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Sixtieth Season [1972-1973]

September 24, 1972
Prelude from Act IIIof the Opera Lohengrin
Richard Wagner

“Prelude undLiebestod”
from the Opera Tristan undIsolde
Richard Wagner
[arr., by Engelbert Humperdinck]

Symphony No. 8 in BMinor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Franz Schubert

“Non sò più cosason”
from the Opera Le nozze diFigaro
Wolfgang A. Mozart

“Sì.Mi chiamano Mimì” from the Opera Labohème
Giacomo Puccini

“Piangea cantando”[“Willow Song”] and
“Ave Maria” from the Opera Otello
Giuseppi Verdi

“Caro nome” fromthe Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppi Verdi

Benita Valente,soprano

Richard Strauss

October 29, 1972
Overture From theOpera Carmen
Georges Bizet

Ballet Music from theOpera Faust
Charles Gounod

TheComediansSuite, Op. 26
Dmitri Kabalevsky

“Waltz,”“Mazurka” and “Galop” from the
Incidental Music for Lermontov’s Masquerade
Aram Khachaturian

CarminaBurana,Scenic Cantata
Carl Orff

TheReading Choral Society;Peter LaManna, director

December 10, 1972

APennsylvania Overture
Louis Gesensway

Symphony No. 1 in EMinor, Op. 39
Jean Sibelius

Concerto for Pianoand Orchestra No. 1
in D Minor , Op. 15
Johannes Brahms


January 21, 1973
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Faint Echo of My Youth,” from the Opera
Eugene Onegin, “Lenski's Aria”
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Nicolai Gedda, tenor

Epigraph for Orchestra
Norman Dello Joio

“De mon amie, fleur endormie” from the Opera
Les pêcheurs de perles, “Nadir’s Romance”
Georges Bizet

“Pourquoi me réveiller?”
from the Opea Werther
Jules Massanet

Nicolai Gedda, tenor

“Ritual Fire Dance” from the Ballet El Amor brujo
Manuel de Falla

“Questa o quella” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

“Ella mi fù rapita” from the Opera Rigoletto
Giuseppe Verdi

Nicolai Gedda, tenor

March 4, 1973
32 Variations on an Original Theme
in C Minor for Piano, WoO 80
Ludwig van Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in B-flat minor,
Op. 23
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
André Watts, pianist

Lincoln Portrait for Speaker and Orchestra
Aaron Copland

André Watts, speaker

Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
Franz Liszt

André Watts, pianist

March 25. 1973
New England Triptych, Three Pieces
after William Billings for Orchestra
William Schuman

Scheherazade, Symphonic Suite, Op. 35
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
in E Minor, Op. 64
Felix Mendelssohn

Franco Gulli, violinist

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