BPO Classics Repertoire 1953-54

15, 17 November 1953
Mozart - Symphony No.39 in E-flat major, K.543
Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto in E minor, op.64
Strauss, R. - Don Juan, op.20
Schumann - Symphony No.4 in D minor, op.120
    Otto Klemperer, guest conductor
    Michael Rabin, violinist

29 November, 1 December 1953
Verdi - La Forza del Destino: Overture
Bach - Concerto for Four Pianos
Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, op.14
    Efrem Kurtz, guest conductor
    Buffalo Philharmonic Piano Quartet
       Ada Kopetz, pianist
       Moreland Kortkamp, pianist
       Emmet Vokes, pianist
       Herbert Rogers, pianist

13, 15 December 1953
Haydn - Symphony No.88 in G major
Stravinsky - Firebird Suite
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, op.18
    Efrem Kurtz, guest conductor
    Theodore Lettvin, pianist
3 January 1954
Gould - Interplay (ballet)
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake (excerpts: ballet)
Copland - Billy the Kid (ballet)
Chopin - Les Sylphides (ballet)
Banfield - The Combat (ballet)
Tchaikovsky - Black Swan pas de deux (ballet)
Bernstein - Fancy Free (ballet)
    The Ballet Theater
    Joseph Levine, music director
        Alicia Alonso, ballerina
        Igor Youskevitch, danseur
        John Kriza, danseur
        Melissa Hayden, ballerina

17, 19 January 1954
Puccini - La Bohème
    Joseph Rosenstock, conductor
    Laurel Hurley, soprano
    Adelaide Bishop, soprano
    Davis Cunningham, tenor
    Virgil Hale, tenor
    Hugh Thomson, baritone
    Norbert Winkler, baritone
    Herbert Beattie, bass
    Earl Obermeyer, bass
    Samuel Herr, bass
    Cyrus Hamlin, bass

31 January, 2 February 1954
Dukas - The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, op.23
Prokofiev - The Stone Flower: Wedding Suite
Tchaikovsky/Kostelanetz - Queen of Spades Suite
Enesco - Roumanian Rhapsody No.1 in A major, op.11
    Andre Kostelanetz, guest conductor
    Paul Badura-Skoda, pianist

14, 16 February 1954
Rossini - Semiramide: Overture
Prokofiev - Symphony No.7 in C-sharp minor, op.131
Brahms - Variations on a Theme by Haydn, op.56a
Ibert - Escales (Ports of Call)
    Milton Katims, conductor

28 February, 2 March 1954
Beethoven - Leonore Overture No.3, op.72
Beethoven - Symphony No.7 in A major, op.92
Beethoven - Violin Concerto in D major, op.61
    Josef Krips, conductor
    Jascha Heifetz, violinist

7 March 1954
Beethoven - Symphony No.2 in D major, op.36
Beethoven - Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano, op.56
Beethoven - Symphony No.5 in C minor, op.67
    Josef Krips, conductor
    Alexander Schneider, violinist
    Paul Tortelier, cellist
    Mieczyslaw Horszowski, pianist

14, 16 March 1954
Beethoven - Symphony No.4 in B-flat major, op.60
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.4 in G major, op.58
Beethoven - Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, op.55 "Eroica"
    Josef Krips, conductor
    Ines Carrillo, pianist

28, 30 March 1954
Beethoven - Symphony No.8 in F major, op.93
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37 (28 March)
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, op.73 "Emperor" (30 March)
Beethoven - Symphony No.6 in F major, op.68 "Pastorale"
    Josef Krips, conductor
    Artur Rubinstein, pianist

4 April 1954
Beethoven - Symphony No.1 in C major, op.21
Beethoven - Symphony No.9 in D minor, op.125 "Chorale"
    Josef Krips, conductor
    Hans Vigeland, chorus master
    Gertrude Lutzi, soprano
    Margaret Snow Roy, alto
    John McCollum, tenor
    Lorenzo Alvary, bass

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