Monday, 14 January 2019

Philadelphia Orchestra - Subscription Concerts in the Ormandy era 1958 - 1961


1958 – 1959

Programme 1

26, 27 September 1958

Eugene Ormandy

WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, overture

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica'

ANGYAL
Valse Macabre

BARBER
Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance

RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

Programme 2

3, 4 October 1958

Eugene Ormandy

BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 3

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2

DEBUSSY
Ibéria from Images

RAVEL
La Valse



Programme 3

10, 11 October 1958

Eugene Ormandy

HAYDN
Symphony No. 100, 'Military'

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 4, 'Italian’

BARTÓK
The Miraculous Mandarin, suite

MENNIN
Concertato for Orchestra, 'Moby Dick'

GEORG SCHUMANN
Dance of the Nymphs and Satyrs from Amor and Psyche

STRAUSS
Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

Programme 4

17, 18 October 1958

Eugene Ormandy

FOSS
Ode for Orchestra

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 2

BRITTEN
Les Illuminations

ROUSSEL
Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

Janice Harsanyi, soprano

Programme 5

31 October, 1 November 1958

Eugene Ormandy

HANDEL
Messiah

Leontyne Price, soprano
Martha Lipton, contralto
Davis Cunningham, tenor
William Warfield, baritone
Salt Lake Mormon Tabernacle Choir


Programme 6

7, 8 November 1958

Eugene Ormandy

HANSON
Mosaics

PROKOFIEV
Piano Concerto No. 3

STRAUSS
Also sprach Zarathustra

RACHMANINOV
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Leonard Pennario, piano

Programme 7

14, 15 November 1958

Eugene Ormandy

RAVEL
Le tombeau de Couperin

D'INDY
Symphony on a French Mountain Song

CHAUSSON
Symphony

FRANCK
Symphonic Variations

Robert Casadesus, piano

Programme 8

21, 22 November 1958

Eugene Ormandy

TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet, overture

TCHAIKOVSKY
Francesca da Rimini

TCHAIKOVSKY
Manfred Symphony


Programme 9

28, 29 November 1958

Eugene Ormandy

COPLAND
Music for Radio

DVOŘÁK
Cello Concerto

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4

Lorne Munroe, cello

Programme 10

5, 6 December 1958

Eugene Ormandy

BACH
Chaconne (orch. Gesensway)

BACH
Magnificat

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

BACH
Suite from The French Suites (orch. Honegger)

BACH
Toccata, Intermezzo and Fugue in C major (orch. Ormandy)

Patti Jean Thompson, soprano
Ethelwyn Whitemore, soprano
Anne Stackhouse, contralto
Wayne Conner, tenor
Barry Hanner, baritone
William Kincaid, flute
John de Lancie, oboe
Gilbert Johnson, trumpet
David Madison, violin
Three College Chorus



Programme 11

12, 13 December 1958

Eugene Ormandy

BEETHOVEN
Leonore, Overture No. 1

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 2

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto

Nathan Milstein, violin

Programme 12

19, 20 December 1958

William Smith

CORELLI
Concerto Grosso No. 8, 'Christmas'

TCHAIKOVSKY
The Nutcracker suite

CHADWICK
Noel

DVOŘÁK
Symphony No. 6

Programme 13

26, 27 December 1958

Sir John Barbirolli

ELGAR
Introduction and Allegro

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Symphony No. 9

FAURÉ
Pelléas et Mélisande, suite

DEBUSSY
La mer



Programme 14

2, 3 January 1959

Paul Paray

BERLIOZ
Symphonie fantastique

DUKAS
La Peri

WAGNER
Siegfried, Waldweben

WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, suite from Act 3

Programme 15

9, 10 January 1959

Sir Thomas Beecham

BIZET
Symphony in C

BERLIOZ
King Lear, overture

DELIUS
The Walk to the Paradise Garden

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7

Programme 16

16, 17 January 1959

Sir Thomas Beecham

MENDELSSOHN
The Fair Melusine, overture

HANDEL
The Faithful Shepherd, suite (arr. Beecham)

MOZART
Symphony No. 36, 'Linz'

FRANCK
Symphony


Programme 17

23, 24 January 1959

Eugene Ormandy

FINE
Serious Song for Strings

HAYDN
Symphony No. 101, 'The Clock'

LISZT
Piano Concerto No. 2

BARTÓK
Concerto for Orchestra

Philippe Entremont, piano

Programme 18

30, 31 January 1959

Eugene Ormandy

MOZART
Eine Klein Nachtmusik

BRUCKNER
Symphony No. 9

VON EINEM
Capriccio for Orchestra

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Explosions Polka

JOHANN STRAUSS II
New Pizzicato Polka

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Blue Danube, Waltz

Programme 19

6, 7 February 1959

Eugene Ormandy

BRAHMS
Tragic Overture

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 3

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2

Louis Kentner, piano
Programme 20

27, 28 February 1959

Eugene Ormandy

SESSIONS
The Black Maskers, suite

WALTON
Violin Concerto

STRAVINSKY
The Firebird, suite

PAGANINI
Violin Concerto No. 1

Zino Francescatti, violin

Programme 21

6, 7 March 1959

Eugene Ormandy

BORODIN
In the Steppes of Central Asia

NABOKOV
Symboli Christiani for baritone and orchestra

RAVEL
Trois Mélodies Hebraiques

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 5

Gerard Souzay, baritone



Programme 22

13, 14 March 1959

Eugene Ormandy

HANDEL
The Water Music

MOZART
Symphony No. 39

MARCELLO
Oboe Concerto in C minor

KENNAN
Andante for oboe and orchestra

CASELLA
Paganiniana

DEBUSSY
Danse (orch. Ravel)

John de Lancie, oboe

Programme 23

20, 21 March 1959

Eugene Ormandy

VINCENT
After Descartes, symphonic poem

SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 2

MARTIN
Concerto for Seven Winds, Percussion and Strings

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
Russian Easter Festival Overture



Programme 24

27, 28 March 1959

Eugene Ormandy

WAGNER
Parsifal, Prelude

REGER
Piano Concerto

HARTMANN
Symphony No. 6

BEETHOVEN
Choral Fantasy for piano and orchestra

Rudolf Serkin, piano
Philadelphia Orchestra Chorus
Musical Arts Society of Camden

Programme 25

3, 4 April 1959

Eugene Ormandy

HANDEL
Music for the Royal Fireworks

YARMUDIAN
Choral Prelude on Plainsong, Veni Sance Spiritus

SAINT-SAËNS
Danse macabre

RAVEL
Rapsodie espagnole

RACHMANINOV
Symphony No. 2

Programme 26

10, 11 April 1959

Eugene Ormandy

PROKOFIEV
Symphony No. 7

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto

MUSSORGSKY
Pictures at an Exhibition (orch. Ravel)

Erica Morini, violin
Programme 27

17, 18 April 1959

Eugene Ormandy

BERLIOZ
The Damnation of Faust

Janice Harsanyi, soprano
David Poleri, tenor
Martial Singher, bass
Temple University Choirs

Programme 28

24, 25 April 1959

Eugene Ormandy

BACH
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (orch. Ormandy)

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1

STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegel

WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod


1959 – 1960

The first week of concerts was cancelled due to industrial action

Programme 1

9.10 October 1959

Eugene Ormandy

BEETHOVEN
Coriolan, overture

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 8

BRAHMS
Part Songs for Women's Voices (Twelfth Night, Fingal, Greetings, I Hear a Harp)

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4

Women's Glee Club of Temple University


Programme 2

16, 17 October 1959

Eugene Ormandy

PERSICHETTI
Symphony for Strings

MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 14

STRAUSS
Tod und Verklärung

RACHMANINOV
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

John Browning, piano



Programme 3

23, 24 October 1959

Eugene Ormandy

ZADOR
Fugue Fantasy

MOZART
Symphony No. 34

ROREM
The Eagles

PROKOFIEV
The Love for Three Oranges, Suite

STRAUSS
Symphonia domestica

Programme 4

30, 31 October 1959

Eugene Ormandy

STRAVINSKY
Divertimento from Le Baiser de la fée

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 1

BRAHMS
Violin Concerto

Isaac Stern, violin

Programme 5

6, 7 November 1959

Eugene Ormandy

COWELL
Hymn and Fuguing Tune No. 3

SESSIONS
The Black Maskers, suite

KABALEVSKY
Colas Breugnon, overture

KHRENNIKOV
Symphony No. 1

SHOSTAKOVICH
Cello Concerto No. 1

Mstislav Rostropovich, cello
Programme 6

13, 14 November 1959

Eugene Ormandy

STRAVINSKY
Ode for Orchestra

MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 20

FINNEY
Symphony No. 2

VILLA-LOBOS
Momoprecoce

Guiomar Novaes, piano

Programme 7

20, 21 November 1959

Eugene Ormandy

BEETHOVEN
The Creatures of Prometheus, overture

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 6, 'Pastoral'

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5

Programme 8

27, 28 November 1959

Charles Munch

BERLIOZ
Symphonie fantastique

DEBUSSY
La mer

RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2



Programme 9

4, 5 December 1959

Eugene Ormandy

VIVALDI
Autumn from The Four Seasons

WALTON
Partita for Orchestra

BACH
Violin Concerto No. 2

BARTÓK
Violin Concerto No. 1

SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 4

Yehudi Menuhin, violin

Programme 10

11, 12 December 1959

Eugene Ormandy

BACH
Christmas Oratorio (Parts 1-3)

Phyllis Curtin, soprano
Brian Sullivan, tenor
Maureen Forrester, contralto
Donald Bell, baritone
Temple University Choirs



Programme 11

18, 19 December 1959

Eugene Ormandy

WAGNER
Lohengrin, Prelude Act 3

WAGNER
Tannhäuser, Overture and Venusberg Music

WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Suite from Act 3

WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll

WAGNER
Siegfried, Waldweben

WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod

Programme 12

26, 28 December 1959

Eugene Ormandy

REZNICEK
Donna Diana, overture

MOZART
Symphony No. 35, 'Haffner'

SCHUBERT
Rosamunde, ballet music

STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier, Suite

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Wiener Blut, waltz

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Tritsch-Tratsch, polka

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Voices of Spring, waltz

JOHANN STRAUSS II
New Pizzicato Polka

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Tales from the Vienna Woods, waltz



Programme 13

2, 4 January 1960

Eugene Ormandy

MESSIAEN
L'Ascension

PROKOFIEV
Symphony No. 6

BRAHMS
Double Concerto

Anshel Brusilow, violin
Lorne Munroe, cello

Programme 14

8, 9 January 1960

Eugene Ormandy

WEBER
Der Freischütz, overture

VIVALDI
Winter from The Seasons

McDONALD
From the Damariscotta

DEBUSSY
Rondes de Printemps

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2

Programme 15

29, 30 January 1960

Eugene Ormandy

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH
Sinfonia for Double Orchestra in E flat major

STRAUSS
Don Juan

MILHAUD
Symphony No. 8

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 4

Eugene Istomin, piano



Programme 16

5, 6 February 1960

Georg Solti

BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme of Haydn

HINDEMITH
Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Weber

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica'

Programme 17

12, 13 February 1960

Leopold Stokowski

MOZART
The Marriage of Figaro, overture

FALLA
Love the Magician, complete

RESPIGHI
The Pines of Rome

SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 5

Shirley Verrett, mezzo soprano

Programme 18

19, 20 February 1960

William Smith

BERLIOZ
Le Corsaire, overture

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 1

MAHLER
Symphony No. 1

Byron Janis, piano


Programme 19

26, 27 February 1960

Eugen Jochum

WEBER
Oberon, Overture

HONEGGER
Concerto da Camera for flute, cor anglais and strings

EGK
French Suite (after Rameau)

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7

William Kincaid, flute
Louis Rosenblatt, cor anglais

Programme 20

4, 5 March 1960

Pierre Monteux

BRAHMS
Tragic Overture

HINDEMITH
Symphony, 'Mathis der Maler'

SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 9, 'Great'

Programme 21

11, 12 March 1960

Eugene Ormandy

VIVALDI
Spring from The Four Seasons

CASELLA
Paganiniana

THOMSON
Symphony On A Hymn Tune

BARTÓK
Piano Concerto No. 2

RAVEL
Bolero

Anshel Brusilow, violin
Gyorgy Sandor, piano

Programme 22

18, 19 March 1960

Eugene Ormandy

VERDI
Stabat Mater and Te Deum

HARRIS
Prelude and Fugue

RACHMANINOV
Symphonic Dances

DUKAS
The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Three College Chorus

Programme 23

1, 2 April 1960

Eugene Ormandy

ROBERTSON
Passacaglia

HAYDN
Symphony No. 94, 'Surprise'

ROUSSEL
Bacchus et Ariane, Suite No. 2

BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No. 2

Rudolf Serkin, piano

Programme 24

8, 9 April 1960

Eugene Ormandy

TCHAIKOVSKY
Serenade for Strings

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6, 'Pathétique'

Anshel Brusilow, violin


Programme 25

15, 16 April 1960

Eugene Ormandy

VIVALDI
Summer from The Four Seasons

WAGNER
Parsifal, Good Friday Music

MOZART
Flute Concerto No. 1

GESENSWAY
Ode to Peace

MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 5, 'Reformation'

Anshel Brusilow, violin
William Kincaid, flute

Programme 26

22, 23 April 1960

Eugene Ormandy

SAEVERUD
Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 7

ORFF
Carmina burana

Janice Harsanyi, soprano
Rudolf Petrak, tenor
Harve Presnell, baritone
Rutgers University Choir


Programme 27

29, 30 April 1960

Eugene Ormandy

BACH
Toccata and Fugue in D minor (orch. Ormandy)

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1

DEBUSSY
Prélude á l'après-midi d'un faune

WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod


1960 – 1961

Programme 1

30 September, 1 October 1960

Eugene Ormandy

BARBER
Toccata festiva for organ and orchstra

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7

SAINT-SAËNS
Symphony No. 3, 'Organ'

Paul Callaway, organ

Programme 2

7, 8 October 1960

Eugene Ormandy

JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH
Sinfonia for Double Orchestra No. 3

SIBELIUS
Symphony No. 5

FOSS
Concerto for Improvising Instruments and orchestra

RESPIGHI
Roman Festivals

Programme 3

14, 15 October 1960

Eugene Ormandy

BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Haydn

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 3

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 4



Programme 4

21, 22 October 1960

Eugene Ormandy

VIVALDI
Autumn from The Four Seasons

BIZET
Symphony in C major

FLANAGAN
A Concert Ode

GLIÈRE
Horn Concerto

RAVEL
La valse

Anshel Brusilow, violin
Mason Jones, horn

Programme 5

28, 29 October 1960

Eugene Ormandy

MOZART
The Marriage of Figaro, overture

MOZART
Dove sono from The Marriage of Figaro

MOZART
Zefiretti lusingheri from Idomeneo

MAHLER
Symphony No. 4

Camilla Williams, soprano



Programme 6

4, 5 November 1960

Eugene Ormandy

BEETHOVEN
Leonore, Overture No. 3

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 4

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 5, 'Emperor'

John Pennink, piano

Programme 7

11, 12 November 1960

Eugene Ormandy

ZADOR
Elegie

SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 4

YARMUDIAN
Violin Concerto

DELIUS
In a Summer Garden

IBERT
Escales

Anshel Brusilow, violin

Programme 8

18, 19 November 1960

Eugene Ormandy

BEETHOVEN
Leonore, Overture No. 1

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1

BARTÓK
Bluebeard's Castle

Rosalind Elias, mezzo-soprano
Jerome Hines, bass



Programme 9

25, 26 November 1960

Eugene Ormandy

CRESTON
Invocation and Dance

FRANCK
Symphony

TCHAIKOVSKY
Violin Concerto

Nathan Milstein, violin

Programme 10

2, 3 December 1960

Eugene Ormandy

WAGNER
A Faust Overture

WAGNER
Das Rheingold, Entry of the Gods into Valhalla

WAGNER
Götterdämmerung, Siegfried's Rhine Journey, Death and Funeral Music

WAGNER
Die Walküre, Ride of the Valkyrie, Wotan's Farewell and Magic Flute Music

WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod

Programme 11

9, 10 December 1960

Eugene Ormandy

PURCELL
Dido and Aeneas, suite (arr. Cailliet)

HONEGGER
A Christmas Oratorio

RICHARD STRAUSS
Ein Heldeleben

Irene Callaway, soprano
Peter Harrower, bass baritone
Anshel Brusilow, violin
Three College Chorus

Programme 12

16, 17 December 1960

Eugene Ormandy

MOZART
Symphony No. 31, 'Paris'

MOZART
Double Piano Concerto

RIVIER
Symphony No. 5

RAVEL
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

Robert Casadesus, piano
Gaby Casadesus, piano

Programme 13

30, 31 December 1960

George Georgescu

RICHARD STRAUSS
Don Juan

ROGALSKI
Three Romanian Dances

ENESCU
Romanian Rhapsody No. 1

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 2

Programme 14

6, 7 January 1961

William Steinberg

BEETHOVEN
Egmont, overture

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 2

COPLAND
Orchestra Variations

RESPIGHI
The Fountains of Rome

RICHARD STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegel

Programme 15

13, 14 January 1961

William Smith

STRAVINSKY
Gesualdo Monumento

CHOPIN
Piano Concerto No. 1

KOETSIER
Symphony No. 1

LISZT
Totenfeier

Alexander Brailowsky, piano

Programme 16

27, 28 January 1961

Eugene Ormandy

MOZART
The Marriage of Figaro, overture

SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8, 'Unfinished'

MOZART
Symphony No. 40

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Die Fledermaus, Overture

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Pizzicato Polka

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Explosions Polka

JOHANN STRAUSS II
Emperor Waltz

RICHARD STRAUSS
Der Rosenkavalier, Suite



Programme 17

3, 4 February 1961

Eugene Ormandy

SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 3, 'Rhenish'

MOZART
Piano Concerto No. 22

SAINT-SAËNS
Piano Concerto No. 4

Philippe Entremont, piano

Programme 18

10, 11 February 1961

Eugene Ormandy

HAYDN
Symphony No. 100, 'Military'

PISTON
Symphony No. 7

BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto

Zino Francescatti, violin

Programme 19

17, 18 February 1961

Eugene Ormandy

BALAKIREV
Islamey

KABALEVSKY
Symphony No. 2

TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo and Juliet, overture

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 1

Nikita Magaloff, piano



Programme 20

24, 25 February 1961

Eugene Ormandy

EPPERT
Concerto Grosso

HAYDN
Cello Concerto in D major

RICHARD STRAUSS
Don Quixote

Lorne Munroe, cello

Programme 21

3, 4 March 1961

William Smith

MOZART
The Magic Flute, overture

BRAHMS
Violin Concerto

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 4

Tossy Spivakovsky, violin

Programme 22

10, 11 March 1961

Leopold Stokowski

SCHOENBERG
Gurrelieder

Margarita Zambrana, soprano
Nell Rankin, mezzo soprano
Rudolf Petrak, tenor
Thomas Hageman, tenor
George Hoffman, bass
Temple University Choirs


Programme 23

17, 18 March 1961

Eugene Ormandy

BACH
O Mensch bewein dein'Sunde Gross, Chorale Prelude (orch. Ormandy)

BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 2

CARL PHILIPPE EMANUEL BACH
Sinfonia No. 5 in B minor

BACH
Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor (orch. Ormandy)

BACH
Brandenburg Concerto No. 2

BACH
Suite from French Suites (orch. Honegger)

BACH
Toccata, Intermezzo and Fugue in C minor

Programme 24

24, 25 March 1961

Eugene Ormandy

PROKOFIEV
Symphony No. 1, 'Classical'

VIOTTI
Violin Concerto No. 22

BARTÓK
Violin Concerto No. 1

DEBUSSY
La mer

Isaac Stern, violin



Programme 25

31 March, 1 April 1961

Eugene Ormandy

WAGNER
Parsifal, Prelude

BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3, 'Eroica'

FRANÇAIX
L'Horologe de Fiore

RAVEL
Alborada del gracioso

John de Lancie, oboe

Programme 26

7, 8 April 1961

Eugene Ormandy

RACHMANINOV
Vocalise

RACHMANINOV
Symphony No. 2

RACHMANINOV
Piano Concerto No. 2

Eugene Istomin, piano

Programme 27

14, 15 April 1961

Eugene Ormandy

BRAHMS
Chorale, Prelude and Fugue for strings (arr. Mason)

BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1

WALTON
Belshazzar's Feast

Walter Cassel, baritone
Rutgers University Choir



Programme 28

21, 22 April 1961

Eugene Ormandy

WAGNER
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, overture

TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6, 'Pathétique'

WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod

RAVEL
Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2