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New York Philharmonic archives

Post by John F » Sun May 20, 2018 2:45 am

The Philharmonic's archivist, Barbara Haws, is retiring. She is largely responsible for the archives being as full as they are and so much being digitized and put online, including the complete performance annals with facsimiles of the actual programs. The Times invited her to choose 10 favorite items from the archives, and some are sensational. Since they are graphics, the article doesn't lend itself to reproducing here - read it online: ... hives.html

In the 1926 Vitaphone film of the conclusion of the "Tannhäuser" overture, the conductor is not identified. Mengelberg and Furtwängler were the orchestra's chief conductors then, and the guest conductors included Toscanini and Reiner, but when the conductor in the movie turns to take his bows, he's none of them. Looks like Henry Hadley, the orchestra's associate conductor.
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