Opening night for the new Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, September, 1962, Leonard Bernstein conducting. Opinion of the Hall's acoustics turned negative within months. The orchestra sounded harsh and unblended, and the bass section was almost inaudible. The musicians were up in arms, unable to hear themselves on the stage. George Szell, the celebrated conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra, was witheringly dismissive.
An interesting early program from the 1929 Sopron Music Festival in Hungary, signed by Bartók, Dohnányi, and several other important Hungarian musicians of the era. The works performed in the festival included Bartók'sHungarian Rhapsody, Kodály'sPsalmus Hungaricus, and Dohnányi'sSuite in F-sharp minor. | eBay!
Rafael Kubelik And The Cleveland Orchestra Play Music Of Haydn And Bruckner – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert – Past Daily – Part 1: Part 2: A classic concert this week. From one of the many guest appearances he made over the decades, a 1980 appearance by the legendary Rafael Kubelik with The Cleveland orchestra, recorded on March 27, 1980 and... #academyaward #annanetrebko