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The Philharmonic-symphony society of New York : its first hundred years

Author: John Erskine
Publisher: New York : The Macmillan Company, 1943.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A famous music critic once wrote: "the history of the New York Philharmonic is the history of music in America." In 1942, this great orchestra celebrated its hundredth anniversary, presenting a gala season under such conductors as Toscanini, Stokowski, Koussevitzky, and Walter. New York's Philharmonic is not merely the oldest orchestra in America, but one of the oldest and most famous in the world - only those of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Concert programs
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Erskine, John, 1879-1951.
Philharmonic-symphony society of New York.
New York, Macmillan Co., 1943
(OCoLC)592717751
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Erskine
OCLC Number: 401676
Notes: "First printing."
Description: viii, 168 pages : illustrations, portraits, pls ; 21 cm
Responsibility: by John Erskine ; with programs of subscription concerts, 1917-1942.

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A famous music critic once wrote: "the history of the New York Philharmonic is the history of music in America." In 1942, this great orchestra celebrated its hundredth anniversary, presenting a gala season under such conductors as Toscanini, Stokowski, Koussevitzky, and Walter. New York's Philharmonic is not merely the oldest orchestra in America, but one of the oldest and most famous in the world - only those of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and the Paris Conservatoire have a longer record. It seems fitting to commemorate the Philharmonic's achievement by a short history of the organization, describing the span of its progress from the first concerts given in the Apollo Rooms on lower Broadway in 1842 up to the present season, when it is heard all over the world in weekly broadcasts. The author, whose writings on music are known everywhere, has told the story in vivid and arresting fashion with many illustrations. This book is valuable evidence of the development of American musical taste during the last century.

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