BPO Classics Repertoire 1951-52

9, 11 November 1951
Wagner - Die Meistersinger: Overture
Mozart - Symphony No.41 in C major, K.551 "Jupiter"
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.5 in E minor, op.64
    William Steinberg, conductor

18, 20 November 1951
Berlioz - Benvenuto Cellini: Overture
Handel - Semele: Oh, Sleep, Why Dost Thou Leave Me?
Mozart - Cosi fan tutte: Come scoglio
Mozart - Exultate, jubilate, K.165: Alleluia
Sibelius - The Return of Lemminkainen, op.22, No.4
Ravel - Sheherazade: Asie
Charpentier - Louise: Depuis le jour
Schubert - Symphony No.9 in C major "The Great"
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Dorothy Maynor, soprano

2, 4 December 1951
Beethoven - Prometheus: Overture, op.43
Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, K.364
Mozart - Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K.488
Beethoven - Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, op.56
    William Steinberg, conductor
    The New York Quartet
        Alexander Schneider, violinist
        Milton Katims, violinist
        Frank Miller, cellist
        Mieczyslaw Horszowski, pianist

12 December 1951
Bach - Mass in B minor
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Panna Genia, soprano
    Beverly Wolff, contralto
    John Priebe, tenor
    Clifford Harvout, bass
    Squire Haskin, organist
    Buffalo Schola Cantorum,
    Buffalo Oratorio Chorus,
        Cameron Baird, director

16, 18 December 1951
Diamond - The Tempest: Overture
Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major, op.77
Mussorgsky/Ravel - Pictures at an Exhibition
Gershwin/Bennett - Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Nathan Milstein, violinist

27, 29 January 1952
Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer (concert version)
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Doris Doree, soprano
    Jean Gaupel Taylor, contralto
    William McGrath, tenor
    Walter Fredericks, tenor
    Mack Harrell, baritone
    Kenneth Smith, bass
    SUNYAB A Cappella Choir,
    Silas L.Boyd, director

3, 5 February 1952
Villa-Lobos - Descrobrimento do Brasil (first suite)
Villa-Lobos - Sinfonia No.6
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, op.55 "Eroica"
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Heitor Villa-Lobos, composer, conductor

17, 19 February 1952
Handel - Royal Fireworks Music
Brahms - Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, op.83
Schumann - Symphony No.4 in D minor, op.120
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Eugene Istomin, pianist

2, 4 March 1952
Bach - Suite No.3 in D major
Beethoven - Symphony No.2 in D major, op.36
Brahms - Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, op.102
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Andries Roodenburg, violinist
    Paul Tortelier, cellist

16, 18 March 1952
Menotti - Apocalypse
Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Brahms - Symphony No.3 in F major, op.90
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Artur Rubinstein, pianist

30 March, 1 April 1952
Verdi - Te Deum
    Cameron Baird, guest conductor
Mahler - Symphony No.2 in C minor "Resurrection"
    William Steinberg, conductor
    Ruth Johnson, soprano
    Panna Genia, soprano
    Nell Tangeman, mezzo-soprano

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