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Twenty-eighth Season [1940-1941]

December 1, 1940
Overture from theOpera Euryanthe
Carl Maria von Weber

“La fleur que tum'avais jetté” from the Opera Carmen,“Flower Song”
Georges Bizet

Giovanni Martinelli,tenor

Symphony No. 4 in EMinor, Op. 98
Johannes Brahms

“Scherzo” fromthe Incidental Music for Shakespeare’s play
A Midsummer Night's Dream,Op. 61, No. 2
Felix Mendelssohn

“O Paradis”from the Opera L'africaine
Giacomo Meyerbeer

Giovanni Martinelli,tenor

LesPréludes, after Lamartine's Méditationspoétiques
Franz Liszt

January 5, 1941
Overture from theOpera Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Gioachino Rossini

Symphony No. 92 inG Major, Hob I: 92, “Oxford”
Franz Joseph Haydn

Concerto No. 1 forPiano and Orchestra in B-flat Minor, Op. 23
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Rosalyn Tureck,pianist

Overture from theOpera Tannhäuser
Richard Wagner

February 23,1941
“Chaconne” fromPartita No. 2 for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, No. 5
Johann Sebastian Bach
[arr., Andre Colah]

Concerto for Violinand Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61
Ludwig van Beethoven

Mischa Mischahoff,violin

Symphony No. 6 in BMinor, Op. 74, Pathétique
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 30, 1941
Die Hebriden, Concert Overture, Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
Felix Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67, “Fate”
Ludwig van Beethoven

From Childhood, Suite for Harp and Orchestra
Harl McDonald

Edna Phillips, harpist [dedicatee]

[Note: Eugene Ormandy gave it its first full performance in Philadelphia on January 17, 1941 with Edna Phillips at the harp]

Prélude à l'Aprés-midi d'un faune
Claude Debussy

Künstlerleben, Op. 316, “Artist’s Life”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

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