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Fifty-seventh Season [1969-1970]

September 28, 1969
La carnaval romain, Ouverturecaractéristique, Op. 9
Hector Berlioz

Symphony in C Major
Georges Bizet

Prelude and Quadruple Fugue for Orchestra, Op. 128
Alan Hovhaness

Concertofor Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in E-flat Major, Op.73, “Emperor”
Ludwig van Beethoven

MalcolmFraser, pianist

November2, 1969
SymphonyNo. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70
Antonín Dvořák

Vorrei spiegarti, oh Dio,Concert Aria, K. 418
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben” from the Singspiel Zaide
Wolfgang A. Mozart

Bachianas brasileiras No.5 for Soprano and Eight Cellos
Heitor Villa-Lobos

“O mio babbino caro” from the Opera GianniSchicchi
Giacomo Puccini

Benita Valente, soprano

Les préludes, afterLamartine’s Méditations poétiques
Franz Liszt

December 14, 1969
Die Hebriden, Concert Overture,Op. 26, “Fingal’s Cave”
Felix Mendelssohn

L’arlésienne Suite, No. 2
Georges Bizet

Firebird,Concert Suite No. 2
Igor Stravinsky

Concertofor Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in D Major, Op. 6
Niccoló Paganini

Franco Gulli, violinist

February 1, 1970
Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36 [Fourth Movement]
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Claire de lune
Claude Debussy
[orchesd., Louis Vyner]

Carl Stix
[arr., Eugene Ormandy]

“Tarantella,” “Mazurka” and “Can-Can” from the Ballet Laboutique fantasque
Gioachino Rossini
[arr., Ottorino Respighi]

“Che gelida manina” from the Opera La bohème
Giacomo Puccini

“Questao quella” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

“Ladonna è mobile” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

TheKing and I
Richard Rodgers/Oscar Hammerstein II
[arr.,Robert Russell Bennett]

KennethRiegel, tenor

“Danceof the Comedians” from the Opera TheBartered Bride
Bedřich Smetana

Annen-Polka,Op. 117
Johann Strauss, Jr.

Tritsch-TratschPolka,Op. 214, “Chit-Chat Polka”
Johann Strauss, Jr.

“Lovein My Heart” from the Operetta Dielustige Witwe
Franz Lehár

Wien,du Stadt meiner Träume

KennethRiegel, tenor

Ouverturesolennelle “1812,” Op.49, “1812 Overture”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

March 22, 1970
Overture from the Opera Der Freischütz
Carl Maria von Weber

“The Swan of Tuonela,” Legend from the Lemminkäinen Suite, Op. 22, No. 1
Jean Sibelius

Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy Overture
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Pas de Quatre, Divertissement
Cesare Pugni

Rita Brosh, Irene Strickler, Eileen Jones, and Peggy Florin, dancers

Blomsterfesten i Genzano
Gustav Helsted

Diana Byer, James DeBolt, dancers

“Pas de deux” from the Ballet The Sleeping Beauty “The Blue Bird and Princess Florine”
Piotr Iyich Tchaikovsky

Eileen Jones, Michael Falotico, dancers

Manhatten Festival Ballet Ensemble

April 12, 1970
Overture from the Incidental Music to Goethe’s Egmont, Op. 84
Ludwig van Beethoven

“Vltava” Symphonic Poem from Má Vlast, “The Moldau”
Bedrich Smetana

New York Profiles
Norman Dello Joio

El sombrero de tres picos, Suite No. 2
Manuel de Falla

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2
in B-flat Major, Op. 83
Johannes Brahms

John Browning, pianist

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