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October 15, 1939 - Image 10

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Sjoer11ng ' Barlbilli Will11Condwct-New York
Ofst Major Philharmonic G routp Here Nov'. 27
Qf~ n~

Rahanoff To Op eni
- Series Here Oni Ott. 24

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nor Noted For '
)f Range And A]
Fo Play)_Many I
(Continued from Page 1)


esalthough it is seldom. heard in
joerling, who first came to< this
ntry when he was eight years of
~waborn~ at~ Stora Tuna in~ the
7ine f DaaraSweden, on Feb.
.91'. Heis the eldest of thr~ee
,hers. After the death of his mo-
his father, himself a well-known
respected tenor In Eurtope, d&_
d to bring his thr'ee sons to the
ed~ States anid tour with them as
Returned To Sweden
fter the death of the father in
country the three brothers re-
ie to Sweden~ to ~continute thieir,
iii a Inivduas:As he went
)ugh his adolescent years, Jussi's
e developed with such rapidity
power that it aroused the interest
ula Sedeius, the cultivated and
,icd-oving wife~ of a well-known
01l rector. With her help, he made
first gramnaphonre recording at
aeof 17, singing "The Sunshine
YorSnile" in Swedish. This
r'd proved the first o~f a long ser-
,J best sellers.
t1929, he was sent to the Royal
ra in Stockholm, where he came
er the expert tutelage of Joh~n
,elle, general director of the
igshofnt Opera.- After a, year of-
;elle's strenuous routine he made
sensationally~ successful debut.
ni that time to the present he has
ed unbroken success in every
ra House in Europe and many in
Made fDebut Mere
ioerling's first return to the
,ed States since the dea~th of his
er came in the fall of 193'7, when
lade his debut on. a coast-to-coast'
dcast; His first appearance on
American concert stagec, at
n~gfield, Mass., met with such
:ess- that reviews of his recital ap-
'ed on the front pages of both of
local newspapers. Imhmediately
swing' this he made a number of
D -broadcasts and in addition ap-
"e withy the Chicago Opera Coin-
'hen fljoerling miade his first ap-
'ante~ in New York, at Town lHll,
as so well known that every seat
sold out far in advane. This
,ert, which. was in 1938, had prob-
the most distinguished 'audience
'h had crowded the' huge hall
ng~ that season.
Ethe same time as his concert
,nounced his engagement to the
ropolitan. Hie is the youngest
on the roster of that company.
wv Electric Muff Warms
.ftehmaniof s Finger
specially made electric muff
s Rachmaninoff's- hands warm
ehe is waiting to go on the stage.
made of wool with inner wiring
produc~es warmth when the cord
tacked 'to 'a bas'eplug'. Thus 'the
toso's long slender hands are
warm no matter~ what the tem,-
ure in his dressing room.

Nation's Oldest Orchestral
Founded] In 1842, Boasts
Long Aiid RProud History
(Continued from Page "1)
first 'New York °concert. In 1897,
Symphony concerts fo~r Young People"
were inaugurated, to be followed by
a second series, Symphony concerts
for children. This was the begin-
ning of the movemnent now wide-
spread of providing for young listen-
ers music of a high order with ap-'
propriate comment. In 1920, the
orchestra went abroad, the first
American orchestra to make a foreign
tour, by invitations of the countries
visited. The Orchestra under Dam-
rosch gave 28 concerts in France,-
Monaco, Italy, Belgium, Holland and
England. There were two American
soloists, Albert' Spalding and John
Fifty years of "memorable music-
making were behind the New York
Symphony when the merger with the
Philharmonic took place.'
The- close of the sixth season saw
the list of Associate members grow
to one hundred and thirty-two, and
in it for the first time appeared the
names of 'women. Considering 'the
enormous part women were to play
in the future history of the Philhar-
monic, it is interesting to note how
this innovation came about.. It is
recorded in a leter sent to the New
York Evening Post:
"When I came to New York in 1847,
It went to the last Philharmonic con-
cert of the season and saw on the
programme a notice to the effect that
'Person's wanting to become Associ-
ate Members of the. Philharmonic
Society, with the privilege of attend-
ing rehearsals, should call on Scharf-
enberg and Luis in October and leave
their' namies.' In October I called,
saw Mr. Scharfenberg, and told him
that' I wished to become° an Associate
member of the Philharmonic Society
in order to attend the rehearsals. Hie
looked' at me with surprise and said,
Ladies do not go to the rehearsals.'
I said, 'Why not?' I do not know,'
was his only reply. 'Its there any
reason why they should not go?' I
see nonie,' he said. 'Then can I not
go?' Are you willing to have your
nam~e' proposed at the' next meeting
of the Society?' I said, 'Yes, unless
you know of some reason 'why I
shiould not.' And so 'it was settled
anld in a few days I received a printed
form, stating that I had been admit-
ted as an Associate Member of the
Philharmonic Society, with the °privi-
TnSconces' Listed
ISymphony Budget


lege of attending. the. twelve re-
hearsals and four concerts, and for
the modest s :n- of .five dollars. On,
the afternoon of the first rehearsal
I went with some trepidation, to
Appolo Hall; the only persons pres-
ent besides~ myself were 'a 'man- and
one small boy.- I soon smelled cigar-
smoke, and the conductor arose and
:aid:. 'Gentlemen, I presume, now
that we have agreed to admit ladies
as Associate Members, you will agree
with me that we should throw away
our cigars.' I wanted very much to'
call out and tell them not to, but I
kept still and there was no more cigar
smnoke. At the next week's rehearsal
there were twenty or thirty ladies,
and at the third at least one or two
hun dred .'

(Continued from Page 1)
miscellaneous piano pieces and songs.'
An 'invitation from the. London"
Philharmonic Society to appear in
the threefold ,capacity of composer,
conductor' and pian2ist" afforded'
Rachmaninoff his -first greats'uccess
outside of Russia, and his perfor-
mance immediately established him
as no longer a Russian but an inter-
national artist.
Rachmaninoff's sonter. personal-<
ity has caused,,mruch 'speculation. -As"
one critic put it: "He is austere, soli-
tary, aristocratic,. morosely sensitive
and simple. . . He hides away iin
daily life;. and, you can hear in his
playing emotions that are, elemental,

simple, lyric and plaintive .as only
uncrorrupted vision can be."
When the. question recently was
put to the pianist directly as to why
he has the reputation of being so
sombre, he said frankly:
"For many years I have- been aa
Kfrom my native land-my Russia. I'
am, a :man without a country. I'
have no real home anywhere in the
world. Perhaps no others can un-
derstai~d- the hopeless homesickness
of us~ older.Russians."

Rubinstein's Journeys
Cover One Million MilesI
It has been estinated~ by an admnr-
er of Artur Rubinstein that the
Polish pianist has covered more than
one! millIon' miles in fulfilling his con-
cert engagements. This globe-trot-
ting record is a by-product of Rubin-
stein's career of more than a. quarter
of a century which began during his
childhood when he was a protege of
the musician Joachim.
Artur Rubinstein has not appeared
in Germany since the World War. A
witness of the havoc caused by Ger-
many among non-combatants in Par-

No Cancelld Cocerts
Is PhilharmonjiRecord
The Philharmonic Symphony, the-
oldest symphony in this country,
enjoys the great distinction of never
having- cancel]-ed a concert 'and of'
postpon~ing only one. This a
caused by the assassination of Pres-
ident Lincoln.
During its first season, the Phil-,
hiarmonicgave onlythre .concerts.
but the number rose- steaily and
during its ninety-seventh season
(1938-1939), the symphony gave 113
concerts, culminating with the In-
atugural Concert at the New York

.. u
a truly immortal voice"
The, name Kirsten= Flagstad carries with it in-
numerable. memories of stellar performan~ces and
packed houses., Each of her previous appearanves
in Ann Arbor has brought, her nearer the hearts'
r of music lovers, here, and she, is :genuinely ad-..
mied by all.. Her's. is -a truly immortal voice."


Mu~sic- lovers are familiar in gen-
eral with the great yearly cost of
the Philharmonic-Symphony and- of
the large items which make up to-
dlay's budget. However, the book-
keeping department of the 1939
Philharmonic knows no such ex-
penses as dotted the account books-
of the past..
Ne'atly listed in the ledger of 1852
:ire these items: $1.00 for "tin
sconces", $2.00 for the coach and.
$ .13 for the wine-provided by con-
tract for the soloists} the Misses

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Incomparabl e Music Played by. Two Superb. Symphonies.



Symphonly Oce r~cvoivcd 'f 1oll)die twov
ycc rs, the -11)'.philhamoic anmd thc Ne w )York


THE RBoo- ON SYMPH ONY was founded more,
thian. fifty years ago. For many years it was
su{pported largely by Coloniel Henry, AX
Hgginson, a wealthy Boston music lover,
who is said to have made his, fortune largely
from Michigan copper. The many appear-
anes in, Ann Arbor in a sense is a compen-
sation for its support- during its early days.



Both of these o'rganizations

appeared in Ann Arbor.

But this year's

concerts will be the first time that' a New
York orchestra has played in the Choral

Union Series sin ce themegr

JOHN BA RBIROLLI succeeded' Ar-
tulrn o )'Caninli as conductor of the
New vYork' Phlilharmonic Symiphony
f ?1Ch?1""a. Under Toscanini this O-
' a niz t i _ ' ta i - 11 a 1f o :e fr o I tI p _-

ced i he destinie's of the Boston Syrn-
hoyOrchestra for the past dozen
yea rs. The orcestra is now in its fifty-
t i ea2soni and its record is phenorn-

lfyn Ihi hafbrh ltn ias nt onlv-' * I.

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