphia: 19-20 December 1919

Bach: Sinfonia (Christmas Oratorio)
Griffes: Notturno, White Peacock, Clouds & Bacchanale
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Brahms: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 26-27 December 1919

Hadley: Othello Overture
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1(Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano)
Beethoven: Symphony #6 "Pastoral"

1920

Philadelphia: 2-3 January 1920

Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3 (Alfed Cortot, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

New York: 6 January 1920

[Program the same as 2-3 January]

Philadelphia: 9-10 January 1920

Beethoven: Fidelio Overture
Schumann: Symphony #2
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)

Philadelphia: 23-24 January 1920

Gluck: Iphigénie in Aulis Overture
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Wagner: Siegfried's Funeral March
Vocal items by Bach and Mason w- Reinald Werrenrath, baritone

Philadelphia: 30-31 January 1920

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Herbert: Natoma, Act 3 Prelude
Gilbert: Riders to the Sea
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Philadelphia: 6-7 February 1920

Rachmaninoff Program
Piano Concerto #3 (Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano)
The Bells

Florence Hinkle, soprano; Arthur Hackett, tenor; & Fred Patton, bass

New York: 10 February 1920

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy (Olga Samaroff, piano)
Rachmaninoff: The Bells

Same soloists as 6-7 February

Philadelphia: 13-14 February 1920

Davies: Solemn Melody
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg
Vocal items by Chausson & Duparc w. Maggie Teyte, soprano

Toronto: 23 February 1920

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg
Choral works by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Schindler, Taylor, Cornelius & Elgar

Toronto: 24 February 1920

Verdi: Requiem
Soloists not given. Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Toronto: 25 February 1920

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Liszt: Piano Concerto #2 (Olga Samarfoff, piano)
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Toronto: 25 February 1920 (evening program)

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Choral works by Elgar, Bossi, Bridge, Verdi and traditional w- Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Philadelphia: 27-28 February 1920

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Lorenziti: Concerto for viola 'amore & double bass (Thaddeus Rich, violin & Anton Torello, cello)
Weber: Oberon Overture

Philadelphia: 5-6 March 1920

Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Paganini: Violin Concerto #1 (Thelma Given, violin)
Brahms: Symphony #1

New York: 9 March 1920

Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Hadley: Symphony #1 (Conducted by the composer)
Brahms: Symphony #1

Philadelphia: 12-13 March 1920

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Liapounov: Piano Concerto in E Major (Katharine Goodson, piano)

Philadelphia: 24 March 1920

Concert in Wanamakers department store
Yon: Concerto gregoriano
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Saint-Saëns: Largo (Organ Symphony)
Also organ works by Bach, Widor, Russell, Gigout, Franck & Saint-Saen (Pietro Yon & Charles Courboin, organ)

Philadelphia: 25 March 1920

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Bach: Opening Chorus (Christmas Oratorio)
Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Parker: Ballad for chorus and orchestra
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Elgar: March and Choral Epilogue
Unaccompanied choral works by Dett, Gretchaninov, MacDowell & Lutin

Philadelphia: 26-27 March 1920

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Mozart: Symphony #40
Sachnovsaki: The Clock
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Vocal items by Gluck, Aubert & Rachmaninoff w. Emma Roberts

Philadelphia: 9-10 April 1920

Brahms: Symphony #2
Maquarre: Au clair de lune
Chanson d' amour
Weber: Bassoon Concertino (Richard Krueger, bassoon)
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust excerpts

Philadelphia: 16-17 April 1920

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Bruch: Scottish Fantasy (Eddy Brown, violin)
Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey

Philadelphia: 23-24 April 1920

Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #5 (Rudolph Ganz, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 30 April 1 May 1920

Rossini: Barber of Seville Overture
Mozart: Oboe Concerto (Marcel Tabuteau, oboe)
Wagner: Forest murmurs (Siegfried)
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Valkyrie0
Vocal items by Rossini & Donizetti w. Estelle Hughes, soprano

Philadelphia: 7-8 May 1920

Beethoven Program
Leonore #3 Overture
Symphony #9 "Choral"
Vahrah Hanbury, soprano; Alice Fidler, contralto; Robert Quait, tenor & J. Campbell McInnes baritone

1920-21: The 19-20 November concert was a 20th Anniversary program that replicated the orchestra's very first concert. Stokowski closes the season with the "Resurrection" Symphony of Mahler. Premieres: In November Stokowski leads the U.S. premiere of Cyril Scott's Piano Concerto. Scott (1879-1970) was an English composer and poet. Some years ago there was an LP of his Early One Morning and it is a wonderful piece. Today I can find only one recording that includes him among others. Also in November is the world premiere of John Carpenter's "A Pilgrim Vision" is on the program. Carpenter (1876-1951) was an American composer. He is best known for his orchestral works such as Perambulator and the jazz ballet Krazy Kat. Other composers perhaps not so well known today include: Leo Sowerby (1895-1968) was an American composer won the Pulitzer Prize for Canticle of the Sun: October. Also in October Guy Ropartz (1864-1955) was a French composer. In December Stokowski performs a concerto for string quartet and orchestra. The composer's name is Moor. This is probably Emanuel Moor (1863-1931) born in Hungary and died in Switzerland. He was a pianist and conductor as well as a prolific composer of over 150 works. Roger Quilter was an English composer (1877-1953): April. Jacques Arcadelt was a French or Flemish composer (?1505-1568 or 70) about whom, as you can see, little is known: also April. On 11-12 February. William Wallace Gilchrist (1846-1916) was an American composer who lived in Philadelphia: May. Mengelberg appears as a guest conductor

Philadelphia: 15-16 October 1920

Sowerby: Comes Autumn Time Overture
Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"

Philadelphia: 22-23 October 1920

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Casella: Italia
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Finlandia

New York: 26 October 1920

Program as same as for 22-23 October

Philadelphia: 29-30 October 1920

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Ropartz: Symphony #4
Vocal items by Chausson, Duparc, Debussy & Tchaikovsky w. Margaret Matzenauer, contralto

Philadelphia: 5-6 November 1920

Bach: Brandenburg 3, first movement
Brahms: Symphony #4
Scott: 2 Passacaglia for orchestra (Conducted by the composer)
Scott: Piano Concerto in C (Cyril Scott, piano)

New York: 9 November 1920

Program the same as 5-6 November

Philadelphia: 19-20 November 1920

Goldmark: In Spring Overture
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Robert Schmitz, piano)
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Weber: Invitation to the Waltz
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)

Philadelphia: 26-27 November 1920

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Carpenter: A Pilgrim Vision
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg

New York: 30 November 1920

Same as 26-27 except that Carpenter's music was omitted.

Philadelphia: 3-4 December 1920

Beethoven Program
Leonore #3 Overture
Symphony #9 "Choral"

Della Baker, soprano; Ellen Rumsey, contralto; Lambert Murphy, tenor & Royal Dadman, baritone

Philadelphia: 17-18 December 1920

Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Brahms: Double Concerto (Thaddeus Rich, violin & Micel Penha, cello)

New York: 21 December 1920

Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Moor: Concerto for quartet & orchestra (Flonzaley String Quartet)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 31 December 1 January 1920-21

Beethoven: Symphony #6 "Pastoral"
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2

1921

New York: 4 January 1921

Program the same as above

New York: 5 January 1921

Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #2 (Guiomar Novaes, piano)
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Philadelphia: 7-8 January 1921

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 21-22 January 1921

Weber: Oberon Overture
Brahms: Symphony #1
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Overture
Strauss: Don Juan

Philadelphia: 4-5 February 1921

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Lalo: Cello Concerto (Hans Kindler, cello)
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture

The same program was repeated on 11-12 February with Mengelberg conducting.

New York: 8 February 1921

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Chausson: Symphony in B flat
Wagner: Siegfried's Funeral March
Vocal items by Debussy, Duparc & Wagner w. Margaret Matzenhauer, contralto

Philadelphia: 25-26 February 1921

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Casse noisette Suite
1812 Overture

Philadelphia: 4-5 March 1921

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #1
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #3 (Mischa Levitski, piano)
Brahms: Symphony #3

New York: 8 March 1921

Brahms: German Requiem

Florence Hinkle, soprano; Reinald Werrenrath, baritone

Philadelphia: 11-12 March 1921

[Same program as 8 March]

Philadelphia: 18-19 March 1921

Beethoven: Symphony #4
Mozart: Per questo bella mano (Davis Bispham, tenor)
Schillings: Hexenlied
Schoenberg: Pelléas und Mélisande

Philadelphia: 25-26 March 1921

Weber: Oberon Overture
Liszt: Les Preludes
Strauss: Ein Heldenleban
Vocal items by Massenet & Faccio w. Hulda Lashanks, soprano

Philadelphia: 1-2 April 1921

Quilter: Children's Overture
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (Jacques Thibaud, violin)
Turina: La procession del rocio

New York: 5 April 1921

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Casse noisette Suite
1812 Overture

Toronto: 11 April 1921

Wagner: Parsifal Prelude
Arcadelt: Ave Maria
Palestrina: Surge illuminare
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Vaughan Williams: A Sea Symphony
[Toronto Mendelssohn Choir]

Toronto: 12 April 1921

Macmillan: England
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Debussy: La damoiselle elue
Fanning: How Sweet the Moonlight Sleeps
Stanford: Songs of the Sea
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
[Toronto Mendelssohn Choir]

Toronto: 13 April 1921

[Afternoon concert same as 5 April]

Toronto: 13 April 1921 (evening)

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Vaughan Williams: Scherzo (Sea Symphony)
Choral pieces by Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius, Host, Storch and trad. W- Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Philadelphia: 15-16 April 1921

Mozart: Symphony #40
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Stavinksy: Fireworks
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 (Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano)

Philadelphia: 22-23 April 1921

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto #2 (Carlton Cooley, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 29-30 April 1921

Wagner Program
Entry of the Gods & Alberich's Curse (Rheingold)
Ride of the Valkyries (Walküre)
Forest murmurs (Siegfried)
Funeral March & Immolation (Götterdämmerung)

Philadelphia: 6-7 May 1921

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
Schumann: Piano Concerto (Olga Samaroff, piano)
Gilchrist: Symphonic Poem
Malipiero: Ditirambo tragico

Philadelphia: 13-14 May 1921

Mahler: Symphony #2
May Peterson, soprano & Merle Alcock, contralto

1921-22: Stokowski apparently liked going to Canada as well as NY. This is a 500 mile trip which, if the train averaged 50 miles an hour… you can do the math. You will also note that when on tour the orchestra tends to perform pieces recently done in Philadelphia so that rehearsal was not essential. In October the orchestra performs in New York and plays an all Strauss program under the baton of the composer. Premieres: Walter Braunfels was a German composer (1882-1954) who was born the same year as Stokowski. This was the U.S. premiere of his Fantastic Variations: October. That month also saw the U.S. premiere of Sibelius' 5th Symphony. Grezgorz Fitelberg (1879-1953 was a Polish composer and conductor: November. This was the U.S. premiere of his Polish Rhapsody. Stokowski conducts the U.S. premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in March. In April he leads the U.S. premiere of de Falla's El amor brujo. Another "contemporary" composer programmed is Alfredo Casella (1883-1947) who was "the most influential Italian figure between the two wars" according to Grove.

Philadelphia: 7-8 October 1921

Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)
Elgar: Enigma Variations
Franck: Symphony in D minor

Philadelphia: 14-15 October 1921

Brahms: Symphony #2
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (Emil Telmany, violin)
Braunfels: Variations on a theme of Berlioz

New York: 18 October 1921

Brahms: Symphony #2
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Braunfels: Variations on a Theme of Berlioz

Philadelphia: 21-22 October 1921

Dvořák: Carnival Overture
Satie: Gymnopedies
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
Sibelius: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 28-29 October 1921

Beethoven: Symphony #7
Casella: Pages of War
Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Alfredo Casella, piano)
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust Overture

31 October the orchestra performed in New York and played an all Strauss program under the baton of the composer.

New York: 1 November 1921

Beethoven: Symphony #7
Casella: Pages of War (Alfredo Casella, piano)
Franck: Variations symphoniques
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust Overture

Philadelphia: 4-5 November 1921

Fitelberg: Polish Rhapsody
Bloch: Suite for viola & orchestra (Louis Bailly, viola)
Brahms: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 18-19 November 1921

Wagner Program
Faust Overture
Lohengrin Prelude
Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg
Meistersinger: Overture & Act 3 Prelude
Tristan: Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 25-26 November 1921

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Schoenberg: 5 orchestral pieces
Sibelius: Finlandia

New York: 29 November 1921

[Same as 25-26 November except that Wagner's Wotan's Farewell was added]

Philadelphia: 2-3 December 1921

Mozart: Symphony #40
Liszt: Les Preludes
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Arrigo Serato, violin)

Philadelphia: 14 December 1921

Concert for Youth
Bizet: Carmen Prelude
Bach: Air (Suite #3)
Sitt: Andante (Violin concerto)
J. Strauss: Blue Danube
Dvořák: Waldesruhe
Torello: Introduction, Adagio & Fantasy
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyires

Philadelphia: 16-17 December 1921

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2
Haydn: Symphony #88
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

New York: 20 December 1921

[Same as 16-17 December]

Philadelphia: 23-24 December 1921

Strauss: Bourgeois gentilhomme Suite
Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A minor (Paul Kochanski, violin)
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben

Philadelphia: 30-31 December 1921

Brahms: Symphony #3
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Vocal items by Mahler & Wagner w. Elena Gerhardt, soprano

1922

New York: 3 January 1922

[Same as 30-31 December]

Philadelphia: 20-21 January 1922

Goldmark: Sakantula Overture
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Schumann: Piano Concerto (Dame Myra Hess, piano)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 27-28 January 1922

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountain
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Philadelphia: 1 February 1922

Concert for Youth
Grieg: In the Hall of the Mountain King (Marcel Tabuteau, oboe)
Ropartz: Pastoral Dance
Beethoven: Moonlight Sonata (First movement: arr. for oboe and orchestra w. Lewis Raho)
Brahms: Hungarian Dance #6
Saint-Saëns: The Swan (P. Henkelman, cor anglais)
Bartaletto: Il sogno (Edward Raho, heckelphone)
Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude

Philadelphia: 3-4 February 1922

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Schumann: Symphony #4
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Ferenc Vecsey, violin)
Strauss: Dance of the 7 veils (Salome)

New York: 7 February 1922

Beethoven: Lenore #3 Overture
Schumann: Symphony #4
Strauss: Dance of the 7 Veils (Salome)
Vocal items by Mozart & Strauss w. Maria Ivogun, ssoprano

Philadelphia: 10-11 February 1922

Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor
Handel: Concerto grosso
Beethoven: Symphony #5

Toronto: 20 February 1922

Holst: Festival Te Deum
Schubert: Moment musical #3
Bach: Sing Ye to the Lord
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Parry: Blest Pair of Sirens

Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Toronto: 21 February 1922

Berlioz: The Damnation of Faust

Florence Hinkle, Tom Burke, John Barclay & Walter Clapperton
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Toronto: 22 February 1922 (afternoon)

Brahms: Symphony #3
Handel: Concerto grosso
Bach: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor

Toronto: 22 February 1922 (evening)

Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude
Vaughan Williams: Sea Symphony (parts of movements 1 & 2)
Strauss: Dance of the 7 Veils (Salome)
Choral works by Stanford, Ferrari, Ippolitov-Ivanov, O'Hara, Wagner & Gartenveld-Schindler w- Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Philadelphia: 24-25 February 1922

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
Mozart: Sinfonia concertante K364 (Thaddeus Rich, violin & Romain Verney, viola)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

New York: 28 February 1922

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Handel: Concerto grosso
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor

Philadelphia: 3-4 March 1922

Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
Wagner: Forest murmurs (Siegfried)
Wagner: Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)
Schelling: Fantastic Suite (Ernest Schellling, piano)
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Philadelphia: 8 March 1922

Concert for Youth
Beethoven: Turkish march
Widor: Romance for flute and orchestra (William Kincaid, flute)
Bizet: Danse (L'Arlesienne)
Damm: Concert Polka for piccolo and orchestra (John A. Fischer, piccolo)
Schubert: Moment musical #3
La Monaca: Primavera Melody (Joseph La Monaca, alto flute)
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Procession of the Sardar (Caucasian Sketches)

Philadelphia: 10-11 March 1922

Carpenter: Pilgrim Vision
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 "Emperor" (Joseph Hofmann, piano)
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1

New York: 14 March 1922

Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
Wagner: Forest murmurs (Siegfried)
Wagner: Rhine Journey (Götterdämmerung)
Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 (Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano)
Carpenter: Pilgrim Vision
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1

Philadelphia: 17-18 March 1922

Brahms: Symphony #1
Dvořák: Cello Concerto (Michel Penha, cello)
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 24-25 March 1922

Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung
Vocal items by Mozart & Strauss w. Maria Ivogun, soprano

New York: 28 March 1922

Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
d'Albert: Cello Concerto (Hans Kindler, cello)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 7-8 April 1922

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Strauss: Burleske
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Scriabin: Prometheus (Harold Bauer, piano)

Philadelphia: 14-15 April 1922

Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor
Mozart: Symphony #39
Falla: El amor brujo
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

New York: 18 April 1922

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Scriabin: Prometheus (Harold Bauer, piano)
Mozart: Symphony #39
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor

Philadelphia: 21-22 April 1922

Mueller: Schlaraffiada (conducted by composer)
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 28-29 April 1922

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

1922-23: Again, for some reason the specific dates for many of this season's performances are not given. Alexander Tcherepnin is an American composer born in Russia in 1899 and died in Paris in 1977 (the same month as Stokowski): February. Henry Eichheim (1870-1942) was an American composer who was "a pioneer in the use of Asian music." Stokowski apparently liked his music since he programmed it often and recorded two pieces in 1929 and 1934: March. This season included Schnabel's first collaboration with Stokowski. Stokowski conducted in France and Italy. A concert with the Pasdeloup Orchestra in Paris included works by Lully. "Contemporary" composers: Henri Pierné (1863-1937) was a French composer and conductor: February. John Powell (1882-1963) was an American composer. His Rapsodie Negre was inspired by Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: March. Lowell Mason (1792-1872) may not be "contemporary" but was an American organist and composer whose Prelude and Fugue was performed at the same concert. Also in March is Sortileggi by Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli (1882-1949) and Italian composer. At the 26-28 March Children's Concert Roger Quilter's Children's Overture is performed. Quilter (1877-1953) was an English composer. Premieres: In February Stokowski leads the first U.S. performance of Ernest Schelling's A Victory Ball. Brian Plumb's article says of the music that it is "After the poem by Alfred Noyes, a vision of troops marching on irresistibly, inexorably to victory or else disaster. A macabre miscorama traversing a tragic military march, a languid tango, a mortuary waltz with organ playing as many notes as possible with flat hands and arms at the climatic point and concluding with a distant trumpet call."

Philadelphia: ? October 1922

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Beethoven: Symphony # 4
Bach: Suite #2
Debussy: Cour de Lys (from The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian)
Ravel: La Valse

New York: 17 October 1922

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #4
Strauss: Ein Heldenleban

Philadelphia: ? October 1922

Schubert: Landler
Strauss: Ein Heldenleban
Vocal items by Halevy, Reger & Korngold w. Claire Dux, soprano

Philadelphia: ? October 1922

Lully: Suite
Vivaldi: Concerto grosso in D minor
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"

New York: 31 October 1922

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
Schumann: Symphony #2
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr'acte
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Vocal items by Bruch & Strauss w. Sigrid Onegin, soprano

Philadelphia: ? November 1922

Schubert: Rosamunde Overture
Schumann: Symphony #2
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr'acte
Bloch: Schelomo (Hans Kindler, cello)
Stravinsky: Fireworks

Philadelphia: ? November 1922

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Mozart: Symphony #40
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1(Olga Samaroff, piano)
Strauss: Dance of the 7 Veils (Salome)

Philadelphia: ? November 1922

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Branislaw Huberman, violin)
Brahms: Symphony #4

New York: 21 November 1922

Brahms: Symphony #4
Elgar: Cello Concerto (Jean Gerardy, cello)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #1

Philadelphia: ? November 1922

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Chabrier: España
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre

Philadelphia: ? December 1922

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #4
Haydn: Symphony #104
Zeckwer: Jade Butterflies (conducted by composer)
Liszt: Totentanz (Alexander Siloti, piano)

Philadelphia: ? December 1922

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Casse noisette Suite
1812 Overture

Philadelphia: ? December 1922

Brahms: 2 Hungarian Dances
Debussy: Cour de Lys
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Vocal items by Stravinsky, Delage, and Ravel w. Eva Gauthier, soprano

New York: 19 December 1922

Debussy: Cour de Lys
Chausson: Symphony in B flat
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1(Olga Samaroff, piano)
Wagner: Immolation (Götterdämmerung)

Philadelphia: ? December 1922

Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Bach: Sinfonia (Christmas Oratorio)
Bach: Violin Concerto in G minor (Jacques Thibaud, violin)
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)

Philadelphia: ? December 1922

Beethoven: Symphony #7
Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto #4 (Alfred Cortot, piano)
Strauss: Don Juan

1923

Philadelphia: ? January 1923

Enesco: Roumanian Rhapsody #2
Enesco: Symphony in E flat
(both conducted by the composer)
Brahms: Violin Concerto (George Enescu, violin)

Philadelphia: ? January 1923

Brahms: Symphony #1
Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountain
Satie: Gymnopedies
Sibelius: Finlandia

New York: 6 February 1923

[Same as directly above]

Philadelphia: ? February 1923

Wagner Program
Tannhäuser: Act 3 Prelude, Overture & Venusberg
Siegfried's Idyll & Funeral March
Parsifal: Prelude & Good Friday Music
Tristan und Isolde: Act 3 Prelude, Prelude & Liebestod

Toronto: 15 February 1923

Bach-Stokowski: Wachet auf
Brahms: Symphony #1
Holst: Choral Hymns from Rig-Veda
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr'acte
Satie: Gymnopedies
Sibelius: Finlandia
[Toronto Mendelssohn Choir]

Toronto: 16 February 1923

Lully: Suite
Brahms: Hungarian Dance #5
Brahms: German Requiem
[Also choral works by Palestrina, Purcell & Stanford w- Toronto Mendelssohn Choir]

Toronto: 17 February 1923

[Same program as last February Philadelphia concert]

Toronto: 17 February 1923 (evening)

[Same as Philadelphia all Wagner Program above]

Philadelphia: 19-21 February 1923

Concert for Youth
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Pierné: Canzonetta (Georges Grisez, flute)
Boccherini: Minuetto
Cavallini: Andante tarantelle (Jules Serpentini, clarinet)
Grieg: Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt)
Massenet: Elagie (Paul Alemann, bass-clarinet)
J. Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube

Philadelphia: 23 February 1923

Berlioz: Hungarian March (Faust)
Schelling: Victory Ball
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Vocal items by Debussy & Tchaikovsky w. Ruth Montague, soprano

New York: 27 February 1923

Lully: Suite
Vivaldi: Concerto grosso I D minor
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue in C minor
Schelling: Victory Ball
Tcherepnin: Piano Concerto (Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano)

Philadelphia:: ? March 1923

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Pick-Mangianelli: Sortileggi
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 (Willhelm Backhaus, piano)
Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"

Philadelphia: ? March 1923

Eichheim: Chinese Sketch
Eicheim: Japanese Nocturne
Powell: Negro Rhapsody (John Powell, piano)
Mason: Prelude & Fugue
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

New York: 13 March 1923

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Eicheim: Chinese Sketch
Eicheim: Japanese Nocturne
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel

Philadelphia: ? March 1923

Glinka: Russlan & Ludmila Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance (Snow Maiden)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Vocal items by Rimsky-Korsakov & Mussorgsky w. Nina Koshetz, soprano

Philadelphia: 26-28 March 1923

Concert for Youth
Quilter: Children's Overture
Weissenborn: Cappricio for bassoon (Walter Guetter, bassoon)
Brahms: Hungarian Dance #5
Del Negro: Down in the Deep Cellar (F. Del Negro, double bassoon)
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

New York: 3 April 1923

Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"

Philadelphia: ? April 1923

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 (Arthur Schnabel, piano)
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 9-11 April 1923

Concert for Youth
Gounod: Waltz (Faust)
Saint-Saëns: Romance
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals
Mohring: Forest Song
Rossini: William Tell Overture

Philadelphia: ? April 1923

Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet
Liszt: A Faust Symphony (Arthur Hackett, tenor)

New York: 17 April 1923

[Same as above]

Philadelphia: ? April 1923

Wagner Program
Rheingold: Entry of the Gods and Alberich's Curse
Walküre: Ride of the Walküres & Wotan's Farewell
Siegfried: Forest murmurs & Siegfried approached Brunnhilde
Götterdämmerung: Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: ? May 1923

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

1923-24: There were several lecture concerts this season. I am not sure what this means but is appears that a lecture was provided by Stokowski (?) about the music. There are several listed in the Concert for Youths (such as Breemt and Arban). It has been suggested that they may well have been "children". I don't normally give details about soloists, but on 4-5 January Mitja Nikisch performs the Brahms Piano Concerto #1. He was the son of the famous conductor and never did escape his father's reputation. Hans Krasa (1899-1944) was an American violinist. He gave the first performance of Berg's Violin Concerto as well as Schoenberg's with Stokowski in 1940: March. Also in March is Godard's Legend Pastorale for oboe and orchestra. Benjamin Godard (1849-1895) was a French composer. Premieres: U.S. premiere of Rimsky-Korsakov's Invisible City of Kitezh on 26 October. Also in October Stokowski presents the U.S. premiere of Stravinsky's Song of the Nightingale and in November his Symphonies of Wind Instruments.

Philadelphia: 5-6 October 1923

Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien

Philadelphia: 12-13 October 1923

Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Bach: Suite # 2
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Paul Kochanski, violin)

New York: 16 October 1923

Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Bach: Suite #2
Beethoven: Symphony #7

Philadelphia: 19-20 October 1923

Beethoven: Lenore #3 Overture
Haydn: Symphony # 95
Stravinsky: Le chant du rosignol
Tchaikovsky: Casse noisette Suite

Philadelphia: 22 October 1923

Beethoven: Symphony #7
Tchaikovsky: Casse noisette Suite
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Philadelphia: 26-27 October 1923

Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Brahms: Symphony #3
Rimsky-Korsakov: City of Kitesh excerpts
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

New York: 30 October 1923

[Same as above]

Philadelphia: 2-5 November 1923

Wagner Program
Huldigungsmarsch
Tristan und Isolde: Act 3 Prelude
Walküre: Wotan's Farewell
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs & Siegfried approaches Brunnhilde
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: 10 November 1923

Lecture concert
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Hue: Fantasy for flute and orchestra
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr' acte
Tchaikovsky: Danse des mirlitons
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rhinegold)

Philadelphia: 12-14 November 1923

Concert for Youth
Chabrier: España
Arban: Fantasie brilliante
Kling: The Elephant and the Mosquito
Tchaikovsky: Casse noisette Suite

Philadelphia: 16-17 November 1923

Gluck: Alceste Overture
Handel: Harpsichord Concerto in B minor (Wanda Landowskia, harpsichord)
Bach: Italian Concerto
Mozart: Piano Concerto #9 (Wanda Landowska, piano)
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"

New York: 20 November 1923

[Program same as above]

Philadelphia: 23-24 November 1923

Sibelius: Finlandia
Bruch: Violin Concerto #1 (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Weber: Invitation to the Dance

Philadelphia: 26-28 November 1923

Concert for Youth
Jarnefelt: Praeludium
HassMischa Elman: La gitana
Nicoletta: Fantasy on Irish airs
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Shepherd in the Valley
Schreiner: Concerto grosso
Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance (Snow Maiden)

Philadelphia: 30 November 1 December 1923

Bach: Suite #3
Beethoven: Allegretto (Symphony #7)
Beethoven: Symphony #2
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
Vocal items by Handel and Wagner w. Elizabeth Bonner, contralto

Philadelphia: 7-10 December 1923

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 "Emperor"(Alexander Siloti, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Philadelphia: 12 December 1923

Lecture Concert
Sibelius: Finlandia
Handel: Oboe Concerto (Marcel Tabuteau, oboe)
Bach: Air (Suite #3)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique" (2nd and 3rd Movements)

Philadelphia: 14-15 December 1923

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mozart: Symphony #40
Beethoven: Violin Concerto Carl Flesch, violin)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod

New York: 18 December 1923

[Same as above except Brahms Violin Concerto]

Philadelphia: 21-22 December 1923

Bloch: Poeme juif
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo
Schumann: Cello Concerto (Michael Penha, cello)
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From The New World"

Philadelphia: 27 December 1923

Sibelius: Finlandia
Bloch: Poeme juif
Berlioz: Queen Mab Scherzo
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Prelude & Liebestod
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From The New World"

Philadelphia: 28-29 December 1923

All that is listed here is that the programs included piano solos with Joseph Hofmann.

1924

New York: 2 January 1924

All that is listed here is that this program included piano solos with Joseph Hofmann.

Philadelphia: 4-5 January 1924

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 (Mitja Nikisch, piano)
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Strauss: Dance of 7 veils (Salome)

Philadelphia: 25-26 January 1924

Strauss: Don Juan
Dvořák: Cello Concerto (Hans Kindler, cello)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 26 January 1924 (Afternoon concert)

Lecture Concert
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade (4th Movement)
Debussy: Fêtes (Nocturnes)
Mozart: Clarinet Concerto (1st Movement)
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Philadelphia: 28-30 January 1924

Concert for Youth
Bizet: Dance boheme (Carmen)
Simons: Atlantic Zephyrs
Beemt: Grandma's Music Box
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade (4th movement)
[Soloists: Simons & Beemt]

Philadelphia: 1-2 February 1924

Wagner: Funeral March (Götterdämmerung)
Paganini: Violin Concerto #1
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
[Soloist: Enescu]

New York: 5 February 1924

Bloch: Schelomo (Hans Kindler, cello)
Stravinsky: Symphonies of wind
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 8-9 February 1924

Respighi: Sinfonia drammatica
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #2
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Philadelphia: 11 February 1924

[Program same as for 1-2 February]

Philadelphia: 15-16 February 1924

Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance (Snow Maiden)
Glazunov: Violin Concerto (Grisha Monasevitch, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 16 February 1924 (afternoon)

Lecture Concert
Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance (Snow Maiden)
Stravinsky: Firebird excerpts
Weber: Adagio & Rondo: Bassoon Concerto (Ferdinand Del Negro, bassoon)
Tchaikovsky: Pizzicato (Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 25 February 1924

Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade, 4th mvt.
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Music played during the Philadelphia Award ceremony

Philadelphia: 1-2 March 1924

Herbert: Irish Rhapsody
Stanford: Irish Symphony
Lalo: Le roi d'Ys Overture
Vocal items by Mozart & Charpentier w. Hulda Lashanska, soprano

New York: 4 March 1924

Beethoven: Symphony #9 "Choral"
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir
Garrison, Alcock, Althouse, Dadman
Choral works by Palestrina, Byrd and Bach

New York: 5 March 1924

Choral works by Palestrina, Bach, Purcell, Stanford, Holst, Dvořák, Ravel & Borodin
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Philadelphia: 6 March 1924

Same program as for 4 March

Philadelphia: 8-9 March 1924

Deems Taylor: Through the Looking Glass
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Beethoven: Symphony #5

New York: 11 March 1924

Glinka: Ruslan & Ludmila Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance (Snow Maiden)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Vocal items by Mussorgsky & Rimsky-Korsakov w. Nina Koshetz, soprano

Philadelphia: 13 March 1924

School's Concert
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture
Widor: Romance
Boccherini: Minuetto
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries (Walküre)

Philadelphia: 15-16 March 1924

Bach-Stokowski: Aus der Tiefe & Wir glauben all
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 (Frederick Lamond, paino)
Brahms: Symphony #2

Philadelphia: 17 March 1924

Program same as for 1 March

Philadelphia: 22-23 March 1924

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ducasse: Nocturne de Printemps
Krasa: March
Magnard: Hymne a la justice
Wagner: Meistersinger Act 3 Prelude
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)

Philadelphia: 25 March 1924

Program same as 8-9 March

Philadelphia: 27 March 1924

School's Concert
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade (4th mvt.)
Mozart: Minuet
Schubert: Moment Musical #3
Ippolitov-Ivanov: March of Caucasian Chief (Caucasian Sketches)
Godard: Legende pastorale (Marcel Tabuteau, oboe)
Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude

Philadelphia: 29-30 March 1924

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr'acte
Stravinsky: Renard (Jose Delaquerrierre & Harold Hansen, tenors; John Barclay & Hubert Linscott, bassos; Carlos Salzedo, piano)
Schumann: Symphony #4
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

New York: 1 April 1924

Program same as 15-16 March

Philadelphia: 3 April 1924

School's Concert
Bizet: Carmen Prelude
Mendelssohn: Scherzo
Pierné: Canzonetta (Rufus Arey, clarinet)
Tchaikovsky: Dense des mirlitons
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)

Philadelphia: 6-7 April 1924

Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg
Wagner: Parsifal Prelude and Good Friday Music
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"

Philadelphia: 7-9 April 1924

Concert for Youth
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Tchaikovsky: Pizzicato (Symphony #4)
J. Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz

Philadelphia: 13-14 April 1924

Sibelius: Finlandia
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

New York: 15 April 1924

Program same as for 29-30 March

This 1924-25 season sees Stokowski continuing his championship of new music. Loeffler's piece now seems tame to our ears, but Varese still tends to alienate people: November. Then he introduces Sekles. (1872-1934) a German composer. His music is essentially conservative but includes jazz, Slavonic and oriental element: December. In December Shumsky has his debut with the orchestra. January This season also includes the first music in Philadelphia by the modern Prokofiev! This season also included ten Philadelphia concerts in New York but dates are not provided in Hunt's register. Premieres: Premieres: In October Stokowski plays the U.S. premiere of Medtner's Piano Concerto with the composer at the piano. Medtner (1880-1951) was Russian born but left in 1921. He was largely an autodidact and wrote in a Romantic style. The U.S. premiere of Szymanowski's Violin Concerto is in November. Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937) was a was a Polish composer and exact contemporary of Stokowski. Little known today, Thompson's 1964 Cyclopedia devotes six pages to his work. December is the U.S. premiere of Atterberg's Symphony #2. Kurt Attreberg (1887-1974) was a Swedish composer whose large output includes opera and nine symphonies. Ornstein was and American composer born in Russia on 2 December 1892. He went to New York in 1907 and appeared as composer-pianist playing pieces that made extravagant use of dissonance, polyrhythm and unusual colour effects. This was the world premiere of his piano concerto #2: February. Also in February was the world premiere of Sir Arthur Bliss' Melee Fantasque. Bliss (1891-1975) was an English composer who is fairly well known by many of us.

Philadelphia: 10-11 October 1924

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Casalla: Heroic Elegy
Wagner: Rienzi Overture

Philadelphia: 15-16 October 1924

Concert for Youth
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Beethoven: Allegretto (Symphony #7)
Sibelius: Finlandia
Program also included piano solos and audience singing

Philadelphia: 17-18 October 1924

Brahms: Symphony #1
Stravinsky: Fireworks
Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Philadelphia: 24-25 October 1924

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #4
Violin Concerto
Marche slave
(Concertmaster as soloist?)

Philadelphia: 31 October, 1 November 1924

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Mozart: Symphony #39
Medtner: Piano Concerto in C minor (Nikolai Medtner, piano)
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Philadelphia: 7-8 November 1924

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Loeffler: Pagan Poem
Varese: Hyperprism
Brahms: Haydn Variations

Philadelphia: 14-15 November 1924

Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Beethoven: Symphony #4
Hindemith: Dances from Nusch-Nuschi
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 21-22 November 1924

Wagner Program
Holländer: Overture
Lohengrin: Acts 1 & 3 Preludes
Tannhäuser: Overture
Siegfried: Idyll
Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries & Wotan's Farewell

Philadelphia: 28-29 November 1924

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Haydn: Symphony #88
Szymanowski: Violin Concerto (Paul Kochanski, violin)

Philadelphia: 5-6 December 1924

Debussy: Nuages et fêtes
Atterberg: Symphony #2
Strauss: Burleske (Horace Alwyne, piano)
Franck: Symphonic Variations

Philadelphia: 10-11 December 1924

Concert for Youth
Chopin: Polonaise in A
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5, 3rd movement
Mozart: Violin Concerto #5, 1st movement (Oscar Shumsky, violin)
Berlioz: Hungarian March
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 12-13 December 1924

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Sekles: Fantastische Miniaturen
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust excerpts

Philadelphia: 19-20 December 1924

Vaughan Williams: Symphony #3
Lalo: Cello Concerto (Michael Pehna, cello)
Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre

Philadelphia: 26-27 December 1924

Purcell: Trumpet Prelude
Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in F minor (Wanda Landowska, harpsichord)
Handel: Pastoral Symphony (Messiah)
Haydn: 18th Century Dance
Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Wanda Landowska, piano)
Beethoven: Egmont Overture

1925

Philadelphia: 2-3 January 1925

Bruckner: Symphony #7
Joslyn: War Dance
Eicheim: Japanese Nocturne
Pierné: Sur ls route de Poggio-Bustone

Philadelphia: 9-10 January 1925

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Tchaikovsky: Roméo and Juliet
Unidentified work by Brahms.

Philadelphia: 4-5 February 1925

Concert for Youth
Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished", 1st movement
Carl Hahn: Cello Romance
J. Strauss: Radetzky March
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 6-7 February 1925

Wagner Program
Parsifal: Prelude and Good Friday Music
Rheingold: Alberich's Curse & Entry of the Gods
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs & Siegfried Approaches Brunhilde
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: 13-14 February 1925

Schumann: Symphony #2
Ornstein: Piano Concerto (Leo Ornstein, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet

Philadelphia: 20-21 February 1925

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr'acte
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

Philadelphia: 27-28 February 1925

Beethoven: Coriolan Overture
Brahms: Symphony #3
Bliss: Melee Fantastique
Strauss: Don Juan

Philadelphia: 6-7 March 1925

Purcell: Trumpet Prelude
Bach: Suite #2
Gluck: Ballet Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Toronto: 13 March 1925

Bach: Suite #1
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Rhine Journey and Funeral March
Choral works by Bach, Wesley, William, Cornelius and Wagner
[Toronto Mendelssohn Choir]

Toronto: 14 March 1925 (afternoon)

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Gluck: Ballet Suite
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue

Toronto: 14 March 1925 (evening)

Purcell: Trumpet Prelude
Wagner: Rheingold Song of the Rhine Maidens
Tchaikovsky: Roméo and Juliet
Choral works by Handel, Berlioz, Fletcher, Dunhill, Roger-Ducasse, Elgar, Schindler, Brahms & Sullivan with the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.

Philadelphia: 18 March 1925

School's' Concert
Purcell: Trumpet Prelude
Weissenborn: Bassoon Capriccio (Walter Guetter, bassoon)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 20-21 March 1925

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Chausson: Symphony in B flat
Schumann: Piano Concerto (Alfred Cortot, piano)
Albeniz: Fete-Dieu a Seville

Philadelphia: 25 March 1925

Purcell: Trumpet Prelude
Albeniz: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Music played during the Philadelphia Award Ceremony

Philadelphia: 27-28 March 1925

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto #4
Suk: Fantasy for violin and orchestra
Bizet: Scherzo (Roma)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2

Philadelphia: 3-4 April 1925

Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Philadelphia: 8 April 1925

Schools' Concert
Wagner: Meistersinger Overtutre
Saint-Saëns: Horn Romance (Anton Horner, horn)
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 11-13 April 1925

Balakirev: Islamay
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Philadelphia: 17-18 April 1925

Wagner Program
Faust Overture
Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg
Meistersinger: Overture and Act 3 Prelude
Tristan: Prelude and Act 3 Prelude and Liebestod

Philadelphia: 22-23 April 1925

Concert for Youth
Stravinsky: Song of the Volga Boatmen
La Monaca: Scherzo for 4 flutes
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished" 2nd movement
J. Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 24-25 April 1925

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Bizet: L'Arlesienne excerpts

Philadelphia: 28 April 1925

Schools' Concert
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique" 2nd movement
Arban: Fantasie brilliante (Saul Caston, trumpet)
Wagner: Tristan Prelude and Liebestod

Philadelphia: 1-2 May 1925

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

1925-26: This season includes many compositions by 'contemporary' composers. Carlos Salzedo (1885-1961) was a French-American composer. He had already played the harp in previous Philadelphia concerts. He formed the harp department at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia: November. Henryk Jarecki (1846-1918) was a Polish composer and conductor: December. Also in December Stokowski programs Loretto by Wassili Leps (1870-1943) was born in Russia but moved to America and lived in Philadelphia. Povla Frijsh (-1960) a Danish soprano: January. Cornelius Dopper (1870-1939) was a Dutch composer and conductor. For many years he was assistant conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra: February. Nikolay. Geores-Adolph Hue (1858-1948) was a French composer and successor of Saint-Saëns in the Academie des Beaux Arts: April. Also in April (16-17) Stokowski opens the program with Fantaisie contrapuntique by Guillame Lekeu. Lekeu (1870-1894) was a Belgian disciple of Franck and showed great promise until his untimely death. The piece opens with individual musicians coming on to the stage as they play. Then Stokowski ends the concert with Hayden's "Farwell" Symphony as the performers slowly leave. Premieres: The Miaskovsky Symphony was only 7 years old… another "new" work. This was the work's U.S. premiere: January. Nikolay Miaskovsky (or Myaskovsky) was a Russian composer who lived from 1881-1950. He studied with Lyadov and Rimsky-Korsakov. He wrote 27 symphonies. Stokowski performs the U.S. premiere of Enescu's Second Orchestral Suite in February. This season also sees the premiere of Stokowski-Bach T&F of Disney fame and also Stokowski's transcription of Debussy's Engulfed Cathedral: February. In April Stokowski leads the U.S. premiere of Sibelius' 6th Symphony and world premiere of Varese's Ameriques. From 22 February the orchestra toured for 6 days performing in a different city each day. They had to board a train after each concert, travel hundreds of miles, unload, etc. There would have been little or no time to rehearse and sleep would have been on train. To quote Twain again, "It is hard to make railroading pleasant in any country. It is too tedious." The season also included ten Philadelphia concerts in New York, which were direct repeats or permutations of programs, also performed in Philadelphia. Unfortunately Mr. Hunt does not provide dates.

Philadelphia: 9-10 October 1925

Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night's Dream Suite
Wagner: Tristan Prelude & Liebestod
Beethoven: Symphony #7

Philadelphia: 14-15 October 1925

Concert for Youth
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Arensky: Chant triste
Stitt: Cello Serenade
Dvořák: Largo (Symphony #9 "From the New World")
Mendelssohn: Scherzo (Midsummer Night's Dream)
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 16-17 October 1925

Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Brahms: Symphony #3
Holst: Japanese Suite
Liszt: Les Preludes

Philadelphia: 23-24 October 1925

Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Haydn: Cello Concerto in C (Hans Pick, cello)
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Strauss: Dance of the 7 Veils (Salome)

Philadelphia: 30-31 October 1925

Balakirev: Islamay
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 (Lester Donahue, piano)
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"

Philadelphia: 6-7 November 1925

Berlioz: Damnation of Faust excerpts
Loeffler: La mort de Tintagiles (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 13-14 November 1925

Orchestra's 25th birthday concert with same soloist & program as 16 November 1900
Goldmark: Overture Im Fruhling
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1 (Ossip Gabrilowtsch, piano)
Weber: Invitation to the Dance
Wagner: Rheingold Entry of the Gods

Philadelphia: 20-21 November 1925

Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Thaddeus Rich, violin)
Salzedo: The Enchanted Isle
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Philadelphia: 27-28 November 1925

Jaernfelt: Praeludium
Sibelius: Symphony #5
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 4-5 December 1925

Jarecki: Chimere
Bloch: Concerto grosso
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Joseph Szgeti, violin)

Philadelphia: 9-10 December 1925

Concert for Youth
Wagner: Lohengrin Act 3 Prelude
Franck: Symphony, Second movement
Brahms: Hungarian Dance #1
Program also included harp solos and audience singing

Philadelphia: 11-12 December 1925

Handel: Overture in D minor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Prelude and Entr'acte
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Philadelphia: 18-19 December 1925

Leps: Loretto
Gilchrist: Symphony in C
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Schubert: German Dances
J. Strauss: G'schishten aus dem Wienerwald

Philadelphia: 22 December 1925

Concert for Youth
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Widor: Flute Romance and Scherzo (William Kincaid, flute)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4, 3rd movement
Handel: Oboe concerto in G (Marcel Tabuteau, oboe)
J. Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz

Philadelphia: 26-28 December 1925

Handel: Pastoral Symphony (Messiah)
Mozart: Symphony #40
Rimsky-Korsakov: Christmas Eve
Vocal items by Mozart & spirituals w. Roland Hayes, tenor

1926

Philadelphia: 2-4 January 1926

Miaskovsky: Symphony #5
Loeffler: Canticum fratris solis (Povla Frijsh, soprano)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Schéhérazade accompanied by demonstration by Thomas Wilfred of sound and light (Clavilux)

Philadelphia: 8-9 January 1926

Wagner Program
Lohengrin: Prelude
Siegfried: Idyll
Parsifal: Prelude
Tannhäuser: Overture & Venusberg
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: 3-4 February 1926

Concert for Youth
Debussy: Children's Corner
Wiedoeft: Saxarella
Mozart: Symphony #40, 3rd movement
Program also included traditional dances & audience singing

Philadelphia: 5-6 February 1926

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Albeniz: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice

Philadelphia: 10 February 1926

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue in D minor
Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Key: Star Spangled Banner
Music played during the Philadelphia Awards Ceremony

Philadelphia: 12-13 February 1926

Beethoven: Lenore #3 Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 "Emperor" (Harold Samuel, piano)
Bach: Piano Concerto in D minor (ditto)
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Philadelphia: 19-20 February 1926

Enesco: Orchestral Suite #2
Mozart: Violin Concerto #4
Chausson: Poeme (George Enescu, violin)
Dopper: Ciaconna gotica

Pittsburgh: 22 February 1926

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 (Lester Donahue, piano)
Albeniz: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor

Dayton: 23 February 1926

Same program as for 22 February

Chicago: 24 February 1926

Same program as above

Toledo: 25 February 1926

Same program as above

Cleveland: 26 February 1926

Ditto

Detroit: 27 February 1926

Ditto

Philadelphia: 5-6 March 1926

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
Beethoven: Symphony #6 "Pastoral"

Philadelphia: 12-13 March 1926

Tchaikovsky Program
Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Casse noisette Suite
1812 Overture

Philadelphia: 19-20 March 1926

Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
J. Strauss: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Sibelius: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 26-27 March 1926

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue in D minor
Beethoven: Triple Concerto ( David Sapperton, piano; Thaddeus Rich, violin; Hans Kindler, cello)
Strauss: Don Quixote (Hans Kindler, cello)
Sibelius: Finlandia

Philadelphia: 3-5 April 1926

Bach-Stokowski: Wachet auf
Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 (Harold Bauer, piano)
Sibelius: Symphony #7
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Philadelphia: 9-10 April 1926

Varese: Ameriques
Hue: Theme varie (Samuel Lifschey, viola)
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue

Philadelphia: 16-17 April 1926

Lekeu: Fantaisie contrapuntique
Wagner: Ride of the Valkyries
Haydn: Symphony #45
Vocal items by Brahms and Wagner w. Reinald Werrenrath, baritone

Philadelphia: 21-22 April 1926

Concert for Youth
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Wagner: Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
M. Haydn: Toy Symphony
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 23-24 April 1926

Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Sibelius: Symphony #6
Tchaikovsky: Roméo and Juliet
Rimsky-Korsakov: May Night Overture
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Philadelphia: 28 April 1926

Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Mendelssohn: Octet
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue
Concert given at Wanamaker's department store

Philadelphia: 30 April 1926

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Franck: Symphony
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

1926-27: Continuing his programming of "new" music Stokowski opens the season with the music of Carl Schroeder. Schroeder (1848-1935) was a German conductor and composer. He moved to the U.S. in 1891. Stokowski also introduces the music of Pingoud. Ernest Pingoud (1888-1942) Was a Finnish composer of Russian origin. He wrote mostly orchestral music and was influenced by Scriabin: October. Lord Berners (1883-1950) was an eccentric composer who was an autodidact. His music is generally humorous but dissonant at times: November. Andre Caplet (1878-1925) was a French conductor and composer. Debussy was a great friend and influence. Caplet orchestrated the Martyrdom of St. Sebastien: also October. Premieres: Stokowski conducts the U.S. premiere of Miaskovsky's Symphony #6 on November 26. In March Stokowski presents the first U.S. performance of Atterberg's Symphony #4 as well as Webern's Passacaglia. Also that month is the world premiere of Julian Caprillo's Concertino. Carrillo (1875-1965) was a Mexican composer. In April Stokowski programs the world premiere of Varese's Arcana. This season is also the world premiere of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto #4 and Three Russian Folk Songs, which Rachmaninoff wrote for Stokowski. Szymanowski's Symphony #3 (Song of the Night) has its U.S. premiere. Then after a Beethoven break it's back to an entire concert of contemporary music where the most accessible is Falla! The rest of the season includes modern and avant guard composers such as: Varese, Loeffler, Illashenko (US premiere of his Suite de Danses Antiques) and Eichhem. Also, notice that Stokowski schedules this "modern" music before intermission so the audience couldn't leave to avoid it. April 1st Stokowski gives the world premiere of Gian Malipiero's Pause del silenzio. Malipiero (1882-1973) was an Italien composer notable for his transcriptions of the music of Monteverdi. He wrote 11 symphonies and other orchestral music. Also in April Stokowski plays the U.S. premiere of Kurt Mengelberg's (not the conductor Willem) Scherzo Sinfnico. The season included ten concerts with the orchestra in New York but no specifics are offered. Michael Gusikoff replaced Thadeus Rich as concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra and debuts in the Concert forYouth in October. At a Children's Concert on 8-9 December Stokowski introduces his Bach transcription of Komm Susser Tod arranged for viola and orchestra. Out of curiosity I checked the mileage for the tour from 21 February to the 26th and back to Philadelphia. The orchestra logged almost 2,000 miles in 5 days. Each day they played a concert which means they had to travel by train overnight, set up and play, then break down and load up on the train to do the same thing the next day. This seems grueling to us but it was probably considered somewhat a luxury for the train rides of the era.

Philadelphia: 8-9 October 1926

Mozart: Symphony #33
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Schroeder: Pan
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice

Philadelphia: 13-14 October 1926

Concert for Youth
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Mendelssohn: Andante, Violin Concerto (Michael Gusikoff, violin)
J. Strauss: G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 15-16 October 1926

Bach-Stokowski: Wachet auf
Brahms: Symphony #2
Vaughan Williams: Tallis Fantasia
Pingoud: The Prophet

Philadelphia: 22-23 October 1926

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Franck: Prelude, chorale and fugue
Vocal items by Duparc and Ravel w. Helen Traubel, soprano

Philadelphia: 29-30 October 1926

Handel: Overture in D
C.P.E. Bach: Cello Concerto #3 (Maurice Marachel, cello)
Caplet: Cello Rhapsody (ditto)
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

Philadelphia: 5-6 November 1926

Mendelssohn: Symphony #3
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Wagner: Tristan Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 12-13 November 1926

Bach Program
Brandenburg Concerti #1, 2 & 3
Aus der Tiefe
Toccata and Fugue

Philadelphia: 19-20 November 1926

Berners: Fantasie espagnole
Saint-Saëns: Violin Concerto #3 (Michael Gustikoff, violin)
Szymanowski: Symphony #3 (Richard Crooks, tenor)

Philadelphia: 26-27 November 1926

Miaskovsky: Symphony #6
Prokofiev: Scythian Suite

Philadelphia: 3-4 December 1926

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Mendelssohn: Midsummer Nights Dream excerpts
Wagner: Forest Murmurs (Siegfried)
Wagner: Funeral Music (Götterdämmerung)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 8-9 December 1926

Concert for Youth
Brahms: Symphony #1 (4th Movement)
Bach-Stokowski: Komm Susser Tod (Samuel Lifschey, viola)
Borodin: Viola Serenade (ditto)
Mendelssohn: Spring Song and Wedding March
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 10-11 December 1926

Kaminsky: Concerto grosso
Handel: Viola Concerto in B minor (Samuel Lifschey, viola)
Lalo: Cello Concerto (William van den Burgh, cello)
Chabrier: España

Philadelphia: 17-18 December 1926

Smetana: Bartered Bride Overture
Goldmark: Violin Concerto (Ruth Breton, violin)
Beethoven: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 23-24 December 1926

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Schumann: Piano Concerto (Clara Haskil, piano)
Handel: Pastoral Symphony (Messiah)
Bach-Stokowski: Ich ruf' zu dir

Philadelphia: 30-31 December 1926

Bach Program
Brandenburg Concerti # 4, 5 & 6
Fantasie and Fugue in G minor

1927

Philadelphia: 7-8 January 1927

Haydn: Symphony #88
Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Wanda Landowska, piano)
Falla: Harpsichord Concerto (Wanda Landowska, harpsichord)
Albeniz: Fete-Dieu a Seville

Philadelphia: 14-15 January 1927

Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila Overture
Glazunov: Symphony #4
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé Suite
Stravinsky: Pétrouchka Suite

Philadelphia: 11-12 February 1927

Beethoven Program
Symphony #2
Symphony #3 "Eroica"
Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)

Philadelphia: 18-19 February 1927

Handel: Overture in D minor
Handel: Water Music Suite
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

Indianapolis: 21 February 1927

Handel: Overture in D minor
Handel: Water Music
Bach-Stokowski: Ich ruf' zu dir
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole

St. Louis: 22 February 1927

[Program the same as for 21st)

Chicago: 23 February 1927

[Program same as for 21st]

Milwaukee: 24 February 1927

[Program same as for 21st]

Cleveland: 25 February 1927

[Program same as for 21st]

Detroit: 26 February 1927

[Program same as for 21st]

Philadelphia: 4-5 March 1927

Webern: Passacaglia
Caprillo: Concertino
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture and Venusberg Music

Philadelphia: 11-12 March 1927

Atterberg: Symphony #4
Alfven: Midsommarvaka
Stenhammar: Midwinter
Peterson-Berger: Symphony #3

Philadelphia: 18-19 March 1927

Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #4 (Sergei Rachmaninoff, paino)
Rachmaninoff: 3 Russian Songs
Tchaikovsky: Roméo and Juliet
Toronto Mendelssohn Choir

Philadelphia: 25-26 March 1927

All Beethoven Program
Egmont Overture
Symphony #8
Symphony #3 "Eroica"

Baltimore: 30 March 1927

[Program the same as for 18-19 March w. Rachmaninoff as soloist]

Philadelphia: 1-2 April 1927

Malipiero: Sui fiume del tempo
Falla: Night in the Gardens of Spain (Walter Gieseking, piano)
Hindemith: Kammermusik #2
Koutzen: Solitude (conducted by composer)

Philadelphia: 8-9 April 1927

Loeffler: Memories of a Childhood
Varese: Arcanes
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole
Handel: Water Music Suite
Bach-Stokowski: Preludes in E flat minor & B minor
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue

Philadelphia: 16-18 April 1927

Wagner: Parsifal Prelude and synthesis
Mengelberg: Scherzo sinfonico
Illashenko: Suite of Ancient Dances
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Philadelphia: 22-23 April 1927

Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
J. P. Beach: New Orleans Street Cries
Debussy: Saxophone Rhapsody (Frederic Parme, saxaphone)
Chopin: Piano Concerto #2 (Moritz Rosenthal, piano)
Eicheim: Burma

Philadelphia: 29-30 April 1927

Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
After all the modern music Stokowski decided it was best to blow town for a while so he took a 'sabbatical' the next season. So much for the '27-28 concert season but he did make some recordings with the orchestra including Franck's Symphony and Schéhérazade.

1928

1928-29: Stokowski's return was to a much-reduced schedule. He conducted only the first eight and last five concerts. During his absence the orchestra was led by the guest conductors: Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Bernardino Molinari, Thomas Beecham and Clemens Krauss. Thanks to JoAnne Barry, archivist of the Philadelphia Orchestra for this information. Stokowski took the orchestra to New York for concerts on 16 October, 6 and 27 November, 2 and 16 April. Concerts were permutations of previous ones. The orchestra also went to New York for five concerts under the guest conductors. As can be seen from this list of "unfamiliar" music, however, he continued to program those composers. In the second concert he conducts Roussel's Concerto for small orchestra. The third concert includes Lev Knipper (1898-1974) a Russian composer who was a student of Glière. The final October concert features the music of Joaquin Nin. Nin (1879-1949) was a Cuban composer who studied in Barcelona and Paris. He was an internationally known exponent of Bach and early Spanish music. Frederick Jacobi (1891-1952) was also an American composer. His works were sometimes influenced by Native American music: March. Premieres: October also includes the U.S. premiere of Bliss' Introduction and Allegro. In November Stokowski programs the U.S. premiere of the Shostakovich Symphony #1. Also that month is the first U.S. performance of Villa-Lôbos' African Dances. In April. Stokowski programs the Overture Symphonique by Alexandre Tansman a U.S. premiere. Tansman (1897-1986) was a French composer and pianist of Polish origin. Influenced by Ravel and Milhaud his compositions had a French classical slant. Constantin Riegger (1885-1961) was another contemporary of Stokowski and American composer. Study in Sonority (which was anything but that) is a 1927 composition for "massed violins" is "freely atonal". The composer was an exponent of avant-garde music: March.

Philadelphia: 4 October 1928

American Bankers Association Concert
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Sibelius: Finlandia
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)

Philadelphia: 5-6 October 1928

Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Roussel: Concerto for Small Orchestra
Sibelius: Finlandia

Philadelphia: 12-13 October 1928

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture
Brahms: Symphony #3
Knipper: Marchen eines Gyps-Gottes
Bliss: Introduction and Allegro
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg

Philadelphia: 19-20 October 1928

Bliss: Introduction and Allegro
Schelling: Violin Concerto (Mischa Mischakoff, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 26-27 October 1928

Prokofiev: March (Love of 3 Oranges)
Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet
Falla: La vida breve excerpts
Albeniz: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Nin: Andalusian Dances
Vocal items by Gretchaninov, Mussorgsky and Spanish songs w. Nina Koshetz, soprano

Philadelphia: 2-3 November 1928

Gluck: Alceste Overture
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2
Handel: Overture in D minor
Shostakovich: Symphony #1

Philadelphia: 9-10 November 1928

Wagner Program
Meistersinger: Overture and Act 3 Prelude
Tristan: Prelude & Liebestod
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: 16-17 November 1928

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Roussel: Piano Concerto (Lucie Caffaret, piano)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 23-24 November 1928

Bach: Suite #2
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in E flat minor
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Villa-Lôbos: African Dances
Casiniere: Hercule et les centaures
Bryn Mawr College: 4 December 1928
Wagner: Lohengrin Overture
Liszt: Piano Concerto #1
Wagner: Tristan Prelude & Liebestod
Bach: Christmas Oratorio excerpts
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

1929

Philadelphia: 30 March -1 April 1929

Harmati: Prelude to a Drama
Riegger: Study in Sonority
Jacobi: Indian Dances
Mozart: Symphony #40
Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture

Philadelphia: 5-6 April 1929

Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr'acte
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Philadelphia: 12-13 April 1929

Tansman: Overture symphonique
Eicheim: Japanese Nocturne
Villa-Lôbos: Choros #8 (Aline van Barentzen & Harry Kaufman, piano duo)
Bach-Stokowski: Ich ruf' zu dir
Bach-Stokowski: Fantasia and Fugue in C minor
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue

Philadelphia: 19-20 April1929

Bizet: L'Arlesienne Suite
Febvre-Longeray: Stele pour le percheur de lune
Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
Franck: Symphony in D minor

Philadelphia: 26-27 April 1929

Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

1929-30: This season featured the orchestra's first radio broadcast on 3 November. It included Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. He also records the work over September and March of the season. Stokowski staged the opera, Boris Godunov over three days, 29-30 November. The season also included the first appearance of Stokowski's transcription of Chopin's Funeral on March 10. Music rarely heard toady included Alexander Krehn's Ode to the Memory of Lenin. Krehn (1890-) was a Russian composer: October. Sonia Gramatti's Elegy and Dance is in November. Premieres: Most notable is Prokofiev's 2nd Symphony in October. In March Stokowski conducts the world premiere of Hans Barth's Quartertone Piano Concerto. Barth (1897-1956) was born in Germany but moved to the US. The first U.S. stage performance of Stravinsky's ballet Rite of Spring was performed in the Metropolitan Opera House, Philadelphia: 11-14 April. Also in April Stokowski conducts the U.S. premiere of Piero Coppola's (Italian composer 1888-1971) Burlesque and the 10th Symphony of Miaskovsky. There were two Schoenberg U.S. premieres this season: Variations for Orchestra in October and in April Die Gluckliche Hand.

Philadelphia: 4-5 October 1929

Brahms: Symphony #1
Mozart: Symphony #40
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture and Venusberg Music

Philadelphia: 11-12 October 1929

Mozart: Marriage of Figaro Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #4 Jose Iturbi, paino)
Prokofiev: Symphony #2
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott

Philadelphia: 18-19 October 1929

Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Schoenberg: Orchestral Variations
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
This program was repeated in New York

Philadelphia: 25-26 October 1929

Kehn: Ode to the Memory of Lenin
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #2 (Isabelle Yalkovsky, piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee
Rimsky-Korsakov: Dance (Snow Maiden)
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

Philadelphia: 1-2 November 1929

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Gramatte: Elegy, Danse moracaine and Konzertstuck (Sonia Gramatte, piano)
Wagner: Wotan's Farewell (Walküre)

Philadelphia: 3 November 1929

Sunday afternoon radio broadcast
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Philadelphia: 8-9 November 1929

Eicheim: Java (conducted by the composer)
Dvořák: Cello Concerto (Gregor Piatigorsky, cello)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 13 November 1929

Pension Fund Concert
J. Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Chabrier: España
Debussy: Fêtes (Nocturnes)
Mozart: Zauberflote Overture
Gluck: Air (Ballet Suite)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bare Mountain
Other works not conducted by Stokowski

Philadelphia: 15-16 November 1929

Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"
Taylor: Jurgen
Elgar: Enigma Variations
This concert repeated in New York

Philadelphia: 22-23 November 1929

Handel: Overture in D minor
Gluck: Mottl Ballet Suite
Bach: Concerto for piano (Denyse Molie, piano)
Debussy: Fantasia for piano and orchestra (ditto)
Mussorgsky: Pictures from an Exhibition (Ravel)

Philadelphia: 29-30 November 1929

Mussorgsky: Boris Godunov
Mendelssohn Club Chorus
George Baklanov, Richard Crooks, Fred Patton, Herbert Gould, Sophie Braslau

Philadelphia: 6-7 December 1929

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Glazunov: Violin Concerto (Nathan Milstein, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave

Philadelphia: 8 December 1929

Sunday afternoon radio broadcast
Berlioz: Hungarian March (Faust)
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Debussy: Fêtes (Nocturnes)

Philadelphia: 13-14 December 1929

Brahms: Symphony #2
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in B minor
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue
This concert repeated in New York

Philadelphia: 20-21 December 1929

Wagner Program
Lohengrin: Prelude
Meistersinger: Act 3 Prelude
Tristan: Prelude & Liebestod
Parsifal: Prelude
Tannhäuser: Overture and Venusberg Music
Rienzi: Overture
Encore
Ravel: Boléro

1930

Philadelphia: 10 January 1930

Chopin: Funeral March
Played in memory of Edward Bok. No other Stokowski led performances at this concert.

Philadelphia: 28-29 March 1930

Weber: Freischutz Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #8
Barth: Concerto (Hans Barth, piano)
Sibelius: Valse Triste
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Finlandia

Philadelphia: 4-5 April 1930

Chopin: Funeral March
Played in memory of James C. Brown
Glinka: Kamarinskaya
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Entr'acte
Tchaikovsky: Roméo and Juliet
Krehn: Ode to the memory of Lenin
Miaskovsky: Symphony #10
This concert was repeated in New York

Philadelphia: 11-12 & 14 April 1930

Schoenberg: Die gluckliche Hand
Ivan Ivantzoff, Olin Howland, baritones; Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman
Chorus of Artist-Students of the Curtis Institute prepared by Sylvan Levin
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring (staged)
Martha Grahm Ballet Company

Philadelphia: 19/21 April 1930

Bach-Stokowski: Wachet auf
Bach: Concerto in D minor for 2 violins (Grisha Monasevitch & Alexander Zenker, 19th; Jasha Simkin & Herman Weinberg, 20th )
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
Roussel: Psalm #80 (Dan Gridley, tenor & Mendelssohn Club Chorus)
Wagner: Parsifal Good Friday Music

New York: 23 April 1930

Program and soloists same as 14 April
Performed in Metropolitan Opera House

Philadelphia: 25-26 April 1930

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Coppola: Burlesque
Ravel: Boléro

1930-31: The 7-8 November performance of the Wozzeck excerpts preceded the performance of the complete score the following season. 27-28 November marks Stokowski's first appearance with the NYPO. Stokowski and Toscanini traded podiums for a few concerts. You will notice that Stokowski started them out with his own Bach transcriptions. Apparently the orchestra was uncooperative with The Maestro while the Philadelphia Orchestra was treated to "yelling at us in a foreign language". Sylvan Levin told me that many of the players were "sick" for rehearsals. Note the concert of 15 April. I wonder if that might have been the basis of the idea for the movie "100 Men and a Girl" 6 years later. Mr. Hunt lists a January 2 performance by Stokowski in Mexico City. This is not in Brian Plumb's work and most certainly would not have included the Philadelphia Orchestra. It is a puzzle. Rarely heard today: Joseph Joseph Hoffman (1876-1957) was an American pianist of Polish birth who made his American debut in 1887. Obviously he was also a composer: April. April also includes the overture to The Diadem of Stars. This was from an unperformed opera by Ruth Lynda Deyo (1884-0 an American pianist who settled in Egypt with her husband where she composed the opera. This season there were an additional four concerts in New York. Apparently Stokowski's Toccata and Fugue was an audience favorite as you will note it received several performances over the past couple of years. Premieres: Dimitrios Levidis (1885-1951) was a Greek composer who later became a naturalized Frenchman. The "electrical instrument" referred to was the ondes martenot. His Poeme Symphonique was given the U.S. premiere in December. In March Stokowski programs the world premiere of Arnold Zemachson's (1892-1958) Chorale and Fugue. April was a busy month for premieres. The performance of the Weill Lindberg's Flight was the U.S. premiere of a cantata that is little known today but there were a plethora of popular, jazz and classical pieces like his written at this time to celebrate Lindbergh's feat. Also in April Stokowski programmed the staged performance of Prokofiev's La Pas d'Acier (US Premiere). It was performed in New York on the 21st. Finally, that month Arthur Lourie's Sinfonia Dialectica was given its world premiere there was the first U.S. performance of the staged version of Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex and the world premiere of Copland's Dance Symphony.

Philadelphia: 3-4 October 1930

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Scriabin: Prometheus (Harold Bauer, piano)
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite

Philadelphia: 10-11 October 1930

Falla: El Amor Brujo (Rose Bampton, contralto)
Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain (George Copeland, piano)
Debussy: Danse sacree et danse profane
Ravel: Boléro

Philadelphia: 12 October 1930

Sunday afternoon radio broadcast
Albeniz: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Falla: El amor brujo
Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
Ravel: Boléro

Philadelphia: 17-18 October 1930

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Debussy: Nuages e fetes (Nocturnes)
Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral

Philadelphia: 24-25 October 1930

Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Mozart: Piano Concerto #20 (Ossip Gabrilowitsch, piano)
Brahms: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 31 October 1 November 1930

Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 7-8 November 1930

Sibelius: Symphony #1
Ibert: Concerto for cello and wind (Alfred Wallenstein, cello
Bloch: Schelomo (ditto)
Berg: Wozzeck excerpts (Catherine Reiner, soprano)

Philadelphia: 14-15 November 1930

Wagner Program
Rheingold: Entry of the Gods and Alberich's Curse
Walküre: Wotan's Farewell
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

Philadelphia: 16 November 1930

Sunday afternoon radio broadcast
Program same as for 14-15 November

Philadelphia: 21-22 November 1930

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Debussy: Iberia
Zemachson: Chorale & Fugue

New York: 27-28 November 1930

NYPO
Brahms: Symphony #4
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Ich ruf zu dir
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

New York: 30 November 1930

NYPO
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Brahms: Double Concerto (Alfred Wallenstein, cello; Scipione Guidi, violin))
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Ich ruf zu dir
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

New York: 4-5 December 1930

NYPO
Sibelius: Symphony #1
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

New York: 6-7 December 1930

NYPO
Sibelius: Finlandia
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

Philadelphia: 19-20 December 1930

Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in G minor
Buxtehude: Sarabande & Courtante
Mozart: Larghetto
Beethoven: Lenore #3 Overture
Levidis: Poem for electrical instrument (Maurice Martenot, martenot)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 25 December 1930

Christmas Day Radio Broadcast
Handel: Pastoral Symphony (Messiah)
Handel: Overture in D minor
Bach: Sinfonia (Christmas Oratorio)
Bach-Stokowski: Chaconne in D minor
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in E flat minor
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

Philadelphia: 26-27 December 1930

Bach Program
Brandenburg Concerti #2 & 5
Chaconne
Prelude in E flat minor
Toccata & Fugue

1931

Mexico City: 2 January 1931

Program included:
Carrillo: Sonido #13

Philadelphia: 23 February 1931

Music played during the Philadelphia Award ceremony
Tchaikovsky: Marche slave
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
Wagner: Tristan Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: March 1931

Brahms: Piano Concerto #1 (Carlo Zecchi, piano)
Wagner: Holländer Overture
Wagner: Lohengrin Overture
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture

New York: March 1931

Brahms: Symphony #4
Wagner: Holländer Overture
Wagner: Lohengrin Overture
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture & Venusberg

Philadelphia: April 1931

Deyo: Diadem of Stars Overture
Weill: Lindbergh's Flight (Paul Althouse, tenor; James Davies, bass; William Simmons, baritone. Mendelssohn Club Chorus)
Wagner: Parsifal Good Friday Music
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Philadelphia: 5 April 1931

Sunday afternoon radio broadcast
Weill: Lindbergh's Flight
Wagner: Parsifal Good Friday Music
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Philadelphia: 10-11 April 1931

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Prokofiev: Le pas d'acier
Philadelphia Chorus and Soloists

Philadelphia: 15 April 1931

Benefit Concert for unemployed musicians
Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in G minor
Bach-Stokowski: Christ lag in Todesbanden
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
Copland: Dance Symphony
Wagner: Entry of the Gods (Rheingold)
Wagner: Tristan Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 16-17 April 1931

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 (Joseph Hoffman, piano)
Hofman: Chromaticon
Lourie: Sinfonia dialectica

New York: 21 April 1931

Stravinsky: Oedipus Rex
Prokofiev: Le pas d'acier
Philadelphia chorus and soloists.

Philadelphia: 23-24 April 1931

Brahms: Symphony #1
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue

1931-32 This season includes the first appearance of Eugene Ormandy in November. Stokowski's programs more "new" music this season than in any other. One concert in April has only "contemporary" music. Pedro Sanjan (1947-) was a Spanish-American composer who studied with Turina. In 1942 he moved to South Carolina where he taught composition at Converse College and became an American citizen in 1947. Stan Golestan (1872-1956) was born in Russia but moved to France where he studied with d'Indy, Roussel and Dukas. Pierre Ferroud (1900-1936) was a French composer; Alexander Tansman (1897-) was a Polish composer. After the occupation in 1940 he immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Hollywood where he wrote film music. He returned to France in 1946. Alexander Mossolov (1900-) was a Russian composer who studied with Miaskovsky and Glière. Vladimir Vogel (1896-) was born in Russia and studied with Busoni: all in October. In January: Stokowski programs a work of "Daphnis & Chloé" by Zimbalist (who I assume was the violinist) primarily known as a violinist and appeared several times with Stokowski. An American (1889-1985) he taught at Curtis from 1928-68. That concert also included two Cuban Dances by Alejandro Caturla (1906-1940) a Cuban composer who studied with Nadia Boulanger. Nikolai Lopatnikoff (1903-1976) was an American composer and pianist of Russian origin. He moved to the USA in 1933 and wrote four symphonies: January. Paul Emil Max Grunberg was a German violinist and apparently a composer, too: April. Also in April Stokowski performs John Powell's 3 Virginia Country Dances. Powell (1882-1963) was an American composer who was interested in the Anglo-Saxon roots of American folk music. Premieres: In November of course we have the U.S. premiere of Wozzeck. In October Stokowski performs the world premiere of Robert Russel Bennett's Abraham Lincoln Symphony. Bennett (1894-1981) was an American composer. Grzegorz Fitelberg (1879-1953) was a Polish composer. This was the premiere of the Polish Rhapsody: January. In April Stokowski gives the world premiere of Arcady Dubensky's Fugue for 10 Violins. Arcady Dubensky (1890-1966) was Russian born but moved to the U.S. in 1921. This is also the first time Sylvan Levin is mentioned in a program. He was a fascinating pianist who I had the pleasure to meet. He worked extensively with Stokowski on Wozzeck preparing for the U.S. premiere and had an extensive correspondence with the Maestro up to the 40s. The U.S. premiere of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder was recorded and is on CD: April: U.S. premiere of Ravel's Piano Concerto is also in April. Hunt points out that there were four additional concerts in New York and 8 radio broadcasts.

Philadelphia: 9-10 October 1931

Monteverdi: Orfeo excerpts
Lully: Suite
Vivaldi: Concerto grosso
Rameau: Castor et Pollux Overture
Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in G minor
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in E flat minor
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all en einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Handel: Water Music Suite

Philadelphia: 16-17 October 1931

Weber: Euryanthe Overture
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Wagner: Siegfried Overture
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 23 October 1931

Stravinsky: 4 Etudes
Sanjan: Castilla
Golestan: Rumanian Rhapsody
Ferroud: Symphony

Philadelphia: 24 October 1931

Tansman: Toccata
Mossolov: Iron Foundry
Vogel: 2 Etudes
Bennett: Abraham Lincoln Symphony
Webern: Symphony

Philadelphia: 19 November 1931

Berg: Wozzeck
Staged in the Metropolitan Opera House in Philadelphia.
Anne Roselle, Ivan Ivantzoff, Nelson Eddy, Sergei Radamsky & Abrasha Robofsky

Philadelphia: 21-22 November 1931

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Schumann: Symphony #2
Schubert: Rosamunde excerpts
Mendelssohn: Scherzo (Midsummer Night's Dream)
Weber: Aufforderung zum Tanz

New York: 24 November 1931

Berg: Wozzeck
As per 19 November

Philadelphia: 4-5 December 1931

Gluck: Alceste Overture
Haydn: Symphony #88
Beethoven: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 18-19 December 1931

Brahms: Symphony #1
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Wagner: Tristan Prelude & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 26-28 December 1931

Brahms: Symphony #3
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

1932

Philadelphia: 1-2 January 1932

Cartula: 2 Cuban Dances
Efrem Zimbalist: Daphnis & Chloé
Milhaud: Percussion Concerto
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela
Sibelius: Finlandia
Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

Philadelphia: 8 January 1932

Fitelberg: Polish Rhapsody
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto (Samuel Dushkin, violin)
Lopatnikoff: Symphony #1
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Philadelphia: 9 January 1932

Prokofiev: Symphony #3
Stravinsky: Violin Concerto (Samuel Dushkin, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Philadelphia: 15-16 January 1932

Wagner Program
Tristan: Liebesnacht
Rheingold: Entry of the Gods
Walküre: Ride of the Valkyries
Siegfried: Greets Brunnhilde
Götterdämmerung: Siegfried & the Rhinemaidens & Immolation Scene
Soloists: Elsa Alsen, Paul Althouse, Rose Bampton, Ruth Carhart, Agnes Davis, Benjamin de la Roche, Paceli Diamond, Edwina Eustis, Ruth Gordon, Henrietta Horle, Albert Mahler, Irra Petina, Arbrasha Robofsky

Philadelphia: 11-12 March 1932

Illiashenko: Dyptique Mongol
Wassilenko: Nocturnes
Scriabin: Prometheus (Sylvan Levin, piano)
Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms (Curtis Institute Choir)
Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures from an Exhibition

Philadelphia: 18-19 March 1932

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 31 March 1932

Chavez: Horsepower
Staged performance

Philadelphia: 1-2 April 1932

Piston: Suite
Grunberg: Moods
Cowell: Synchrony
Powell: 3 Virginia Country Dances
Copland: Music for the Theatre
Dubensky: Fugue
Bennett: Abraham Lincoln Symphony
Griffes: Pleasure Dome of Kubla Kahn

Philadelphia: 8-9 April 1932

Schoenberg: Gurrelieder
Soloists: Rose Bampton, Robert Betts, Benjamin de Loache (speaker) Abrasha Robofsky, Jeanette Vreeland. Choruses of Fortnightly Club, Mendelssohn Club & Princeton Glee Club

Philadelphia: 15-16 April 1932

Wagner: Tristan Prelude, Liebesnacht & Liebestod
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

New York: 20 April 1932

Gurrelieder
(As per 8-9 April)

Philadelphia: 22-23 April 1932

Sibelius: Symphony #4
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (Sylvan Levin, piano)
Bach-Stokowski: Chaconne
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue

Philadelphia: 29-30 April 1932

Wagner Program
Rheingold: Entry of the Gods & Alberich's Curse
Walküre: Wotan's Farewell & Ride of the Valkyries
Siegfried: Forest Murmurs & Siegfried Greets Brunnhilde
Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation

1932-33: At the beginning of the season the board printed a statement to the effect that 'debatable' music would be severely rationed to placate the general audience. Stokowski had lost his majority on the board. Apparently Wozzeck and Gurrelieder were just too much. This season Stokowski's youth concerts had prices topped at seventy-five cents. He and the orchestra contributed their services without pay. Soloists included people such as Kate Smith. Despite the management's announcement there were "new" composers this season that included: Werner Josten (1885-1963) an American composer and pianist born in Germany, he moved to the U.S. in 1920. His music has connections with the medieval and exotic: October. Ernesto Halffter (1905) is a Spanish composer who was influenced by Falla and Ravel though his style has more to do with Poulenc.

The season also included radio broadcasts. Premieres: Hunt lists Ernest Brooks' Three Units given its world premiere in October. The date given in Oliver Daniels' book is in April. Thompson's tome indicates he was an American composer born in 1903 and "He has written numerous symphonic works which remain unpublished… " The November performance of the Ravel Piano Concerto was the U.S. premiere. It was simultaneously performed in New York. December is the world premiere of Dubensky's "The Raven" and occurred around the same time it was recorded by Stokowski. It is likely that the rehearsal or concert served as preparation for this recording. Also in December Stokowski presents the U.S. Premiere of Shostakovich's 3rd Symphony. March is the world premiere of Abram Chasins' piano concerto #2. He was an American composer who later wrote a 1979 biography of Stokowski that is well worth looking for in out-of-print shops. In April Stokowski conducts the world premiere of Henry Eichheim's Bali.

Philadelphia: 7-8 October 1932

Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in C minor
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Werner Josten: The Jungle
Beethoven: Symphony #7

Philadelphia: 14-15 October 1932

Brahms: Symphony #1
Wagner: Tristan Prelude, Liebesnacht & Liebestod

Philadelphia: 28-29 October 1932

Wagner: Lohengrin Overture
Brooks: 3 Units
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Oscar Shumsky, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 4-5 November 1932

Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (Sylvan Levin, piano)
Sibelius: Symphony #4
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Debussy: La cathedrale engloutie
Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé Suite #2

Philadelphia: 18-19 November 1932

Liadov: 8 Russian Folk Songs
Rubinstein: Piano Concerto #4 (Joseph Hoffman, piano)
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade

Philadelphia: 25-26 November 1932

Handel: Overture in D minor
Brahms: Double Concerto (Mademe Lea Luboshutz, violin; Felix Salmond, cello)
Enesco: Prelude a l'unisson
Gluck: Ballet Suite
Beethoven: Lenore #3 Overture

Philadelphia: 9-10 December 1932

MacDowell: In Wartime
MacDowell: Dirge
Halffter: 2 Esquisses symphoniques
Dubensky: The Raven (Benjamin de Loache, narrator)
Debussy: Nuages et fêtes (Nocturnes)
Sibelius: Storm and Berceuse (Tempest)
Sibelius: Finlandia

Philadelphia: 16-17 December 1932

Wagner: Siegfried Symphonic Synthesis
Hindemith: Piano Concerto (Eunice Norton, piano)
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 30-31 December 1932

Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D minor
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Dubensky: Fugue
Shostakovich: Symphony #3

1933

Philadelphia: 6-7 January 1933

Franck: Symphony in D minor
Brahms: Symphony #1

Philadelphia: 23 February 1933

Benefit Concert for Unemployed Musicians
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
Other works conducted by others

Philadelphia: 3-4 March 1933

Wagner: Rheingold Symphonic Synthesis
Chasins: Piano Concerto #2 (Abram Chasins, piano)
Schumann: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 9 March 1933

Youth Concert
Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in G minor
Beethoven: Leonore #3 Overture
Bach-Stokowski: Wachet auf
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Debussy: Fêtes (Nocturnes)
Stravinsky: Firebird Excerpts
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 10-11 March 1933

Brahms: Symphony #4
Bach-Stokowski: Chaconne
Bach-Stokowski: Christ lag in Todesbanden
Bach-Stokowski: Komm Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

Philadelphia: 17-18 March 1933

Mussorgsky: Khovanschina Prelude
La Monaca: Festival of Gauri
Rachmaninoff: Isle of the Dead
Wagner: Götterdämmerung Rhine Journey, Funeral March & Immolation w. Agnes Davies, soprano

Philadelphia: 1 April 1933

Wagner Parsifal Act One
Soloists: Rose Bampton, Agnes Davies, Eustis, Nelson Eddy, Steel, Dudley Warwick, Robert Steel, Alexis Tcherkassy, Leonard Treash, Daniel Healy, Benjamin de Laroche, Eugene Lowenthal

Philadelphia: 3 April 1933

Wagner: Parsifal Act 3
[Same soloists]

Philadelphia: 7-8 April 1933

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring

Philadelphia: 20 April 1933

Youth Concert
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture and Opening & Final Choruses
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Mozart: Queen of the Night (Zauberflote)
Brooks: 3 Units
Eicheim: Bali
Ravel: Boléro
Tchaikovsky: March (Symphony #6 "Pathétique")
Program also included audience singing

Philadelphia: 21-22 April 1933

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Philadelphia: 28-29 April 1933

Brahms: Brahms: Haydn Variations
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody (Rose Bampton, contralto)
Brahms: Song of Destiny (Mendelssohn Club Chorus)
Wagner: Walküre Symphonic Synthesis

During the 1933-34 seasons there are 17 radio broadcasts. It is not clear if the contents were the same as the preceding or the following concerts. The season was interesting for the addition of two "programs" the audience request and Bach-Beethoven concerts. The audience requests are: Brahms' Symphony #1, Wagner's Tristan "Liebesnacht" Strauss' Tod und Verklärung, Beethoven's "Eroica" and Brahms' Symphony #4. Not a surprising list except perhaps the Strauss. This season (20-21 October) Stokowski introduces Roger Sessions to the Philadelphia audience. Other 'new' music includes:. Vladimir Horowitz makes his Philadelphia debut. 9 March. Yehudi Menuhin makes his Philadelphia debut. The Beethoven 9th was also recorded on April 1934 with the same soloists except for Ruth Cathcart replacing Rose Bampton. The program notes don't indicate that the finale is in English but I would assume it is since the recording was. It seems that rehearsals for concerts and concerts were beginning to be used as rehearsals for recordings as well.

You will notice that the "youth concerts" now list entire symphonies (like Beethoven 5th on 12 October) instead of movements from them. I am not certain if this is a change in Stokowski's approach or if the programs I have list the entire piece instead of the excerpt. You will also see the introduction of Robert Bloom at the Youth Concert on 9 November. I had the pleasure of talking with him and published the interview. Contemporary composers included: Frances McCollin (1892-1960) she was a Philadelphia native and educated at the Pennsylvania School for the Blind: November. Franz Scharwenka (1850-1924) was a German composer: January In April Stokowski plays the world premiere of Harl McDonald's Festival of the Workers. McDonald (1899-1955) was an American composer who wrote in a conservative, accessible style… at least by today's standards.

The Depression forced the Philadelphia Orchestra members to take a pay cut in the spring of 1933 and the future of the orchestra looked bleak. On Wednesday 11 October in the ballroom of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel in Philadelphia, a "Buy Now" dinner party was held to shore up the orchestra's ailing finances. Some 600 guests attended. This concert was not part of the regular season and did not appear in this Concert Register until this information was kindly gathered and forwarded to me by Larry Matheson.

Stokowski conducted "Covered Wagon Days", a three-part suite composed by William H. Woodin, who was also then Secretary of the Treasury under FDR and the evening's guest of honor.

Alexander Smallens conducted dinner music as guests ate and chattered. Stokowski was seen passing a mug of beer to timpanist Oscar Schwar, since I suppose the timpani part in most dinner music is relatively undemanding.

Stokowski and the orchestra accompanied radio crooner Kate Smith for Saint-Saëns' "My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice" from Samson and Delilah. She also sang some songs with her own accompanist, pianist Jack Miller.

London, England: 29 May 1933

RCM Jubilee Students' Orchestra
Wagner: Meistersinger Overture
This was an unscheduled appearance

The remainder of Mr. Hunt's book is missing most of the concerts from 1933-34 to 1940-41. Frederick Fellers later supplied this information in a supplement published by the Leopold Stokowski Society.

Philadelphia: 6-9 October 1933

Handel: Funeral March (In Memoriam Alexander Van Rensselear)
Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in C Minor
Schubert: Symphony #9 "The Great"
Wagner: Das Rheingold (Excerpts)
Encore
Wagner: Parsifal (Act I Excerpts)
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an' einen Gott

Philadelphia: 12 October 1933

Youth Concert
Handel: Overture in D Minor
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Griffes: Poeme for Flute and Orchestra (William Kincaid, flute)
La Monaca: Saltarello for Piccolo & Orchestra (John A. Fischer, piccolo)
Audience Sings Pilgrim's Chorus
Goldmark: Sakuntala Overture
Encore
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4 (Third Movement)

Philadelphia: 13-14 October 1933

Goldmark: Sakuntala Overture
Werner Josten: Concerto Sacro (Allan Farnum, piano)
Glière: The Red Poppy (Russian Sailor's Dance)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod

Washington D.C.: 17 October 1933

Goldmark: Sakuntala Overture
Werner Josten: Concerto Sacro (Werner Josten, piano)
Glière: The Red Poppy (Russian Sailor's Dance)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Baltimore, MD: 18 October 1933

(Program the same as 17th)

Philadelphia: 20-21 October 1933

Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Brahms: Symphony #2
Sessions: The Black Maskers
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole

New York: 24 October 1933

Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Brahms: Symphony #2
Werner Josten: Concerto Sacro (Josten, piano)
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole

Connecticut: 25 October 1933

(Program the same as 24 October)

Rhode Island: 26 October 1933

(Program the same as 24 October)
Encores:
Debussy: Nocturnes [Fêtes]
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an' einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod

Philadelphia: 3-4 November 1933

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Frances McCollin: Adagio
Ione Pickhardt: Mountains
Wagner: Die Walküre excerpts

Philadelphia: 6 November 1933

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Frances McCollin: Adagio
Ione Pickhardt: Mountains
Wagner: Die Walküre excerpts
Encore
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Liebesnacht)

Philadelphia: 9 November 1933

Concert for Youth
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
Josten: Jungle
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Sibelius: Swan of Tuonela (Robert Bloom, English horn)
All Sing: Soldiers' Chorus from Faust
Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Adagio from the Organ Toccata & Fugue
Bizet: Carmen excerpts
Ravel: Boléro

Philadelphia: 10-11 November 1933

Liadov: 8 Russian Folksongs
Shostakovich: Symphony #1
Glinka: Kamarinskaya
Mussorgsky-Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition

New York: 14 November 1933

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 24, 25 & 27 November 1933

Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Franck: Symphony in D minor
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Ravel: Daphnis & Chloé Suite #2
Encore
McDonald: Festival of the Workers {First and Third Movements]

Philadelphia: 1-2 December 1933

Gluck-Mottl: Ballet Suite
Mozart: Symphony #40
Eicheim: Bali
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde [Liebesnacht]

New York City: 5 December 1933

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 15-16 December 1933

Glière: Symphony #3 "Ilya Mourometz"
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Snow Maiden [Dance]
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Tale of the Tsar Saltan [Flight of the Bumble Bee]
Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet

Washington D.C.: 19 December 1933

(Same Program as 5 December)
Encore
Unknown composer: Russian Carol "In a Manger"

Baltimore, MD: 20 December 1933

Glière: Symphony #3 "Ilya Murometz"
Eichheim: Bali
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde [Liebesnacht]
Encore same as above.

Philadelphia: 22 & 23 December 1933

Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Purcell: Trumpet Prelude
Handel: Messiah [Pastoral Symphony]
Bach-Stokowski: Nun komm' der Heiden Heiland
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols w. Benjamin de Loache, baritone, the Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus conducted by Sylvan Levin
Schumann: Symphony #2

Philadelphia: 28 December 1933

Concert For Youth
Handel: Messiah [Pastoral Symphony]
Brahms: Symphony #2
Debussy: Premiere Rapsodie for clarinet (Robert McGinnis, clarinet)
Hahn: Sarabande et Theme for bass clarinet (Lucien Caillet, bass clarinet)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde (Liebesnacht)
Encore
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade (Third Movement)
Unknown Composer: Russian Carol "In a Manger"

1934

Philadelphia: 5, 6 & 8 January 1934

"First Request Program: Chosen by Public Vote"
Brahms: Symphony #1
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde [Liebesnacht]
Richard Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 11 January 1934

Concert For Youth
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Enesco: Romanian Rhapsody #1
Liszt: Piano Concerto #2 (Ezra Rachlin, piano)
Mozart: Bassoon Concerto (Walter Guetter, bassoon)
Scharwenka: Moment Musical for Contra Bassoon (Ferdinand Del Negro, contra bassoon)
Ludlow: A Christmas Carol
All Sing: The Marseillaise
Glière: The Red Poppy (Russian Sailors' Dance)
Encore
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade (Third Movement)

Philadelphia: 12, 13 January 1934

Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast (Dudley Marwick, baritone w. Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus

Philadelphia: 15 January 1934

Brahms: Piano Concerto #2 (Vladimir Horowitz, piano)
Walton: Belshazzar's Feast (as above)

Philadelphia: 19-20 January 1934

Bach-Stokowski: Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in E-flat Minor
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all' einen Gott
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #1 (Dalies Frantz, piano)
Brahms: Symphony #3
Encore:
Wagner: Parsifal (Act III excerpts)

New York City: 23 January 1934

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 9, 10 & 12 March 1934

"Bach-Beethoven Cycle First Program"
Beethoven: Lenore Overture #3
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Yehudi Menuhin, violin)
Encore
Bach: Violin Concerto #3 (Second Movement)
Bach-Stokowski: "Little Fugue"
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in E-flat Minor
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2 (William Kincaid, flute; Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Saul Caston, trumpet; Yasha Kayaloff, violin)

Philadelphia: 16, 17 March 1934

"Bach-Beethoven Cycle Second Program"
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Bach: Orchestral Suite #2 (William Kincaid, flute)
Bach-Stokowski: Ich ruf' zu dir
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

New York City: 20 March 1934

Glière: Symphony #3 "Ilya Murometz"
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Wagner: Parsifal Act III excerpts.

Philadelphia: 22 March 1934

Concert For Youth
Debussy: Nocturnes [Fêtes]
Franck: Symphony in D Minor
Gertude Gerrish Dance Group: Three Dances
Burlesca, Prayer of the Faithful, A Robust Dance
Richard Strauss: Horn Concerto (Arthur Berv, horn)
All Sing the Star Spangled Banner
Sibelius: Finlandia
Encore
Brahms: Hungarian Dance #1

Philadelphia: 31 March, 2 April 1934

"Bach-Beethoven Cycle Program Three"
Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 "Emperor" (Vladimir Horowitz, piano)
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5 (Jeanne Behrend, Florence Vanucci-Adimari, Arthur Reginald & Sylvan Levin pianos)
Bach-Stokowski: Komm Susser Tod

Philadelphia: 6-7 April 1934

"Bach-Beethoven Cycle Program Fourth Program"
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Bach: Concerto in A Minor Four Pianos (Jeanne Behrend, Florence Vanucci-Adimari, Arthur Reginald & Sylvan Levin pianos)

New York: 10 April 1934

Beethoven: Symphony #5
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Komm Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

Philadelphia: 12 April 1934

Concert For Youth
Purcell: Trumpet Prelude
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2 (William Kincaid, flute, Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Saul Caston, Trumpet; Yasha Kayaloff, violin)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
Chausson: Poeme (Helen Berlin, violin)
All Sing "America the Beautiful" and "Star Spangled Banner"
Busser: Andante and scherzo for trumpet (Saul Caston, trumpet)
Chabrier: España
Encore
Dvořák: Slavonic Dance #2

Philadelphia: 20, 21 & 23 April 1934

"Second Request Program"
Beethoven: Symphony #3 "Eroica"
Brahms: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 26 April 1934

Concert For Youth
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso in D Minor
Beethoven: Drei Equali for Four Trombones
Schubert: Symphony #8 "Unfinished"
Debussy: Rapsodie for Saxophone (Lucien Cailliet, saxophone)
McDonald: Festival of the Workers
Wagner: Tannhäuser "Evening Star" (Charles Gusikoff, trombone)
All Sing: Marseillaise, Land of Hope and Glory, Dixie
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde {Liebesnacht)

Philadelphia: 27-28 April 1934

"Bach-Beethoven Cycle Fifth Program"
Bach-Stokowski: Chaconne
Beethoven: Symphony #9 "Choral"
Agnes Davis, soprano; Rose Bampton, contralto; Robert Betts, tenor; Eugene Loewenthal, bass.
After the concert Richard Strauss' Deutsche Motette for four solo voices was sung.

1934-35: Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is given its world premiere this season. The Frescobaldi and Palestrina orchestral transcriptions were introduced and that they, as well as the Vivaldi Concerto Grosso, were frequently performed in concert and in "short public rehearsal". Stokowski recorded the Frescobaldi and Palestrina in October and November. After December Stokowski took a "vacation" for the rest of the season. Rarely heard music includes: Philip James (1890-) was an American composer who studied with Goldmark. In 1932 NBC awarded him $5,000 for his satirical suite Station WGZBX that Stokowski performed at a October. Michal Kondracki (1902-) was a Polish composer. Aare Merikanto (1893-1958) was a Finnish composer whose works were "colorful" and "chromatic" Mary Howe (1882-1964) was an American composer who studied with Nadia Boulanger: Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) was a Mexican composer: November. In addition to Rachmaninoff's Paganini Rhapsody in November Stokowski conducted the world premiere of Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony. Stokowski is the first major conductor to champion the music of Negroes. William Dawson (1899-1990) was the first major black composer in the US. His Afro-American Symphony is a lot like Dvořák's 10th. Harl McDonald's Symphony #1 "Santa Fe Trail" was also given its world premiere at that concert. It is amusing that at the same concert Stokowski has added a reprimand of sorts to the audience for not being quiet. Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) was a Mexican composer, pianist and played the organ. 16 November was the U.S. premiere of Chapultepec. This season also features the U.S. premiere of Shostakovich's Piano Concerto #1 on 12 December.

Philadelphia: 5, 6 & 9 October 1934

Bach-Stokowski: Ein Feste Burg ist unser Gott
Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Beethoven: Symphony #6 "Pastorale"
Pfitzner: Palestrina [Prelude]
Strauss: Tod und Verklärung

Philadelphia: 12, 13 October 1934

Brahms: Symphony #3
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde [Liebesnacht]
Wagner: Parsifal Act III excerpts
After the concert a short public rehearsal
Bach-Stokowski: Es ist vollbracht

New York City: 16 October 1934

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 24 October 1934

Concert for Youth
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Brahms: Serenade #1 in D Major (Two Minuets)
Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From The New World"
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso (Sidney Katchurin, violin)
Frescobaldi-Stokowski: Gagliarda
Philip James: Radio Station WGZBX
Songs: Pilgrims' Chorus from Tannhäuser, Song of Youth
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde [Prelude and Love-Death
Encore
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te

Philadelphia: 26, 27 October 1934

Handel: Water Music
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Vivaldi: Concerto Grosso
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
After the concert a short public rehearsal
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te

New York City: 30 October 1934

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 2,3 & 6 November 1934

Sibelius: Finlandia
Mary Howe: Sand
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
After the concert a short public rehearsal
Kondracki: Soldier's Marching
Merikanto: Sunset

Baltimore, Maryland: 7 November 1934

Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Mary Howe: Sand
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (composer at piano)
Brahms: Symphony #3
Encores:
Frescobaldi-Stokowski: Gagliarda
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te

Washington D.C.: 8 November 1934

(Same program)

Philadelphia: 14 November 1934

Youth Concert
Borodin: Prince Igor Overture
Debussy: Dances Sacred and Profane [Majorie Tyre, harp)
Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony
Ravel: Boléro
Songs: Schubert's Serenade; Glory to Isis from Aida
Cheyney Singers: Negro Spiritual with Pantomime "Run, Mary Run"
Polish Dancers: Figure Dance Typifying Courtship
Bavarian Dancers: Cossack Dance
Ukrainian Dancers: Dance combining "Katherine from Kherson" & "Kolomeyka"
Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture
Encores
Prokofiev: The Love for Three Oranges March
Mendelssohn: A Midsummer Night's Dream Scherzo

Philadelphia: 16-17 November 1934

McDonald: Symphony #1 "The Sante Fe Trail"
Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole
Ponce: Chapultpec
Dawson: Negro Folk Symphony
"After the concert Stravinsky's Pastorale will be played as soon as it is quiet"

New York: 20 November 1934

(Same program)

Philadelphia: 23, 24 & 27 November 1934

Holst: The Planets w. Women's Glee Club of the University of Pennsylvania
Bach-Stokowski: Wachet auf
Bach-Stokowski: Come Sweet Death
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an' einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Es ist vollbracht
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue

Philadelphia: 7, 8 & 11 December 1934

Dvořák: Symphony #9 "From the New World"
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Sibelius: Tapiola
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde "Prelude & Love-Death"

Philadelphia: 12 December 1934

Concert for Youth
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite
Frederiksen: The Saga of Leif Ericson (Ruth Carnwath, diseuse)
Wyeth: A Christmas Fantasy
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto #1 (Eugene List, piano)
Songs: Philadelphia Youth Song, Marseillaise, Schubert's Serenade, Dixie
Wagner: Götterdämmerung "Brunnhilde's Immolation"
Encores
Stravinsky: Pastorale
Debussy: Syrinx (William Kincaid, flute)

Princeton University Chapel: 13 December 1934

Bach: Mass in B Minor
LoRean Hodapp, soprano; Rose Bampton, contralto & second soprano; Dan Gridley, tenor; Frans Joseph Hoffman, bass;
The Westminster Choir of Princeton.

Philadelphia: 14-15 December 1934

(Same program)

New York: 18 December 1934

(Same Program)

1935

1935-36: This was an unusually long season for Stokowski and the orchestra. At the firs concert he plays the world premiere of Harl McDonald's Symphony #2 Rhumba Symphony. On three occasions in November Stokowski programmed music with the Col. W. de Basil's ballet group from Russia. Apparently someone choreographed music from Brahms' 4th Symphony. I assume, but cannot verify, that the Schéhérazade on the 14th was put to ballet as well. Stokowski takes his winter vacation from February to March. When he returns he takes the orchestra on tour to New York, Baltimore, Washington, DC and back to New York. Then back to Philadelphia. A few days later they are off again on a train trip around and across the country that is about 7,000 miles from 13 April to 17 May. You will notice, however, that the orchestra probably needed little rehearsal time since the programs featured music they were familiar with. While on tour Stokowski plays the final movement of Still's symphony in Georgia, Louisiana and Alabama. How's that for a statement in 1936.

In April and then again in May Stokowski is listed as the organist in a performance of a composition by Zemachson in concerts where he did not conduct. These are two of only three instances where I have read that Stokowski played his original instrument after taking up the "baton". My research indicates this is Sholom Zvi Zemachson (1870-1928). Eugene Ormandy recorded the Chorale and Fugue with the Minnesota Symphony Orchestra. Rarely heard music also includes: Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973) was a Japanese composer who founded what is now the NHK Orchestra and made the first recording of Mahler's 4th Symphony in 1930: October. Aaron Avshalomov (1894-) was a Russian-American composer. In 1914 he settled in China where he studied native Chinese music and composed works on Chinese subjects using native themes: November. Giuseppe Ferrata (1865-1928) born in Italy and died in the US. He studied with Liszt. He was knighted by both the King of Portugal and Italy: April. Premieres: November 28 is the world premiere of Dubensky's Tom Sawyer Overture. In January Stokowski conducts the world premiere of Morton Gould's Chorale and Fugue in Jazz.

During this season, as noted above, Stokowski performed works in conjunction with the Ballet Russe. The following excerpts are from Musical America, 25 November 1935, written by W. R. Murphy. The program was the one that included Falla's "The Three Cornered Hat" Rimsky-Korsakov's Schéhérazade and, Borodin's Polovtsian Dances. Much thanks to Stokowski expert Ed Johnson for sending the information to me.

The conjunction of two notable organizations, each of primary distinction in its field, drew enormous audiences to the events and for the first time since the depression, hundreds were turned away in the face of sold out houses… Most interest was in Schéhérazade, not witnessed here for twenty years since the last Diaghilev tour, in the attempted fusing of symphony and dancing in the interesting abstraction of Massine's choreography for the Brahm's Fourth, a novelty here, and in the indigenous and high coloration, both musical and terpsichorean, of Falla's Three Cornered Hat.

Philadelphia: 4, 5 & 8 October 1935

Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture
Beethoven: Symphony #2
McDonald: Symphony #2 "The Rhumba Symphony"
Wagner: Das Rheingold "Entrance of the Gods into Valhalla"

Philadelphia: 10 October 1935

Youth Concert
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde "Act Three Prelude" (Robert Bloom, English horn)
Brahms: Symphony #4
Chopin: Piano Concerto #1 (Sol Kaplan, piano)
Songs: Song of Youth; Taps; Schubert's Serenade; Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Encores:
Sousa: El Captain
Wagner: Lohengrin "Act III Prelude"

Philadelphia: 11, 12 October 1935

(Program dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Birth of Theodore Thomas: 1835-1935)
Frescobaldi-Stokowski: Gagliarda
Brahms: Symphony #4
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Debussy: The Engulfed Cathedral
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Konoye: Etenraku

New York City: 15 October 1935

(Same program except for omission of Koyone)

Philadelphia: 18, 19 October 1935

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #2 (William Kincaid, flute; Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Saul Caston, trumpet; Alexander Hilsburg, violin)
Bach-Stokowski: Sarabande
Bach: Concerto for two violins (Alvin Rudnitsky, Eudice Shaprio, violins)
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Wagner: Tannhäuser Overture, Act III Prelude & Bacchanale & Venusberg Music

Baltimore, MD: 23 October 1935

Brahms: Symphony #4
Wagner: Rienzi Overture
Wagner: Tannhäuser Act III Prelude & Venusberg Music, Bacchanale & Venusberg Music

Washington D.C.: 24 October 1935

(Same program except that Konoye's Etenraku was added.

Philadelphia: 27 October 1935

"Pension Fund Benefit"
Wagner: Die Meistersinger Overture
Brahms: Symphony #1
Shostakovich: Piano Concerto #1 (Sylvan Levin, piano)
All Sing: La Marseillaise; Schubert's Serenade; Columbia the Gem of the Ocean
LaMonaca: Saltarello (John Fischer, piccolo)
Liszt: Les Preludes
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3

Philadelphia: 1, 2 November 1935

Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Es ist vollbracht
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an' einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
Wagner: Die Meistersinger Prelude
Wagner: Lohengrin Prelude
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde "Love Music"

New York City: 5 November 1935

(Same program)

Philadelphia: 8, 9 November 1935

Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro Overture
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Avshalomov: Peiping Huntings

Philadelphia: 12, 15 November 1935

With Col. W. de Basil's Ballet Russe
Chopin: Les Sylphides
Brahms: Choreartium by Leonide Myassin to the Fourth Symphony
Stravinsky: Pétrouchka

Philadelphia: 14 November 1935

With Col. W. de Basil's Ballet Russe
Falla: El sombrero de tres picos
Rimsky-Korsakov: Schéhérazade
Weber: Le Spectre de la Rose
Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Philadelphia: 16 November 1935

w. Col. W. de Basil's Ballet Russe
(same program minus the Weber)

New York City: 19 November 1935

Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata and Fugue
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Fritz Kreisler, violin)
Konoye: Etenraku
McDonald: Symphony #2 "The Rhumba Symphony"

Philadelphia: 29, 30 November 1935

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #5 (William Harms, piano; Alexander Hilsberg, violin; William Kincaid, flute)
Bach-Stokowski: Adagio from Organ Toccata & Fugue in C Major
Bach: Concerto for 3 pianos (Janette Weinstein, Martin Gabowitz, Elinor Buten: pianos)
Wagner: Die Walküre excerpts: 1. Siegmunde & Sieglinde 2. The Ride of the Valkyries 3. Calm After the Storm at Twilight – Wotan and Brunnhilde alone 4. Wotan's Farewell from Brunnhilde – The Magic Fire Music
Dubensky: Tom Sawyer Overture

Philadelphia: 5 December 1935

Concert for Youth
McDonald: Symphony #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)
Schreiner: The Worried Drummer (Anna Mae Brogan, percussionist)
Liszt: Les Preludes
Encore
Schubert-Stokowski: Moment Musicale

Philadelphia: 6, 7 December 1935

Handel: Overture in D Minor
Mozart: Violin Concerto #5 (Joseph Knitzer, violin)
Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3
Sibelius: Symphony #4 (Audience asked not to applaud after the Symphony because of the nature of the music.

New York City: 10 December 1935

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 13, 14 December 1935

Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia
Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Sergei Rachmaninoff, piano)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 21 December 1935

"Christmas Concert For Children"
McDonald: Symphony #2 "The Rhumba Symphony" – Rhumba Movement
Mozart: Piano Concerto in E-Flat Minor-Allegro Movement (Margaret Ros, piano)
Carols: Adeste Fidelis; Noel; Jingle Bells; Silent Night
Rimsky-Korsakov: Flight of the Bumble Bee – Pantomime and Dance (Dance group directed by Mary Binney Montgomery)
Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals (Elanie Gold, Herschel Brown, pianos)

Philadelphia: 27, 28 December 1935

Franck: Symphony in D Minor
Poulenc: Concerto for Two Pianos (Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine pianos)
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies (transcribed for orchestra by Stokowski)
Encore
Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-flat Minor

1936

Philadelphia: 2 January 1936

Concert For Youth
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Gould: Choral & Fugue in Jazz
Songs: Marseillaise; Schubert's Serenade; On the Road to Mandalay; Funiculi, Funicula; Scotland Burning (Round)
Sibelius: Finlandia
Stravinsky: Rite of Spring-First Part (Mary Binney Montgomery and Her Dance Group)

Philadelphia: 3, 4 January 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
Hindemith: Viola Concerto (Samuel Lifschey, viola)
McDonald: Symphony #3 (Vera Reshikoff, soprano; Choral Society of the University of Pennsylvania)

Philadelphia: 7 January 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
Gould: Choral & Fugue in Jazz
McDonald: Symphony #3 (Vera Reshikoff, soprano; Choral Society of the University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia: 10, 11 & 14 January 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all 'an einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: Bouree from English Suite #2
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude in E-flat Minor
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Wagner: Götterdämmerung excerpts-(Siegfried's Rhine Journey; Siegfried's Death, Brunnhilde's Immolation

New York City: 13 January 1936

"Special Benefit Concert"
Borodin: Prince Igor-Polovtsian Dances
Rachmanioff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Sergei Rachmanioff, piano)
Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-Flat Minor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5

Baltimore, MD: 1 April 1936

Wagner: Parsifal-Prelude, Good Friday Spell, and Act III Excerpts
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk-Entr'acte
Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-flat Minor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Washington D.C.: 2 April 1936

(Same Program)

New York City: 7 April 1936

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 9, 11 1936

Wagner: Parsifal Prelude, Good Friday Spell & Act 3 excerpts
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk-Entr'acte
Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-Flat Minor
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

Hartford, Conn.: 13 April 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Wagner: Götterdämmerung-excerpts (Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Siegfried's Death, Brunnhilde's' Immolation
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Sarabande

Boston: 14 April 1936

Same Program
Encores
Frescobaldi-Stokowski: Gagliarda
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies transcribed by Stokowski
Eichheim: Japanese Nocturne

Springfield, Mass. 15 April 1936

This concert was conducted by Charles O'Connell but one work is listed as:
Zemachson: Chorale and Fugue-Leopold Stokowski at the organ.

Toronto: 16 april 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Debussy-Stokowski: The Engulfed Cathedral
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde "Love Music"
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Frescobaldi-Stokowski: Gagliarda
Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies transcribed by Stokowski

Chicago: 17 April 1936

(Same Program as 14 April)

Urbana, Ill.: 18 April 1936

(Same Program as 16 April)
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Siciliano from C Minor Sonata for Violin & Cembalo
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Atlanta: 20 April 1936

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Debussy-Stokowski: The Engulfed Cathedral
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde "Love Music"
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Still: Afro-American Symphony-Fourth Movement
Emmet: Dixie
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

New Orleans: 21 April 1936

Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
McDonald: Symphony #2 "The Rhumba Symphony" Rhumba Movement
Ferrata: I. Valse Gentile II. Love Song
Still: Afro-American Symphony-Fourth Movement
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde "Love Music"
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Birmingham, Ala.: 22 April 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
McDonald: Symphony #2 "The Rhumba Symphony" Rhumba Movement
Still: Afro-American Symphony-Fourth Movement
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk-Entr'acte
Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-Flat Minor
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Sarabande
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Dallas, Texas: 24 April 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite
Wagner: Lohengrin – Prelude
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Encore
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

El Paso, Texas: 25 April 1936

(Same as for 22 April except one of the encores)
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te

Hollywood: 27 April 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Wagner: Die Meistersinger – Prelude
Wagner: Lohengrin – Prelude
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Sarabande
Frescobaldi-Stokowski: Gagliarda
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Two Ancient Liturgical Melodies (transcribed by Stokowski)

Hollywood: 29 April 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Sarabande
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an' einen Gott
Bach-Stokowski: Siciliano from C Minor Sonata for Violin & Cembalo
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Eichheim: Japanese Nocturne
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Debussy-Stokowski: The Sunken Cathedral

San Francisco: 1 May 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Wagner: Götterdämmerung – Excerpts (I. Siegfried's Rhine Journey II. Siegfried's Death III. Brunnhilde's Immolation)

San Francisco: 2 May 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Debussy-Stokowski: The Engulfed Cathedral
Konoye: Etenraku
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Encore
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

San Francisco: 3 May 1936

Sibelius: Symphony #4
McDonald: Symphony #2 "The Rhumba Symphony" – Rhumba Movement
Still: Afro-American Symphony – Fourth Movement
Shostakovich: Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk – Entr'acte
Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-flat Minor
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Sarabande
Frescobaldi-Stokowski: Gagliarda
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Two Liturgical Melodies (transcribed by Stokowski)

Salt Lake City: 5 May 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu Seville
Debussy-Stokowski: The Engulfed Cathedral
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Handel: Messiah – Hallelujah Chorus (Tabernacle Choir – J. Spencer Cornwell, dir.
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3

Denver: 6 May 1936

The concert was conducted by Saul Caston but encores by Stokowski
Bach-Stokowski: Wir glauben all an' einen Gott
Grieg: Peer Gynt – Anitra's Dance
Wagner: Lohengrin – Act III Prelude

Omaha: 8 May 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Debussy-Stokowski: The Engulfed Cathedral
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te

St. Louis: 9 May 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Siciliano from C Minor Sonata for Violin & Cembalo
Wagner: Die Meistersinger – Prelude
Wagner: Lohengrin – Prelude
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Encores
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Minneapolis: 10 May 1936

(Same Program)

Milwaukee: 11 May 1936

(Same Program)

Cleveland: 12 May 1936

(Same Program)

Ann Arbor, Michigan: 13 May 1936

(Same Program except the final encore was the Frescobaldi-Stokowski)

Ann Arbor: 15 May 1936

The concert was conducted by Charles O'Connel and Saul Caston)
Stokowski is again listed as the organist in Zemachon's work.

Ann Arbor: 16 May 1936

Brahms: Symphony #1
Sibelius: Violin Concerto (Efrem Zimbalist, violin)
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Encores
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te

New York: 17 May 1936

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Aria from Orchestral Suite #3
Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
Encore
Bach-Stokowski: Komm, Susser Tod
Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu Seville
Debussy-Stokowski: The Sunken Cathedral
Still: Afro-American Symphony – Fourth Movement
McDonald: Symphony #2 "The Rhumba Symphony" – Rhumba Movement
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Encore
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

1936-37: After last season, this one is short for Stokowski. He took October off and then from December to April. Stokowski opens HIS season with an all-Russian concert featuring the premiere of two Russian works transcribed by Stokowski. There is Mussorgsky's "Pictures" and Tchaikovsky's Solitude. Stokowski felt that Ravel's transcription was not Russian enough and if you listen to both of them you realize that Stokowski was right. This season also sees the introduction of Stokowski's orchestration of Byrd's Pavan and Gigg. Music rarely heard today: Paul White (1895-) American composer, violinist and conductor. He studied violin with Ysaye and conducting with Eugene Goosens. Victor Young (1900-1956) was an American composer who is known primarily for song writing, the most well known today is "When I Fall In Love". Bernard Rogers (1893- 1968) was also an American composer who wrote books on music, too: all in November. Premieres: Of course the most famous is the world premiere of Rachmaninoff's Symphony #3 in November. Also in November the Symphony #1 of Tikhon Khrennikov (1913-) was given the U.S. premiere. He was a Russian composer who became head of the Soviet Composer's Union in 1948. Another November premiere is the world premiere of Barlow's "The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant". Samuel Barlow (1892-1982) was an American composer who adapted the children's book for orchestra. Stokowski plays the world premiere of McDonald's Concerto for Two Pianos in April. On April 9-10 several "small compositions" were performed by American composers. Robert Elmore (1913-) studied with Harl McDonald. In 1936 he began teaching organ at the Clarke Conservatory in Philadelphia. David Raksin (1912-) was born in Philadelphia and wrote several film scores. Clarence White (1880-) was black American composer and violinist. Paul Nordoff (1909-1977) was a composer in the conventional vein. After 1959 he devoted his energies to music therapy. This was the world premiere of his Fugue. Burrill Phillips (1907-)

Philadelphia: 6-7 November 1936

Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition
Tchaikovsky-Stokowski: Solitude, Op. 73 #6
Tchaikovsky: Roméo & Juliet
Rachmanioff: Symphony #3

New York: 10 November 1936

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 13, 14 & 17 November 1936

Bach-Stokowski: "The Great" Fugue
Brahms: Symphony #2
Wagner: Das Rheingold Excerpts – (I. Prelude II. Invocation of Alberich to the Nibelungen. III. Entrance of the Gods in Valhalla.)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2

Philadelphia: 18 November 1936

Concert for Youth
Wagner: Das Rheingold Excerpts – (I. Prelude. II. Invocation of Alberich to the Nibelungen. III. Entrance of the Gods in Valhalla.)
Tchaikovsky-Stokowski: Solitude, Op. 73 #6
LaMonaca: Scherzo Capriccio (Sonata) for two piccolos, three flutes, one also flute (Willam Kincaid, Joseph LaMonaca, John A. Fischer, Hans Schlegel)
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Boris Godounov: Symphonic Synthesis
White: Voyage of the Mayflower (Upper Darby High School a cappella chorus – Clyde R. Dengler, director.)
Handel: Serse – Ombra mai du (Mary Earp)
Cowell: Reel
Songs: Youth Songs; Schubert's Serenade; Round: Frere Jacques; When Johnny Comes Marching Home.
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2

Philadelphia: 20-21 November 1936

Mussorgsky: Khovanshchina – Entr'acte
Tikhon Khrennikov: Symphony #1
Victor Young: Arizona
Bernard Rogers: Two American Frescoes (I. The Mississippi. II. Ojibway Battle Dance)
Wagner: Tannhäuser – Bacchanale & Venusberg Music

Philadelphia: 24 November 1936

Bach-Stokowski: "The Great" Fugue
Brahms: Symphony #2
Victor Young: Arizona
Bernard Rogers: Two American Frescoes (I. The Mississippi. II. Ojibway Battle Dance)
Wagner: Tannhäuser – Bacchanale & Venusberg Music

Philadelphia: 30 November 1936

Concert For Youth
Stravinsky: Pétrouchka – Russian Dance
Rimsky-Korsakov: A Tale of Tsar Salatan – Flight of the Bumble Bee
Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite – Three Dances (I. Chinese Dance. II. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. III. Trepak.) Dancers courtesy of the Philadelphia Ballet, Catherine Littlefield, director.
Hindemith: Let's Build a Town (Chorus of the Oakmont High School; Action group from the Miquon School.
Barlow: The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (w. Lantern Slides)
Everybody sing: Jingle Bells
Wagner: Lohengrin – Act III Prelude

1937

Philadelphia: 2, 3 April 1937

Bach-Stokowski: "The Great" Fugue
Brahms: Symphony #1
McDonald: Concerto for Two Pianos (Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianos)
Wagner: Parsifal – Act III Excerpts

Washington D.C.: 6 April 1937

(Same Program)

Baltimore, MD: 7 April 1937

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 9-10 April 1937

Chavez: Symphony #2 "Sinfonia India"
Five Short American Compositions
A. Elmore: Valley Forge
B. Raksin: Montage
C. White: Negro Chant
D. Nordoff: Fugue
E. Phillips: Courthouse Square
Borodin: Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances
Turina-Cailliet: Sacro Monte
Debussy-O'Connell: Canope
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

New York City: 13 April 1937

Bach-Stokowski: "The Great" Fugue
Brahms: Symphony #1
McDonald: Concerto for Two Pianos (Jeanne Behrend, Alexander Kelberine, pianos)
Wagner: Parsifal – Act III Excerpts

Philadelphia: 16-17 April 1937

Byrd-Stokowski: Pavan and Gigg
Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in C Minor
Bach-Stokowski: Es ist vollbracht
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Stravinsky: Pétrouchka
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music

1937-38: Stokowski does not conduct in October. This season The Maestro offers his orchestration of Chopin's Mazurka for the first time. Stokowski takes advantage of the newest technology and uses an electric organ in performance on 26-27 November. Stokowski continues to program American music. In addition to John Hefti (about whom I can find nada) there are others. In December there is Edgar Stillman Kelly (1857-1944) was an American composer. Robert McBride (1911-) also was an American composer who is probably best know2n for the score of Martha Grahm's Punch and Judy. Premieres: William Grant Still's Symphony #2 is given its world premiere on 10 December. After December Stokowski does not conduct again until March of 1939

Philadelphia: 4-5 November 1937

Borodin: Prince Igor – Polovtsian Dances
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Boris Godounov Symphonic Synthesis
Shostakovich: Symphony #1

New York: 9 November 1937

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 11-12 & 16 November 1937

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Brahms: Symphony #4
John C. Hefti: Mystic Pool
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Philadelphia: 18-19 November 1937

Albeniz-Stokowski: Fete-Dieu a Seville
Satie-Debussy: Gymnopedies (I. Lent et grave II. Lent et douloureux)
Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Debussy-Stokowski: Claire de Lune
Dukas: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Sibelius: Symphony #4
Encore
Chopin-Stokowski: Mazurka

New York City: 23 November 1937

(Same program minus the encore)

Philadelphia: 26-27 November 1937

Bach: Prelude for Organ and Orchestra to the Cantata "Wir mussen durch viel Trubsal in das Reich Gottes eingehen" (w. Fernando Germani, Hammond Electric Organ)
Beethoven: Symphony #5
Berg: Violin Concerto (w. Louis Krasner, violin)
Stravinsky: Pétrouchka Excerpts

Washington D.C.: 30 November 1937

Stravinsky: Pétrouchka – The Festival of Mardi Gras
Shostakovich: Symphony #1
Berg: Violin Concerto (w. Louis Krasner, violin)
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Boris Godounov Symphonic Synthesis

Baltimore: 1 December 1937

Stravinsky: Pétrouchka – The Festival of Mardi Gras
Shostakovich: Symphony #1
Berg: Violin Concerto (w. Louis Krasner, violin)
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Boris Godounov Symphonic Synthesis
Encore
Debussy-Stokowski: Claire de Lune

Philadelphia: 3, 4 & 7 December 1937

Edgar Stillman Kelly: The Defeat of Macbeth
Atterberg: Varmland Rhapsody
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Encore on 4 December only
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Philadelphia: 9 December 1937

Concert For Youth
Chopin-Stokowski: Prelude #24
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #5
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Music
Debussy: Dances Sacred and Profane (Barton Harp Quintet (Maryjane Mayhew Barton, Frances Gates, Isabel Ibach, Rebecca Lewis, Lynne Wainwright)
Songs: Youth Song; Schubert's Serenade; Toreador Song from "Carmen"; Old Man River
Falla: El Amor Brujo – Danza ritual del fuego
Encores
Chopin-Stokowski: Mazurka
Debussy-Stokowski: Claire de Lune
Tchaikovsky-Stokowski: Solitude

Philadelphia: 10-11 December 1937

Robert McBride: Music to a Ballet
Still: Symphony #2 "Song of a New Race"
Bach-Stokowski: Prelude and Fugue
Palestrina-Stokowski: Adoramus Te
Byrd-Stokowski: Pavan & Gigue
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue

New York City: 14 December 1937

(Same Program except the addition of Two Liturgical Melodies and Mein Jesu)

1939

1939: Stokowski conducted only the second half of the season and starts it off with his signature tune. As is oft the case before a recording, Stokowski is preparing the orchestra for the Shostakovich 5th which is done in April of this year. New music continues to be part of the fare. In April Stokowski conducts Fastelavn by Knudage Riisager (1897-1974) a Danish composer who developed a cosmopolitan neo-classicism distinct from the post-Nielsen tradition. Also in April Stokowski conducted the world premiere of Alexander Gretchaninoff's (Russian composer 1864-1956) Symphony #5.

Philadelphia: 17-18 March 1939

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Wagner-Stokowski: Die Walküre – Magic Fire Music
Shostakovich: Symphony #5
Encore March 18 only
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

Washington D.C.: 21 March 1939

(Same Program)

Baltimore: 22 March 1939

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 24-25 March 1939

Beethoven: Symphony #6 "Pastorale"
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Debussy-Stokowski: Claire de Lune
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite
Encore 25 March
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible) – Act III Prelude

New York City: 28 March 1939

Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Wagner-Stokowski: Die Walküre – Magic Fire Music
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Shostakovich: Symphony #5

Philadelphia: 31 March, 1 April 1939

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible) – Act III Prelude
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Boris Godounov Symphonic Synthesis
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Wagner: Götterdämmerung – Brunnhilde's Immolation

Philadelphia: 4 April 1939

Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible) – Act III Prelude
Shostakovich: Symphony #5
Ornstein: Tribal Dance
Mussorgsky: A Night on Bald Mountain
Wagner: Götterdämmerung – Brunnhilde's Immolation

Philadelphia: 5 April 1939

Concert For Youth
Rimsky-Korsakov: The Maid of Pskov (Ivan the Terrible) – Act III Prelude
Gretchaninoff: Symphony #5
Riisager: Fastelavn
Songs: Ein' Feste Burg; Ave Maria (Schubert); Philadelphia Youth Song; Serenade (Schubert)
Wagner: Die Walküre – Ride of the Valkyries
J. Strauss, Jr.: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
J. Strauss, Jr.: Tales from the Vienna Woods
Encore
Debussy: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

1939-40 This season Stokowski introduces his transcription of Dvořák's Slavonic Dance in e Minor. If it hasn't become apparent already, Stokowski increasingly programmed his Bach transcriptions. I assume this is because they were popular with the audiences and it certainly gives credence to his assertion that his intention was to bring more of Bach to audiences. Stokowski takes his winter vacation from November to March. Following a pattern that has developed over the years he recorded, in March he programs Glière's "Ilya Mourometz" in two concerts just prior to a recording.

Philadelphia: 10, 11 & 13 November 1939

Handel-Stokowski: Overture in D Minor
Mozart: Symphony #40
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia & Fugue
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"

Philadelphia: 15 November 1939

Concert For Youth
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition – Excerpts
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #6 "Pathétique"
White: Voyage of the Mayflower (. Philadelphia High School Chorus)
Debussy-Stokowski: Claire de Lune
Encores
Debussy: Nocturnes – Fêtes
Dvořák-Stokowski: Slavonic Dance in E Minor

Philadelphia: 17-18 November 1939

Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro – Overture
Brahms: Symphony #4
Debussy: Nocturnes (w. Women's Glee Club of the University of Pennsylvania)
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition

New York City: 21 November 1939

Handel-Stokowski: Overture in D Minor
Mozart: Symphony #40
Bach-Stokowski: Passacaglia and Fugue
Debussy: Nocturnes (w. Women's Glee Club of the University of Pennsylvania)
Mussorgsky-Stokowski: Pictures at an Exhibition

Philadelphia: 24-25 November 1939

Bach-Stokowski: "Little" Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Adagio from the Organ Toccata & Fugue in C Major
Bach-Stokowski: First Movement of the Sonata in E-Flat Major for the Pedal-Clavier composed for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Bach-Stokowski: Ich ruf zu dir
Beethoven: Symphony #7
Handel: Saul – Funeral March (in Memory of John F. Braun)
Dvořák-Stokowski: Slavonic Dance in E Minor
McDonald: San Juan Capistrano
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Prelude and Love Death

1940

Philadelphia: 15-16 March 1940

Shostakovich-Stokowski: Prelude in E-flat Minor
Glière: Symphony #3 "Ilya Mourometz"
Wagner: Parsifal – Good Friday Spell & Act Three Excerpts
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture

New York City: 19 March 1940

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 28 March 1940

Children's Concert
Mozart: Symphony #39 – Menuetto & Trio
McDonald: The Legend of the Arkansas Traveler
Six pieces composed by children orchestrated by Stokowski
Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf (narrated by Lester Englander)

1940-41 Stokowski' last season with the orchestra he built to be one of the greatest in the world.. Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante is programmed in November in preparation for a December recording. For the first time that I can confirm (also in November) Stokowski actually takes compositions written by children, orchestrates and performs them! Imagine what a trip that would be for a kid. Fittingly, the man who knew no age completed his tenure at Philadelphia with a "Concert for Youth". Over the past few seasons Stokowski was absent more than present and his programming began to take on a sameness, a lot of Bach transcriptions for example But there is still new music. We have the U.S. premiere (for that matter the first performance anywhere outside Russia) of Shostakovich's 6th Symphony and the world premiere of Schoenberg's Violin Concerto.

Philadelphia: 22, 23 & 25 November 1940

("On Friday afternoon [the 22nd] on account of broadcasting the program the Toccata & Fugue will be played at the beginning of the 2nd half")
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Arioso from the Concerto for Harpsichord & Strings
Bach-Stokowski: Sinfonia from "Wir danken Dir, Gott"
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn and Strings
(Marcel Tabuteau, oboe; Bernard Portnoy, clarinet; Sol Schoenbach, bassoon; Mason Jones, horn)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony #4

Philadelphia: 27 November 1940

Concert for Youth
Bach-Stokowski: Toccata & Fugue
Bach-Stokowski: Es ist vollbracht
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante (same soloists as above)
McBride: Ballet Suite
Debussy: Soiree dans Grenade
Ravel: Boléro
Encores
Bach-Stokowski: Sinfonia from the Ratswahl-Kantate "Wir danen Dir Gott"
Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile

Philadelphia: 29-30 November 1940

Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Wagner: Götterdämmerung – Siegfried's Death
Shostakovich: Symphony #6

New York: 3 December 1940

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 6-7 December 1940

(On Friday, the 6th, on account of broadcasting, Schoenberg on first half and others on first.)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Sibelius: Symphony #7
Schoenberg: Violin Concerto (w. Louis Krasner, violin)
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Prelude and Love Death

Washington D.C.: 10 December 1940

Beethoven: Leonore Overture #3
Brahms: Haydn Variations
Wagner: Götterdämmerung – Siegfried's Death
Shostakovich: Symphony #6
Encores
Novacek: Perpetuum Mobile
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde – Love Death

Baltimore: 11 December 1940

(Same Program)

Philadelphia: 28-29 March 1941

Bach: St. Matthew Passion (LoRean Hodapp, soprano; Elizabeth Krueger, contralto; Harold Hedgpeth, tenor (Evangelist); John Baumgartner, bass (Jesus); George Krueger, bass; Henri Switten, cembalo; Geroges Couvreur, organ; w.Westminster Choir School, John Finley Williamson director)

New York City: 1 April 1941

(Same Concert)

Philadelphia: 3 April 1941

Concert for Children
Bach-Stokowski: Fugue in C Minor
The Story of Noah's Ark
Stravinsky: Pétrouchka – Russian Dance

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