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Wilhelm Furtwängler

Concert Listing
1906 - 1954

Compiled by René Trémine

TAHRA Productions

1997

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ABREVIATIONS

BPO Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

VPO Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

VSO Vienna Symphony Orchestra

WTO Wiener Tonkünstler Orchester

PO Philharmonia Orchestra

OSR Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

OSCC Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du


Conservatoire
GOL Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

FMO Frankfurter Museums-Orchester

BSOK Berliner Staatskapelle Orchester

RRG Reichs-Rundfunk-Gesellschaft

ABI Arbeiter-Bildungs-Institut

Ov. Overture

WF Wilhelm Furtwängler

Copyright 1997 - TAHRA / René Trémine


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This document is an attempt to retrace Furtwängler's career. Ce document est une tentative de reconstruire la carrière de
Even if it is not exhaustive (for instance, the programmes are Furtwängler. Même s'il n'est pas exhaustif (en effet, les
missing for 60 concerts), it is the most up-to-date one (3210 programmes de quelques 60 concerts manquent), il est le plus
concerts) and is presented as a chronological diary, giving complet publié à ce jour et est présenté sous la forme d'un
some details of Furtwängler's private and public life. agenda chronologique, citant au passage quelques
événements marquants de sa vie privée et publique.
In fact, all research published hitherto on Wilhelm
Furtwängler has shown sizeable gaps in knowledge con- En fait, les recherches publiées (principalement celle de J.
cerning his musical activity. The Lübeck and Mannheim Hunt) présentaient d'importantes lacunes dans la
years (1911-1920) were almost unknown; equally neglected connaissance de son activité musicale : ainsi les années
were his concerts in Scandinavia after 1920, those with the passées à Lübeck et Mannheim (1911-1920) étaient
Wiener Tonkünstler Orchester (1918-1924), the operatic quasiment inconnues. Il en était de même pour les concerts
performances at the Lindenoper of Berlin (1931-1945), in en Scandinavie après 1920, ceux avec le Wiener Tonkünstler
Stockholm and Zurich, the concerts with the Vienna Orchester (1918-1924), les représentations d'opéra au
Philharmonic before World War II, etc. On the other hand, Lindenoper de Berlin (1931-1945), à Stockholm et Zürich,
his activity with the Berlin Philharmonic (except for the les concerts avec la Philharmonie de Vienne avant 1920, etc.
tours), with the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, his A l'opposé, ses concerts avec la Philharmonie de Berlin, le
concerts with the New York Philharmonic, and those with Gewandhaus de Leipzig, la Philharmonie de New York et la
the Museums-Gesellschaft of Frankfurt have received ample Museums-Gesellschaft de Francfort avaient été étudiés de
coverage in various studies. Regarding the last period (1947- manière très documentée. Pour ce qui concerne la période
1954), this was studied by H.S. Olsen in 1972 (with some 30 1947-1954, celle-ci avait fait l'objet d'une publication de H.S.
more concerts that have been found and corrections of Olsen en 1972 : nous avons pu la compléter par une trentaine
previous errors). de concerts inédits et corriger certaines erreurs.
A collation like the present one cannot be free of errors. In Dans ce genre de travail, il est quasiment impossible
fact, Furtwängler had the very personal habit of often d'atteindre le degré «O faute». En fait, Furtwängler modifiait
modifying the programme of his concerts at the very last relativement souvent ses programmes, l'une des principales
minute (sometimes the orchestral material was late in raisons étant que le matériel d'orchestre n'arrivait pas
arriving). Thus, in order to avoid the kind of errors that might toujours à temps. Ainsi, pour éviter ce genre d'erreur, il aurait
arise from this practice, one would virtually have to consult été nécessaire de posséder toutes les critiques de tous les
every single newspaper review, would mean endless years of concerts, ce qui aurait nécessité de longues et fastidieuses
research. The present study aims rather at giving an overall années de recherches. La partie la plus intéressante de ce
view of Furtwängler's various musical stations, focusing on document concerne, grosso modo, les vingt premières années
the development of his repertoire during the Lübeck and de son activité car durant cette période, on assiste à la
Mannheim years. «montée en pression» de son répertoire.
It may be wondered whether this study is totally reliable. On peut se demander si ce document est fiable à 100 %. La
The answer is in fact no. Total reliability could only have réponse est négative! Néanmoins, possédant plus d'un millier
been achieved by consulting the reviews of all the concerts, de revues de la presse de l'époque (Lübeck, Mannheim,
which is an unthinkable venture. Nevertheless, to date, we Berlin, Leipzig, Vienne, la Suisse, etc.), ceci nous a permis
have managed to collect over a thousand press reviews, part- de corriger certaines erreurs. Nous avons également eu la
icularly those of Lübeck, Mannheim, Berlin, Leipzig, chance de découvrir un certain nombre de concerts inédits du
Vienna, Switzerland, and more. We discovered some Gewandhaus de Leipzig, donnés dans la ville voisine de
unknown Gewandhaus concerts in the nearby town of Halle- Halle-Saale. Quant aux concerts de l'ABI (Arbeiter-Bildungs-
Saale. As far as the concerts of the ABI (Arbeiter-Bildungs- Institut), ils figurent dans cette liste.
Institut) are concerned, they are listed in this document.
Quoiqu'il en soit et malgré ses imperfections, ce document
In any case, despite its imperfections, the present document peut servir de base pour de futures études sur l'activité de
must be viewed as a base for future studies on Furtwängler's Furtwängler, au concert et à l'opéra.
repertoire and his concert and operatic activity.

Acknowledgments / Remerciements

My sincere thanks go first of all to Liselotte Homering (Reiss-Museum, Mannheim), Annette Scharmacher (Staatsoper, Berlin) and Clemens
Hellsberg (Vienna Philharmonic) for the extensive unpublished documentation they kindly allowed me to consult. I also would like to thank
the following people who helped me in this research:

Igor Kipnis (regarding his father's concerts with WF); Marlies Honeck (Wiener Symphoniker); Eugenio Scavo (Teatro Colon, Buenos
Aires); Barbara Haws (NYPO); Dr. Zimmermann (Tonhalle Orchester); Dr. Eger (Wagner Museum, Bayreuth); Rosmarie Hohler-Welti
(Lucerne Festival); Hans Joelson-Strohbach (Musikkollegium, Winterthur); Barbara Hering (Deutsche Oper, Berlin); Veronika Schäfer-
Foehn (Zürich Stadttheater); Nora Wellmann (Magyar Operahaz, Budapest); Bergjolt Krohn Bucht (Stockholm Opera House); Christer
Hammarberg (Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra); Eva-Maria Hanel (Frankfurter Museumsgesellschaft); Karin Tufvesson (Göteborg
Symphony Orchestra); Lilo Lehmann (Copenhagen Royal Opera House); Otto Biba (Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna) and Elke Hack
(Staatsarchiv, Wiesbaden). My particular thanks go to Angelo Scottini who made available to me the results of his extensive research on
Furtwängler's activity in Italy and to Cesar Dillon (Buenos Aires), Andreas von Arnauld (Hamburg) and Dr. T. Schinköth (Leipzig).

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19 February 1906: Very first concert of Wilhelm Furtwängler in Munich with the Kaim Orchestra.
Beethoven: the Consecration of the House, Overture - Furtwängler: Symphonic Poem in B Minor - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9

ZURICH 1906 - 1907


10 October 23/24/25/27/30 December, 1/2/13/20/27 January
Tanzbilder: Music by Blättermann Rübezahl: Music by Bertrand Sänger
Edwin Althauser, Adolph Meyer, Max Wogritsch, Fränze Koch, Vally
31 October Felden
Pfitzner: das Fest auf Solhaug
Egbert Soltau, Frieda Winter, Johanna Terwin, Edwin Althauser 3/8/25 February, 3/10/21 March, 1/15/21 April:
Franz Lehar: the Merry Widow
Bruno Wünschmann, Ida Holms, Albert Trebe, Aurelie Revy

The 3-year period between Zürich and Strasbourg (May 1907 La période de trois années comprise entre Zürich et
- September 1910) is not well known. We only know that Strasbourg (Mai 1907 à Septembre 1910) est mal connue.
Furtwängler was in Breslau acting as «choir repetiteur», a Nous savons seulement que Furtwängler séjourna à Breslau
post that had been assigned to him by Georg Dohrn, a (aujourd'hui Wroclaw en Pologne) comme répétiteur de
relative of Furtwängler's mother who was in charge of the choeurs, poste qui lui avait été attribué par Georg Dohrn, un
City's musical life. Dohrn also conducted Furtwängler's first familier de sa mère et qui avait en charge l'activité musicale
work, the Symphony in D Major. Furtwängler then went to de la Ville. Puis Furtwängler rejoignit Munich, à nouveau
Munich where he acted once more as «repetiteur» at the comme répétiteur à l'Opéra, sous la direction de Felix Mottl
Court Opera under Felix Mottl (1907 to 1909). According to (1907 à 1909). Selon les archives de la Bibliothèque
the Archives of the Munich Library, it would seem that he municipale, il n'eut aucune activité comme chef d'orchestre.
had no activity whatsoever as a conductor during that time.

STRASBOURG 1910 - 1911


On 8 September 1910, Furtwängler left Munich and went to Le 8 septembre 1910, Furtwängler quittait Munich pour
Strasbourg where he stayed until 1 April 1911 at the Strasbourg où il séjourna jusqu'au 1 avril 1911, logeant sur le
Nikolaus Ring 11/II, as guest of Mrs. Beike. Strasbourg was Nikolaus Ring 11/II chez Madame Beike. L'activité musicale
at the time dominated by Hans Pfitzner and his assistants, de la Ville (alors allemande) était sous la coupe de Hans
Richard Fried and Hermann Büchel. Furtwängler was to Pfitzner et de ses assistants Richard Fried et Hermann
become his third assistant and conducted 16 operatic perfor- Büchel. Furtwängler deviendra son troisième assistant et
mances of 6 works that he never performed again. The few dirigera seize représentations de six opéras qu'il ne dirigera
press reviews were controversial: one described his plus par la suite. La presse fut très mitigée : un journal parla
conducting of the P'tites Michu as having had the lightness of de son interprétation des P'tites Michu comme ayant «la
an elephant, another stated that his performance of Martha légèreté d'un éléphant», un autre ecrivit que celle de Martha
left «much to be desired». «laissa beaucoup à désirer».
Elisabeth Furtwängler wrote: «He was then called to Stras- Elisabeth Furtwängler écrivit dans ses souvenirs : «Il fut
bourg where it was Pfitzner who held the reins. Yet, under alors appelé à Strasbourg où Pfitzner tenait les rênes.
his dominion Furtwängler was able to conduct some operas Néanmoins, il put diriger quelques opéras. (...) Dans la
(...) He had to disguise himself as a gypsy, sticking a black Chauve Souris, il dut se déguiser en gitan, portant une barbe
beard onto his face to play the piano in the Fledermaus noire et jouer la partie de piano durant la fête en l'honneur
during the celebration in honour of Prince Orlowsky». This du Prince Orlowsky.» Ceci est confirmé par le programme
is confirmed by the programmes of 27/28 February 1911. des 27 et 28 février 1911.
After that period, Furtwängler returned to Strasbourg only Furtwängler ne reviendra que deux fois à Strasbourg : le 6
twice: on 6 December 1911, to conduct his own Te Deum décembre 1911 pour diriger son Te Deum et le 29 avril 1932,
and on 29 April 1932, for the Music Festival whilst touring à l'occasion du Festival de Musique lors d'une tournée de la
with the Berlin Philharmonic. Philharmonie de Berlin.
27 September Max Dornbusch, Paula Spurny, Otto Knappe,
Donizetti: l'Elixir d'amour Franz Jelinek, Ernestine Croissant 4 March
Ernestine Croissant, Adam Würthele, Hans Suppé: Flotte Bursche
Alwin, Paula Spurny, Max Hölzchen 17 January Emil Feige, Martha Mylo, Marie Dietrich, Irma
Messager: les P'tites Michu Schilling, Dora Lenbach, August Fischer,
18/29 October, 17 November Gustav Schmidt, Clementine Pätsch, Otto Thérèse Kachelriss
Maillart: les Dragons de Villars Knappe, Emil Feige, Elvira Arlow, Paula Spurny
Max Dornbusch, Paula Spurny, Otto Knappe, 11 March
Franz Jelinek, Ernestine Croissant 26 January Verdi: Rigoletto
Flotow: Martha Annie Norden, Albert Hermanns, Paul Grunow,
27 and 31 December Elsa Osten, Paula Spurny, Clemens Schaar- Josef Niklaus, Alice Gütersloh
Flotow: Martha schmidt, Paul Grunow, Josef Niklaus, Marie
Hélène Knappe, Agnès Hermann, Clemens Schmidt 19 March
Schaarschmidt, Hermann Plücker Suppé: Flotte Bursche
2 February Emil Feige, Martha Mylo, Marie Dietrich, Irma
1 and 7 January Maillart: les Dragons de Villars Schilling, Dora Lenbach, August Fischer,
Messager: les P'tites Michu Max Dornbusch, Paula Spurny, Otto Knappe, Thérèse Kachelriss
Gustav Schmidt, Clementine Pätsch, Otto Franz Jelinek, Ernestine Croissant
Knappe, Emil Feige, Elvira Arlow, Paula Spurny 31 March
Š Furtwängler meets Bruno Walter, who conducts Flotow: Martha
14 January on 22 February the First German performance of
Maillart: les Dragons de Villars his own Symphony.

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Hélène Knappe, Agnès Hermann, Clemens
Schaarschmidt, Adam Würthele, Josef Niklaus,
Marie Dietrich

LÜBECK 1911 - 1915

A friend of Furtwängler's mother, Mrs. Ida Boy-Ed, informed


Lübeck's music critics very rapidly seized on Furtwängler's
the young musician that the conductor's post in Lübeck had
personality. In the Eisenbahnzeitung one reads:«Furtwängler
become vacant after Hermann Abendroth's departure for
is a musical talent who, if circumstances are favourable, will
Essen. This information, however, reached Furtwängler too
undoubtedly become a genius». Mrs. Boy-Ed herself covered
late, as the Society of the Friends of Music (Verein der
her protégé with the most eulogistic articles. Accompanied
Musikfreunde) had already chosen four candidates from the
by his friend Lilly Dieckmann, Furtwängler often went to
97 competitors, each of whom had already conducted a «test
Hamburg to listen to Nikisch, who was for him the King of
concert» (the finalists were Karl Mennicke, Walter Unger,
Conductors. Furtwängler even confided to some friends of
Rudolf Siegel and Paul Scheinpflug). Everything seemed to
his that one day he would become Nikisch's successor.
point to Siegel as the winner of the competition.
Nevertheless, after Scheinpflug's withdrawal, the Society
In the course of his activity in Lübeck, Furtwängler was
decided that a fourth candidate was to be chosen even if he
invited as guest-conductor on 26 January 1913 in Vienna and
would stand no chance whatsoever. Mrs. Boy-Ed pressed
on 13 March 1914 in Hamburg, where he replaced the sick
Furtwängler to apply for this post. So he did and he was
Kapellmeister José Eibenschütz.
accepted by the musical authorities and by Abendroth.
Thus, on 5 April 1911, he found himself in Lübeck, (+) Her correspondence with her mother is a true goldmine
conducting his test-concert (Probekonzert). The public and for information since she recurrently writes of Furtwängler.
the Members of the Society alike were soon enraptured by
the young man's musical passion, despite great differences
with that of Hermann Abendroth, whose virility, self-
assurance and economy of movement had been highly
appreciated. Furtwängler, with his nervous and, at times, Une amie de la mère de Furtwängler, Ida Boy-Ed (également
almost frenzied gestures, was his complete opposite; on the grande amie de Thomas Mann) informa le jeune Wilhelm que
podium he looked as if he were locked in combat with an le poste de chef d'orchestre à Lübeck était devenu vacant en
invisible foe. raison du départ de Hermann Abendroth pour Essen.
Cependant, cette information atteignit trop tard Furtwängler
Yet, the public very quickly recognised Furtwängler's
car la Société des Amis de la Musique (Verein der
exceptional talent. On 13 April, Furtwängler was
Musikfreunde) locale avait déjà choisi quatre candidats parmi
unanimously chosen as Abendroth's successor. This choice
les 97 postulants, chacun d'eux ayant dirigé son concert
didn't make him feel triumphant at all, as he seemed doubtful
probatoire. (Les finalistes étaient Karl Mennicke, Walter
of his own capabilities, feeling too young and inadequate for
Unger, Rudolf Siegel et Paul Scheinpflug.) Tout semblait
such a demanding task. It was Mrs. Boy-Ed who finally
indiquer Siegel comme vainqueur. Néanmoins, après le
managed to reassure him and convince him that Lübeck was
retrait de Scheinpflug, la Société décida de choisir un
his great chance.
quatrième candidat, même s'il n'avait aucune chance.
The conductor of the Society of the Friends of Music had to Madame Boy-Ed demanda donc à Furtwängler de poser
conduct only the concerts, i.e. the eight symphonic concerts d'urgence sa candidature.
and two concerts with the Philharmonic Choir that were
C'est ainsi que le 5 avril 1911, il donna à Lübeck son concert
mainly dedicated to Oratorios. Then there were the so-called
probatoire. Il ne fallut pas longtemps au public et aux
popular concerts (usually about 30 concerts per season, but
membres de la Société pour éprouver la passion qui émanait
56 for the 1905/06 season). Dress-rehearsals took place on
du jeune homme, en dépit de sa grande différence avec
Wednesday evenings and were open to the Members of the
Abendroth dont la virilité, l'assurance et l'économie de gestes
Society who brought along relatives and friends. Furtwängler
avaient été grandement appréciés. Furtwängler, avec ses
was not very keen on these concerts which were given in the
gestes nerveux et souvent excités, était l'opposé. Même si sur
Hall of the Kolosseum and which were structured in the
le podium, il semblait combattre un ennemi invisible, le
following manner: a first symphonic part (with an overture or
public reconnut rapidement son exceptionnel talent.
a small concert suite), during which smoking was prohibited,
as opposed to beer-drinking, which was allowed - a second Le 13 avril, il fut choisi à l'unanimité comme successeur de
part dedicated to orchestral Fanta-sies, solo pieces for violin, Abendroth. Malgré ce choix, il doutait de lui et de ses
etc. and a third part dedicated to more popular works such as capacités, se sentant trop jeune et inadéquat face à ce qui
Marches. l'attendait. C'est Madame Boy-Ed qui réussit à le rassurer et à
le convaincre que Lübeck était la grande chance de sa vie.
The 32 symphonic concerts, together with the 104 popular
concerts and the 8 oratorio-performances, may be safely said Le Directeur de la Société des Amis de la Musique devait
to represent Furtwängler's apprenticeship. As guest con- diriger les huit concerts symphoniques de chaque saison et
ductor, he even managed to conduct three operas: Fidelio, die deux concerts avec le Choeur philharmonique, ceux-ci étant
lustigen Weiber von Windsor and die Meistersinger von principalement dévolus aux oratorios. Il y avait également les
Nürnberg. concerts populaires, à raison d'une trentaine par saison (celle
de 1905/1906 atteignit le chiffre exceptionnel de 56). Les

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répétitions avaient toujours lieu les mercredis soirs et étaient Furtwängler, accompagné de son amie Lilly Dieckmann (+),
ouvertes aux membres de la Société qui venaient avec leurs se rendit souvent dans la ville proche de Hamburg pour
familiers et leurs amis. Furtwängler n'était pas satisfait de ces assister aux concerts de Arthur Nikisch qui représentait pour
concerts qui avaient lieu dans la salle du Kolosseum et qui lui le «Roi» des chefs d'orchestre. Il confiera même à
étaient structurés de la manière suivante : une première partie quelques amis qu'il deviendrait un jour son successeur...
symphonique avec une ouverture ou une petite suite
concertante durant laquelle il était interdit de fumer mais Durant son séjour à Lübeck, Furtwängler donna des concerts
permis de boire de la bière; une seconde partie dédiée à des comme chef invité :
fantaisies pour orchestre ou des solos de violon et une * à Vienne, le 26.1.1913
dernière partie avec des oeuvres plus populaires, telles que * à Hamburg, le 13.3.1914 où il remplaça J. Eibenschütz
des marches. malade, dans un programme Brahms
On peut affirmer que les 32 concerts symphoniques, les 104
(+) Sa correspondance avec sa mère est une mine d'infor-
concerts populaires et les 8 exécutions d'oratorios repré-
mations car elle y évoque longuement les faits et gestes de
sentent l'apprentissage de Furtwängler. Il dirigea également,
Furtwängler
en tant que chef invité, trois opéras : Fidelio, les Joyeuses
Commères de Windsor et les Maîtres chanteurs de
Nüremberg.
Les critiques de Lübeck cernèrent très rapidement la
personnalité de Furtwängler. Ainsi, dans le Eisenbahn-
zeitung, on put lire : «Furtwängler est un talent musical qui,
si les circonstances le permettent, deviendra sans aucun
doute un génie.» Quant à Madame Boy-Ed, elle couvrit son
protégé des plus vifs éloges.
Waldteufel: auf glückes Wegen, waltz Beethoven: Leonore III
5 April: Wilhelm Furtwängler conducts in Wagner: Tannhäuser, Venusberg Music
8 November J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, medley
Lübeck the 27th Popular Concert of the season Wagner: Meistersinger, Prelude; Walküre, Gods'
(Probe Konzert/Test ConcertConcert probatoire). entrance into the Walhalla, Wotan's farewell and 3 January
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture - Beethoven: Magic Fire music Mendelssohn: a Midsummer Night's dream, Ov.
Symphony No. 5 (3rd and 4th movements) - Moszkowski: Serenade
Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude - Smetana: My 15 November Chabrier: Espana
Country (Moldau) Mozart: die Zauberflöte, Aria R. Strauss: der Rosenkavalier, waltzes
Liszt: Rhapsody Nr. 2 - Sibelius: Valse triste - Weber: der Freischütz
Maillart: les Dragons de Villars, Overture - Offenbach: les contes d'Hoffmann, intermezzo 10 January
Fantasy on Gounod's Faust (composer?) - Mozart: le Nozze di Figaro, Overture
Volkmann: Cello Concerto (Emil Corbach) - J. 18 November (2nd symphonic concert) Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Strauss: Viennese Blood Liszt: Dante Symphony (Clara Senius-Euler) C. Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, medley
Haendel: l'Allegro, il pensieroso ed il moderato, Waldteufel: Fiesta
Aria (Clara Senius-Euler)
SEASON 1911 - 1912 Berlioz: Roméo et Juliette, Love scene 13 January (4th symphonic concert)
Lieder by Wagner, Liszt and Weingartner (Clara Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
Senius-Euler and Furtwängler, piano) Mozart: Symphony No. 40
4 October (1st Popular Concert) Berlioz: le Carnaval romain Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Egmont 22 November
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture Mendelssohn: Elias
Sullivan: the Mikado, medley Mr. Arlberg, Mr. Hells, Hetta von Schmidt, Mrs. 17 January
Ziehrer: Weana Madln opus 388 Stronck-Kappel Gade: Nachklänge von Ossian
Lalo: Rapsodie norvégienne
11 October 29 November Moszkowski: maurische Phantasie
Beethoven: Fidelio, Overture Weber: Jubel, Overture J. Strauss: Morgenblätter opus 279
Bizet: Carmen, medley Glinka: Waltz-Fantasy
Liszt: les Préludes Tchaikovsky: Valse mélancolique (Excerpt from 25 January,
Suppé: Leichte Kavallerie Suite No. 3) Beethoven: Trio opus 70 No. 1
Maillart: les Dragons de Villars, medley Hofmeier, de Ruyter, Corbach
18 October Brahms: Trio No. 2 opus 87
Goldmark: im Frühling, Overture opus 36 6 December, Strasbourg (Sängerhaus) Hofmeier, de Ruyter, Corbach
Weber: Invitation to the dance Furtwängler: Te Deum Bach: Concerto for 2 pianos in C Minor
Liszt: Rhapsody No. 13 Else Schuster, Margarethe Altmann-Kuntz, Hans Furtwängler, Hofmeier
De Swert: Cello Concerto (Emil Corbach) Batteux, Julius Gless
29 January
21 October (1st symphonic concert) Š The 1st part of the concert was conducted by Furtwängler takes part in the concert conducted
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7, Piano Concerto No. Ernst Munch by Siegfried Wagner, accompanying on the piano
5 (Karl Friedberg) and Leonore III Karl Erb (2 Petrarque Sonnets by Liszt)
13 December
25 October Marschner: der Vampyr, Overture 31 January
Cherubini: der Wasserträger, Overture Delibes: Sylvia, Ballet Weber: Oberon, Overture
Liszt: die Hunnenschlacht Liszt: Rhapsody No. 1 Wagner: die Walküre, excerpts
Wagner: Siegfried, murmurs of the forest Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, medley Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
Wagner: Walküre, Ride of the Valkyries Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Nessler: der Trompeter von Säckingen, medley 16 December (3rd symphonic concert)
Mendelssohn: the Hebrides, Overture Š In February, he went to Hamburg with his
1 November Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Teresa friend Lilli Dieckmann and made the
Dvorak: Husitska Carreno) and Symphony No. 5 acquaintance of Arthur Nikisch who gave two
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2 concerts on 9 and 23
Kalman: ein Herbstmanöver, medley 27 December

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7 February Š Furtwängler conducts Choral Works: Feuer- Suppé: Poet and Peasant
P. Lincke: Frau Luna, Overture reiter, Morgenhymnus by Wolf and elegischer
J. Gilbert: die keusche Suzanna, medley Gesang by Beethoven 23 March (7th symphonic concert)
P. Lincke: im Walzerrausch Schumann: Manfred, Overture
Suppé: die flotte Bursche, Overture 28 February Marschner: Hans Heiling, Aria (A. Kase)
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture Pfitzner: der arme Heinrich, Aria (A. Kase)
10 February Meyerbeer: Les Huguenots, Overture Schubert: Symphony No. 9
(5th symphonic concert) Bizet: Carmen, Suite No. 1
Berlioz: le Corsaire, Overture Wagner: Flying Dutchman (Matrosenchor from 27 March
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune Act 3) Suppé: Fatinitza, Overture
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Fetras: die Dollarprinzessin, medley
Š Julia Culp sings Adelaïde (Beethoven) and 6 March S. Jones: Mimosa-waltz
Ständchen (Schubert), Furtwängler playing the Weber: Preziosa, Overture J. Strauss: ein Künstlerleben
piano Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
Svendsen: Polonaise 3 April
14 February J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, medley Méhul: Jean de Paris, Overture
Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture; Parsifal, Tchaikovsky: Capriccio italien
Prelude and Götterdämmerung, Siegfried's Rhine 10 March Offenbach: les contes d'Hoffmann, medley
journey Bellini: la Norma, Overture J. Strauss: Lagunen-Walzer opus 411
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 4 Bizet: Carmen, medley
S. Jones: the Geisha, medley 4/5 April
Liszt: 2 Polonaises Š Mozart: Requiem
L. Fall: die geschiedene Frau, waltz
Gertrud Stretten, Frieda Beckershaus, Henry
21 February 13 March Wormsbächer, Max Rothenbücher
Glinka: Russlan and Ludmilla, Overture Grammann: la Mélusine, Prelude
S. Wagner: Sternengebot, Prelude Act 2 Smetana: My Country (Moldau) Š Bach: Cantata BWV 161, «Komm, du süße
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture Todesstunde»
24 February (6th symphonic concert) Frieda Beckershaus, Henry Wormsbächer
A. Beer-Walbrunn: Sinfonia Puccini: Madame Butterfly, medley
Lieder by Beethoven and Wolff 20 March 20 April (8th symphonic concert)
Wagner: Tristan, Prelude and Liebestod and Tchaikovsky: Mozartiana (Suite No. 4) Schillings: Oedipus Rex, Prelude
Meistersinger, Prelude Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2 Brahms: Violin Concerto (Carl Flesch)
Liszt: Venezia e Napoli Beethoven: Symphony No. 5

SEASON 1912 - 1913

2 October Bizet: Carmen, medley Lehar: der Graf von Luxembourg, medley
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture Waldteufel: Sirenenzauber opus 154
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Janid Szanto) 18 December
Rossini: Wilhelm Tell, Overture 9 November (2nd symphonic concert) Weber: Euryanthe, Overture
Godard: Berceuse Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 Liszt: les Préludes
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder (Marya Freund) Delibes: Sylvia, Ballet Music
9 October Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture E. Koidel: fröhliche Weihnachten
Mendelssohn: the Hebrides, Overture
R. Volkmann: Serenade for strings 13 November 1 January
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2 Bellini: Norma, Overture Mozart: Don Giovanni, Overture
J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, medley Lehar: Le Comte de Luxembourg, waltz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Offenbach: les contes d'Hoffmann, Intermezzo Beethoven: Leonore (No.?)
12 October (1st symphonic concert) Wagner: Tannhäuser, medley Offenbach: Les contes d'Hoffmann, medley
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Henri Marteau) 16 November
Vivaldi: Concerto for 3 violins Brahms: Trio opus 8 No. 1
H. Marteau, J. Szanto, W. Novak Furtwängler, Szanto, Corbach 4 January (4th symphonic concert)
R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Franck: Sonata for violin and piano Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Furtwängler, Szanto Furtwängler, Szanto, Ulrich
16 October Beethoven: Trio opus 1 No. 3 Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Walter Novak) Furtwängler, Szanto, Corbach Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Wagner: Tristan, Prelude and Liebestod
A. Rubinstein: Valse-Caprice 20 November 15 January
M. Kaempfert: Rhapsody No. 2 Schumann: der Paradies und die Peri J. Strauss: der Zigeunerbaron, Overture
Mrs. Lammen-Lauprechts, von Ladiges and Sidney Jones: the Geisha, medley
19 October, Schreiber, Paul Tödten C. Morena: Telefunken, medley
Brahms: Sonata for two pianos in F minor Lehnhardt: die Ehrenwache, waltz
Furtwängler, Hofmeier 27 November
Mozart: Trio in G major Mozart: die Zauberflöte, Overture 22 January
Beethoven: Trio opus 70 No. 2 Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 9 Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, Overture
Szanto, Corbach and ? Oscar Strauss: ein Walzertraum, medley Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 1
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll
23 October 4 December J. Strauss: Morgenblätter opus 279
Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide, Overture Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture
Bizet: l'Arlésienne, Suite No. 2 Weber: Invitation to the Dance 26 January, Vienna (Wiener Konzertverein)
Donizetti: la Fille du Régiment, Overture Grieg: Lyric Suite Beethoven: Leonore II and Piano Concerto No. 3
O'Sullivan: the Mikado, medley (Georges Szell playing his own cadenzas)
30 October 4 Lieder by Wolf (Rudolf Ritter)
Weber: Preziosa, Overture 7 December (3rd symphonic concert) Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Sibelius: Finlandia Reger: a romantic Suite
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture Grieg: Piano Concerto (Germaine Schnitzer ) 29 January
A. Conradi: Offenbachiana Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Beethoven: die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Ov.
Delibes: Coppelia, Ballet Music
6 November 11 December Bizet: Carmen, Suite
Beethoven: Fidelio, Overture Mendelssohn: a Midsummer Night's dream, Ov.
Smetana: My Country (Moldau) Wagner: Walküre, excerpts 1 February (5th symphonic concert)

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Haydn: Symphony No. 103 Braunfels: Piano Concerto (Braunfels) 16 April
Beethoven: Fidelio, Aria (Karl Erb) Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 Beethoven: Fidelio, Overture
Boehe: Tragic Overture Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1
Liszt: Psalm No. 13 (Karl Erb) 12 March Smetana: My Country (Moldau)
Liszt: Polonaise Waldteufel: Estudiantina, waltz
5 February Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude and Meistersinger,
Cherubini: Anacreon, Overture Prelude 18 April
Franck: Psyché J. Strauss: Nordseebilder, waltz Brahms: Sonata in A Major No. 2 op. 100
Puccini: La Bohême, medley Saint-Saëns: Sonata No. 1 opus 75
J. Strauss: Gondellied, waltz 19 March Furtwängler, J. Szanto
Bach: Prelude and Fugue (orchestration by Abert)
12 February Wagner: Walküre, excerpts Š Szanto played a Bach's Sonata for solo violin
Wagner: Meistersinger, Prelude; Walküre: Saint-Saëns: Samson et Dalila, medley and Mrs. Küller sang Lieder by Schubert,
Wotan's farewell and Magic Fire music; Tristan, Sibelius: Valse triste Brahms, Wolf.
Prelude and Liebestod
Š Furtwängler was to conduct on 20/21 March, 23 April
16 February Brahms' German Requiem. Being sick, he was Weber: Euryanthe, Overture
Hérold: Zampa, Overture replaced by Hermann Abendroth who thus Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Nessler: der Trompeter von Säckingen, medley returned to Lübeck 2 years after his departure Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture
A. Thomas: Mignon, Overture Verdi: La Traviata, medley
J. Strauss: ein Künstlerleben, waltz 29 March (7th symphonic concert)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 26 April (8th symphonic concert)
19 February Brahms: Rhapsody for Altosolo (Tilly Köhnen) Wagner: Parsifal, Prelude and Good Friday Spell
Auber: la Muette de Portici, Overture Beethoven: Egmont, Overture Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Charpentier: Impressions d'Italie 4 Lieder by Schubert, Schumann, R. Strauss Elisabeth Ohlhoff, Margarethe Küller, Richard
Chabrier: Espana Tilly Köhnen and WF, piano Fischer, Arthur van Eweyk
Gounod: Faust, medley 2 April 30 April
26 February Wagner: Siegfried, murmurs of the forest and Mozart: die Zauberflöte, Overture
Beethoven: Septuor opus 20 Parsifal, Graals Erzählung Brahms: 2 Hungarian dances
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 J. Strauss: Streifzug durch die Operetten J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, Overture
Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture 9 April J. Strauss: der lustige Krieg, medley
1 March (6th symphonic concert) Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, Overture
Schumann: Genoveva, Overture L. Sinigaglia: Suite piémontaise
Dukas: l'Apprenti sorcier Liszt: Rhapsody No. 1
E. Gillet: loin du Bal

SEASON 1913 - 1914


1 October
Liszt: les Préludes 12 November 3 January (4th symphonic concert)
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, medley Mozart: Symphony No. 39
J. Strauss: der Zigeunerbaron, Overture Leo Fall: der liebe Augustin, medley Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Szanto)
J. Gilbert: Wer kann dafür, waltz Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
8 October
Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1 19 November 7 January
A. Thomas: Mignon, Overture Haendel: Judas Maccabeus Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Waldteufel: auf Glückes Wogen, waltz Eva Lessmann, Marie Seret-van Eyken, Hermann Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture
Gütler, Thomas Denijs Liszt: Orpheus
11 October (1st symphonic concert) Lehar: Gold and Silver
Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica 20 November
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Alice Ripper) Wagner: die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 14 January
Weber: Oberon, Overture Mr. Schuster, Mr. de Carmo, Mrs. Meisner and Weber: Euryanthe, Overture
Brahms: Hungarian dance Lambach Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Funeral march
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, medley
15 October 26 November Leo Fall: die geschiedene Frau, medley
Smetana: My Country (Moldau) Mendelssohn: a Midsummer Night's dream, Ov. 21 January
Wagner: Walküre, excerpts Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2 Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture;
R. Ellenberg: die Völkerschlacht bei Leipzig Leoncavallo: Bajazzo, medley Götterdämmerung, Siegfried's Rhine journey and
Waldteufel: auf Glückes Wogen, Waltz Parsifal, Prelude
22 October 3 December
Mozart: Serenade No. 13 28 January
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture Mozart: Titus, Overture
Wagner: Rienzi, Overture Wagner: Tristan, Prelude and Liebestod
J. Strauss: Hofballtänze, waltz Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto (Willy Freund)
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 S. Jones: the Geisha, medley
29 October 6 December (3rd symphonic concert) Waldteufel: Espana
Wagner: Gods' entrance into the Wartburg; Grammann: Aventiure Sinfonie 31 January (5th symphonic concert)
Tannhäuser, Venusberg Music Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1 (Jean Beethoven: Coriolan, Overture
Liszt: Rhapsody No. 1 Gérardy) Brahms: Gesang der Parzen, for choir
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 Liszt: a Faust Symphony (Paul Tödten)
5 November
Tchaikovsky: Sérénade mélancolique opus 26, 10 December 4 February
Nutcracker (Suite) and Overture 1812 Haydn: Symphony No. 100 Beethoven: Coriolan, Overture
Lehar: der Graf von Luxembourg, waltz Bizet: l'Arlésienne, Suite No. 1 Wagner: Meistersinger, Preislied
Wagner: Walküre, Wotan's farewell and Magic J. Strauss: Morgenblätter, waltz
8 November (2nd symphonic concert) Fire Music
Reger: 4 Poems from Böcklin 18 February
Mozart: le Nozze di Figaro, Suzanna's Aria 17 December Wieniawski: Fantaisie brillante on themes from
Hermine Bosetti Beethoven: Leonore III Gounod's Faust
4 Lieder by Wolff and Pfitzner (Hermine Bosetti) Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 (Willy Freund) Wagner: Tannhäuser, Venusberg music and
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 J. Svendsen: norwegischer Künstlerkarneval excerpts from Rheingold
A. Thomas: Mignon, Overture

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Verdi: Rigoletto, medley 28 March (7th symphonic concert) Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 J. Strauss: der Zigeunerbaron, medley
28 February (6th symphonic concert) Mozart: Titus, Aria (Ilona Durigo)
Hausegger: Wieland der Schmied 5 Lieder by Schubert (Ilona Durigo and 20 April
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Felix Berber) Furtwängler, piano) Beethoven: Sonatas for violin and piano opus 96
Schumann: Symphony No. 1 No. 10, Kreutzer op. 47 No. 9 and op. 30 No. 6
1 April Furtwängler, Szanto
4 March Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2
Grammann: Aventiure sinfonie Wagner: Meistersinger, Prelude 22 April
Delibes: Sylvia, Ballet Music Verdi: La Traviata, medley Offenbach: Orphée aux enfers, Overture
A. Adam: le Postillon de Longjumeau, medley J. Strauss : Künstlerleben, waltz Sullivan: the Mikado, medley
Lehar: der Graf von Luxembourg, waltz
11 March 7 April J. Strauss : die Fledermaus, medley
Beethoven: die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, Ov. Beethoven: Sonatas for piano and violin opus 12
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture No. 1, 2 and 3; Sonata No. 5 opus 24 25 April (8th symphonic concert)
Verdi: Aïda, medley Furtwängler, Szanto Gluck: Alceste, Overture
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
13 March, Hamburg (Theater Orchester) Frédéric Lamond
Brahms: Tragic Overtüre, Piano Concerto No. 2 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
(Sandra Droucker) and Symphony No. 1 8 April
Š Sandra Droucker was the piano teacher of Nicolaï: eine feste Burg ist unser Gott 28 April, Pension Fund Concert
Emperor Wilhelm II's daughter. Mozart: Ave Verum programme unknown
Wagner: Parsifal, Good Friday Spell
18 March 29 April
Mendelssohn: the Hebrides, Overture 9/10 April Mozart: die Zauberflöte, Overture
Beethoven: Septuor opus 20 Bach: Matthäus-Passion Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll Mr. Schmidt, Mrs. Fischer-Maresski and Hardoff Rossini: Wilhelm Tell, Overture
J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, medley 14 April Gounod: Faust, medley

25 March Beethoven: Sonatas for violin and piano No. 4 3 July, Munich (Konzertvereins-Orchester)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, Overture op.23 and op. 30, No. 1 and 2 Berlioz: le Corsaire
Humperdinck: Hansel and Gretel, Overture Furtwängler, Szanto Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, medley 15 April Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
A. Thomas: Mignon, medley Weber: der Freischütz, Overture

SEASON 1914 - 1915


30 September Wagner: Rienzi, Overture
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture 15/16 November, Hamburg Grieg: Peer Gynt, Suite No. 2
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 Beethoven: Leonore III, Symphony No. 7 and
Beethoven: Leonore III Piano Concerto No. 1 (Frieda Kwast-Hodapp) 13 January
Wagner: Meistersinger, Prelude Liszt: die Hunnenschlacht
25 November Wagner: Parsifal, Good Friday Spell
7 October Mozart: le Nozze di Figaro, Overture Liszt: Rhapsody No. 4
Gluck: Iphigénie en Aulide, Overture Liszt: Tasso Lamento e Trionfo
Beethoven: Variations from Stringquartett opus Keler-Bela: Soldatenlieder 17 January
18 No. 5 Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture
2 December J. Strauss: die Fledermaus, medley
Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch Liszt: Grande Polonaise L. Kempter: Romance for Violin, Cello, Alto and
10 October (1st symphonic concert) Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll; Meistersinger (Preislied) Harp
Wagner: Kaisermarsch and Lohengrin, Prelude
Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll 20 January
5 December (3rd symphonic concert) Mozart: Cosi fan tutte, Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Weber: der Freischütz, Overture Wagner: Götterdämmerung, excerpts
14 October Schumann: Piano Concerto (Ilse Fromm) Brahms: 3 Hungarian dances
Mendelssohn: die Heimkehr aus der Fremde Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Szanto) 30 January (5th symphonic concert)
9 December Wagner: a Faust Overture
Wagner: Götterdämmerung, Siegfried's Rhine Beethoven: Egmont, Overture
journey Beethoven: Triple Concerto
Rossini: Wilhelm Tell, Overture Furtwängler, Szanto, Corbach
21 October Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana, medley Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture; Lohengrin, Act 3 13 December (Concert for the Red Cross)
Prelude; Gods' entrance into the Walhalla 3 February
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture Beethoven: die Geschöpfe des Prometheus and
28 October Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen opus 20 (Szanto) Triple Concerto (Furtwängler, Szanto, Corbach)
Mozart: Don Giovanni, Overture 16 December Wagner: Meistersinger, Act 3 Prelude
Wagner: Siegfried (Schmiedelied) Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture
Liszt: les Préludes 10 February
Liszt: die Hunnenschlacht and ? Beethoven: Symphony No. 8, excerpts
4 November 30 December Wagner: a Faust Overture, Walküre, Wotan's
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail, Overture farewell and Magic Fire music
Wagner: Meistersinger, Act 3 Prelude Wagner: Meistersinger, Prelude
Pfeiffer: grosses Zapfenstreich 17 February
R. Strauss: Kriegsmarsch Weber: der Freischütz, Overture
7 November (2nd symphonic concert) 2 January (4th symphonic concert) Vieuxtemps: Ballade and Polonaise
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 and Violin Concerto Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture
Szanto Furtwängler, Szanto, Poppeck
R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration 24 February
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 Mozart: die Zauberflöte, Overture
11 November Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Beethoven: Consecration of the House, Overture 6 January Vieuxtemps: Remise with harp
and Leonore III Weber: Preziosa, Overture
Wagner: Walküre, excerpts 27 February (6th symphonic concert)

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Goldmark: Sakuntala, Overture Liszt: les Préludes 14 April
Lieder by Mahler and Wolff Wagner: Huldigungsmarsch Wagner: Lohengrin, Prelude
Lula Mysz-Gmeiner and WF, piano Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 (excerpts)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 23 March Hubay: Czardas
Beethoven: Fidelio
10 March Max Spilcker, Karl Günther, Eva van Bander 16 April
Mendelssohn: a Midsummer Night's dream, Ov. 24 March Nicolaï: Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Wagner: Rheingold, excerpts Weber: Euryanthe, Overture Erich Thiess, Max Spilcker, Hedwig Francillo-
Volkmann: Serenade for Cello and Orchestra Wagner: Tannhäuser, Venusberg Music Kaufmann
Emil Corbach Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody
28 April
13 March (7th symphonic concert) 1/2 April Weber: Oberon, Overture
Reger: Patriotic Overture Bach: Matthäus-Passion (soloists unknown) Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Szanto)
Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Szanto) Wagner: Meistersinger, Prelude
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 10 April (8th symphonic concert) Liszt: Rhapsody No. 4
Bach: Suite No. 2 Bach: Suite No. 2
17 March Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
Weber: Oberon, Overture Brahms: Symphony No. 1

MANNHEIM 1915 - 1920


conducted, on 7 September 1915 (he gave a wonderful and
At the beginning of 1915, Arthur Bodanzky, «Kapell- highly praised performance of Leonore III). Beethoven
meister» in Mannheim, left for America. The choice of his dominated the programmes of the Academic concerts that
replacement turned out to be a difficult one. The most were performed both in the Musensaal and in
famous conductors applied for this post whilst the Mannheim Niebelungensaal at Rosengarten.
public dreamt of having Arthur Nikisch as their new
Kapellmeister. Obviously nobody thought at that time of Furtwängler returned several times to Mannheim either to
Furtwängler, a total stranger in Lübeck. As opposed to conduct operas or concerts, or on tour with his Berlin
Lübeck, in Mannheim the main activity was operatic. The
first conductor was in charge of the operas and only
The good relationship between Furtwängler and Mannheim,
conducted the 8 yearly symphonic concerts of the Academy.
however, was to end abruptly during the 1932-1933 season.
Furtwängler had in fact had some experience with theatrical
On 26 May the Berlin Philharmonic was scheduled to join
activities, but had conducted only very few operatic
the Orchestra of the Opera House (making a total of about
performances. A committee of five members went to Lübeck
170 musicians) to give a concert for the 50th anniversary of
to attend his performance of Fidelio on 23 March 1915. They
Wagner's death. Furtwängler was asked to find a replacement
were so impressed that they invited Furtwängler to take up
for his first violinist, Simon Goldberg, who was Jewish.
the position of Kapellmeister in Mannheim. Thus, rather than
Furtwängler gave up his honorary citizenship and did not
someone famous, Mannheim acquired a young and unknown
attend the reception, declaring that he never would again set
conductor.
foot in that town. However, he went back on his decision in
During World War I, Carl Hagemann, who had been 1954 when, on 20 May, he conducted his Berlin orchestra for
Mannheim's «Intendant» from 1906 to 1910, was asked to Beethoven's 5th and 6th Symphonies during the Musical
resume his position as of 1915. Thus he started a second Academy's 175th anniversary.
mandate of 5 years, and the «Second Hagemann-Era» came
to coincide with the «Furtwängler-Era». Mannheim gave
Wilhelm Furtwängler an enthusiastic welcome. Bertha
Geissmar, Furtwängler's secretary who belonged to an old
family of the city, wrote in her recollections: «The citizens of Au début de 1915, le Kapellmeister Arthur Bodanzky partit
Mannheim had got into the habit of considering their pour l'Amérique et le choix de son successeur s'avéra des
Kapellmeister as a kind of demi-God». His sayings and plus difficiles. Les plus fameux chefs de l'époque postulèrent
doings became the main topic of the day. Furtwängler, being pour ce poste mais le public de Mannheim rêvait d'avoir
shy, found it extremely difficult to cope with this popularity, Arthur Nikisch comme nouveau Kapellmeister. A l'époque,
and initially preferred to take refuge behind the persona of personne ne songeait à Furtwängler. A la différence de
Oskar Grofé (Hugo Wolf's close friend), who had taken the Lübeck, la principale activité de Mannheim concernait
young beginner under his wing. l'opéra. Le premier chef avait en charge le répertoire lié à
l'opéra ainsi que les huit concerts symphoniques de
Furtwängler was assisted in his task by Felix Lederer. l'Académie. Furtwängler avait en fait une certaine expérience
Furtwängler's name appeared on posters for operas such as théâtrale mais il avait dirigé très peu d'opéras. Le 23 mars
those of Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Weber, Rossini, Bizet, 1915, un comité de cinq membres se rendit à Lübeck pour
Tchaikovsky, among others. Of Verdi's operas, he conducted assister à la représentation de Fidelio dirigée par
only Aïda and Othello. The Italian composer's first works, as Furtwängler. Ils furent tellement impressionnés qu'ils
well as Puccini's and the Rosenkavalier, were conducted by l'invitèrent à devenir le nouveau Kapellmeister de Mannheim.
Lederer. Other works that Furtwängler either conducted for C'est ainsi que la Ville hérita d'un jeune chef inconnu.
the first time, or for the first time in Mannheim, such as
Violanta (Korngold), his teacher, Max von Schillings' operas Durant la Première Guerre, Carl Hagemann qui avait été
(Mona Lisa), Sekles' or Klenau's, have now disappeared from Intendant de l'Opéra de Mannheim de 1906 à 1910, fut à
the great operatic repertoire. Fidelio was the first opera he nouveau invité à ce poste à partir de 1915. Il entama ainsi un
second mandat de cinq ans : la seconde Ere Hagemann

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coïncidera avec l'Ere Furtwängler. Mannheim accueillit le Citoyen d'Honneur de la Ville. Il revint deux fois : le 25 juin
jeune chef avec enthousiasme. Bertha Geissmar, la future pour diriger Fidelio et le 15 septembre, pour une brillante
secrétaire de Furtwängler et qui appartenait à une vieille interprétation du Lohengrin. Le festival musical de la Société
famille de la ville, écrivit dans ses souvenirs : «Les citoyens Philharmonique se termina le 8 mai 1930 dans la
de Mannheim avaient pris l'habitude de considérer leur Niebelungensaal avec la Philharmonie de Berlin.
Kapellmeister comme une espèce de demi-dieu dont les faits
L'excellente relation entre Furtwängler et Mannheim cessera
et gestes constituaient l'essentiel des potins journaliers».
brutalement pendant la saison 1932-1933 : le 26 mai 1933 en
Tout ce qu'il disait et qu'il faisait devenait le thème du jour.
effet, un concert devait réunir ce jour-là les membres de la
Furtwängler, qui était de nature plutôt timide, supportait
Philharmonie de Berlin et ceux de l'Orchestre du Théâtre,
difficilement cette popularité et au début, avait pris l'habitude
c'est-à-dire 170 musiciens. Les autorités Nazies demandèrent
de se cacher derrière le dos de Oskar Grofé (ami intime de
à Furtwängler de remplacer son premier violon Simon
Hugo Wolff) qui avait pris le jeune débutant sous sa
Goldberg en raison de ses origines juives, ce qu'il refusa
protection.
catégoriquement. Le chef renonça à sa citoyenneté d'honneur
Furtwängler et son assistant Felix Lederer se partageaient le et n'apparut pas à la réception qui suivit le concert et déclara
répertoire : le nom du premier apparut sur les affiches des qu'il ne mettrait plus les pieds dans cette ville. Il y reviendra
opéras de Gluck, Mozart, Wagner, Bizet, Verdi, etc. alors néanmoins 22 ans plus tard, le 20 mai 1954, à l'occasion du
que le second dirigeait Puccini ou des oeuvres comme le 175ème anniversaire de l'Académie, dirigeant le 20 mai
Chevalier à la Rose. D'autres oeuvres que Furtwängler l'orchestre berlinois dans les 5ème et 6ème symphonie de
dirigea pour la première fois lui-même ou pour la première Beethoven.
fois à Mannheim telles que Violanta (Korngold), ou les
opéras de son maître Max von Schillings (Mona Lisa) ou
celles de Sekles ou de Klenau ont désormai disparu du
répertoire. Fidelio fut le premier opéra que Furtwängler
dirigea à Mannheim le 7 septembre 1915 et Beethoven eut la
part belle dans les programmes des concerts de l'Académie
qui avaient lieu dans la Musensaal et dans la Niebelun-
gensaal de Rosengarten.
Après son départ en 1920, Furtwängler retournera souvent à
Mannheim pour y diriger concerts et opéras ou en tournée
avec la Philharmonie de Berlin. En 1929, il fut nommé
Philharmonic. In 1929, for the Jubilee of the Mannheim
House, he was given the honorary citizenship of the town. He
then took up twice more the conductor's post, on 25 June to
conduct Fidelio, and on 15 September, giving a brilliant
performance of Lohengrin. The musical festivities of the
Philharmonic Society ended on 8 May 1930 in the
Niebelungensaal with the Berlin Philharmonic.

SEASON 1915 - 1916


[As the Theatre of Mannheim had its own in-house Company, only the casts of the Premières have been quoted]
7 September Wagner: Siegfried
Beethoven: Fidelio 1 November 17 December
Mathieu Franck, Hans Bahling, Walter Günther- Beethoven: Fidelio Schillings: Mona Lisa
Braun, Hermine Rabl 7 November 19 December
Wagner: die Walküre Wagner: die Götterdämmerung
12 and 21 September 1 January
Marschner: Hans Heiling 16 November, concert Wagner: die Walküre
Hermine Rabl, Hans Bahling, Dorothée Manski, Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings
Johanna Lippe Mozart: Violin Concerto (No. 2 or 4) 11 January, concert
Carl Flesch Graener: Musik am Abend
3 October Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Schumann: Piano Concerto (Alfred Hoehn)
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Wilhelm Fenten, Minni Leopold, Walther 28 November and 2 December
Günther-Braun Schillings: Mona Lisa 20 January
Ernst Fischer, Lisbeth Korst-Ulbrig, Wilhelm Nicolaï: die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
10 October Fenten, Max Lipmann Karl Mang, Joachim Kromer, Mathieu Franck,
Weber: der Freischütz Gertrud Runge, Johanna Lippe
5 December
Joachim Kromer, Hugo Voisin, Lisbeth Korst- Weber: der Freischütz 23 January
Ulbrig, Else Tuschkau Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
19 October, concert 7 December, concert Walther Günther-Braun, Wilhelm Fenten,
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 Bach: Piano Concerto in D Minor (Max Reger) Hermine Rabl, Joachim Kromer
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 Š Reger conducted the 2nd part of the concert
9 December 27 January
Š Julia Culp sang «Lieder» by Schubert and Wagner: der fliegende Holländer
Mahler, with Coenraad von Bos playing the piano Schillings: Mona Lisa
12 December 1 February, concert

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Mendelssohn: the Hebrides, Overture Schillings: Mona Lisa Mozart: Don Giovanni
Dvorak: Violin Concerto (Gustav Havemann) 8 February Ernst Fischer, Mathieu Franck, Her
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Nicolaï: die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
3 February 20 February
mine Rabl, Max Lipmann, Wilhelm Fenten Strauss: Death and Transfiguration and 24 May
Alpine Symphony Pfitzner: der arme Heinrich
22 February, concert Walther Günther-Braun, Hans Bahling,
Schumann: Genoveva, Overture 14 April Hermine Rabl, Else Tuschkau
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 (A. Schnabel) Wagner: der fliegende Holländer
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 28 May
23 April Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
25 February Wagner: Parsifal
Schillings: Mona Lisa Ernst Fischer, Mathieu Franck, Wilhelm 1 June
2 March Fenten, Hans Bahling, Lisbeth Korst-Ulbrig Wagner: Parsifal
Nicolaï: die lustigen Weiber von Windsor 2 and 5 May 4 June
7 March Klenau: Sulamith / Klein Idas Blumen Wagner: die Walküre
Mozart: Don Giovanni Lisbeth Korst-Ulbrig, Ernst Fischer
9 March (Sulamith) - Solveig Oberwald, Else 16 June
Schillings: Mona Lisa Zimmermann, Anna Heuer (Klein Idas Pfitzner: der arme Heinrich
Blumen) 18 June
11/12/15/19 March Beethoven: Fidelio
Wagner: der Ring des Niebelungen 7 May
soloists unknown Wagner: Parsifal 22 June
28 March, concert 9 and 15 May Wagner: der fliegende Holländer
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Klenau: Sulamith and Klein Idas Blumen 26 June
Nicolaï: die lustigen Weiber von Windsor

SEASON 1916 - 1917


1 September Liszt: Tasso Lamento e Trionfo Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer
7 November 9 January, concert
3 September Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail Haydn: Symphony No. 94
Bizet: Carmen 12 November, Matinée Mozart: Titus, Aria (Sigrid Onegin)
Hertha Russ, Walther Günther-Braun, Heinrich programme unknown Schumann : Symphony No. 4
Tiemer, Karl Mang Š Sigrid Onegin sang 5 Lieder by Schumann with
12 November
17 September Verdi: Aïda Alfred Rosenstein, piano
Wagner: die Walküre Mathieu Franck, Johanna Lippe, Walther 14 January
21 September Günther-Braun, Lisbeth Korst-Ulbrig Strauss: Salomé
Bizet: Carmen Walther Günther-Braun, Johanna Lippe, Else
14 November
1 October Weber: der Freischütz Tuschkau, Hans Bahling, Max Lipmann
Wagner: Tannhäuser 16 January
Wilhelm Fenten, Walther Günther-Braun, Hans 21 November, concert
Mahler: das Lied von der Erde (Ottilie Metzger, Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Bahling, Joachim Kromer, Lisbeth Korst-Ulbrig
Max Lippmann) 17 January, concert
10 October, concert Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Beethoven: Symphony No. 4
Mozart: Symphony No. 40 Š R. Strauss conducted the 2nd part of the concert
Schubert: die Allmacht D 852 (Elena Gerhardt) 26 November
and Symphony No. 9 Wagner: die Walküre 18 February
Š Elena Gerhardt sang 5 Lieder by Schubert with Wagner: Tannhäuser
Alfred Rosenstein, piano 3 December 25 February
Bizet: Carmen J. Strauss: die Fledermaus
13 October 6 December 27 February
Nicolaï: die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Klenau: Klein Idas Blumen Strauss: Salomé
14 October 4 March
Weber: der Freischütz 12 December, concert
Klenau: Dante-Sinfonie Wagner: Siegfried
17 October
Bizet: Carmen Wolff: Italian Serenade 6 March, concert
24 October Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel and Burlesque Hausegger: Wieland der Schmied
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer Vera Schapira Bruch: Scottish Fantasy (Hugo Birkigt)
Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy (Vera Schapira) Brahms: Symphony No. 4
25 October 15 December
Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail 14 March
Klenau: Klein Idas Blumen Strauss: Salomé
Hugo Voisin, Karl Mang, Irene Eden, Max 17 December
Lipmann Verdi: Aïda 20 March, concert
26 October Beethoven: Coriolan, Piano Concerto No. 4 (Max
19 December Pauer) and Symphony No. 3
J. Strauss: die Fledermaus Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Walther Günther-Braun, Hertha Russ, Joachim Hans Godeck, Hugo Voisin, Lisbeth Korst-
Kromer, Johanna Lippe, Max Lipmann 23 March
Ulbrig, Walther Günther-Braun Bizet: Carmen
29 October 21 December
Weber: der Freischütz Klenau: Klein Idas Blumen
31 December 24 March
31 October, concert J. Strauss: die Fledermaus
Reger: a romantic Suite J. Strauss: die Fledermaus
3 January 1 April
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Adolf Busch) Beethoven: Fidelio

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4 April Beethoven: Fidelio 20 June
Weber: der Freischütz 6 May Korngold: Violanta
Weber: der Freischütz Korngold: Ring des Polyktrates
8 April 12 May Hans Bahling, Paula Windheuser, Max Lipmann,
Wagner: Parsifal J. Strauss: die Fledermaus Minni Leopold, Johanna Lippe (Violanta) -
11 April 17 May Arthur Corfield, Else Tuschkau, Irene Eden,
Beethoven: Fidelio Wagner: Parsifal Joachim Kromer (Ring des Polykrates)
13 April 23 May
Wagner: der Rheingold Mozart: die Zauberflöte 24 June
15 April 27 May Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Wagner: die Walkürie Wagner: Tannhäuser 27 June
28 May Korngold: Violanta / Ring des Polykrates
24 and 27 April Wagner: Parsifal 29 June
Mozart: die Zauberflöte 30 May Wagner: der Rheingold
Wilhelm Fenten, Max Lipmann, Hugo Voisin, Beethoven: Fidelio 1 July
Hans Bahling, Irene Eden 3 June Wagner: die Walküre
Mozart: die Zauberflöte 4 July
29 April Korngold: Violanta / Ring des Polykrates
Wagner: Siegfried 7 June
Verdi: Aïda 15 July
2 May Wagner: die Götterdämmerung
Mozart: die Zauberflöte 17 June
4 May Mozart: die Zauberflöte

SEASON 1917 - 1918


2 September Wagner: excerpts from Tannhäuser, Parsifal,
Mozart: die Zauberflöte 19 October Meistersinger and Walküre
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer Strauss: Don Juan; 3 Lieder and excerpts from
13/15/18/21 September, Baden-Baden (Kurhaus) Feuersnot (Heinrich Hensel, Fritz Feinhals)
Wagner: der Ring des Niebelungen 2 November
a) Rheingold: Hans Bahling, Fritz von der Heydt, Sekles: Shéhérazade
Hans Bahling, Wilhelm Fenten, Dorothée 21 December
Walther Günther-Braun, Wilhelm Fenten, Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
Dorothée Manski, Johanna Lippe, Else Tuschkau Manscki, Walther Günther-Braun, Joachim
Kromer 1 January
b) Walküre: Hans Bahling, Mathieu Franck, Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Dorothée Manscki, Johanna Lippe, Paula 6 November, concert 6 January
Windheuser Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 Mozart: die Zauberflöte
c) Siegfried: Walther Günther-Braun, Hans Braunfels: 3 Chinese Songs (Eva Bruhn )
Bahling, Mathieu Franck, Johanna Lippe, Else Schubert: 4 Lieder «Verklärung, an den Mond, an 7 January, concert
Tuschkau eine Quelle, im Frühling» (Eva Bruhn and WF, Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
d) Götterdämmerung: Walther Günther-Braun, piano) WF, Hugo Birkigt, Max Fühler
Dorothée Manski, Johanna Lippe, Paula Schubert: Symphony No. 8
Windheuser, Else Tuschkau 9 November Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Sekles: Shéhérazade
28/30 September/4/7 October, Mannheim 14 November Š On 17 January, Abendroth conducted in Essen
Wagner: der Ring des Niebelungen Nicolaï: die lustigen Weiber von Windsor Furtwängler's Te Deum. The composer and Ida
a) Rheingold: Hans Bahling, Fritz von der 15 November Boy-Ed attended the concert. She wrote in
Heydt, Walther Günther-Braun, Johanna Lippe Sekles: Shéhérazade Abendroth's Livre d'Or: «Now, I know that Art is
b) Walküre: Walther Günther-Braun, Mathieu tragic.»
Franck, Hans Bahling, Dorothée Manski, 17 November, concert
Johanna Lippe Hubay: Czardas 20 January
c) Siegfried: Walther Günther-Braun, Max Goldmark: Violin Concerto (Ibolyka Gyarfas) Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Felmy, Hans Bahling, Joachim Kromer, Viktoria Liszt: Mazeppa 25 January, Berlin - BPO
Hoffmann-Brewer, Paula Windheuser Smetana: My Country (Moldau) Beethoven: Leonore III
d) Götterdämmerung: Walther Günther-Braun, Strauss: Death and Transfiguration Schumann: Piano Concerto (Max Pauer)
Wilhelm Fenten, Paula Windheuser, Dorothée Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
18 November
Manski
Weber: der Freischütz 29 January, concert
2 October 25 November Szell: Variations on an own Theme
He conducts the Meistersinger Prelude during the Bizet: Carmen Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Edwin Fischer)
Festivities of Hindenburg's 70th anniversary Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4
27 November, concert
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto (Vera Schapira) 12 February
12 October, Charity Concert in the Musensaal of
Strauss: Don Quichotte (Carl Müller, cello) Sekles: Shéhérazade
Rosengarten
Š W. von Baussnern conducted the 2nd part of 15 February
J.Strauss: Emperor waltz, Story of the Vienna
the concert (his Fourth Symphony) Wagner: der Rheingold
Wood and Blue Danube
Beethoven and Schubert: German Dances 28 November 17 February
Brahms : Hungarian Dance Sekles: Shéhérazade Wagner: die Walküre
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 7 December 19 February, concert
Mozart: die Zauberflöte Liszt: Dante-Sinfonie
14 October
Vaterländischer Vortrag zur Feier des Kriegs- 8 December, Pfitzner: Herr Oluf (Waldemar Stägemann)
anleihenationaltages (Patriotic Speech on the Works by Pfitzner, WF playing the piano Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Day of National Warbond): Furtwängler conducts Waldemar Stägemann
Weber's Jubel Overture in the Nibelungensaal of 11 December, concert Wagner: Meistersinger, Prelude
Rosengarten Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Adolf Busch) 22 February
16 October, concert Š B. Sekles conducted his symphonic poem, die Nicolaï: die lustigen Weiber von Windsor
Reger: Mozart Variations Temperamente. 24 February
Bach: Violin Concerto No. 2 (Felix Berber) Wagner: Siegfried
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 14 December, Berlin - BPO (first time)

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8 March, Berlin - BPO 7 April 28 May
Beethoven: Coriolan and Piano Concerto No. 5 Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail
Edwin Fischer 11 April 30 May
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Klenau: Kjartan and Gudrun Bizet: Carmen
2 June
10 March 12 April, concert Weber: der Freischütz
Bizet: Carmen Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 23 June
Edwin Fischer Wagner: die Walküre
12 March, concert Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 25 June
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 (Walter Rehberg) 28 April Mozart: die Zauberflöte
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 Wagner: Siegfried 27 June
5 May Klenau: Kjartan and Gudrun
13 March Klenau: Kjartan and Gudrun 30 June
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer 7 May Beethoven: Fidelio
17 March Mozart: die Zauberflöte 2 July
Weber: der Freischütz 16 May Pfitzner: der arme Heinrich
31 March Pfitzner: der arme Heinrich 7 July
Wagner: Parsifal Weber: der Freischütz
23 May
4 April Rossini: le Barbier de Séville
Klenau: Kjartan and Gudrun Max Felmy, Karl Mang, Irene Eden, Wilhelm
Hans Bahling, Johanna Lippe, Wilhelm Fenten, Fenten
Walther Günther-Braun

SEASON 1918 - 1919


6 September Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Rossini: le Barbier de Séville 8 January
15 September 17 November, Frankfurt - FMO Wagner: der fliegende Holländer
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Weber: der Freischütz, Overture 11 January
17 September Grieg: Piano Concerto (Leonid Kreutzer) Pfitzner: Christelflein
Rossini: le Barbier de Séville Schubert: Symphony No. 9
17 January, Frankfurt - FMO
22 September 21 November Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Beethoven: Fidelio Wagner: der fliegende Holländer Dvorak: Cello Concerto (Hans Bottermund)
29 September Liszt: a Faust Symphony (Karl Ziegler)
30 November, Vienna - WTO
Wagner: die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Strauss: Don Juan 18 January
Hans Bahling, Wilhelm Fenten, Max Lipmann, Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen Pfitzner: Christelflein
Dorothée Manski Hans Duhan
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 22 January, Munich (Konzertvereins-Orchester)
3 October, Ludwigshafen (Mannheimer Hof- Beethoven: Leonore II
theater Orchester) 10 December, concert Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
Berlioz: le Corsaire, Overture Tiessen: Love Song and Rondo
Weber: der Freischütz, Agathe's Aria Gluck: Alceste, Aria (Sigrid Onegin) 26 January
Delia Reinhardt Berlioz: 3 Arias (S. Onegin) Pfitzner: Christelflein
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 Schumann: Symphony No. 1
Mahler: 3 Lieder (D. Reinhardt) 28 January, concert
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 12 December Schreker: Prelude to a Drama
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
4 October 15 December Leonid Kreutzer
Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail Wagner: Tristan und Isolde Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Elfriede Müller)
6 October
Wagner: die Meistersinger von Nürnberg 2 February
7 October, Bizet: Carmen
Works by Pfitzner, WF playing the piano 17 December 8 February, concert
9 October Pfitzner: Christelflein Wagner: a Faust Overture
Weber: der Freischütz Else Tuschkau, Mathieu Franck, Joachim Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy (Lilli Koppel)
Kromer, Julie Sanden Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture
15 October, concert
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 19 December Schumann: Piano Concerto (Lilli Koppel)
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2 or 4 Beethoven: Fidelio 14 February
Eva Bernstein 22 December Sekles: Herr Dandolo
Strauss: Don Juan Rossini: le Barbier de Séville 16 February
25 December Mozart: die Zauberflöte
1 November, Berlin - BPO Bizet: Carmen
Berlioz: le Corsaire, Overture 18 February, concert
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 Š One concert was scheduled in Vienna on 28 Mozart: Symphony No. 38
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Carl December, including Brahms' Tragic Overture / E. d'Albert: Cello Concerto (Paul Grümmer)
Friedberg) and Symphony No. 5 4th Symphony and Sigwart's Hektors Bestattung Schoenberg: die verklärte Nacht
with Ludwig Wüllner. It was cancelled. Weber: Oberon, Overture
5 November, concert
Reger: Beethoven Variations 29 December 21 February, Frankfurt - FMO
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Pfitzner: Christelflein Beethoven: Leonore III
Frieda Kwast-Hodapp Spohr: Violin Concerto No. 8 (Karl Klinger)
5 January
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Schoenberg: die verklärte Nacht
Sekles: Herr Dandolo
6 November Viktoria Hoffmann-Brewer, Irene Eden, Max Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel
Rossini: le Barbier de Séville Lipmann, Wilhelm Fenten, Joachim Kromer 27 February, concert
15 November, Frankfurt - FMO (1st time) 7 January, concert Schubert: die Winterreise
Strauss: Don Juan Bach: Suite No. 2 Helge Lindberg and WF, piano
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 (L. Brahms: Double Concerto (H. Birkigt, C. Müller)
Kreutzer) Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 28 February

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Weber: der Freischütz Johanna Lippe, Elfriede Müller, Else Tuschkau 15 June
Verdi : Aïda
5 March, concert 21 April
F. Reisch: Symphony in E Major (First time) Wagner: die Meistersinger von Nürnberg Š He was to conduct in Vienna the symphonic
Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini 22 April concerts of the Beethoven Festival (14/21/24
Lieder by Berlioz, Wolf and Schillings Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice June). Weingartner and Fried conducted them.
Anna Kämpfert
29 April, Vienna - WTO 19 June
22 March, Vienna - WTO Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Verdi: Othello
Beethoven: Leonore II Kiurina, Kittel, Maikl, Mayr Walther Günther-Braun, Hans Bahling, Friedrich
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Bartling, Johanna Lippe, D. Manski
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel 11 May
Beethoven: Fidelio 29 June
1 April, concert 13 May Wagner: die Walküre
Haendel: Concerto Grosso No. 10 Weber: der Freischütz
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 15 May 2 July
Elfriede Müller, Johanna Lippe, Max Lippmann, Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
Wilhelm Fenten 25 May Heinrich Tiemer, Elfriede Müller, Else Tuschkau,
Bizet: Carmen Wilhelm Fenten
3 April
Beethoven: Fidelio 2 June, Darmstadt (Landestheater Orchester) 8 July
Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail
9 April, Munich (Konzertvereins-Orchester) Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Jasha 9 July
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture Spiwa-kovski) and Symphony No. 5 Verdi: Othello
Strauss: Don Juan 13 July
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 6 June Beethoven: Fidelio
Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice
16 April 9 June
Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice Wagner: Parsifal

SEASON 1919 - 1920


4 September Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 (Arthur Schnabel) 29 December
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica Pfitzner: Christelflein
5 September
Rossini: le Barbier de Séville 29 October 8 January, Vienna - WTO
7 September Tchaikovsky: Jolanthe Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Bizet: Carmen Weber: Abu Hassan Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Edwin Fischer)
Beethoven: Leonore III
10 September 4 November, Vienna - WTO
Beethoven: Egmont Beethoven: Egmont (Stage Music) 11 January
Lene Blankenfeld, Fritz Alberti, Georg Köhler, Ludwig Wüllner Wagner: der fliegende Holländer
Hans Godeck, Klara von Mühlen, Julie Sanden Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
12 January, Vienna - WTO
11 September 6 November, Vienna - WTO Brahms: Piano Concerto No. I (Edwin Fischer)
Beethoven: Fidelio Weber: der Freischütz, Overture Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 9 or 22 (E. Fischer)
18 September Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2
Vera Schapira 13 January, concert
Beethoven: Egmont Hausegger: Symphonic Variations
19 September Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Hugo Birkigt)
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro 27 November, Vienna - WTO Liszt: a Faust Symphony (Max Lippmann)
23 September Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Weber: der Freischütz Beethoven: Violin Concerto (Erna Rubinstein) 22 January
2 October Schubert: Symphony No. 9 Wagner: die Walküre
Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice 25 January
29 November, Vienna - WTO Weber: der Freischütz
5 October Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Hermine Kittel)
Š Tchaikovsky: Jolanthe 27 January, concert
Wilhelm Fenten, Heinrich Tiemer, Hans Bahling, 9 December, concert Reger: Mozart Variations
Else Tuschkau, Johanna Lippe G. Schumann: im Ringen um ein Ideal Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder
Š Weber: Abu Hassan Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 Delia Reinhardt and WF, piano
Joseph Renkert, Lene Blankenfeld, Paul Kuhn, Frieda Kwast-Hodapp Brahms: Symphony No. 4
Gretel Neumann, Karl Mang Bruckner: Symphony No. 5
10 December 5 February, Vienna - WTO
7 October, concert Mozart: die Entfürung aus dem Serail Berlioz: le Corsaire, Overture
Haydn: Symphony No. 88 Schoenberg: die verklärte Nacht
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 12 December, Frankfurt - FMO Liszt: a Faust Symphony (Hermann Gallos)
Mozart: le Nozze di Figaro («Endlich naht sich Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5
Eugen d'Albert Š The Viennese performance of February 7 was
die Stunde») (Gretel Stückgold)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 cancelled (Mahler's 3rd Symphony with Hermine
Strauss: Lieder - Winterreise, Freundliche Vision,
Kittel), Furtwängler being ill
Wiegenlied (Gretel Stückgold)
14 December
Beethoven: Fidelio 13 February, Berlin - BPO
8 October
16 December Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
Tchaikovsky: Jolanthe Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Edwin Fischer)
16 October, Vienna - WTO Weber: Abu hassan 20 February
Beethoven: Coriolan, Symphonies No. 6 and 5 19 December Pfitzner: Christelflein
24 October Wagner: Siegfried
21 December Š The performances of 26/28 February (Mahler's
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro 3rd with Hermine Kittel) in Vienna were
26 October
23 December cancelled, Furtwängler being ill
Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Pfitzner: Christelflein
2 March, concert
28 October, concert 28 December
Dvorak: Husitska
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture Wagner: Tristan und Isolde

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Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande 2 April, Berlin - BSOK (First time)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Wagner: Parsifal, Prelude
28 March Bach: Suite No. 3
23 March, concert Pfitzner: Palestrina Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Mathieu Franck, Heinrich Tiemer, Paul Kuhn,
Elfriede Müller, Johanna Lippe, Max Lipmann, Hans Bahling, Else Tuschkau, Minny Leopold
Wilhelm Fenten
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 2 June
3 April, Berlin - BSOK Soloists? Pfitzner: Palestrina
Haendel: Concerto Grosso No. ?
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 4 May, Berlin - BSOK Š Signale für die musikalische Welt (22 June
Ethel Hansa, Karin Branzell, Joseph Mann, Schumann: Symphony No. 4 1920) quotes that Furtwängler had to conduct
Karl Armster Kaun: Symphony No. 3 the Pfälzisches Landesorchester:
Beethoven: Leonore III Strauss: Don Juan and Ariadne auf Naxos,
5 April Aria Irene Eden
Pfitzner: Palestrina 7 May Tchaikovsky: Symphonie No. 5
Pfitzner: Palestrina
10 April, Vienna - WTO 9 May 8 June, Vienna - WTO
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Hermine Kittel) Bizet: Carmen Mahler: Symphony No. 3 (Hermine Kittel)
Š It's the concert scheduled on 7 February 11 May
and again on 28 February. Gluck: Orphée et Eurydice 10 June, Vienna - WTO
19 May Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
17 April, Vienna - WTO Foerstel, Kittel, Maikl, Mayr
Beethoven: Leonore II Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 20 May 19 June
Verdi: Aïda Pfitzner: Palestrina
22 April, Vienna - WTO 24 May 30 June
Schoenberg: die verklärte Nacht Pfitzner: Palestrina Mozart: die Entführung aus dem Serail
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 26 May
Wagner: der fliegende Holländer
28/29 April, Vienna - WTO

SEASON 1920 - 1921


24/26 September, Frankfurt - FMO WF, Josef Wolfsthal, Karl Achatz
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 19 November, Berlin - BSOK Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
WF, H. Lange, P. Naumann Haendel: Concerto Grosso (No.?)
Strauss: der Bürger als Edelmann Mahler: Symphony No. 2 12 January, Berlin - BSOK
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Emmy Beckmann-Bettendorf, Margarethe Arndt- Strauss: der Bürger als Edelmann
Ober Schubert: Symphony No. 9
1 October, Berlin - BSOK (*)
Beethoven: Leonore II 24/25 November, Vienna - WTO 17 January, Berlin - BPO
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 2 or 4 (Adolf Busch) Beethoven: Egmont, Overture
Furtwängler, de Vries, Zeiler Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 Beethoven: Fidelio, Florestan's Aria (Karl Erb)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Liszt: a Faust Symphony (Erb)
1/2 December, Vienna - WTO
(*) These concerts were given twice, at noon and Beethoven: Choral Fantasy (Franz Schmidt) and 21 January, Frankfurt - FMO
7.30 pm Symphony No. 3 Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande
Four performances in Stockholm Weber: der Freischütz, Aria (Karl Erb)
8 December, Berlin - BSOK Schubert: 5 Lieder (Karl Erb and WF, piano)
7 October, Konsertföreningen Beethoven: Great Fugue (Orchestration by Mottl), Schubert: Symphony No. 9
Beethoven: Leonore III Piano Concerto No. 4 (Edwin Fischer) and
Haendel: Concerto Grosso Symphony No. 5 23 January, Frankfurt - FMO
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande
Performances in Stockholm Schubert: Symphony No. 9
10 October 12 December, Konsertföreningen.
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture 26 January, Munich (Konzertvereins-Orchester)
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Schubert: Rosamunde, Interlude Mozart: Sinfonie concertante KV 364
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 Furtwängler, Reichel, Stammann
16 December Schumann: Symphony No. 4
14 October Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Holmgren, Kalmodin-Lindgren, Ralf, Johanson
Strauss: Don Juan 2/3 February, Vienna - WTO
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture 19 December Berlioz: le Carnaval romain
Beethoven: Leonore I, Violin Concerto (Mikael Strauss: der Bürger als Edelmann
17 October Press) and Symphony No. 7 Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Berwald: Symphonie No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 26 December 9 February, Berlin - BSOK
Weber: Oberon, Overture Weber: der Freischütz, Overture
22 October, Frankfurt - FMO A. Hallen: l'île des Morts Schillings: Violin Concerto (Leopold Premyslav)
Haendel: Concerto for winds and strings in F Berlioz: Damnation de Faust, excerpts Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Major Wagner: Tristan, Prelude; Tannhäuser, Venus-
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5 (Carl Flesch) 16 February, Frankfurt - FMO
berg music and Meistersinger, Prelude Brahms: Sonata No. 2 opus 100
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
30 December Hans Lange, Furtwängler
27 October, Berlin - BSOK T. Rangström: Divertimento elegiaco Beethoven: Trio to the Archiduke op. 97 No. 7 H.
Mozart: Symphony No. 38 Liszt: a Faust Symphony (Einar Ralf) Lange, WF, W. Lange
Bruckner: Symphony No. 7
2 January 18/20 February, Frankfurt - FMO
3/4 November, Vienna - WTO Haydn: Symphony No. I00 Berlioz: le Corsaire, Overture
Schoenberg: Pelleas and Melisande Oskar Lindberg: Fran de stora skogarne Franck: Symphonic Variations (Egon Petri)
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 Natanael Berg: Violin Concerto (Tobias Liszt: Totentanz (Egon Petri)
Wilhelmi) Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
12 November, Frankfurt - FMO
Beethoven: Great Fugue, Choral Fantasy (Frieda Beethoven: Egmont, Overture 25 February, Berlin - BSOK
Kwast-Hodapp) and Symphony No. 5 6 January Schumann: Genoveva, Overture
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Schoenberg: die verklärte Nacht

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Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 J. Strauss Evening of the Spring Festival in the 9 May, Berlin - BPO
Schauspielhaus am Gendarmenmarkt: perfor- Strauss: Don Juan
28 February, Lübeck (Theater Orchester) mances conducted by Schillings, Blech, Stiedry Mozart: Aria (H. Jadlowker)
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture and Furtwängler (Details unknown) Tchaikovsky: Eugène Onéguine, Aria
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Hermann Jadlowker
11 April, Berlin - BPO Brahms: Symphony No. 4
4/6 March, Frankfurt - FMO Mendelssohn: the Hebrides, Overture
Erdmann: Symphony in one Movement Haydn: Cello Concerto (Arnold Foldesy)
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 13 May, Wiesbaden (Theaterorchester)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 Beethoven: Fidelio
Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture
15/17 April, Frankfurt - FMO Mechler, Andra, Streib, A. Kipnis, Müller-Leichel
11 March, Berlin - BSOK Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Dvorak: Husitska Wiesbaden, 4th Brahms Festival
Elfriede Müller, Elisabeth Ohms, Alexis
Hausegger: Aufklänge Enehjelm, Wilhelm Fenten 7 June, Theater Orchester
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 Haydn Variations, Double Concerto (Adolf
20/21 April, Vienna - WTO Busch, Paul Grümmer) and Symphony No. 1
16/17 March, Vienna - WTO Braunfels: Fantastic Impressions
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 Schubert: Symphony No. 8 9 June, Theater Orchester
Mina Lefler, Hermine Kittel Weber: Oberon, Overture Rhapsody for Altosolo (Sigrid Onegin), Piano
Concerto No. 2 (E. Fischer) and Symph. No. 4
1 April, Frankfurt - FMO 25/26 April, Vienna - WTO
Mendelssohn: the Hebrides, Ov. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 19 June, Mannheim (Hoftheater Orchester)
Mozart: «Marter aller Arten» (Maria Ivogün) Berta Leuer, H. Kittel, Maikl, Mayr Beethoven: Fidelio
Braunfels: Fantastic impressions on a Berlioz's
Theme 28/29 April, Vienna - WTO Š The Mannheimer General Anzeiger (20 June)
Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Aria (Maria Ivogün) Haendel: Concerto Grosso (No. ?) quotes no soloist
and Till Eulenspiegel Korngold: Sursum Corda
Pfitzner: Herr Oluf (Hans Duhan) 21 June, Mannheim (Hoftheater Orchester)
6 April, Berlin - BSOK Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Wagner: Tristan und Isolde
Haydn: Symphony (No. 88 or 100) Anna Wolf-Ortner, Otto Fanger
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel 4 May, Berlin - BSOK
Š Büttner conducted his 4th Symphony Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Ethel Hansa, Margarethe Arndt-Ober, Valentin
9 April, Berlin Ludwig, Schöpflin

SEASON 1921 - 1922


30 August, Leipzig - GOL (First time) After Furtwängler's nomination as Nikisch's Performances conducted by Blech, Schillings
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture successor in Berlin and Leipzig, the and Furtwängler (details unknown)
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Hamburg Society (Verein) chose Karl Muck.
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 7 December, Berlin - BSOK
Telemaque Lambrino Š Furtwängler donna ce concert en tant que Haydn: Symphony No. 94
Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel candidat au poste de directeur de cet Reznicek: Variations
Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy (Telemaque orchestre. Parmi les autres postulants Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Lambrino) figuraient Hermann Abendroth, Fritz Busch,
Fritz Reiner and Karl Schuricht. Après qu'il 12 December, Berlin - BPO
29/30 September, Vienna - WTO fut nommé successeur de Nikisch à Berlin et Haendel: Concerto Grosso No. 10
Beethoven: Leonore II Leipzig, le «Verein» de Hamburg choisit Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Edwin
Brahms: Haydn Variations Karl Muck. Fischer)
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 Brahms: Symphony No. 1
31 October, Berlin - BPO
5 October, Berlin - BSOK Beethoven: Leonore II 16/17 December, Vienna - VSO
Weber: Euryanthe, Overture Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Emil von Sauer) Beethoven: Missa solemnis
Braunfels: Variationen Mahler : Symphony No. 1 Foerstel, Kittel, Maikl, Rössel
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 5/6 January, Vienna - WTO
4 November, Berlin - BSOK
10 October, Berlin - BPO Haendel: Concerto Grosso (No. 11) Schumann: Symphony No. 1
Weber: Oberon, Overture Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 Reger: Piano Concerto (Rudolf Serkin)
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture
Brahms: 3 Lieder (S. Onegin) 10/11 November, Vienna - WTO
10 January, Mannheim (Hoftheater
Brahms: Rhapsody for Altosolo (Sigrid Haendel: Concerto Grosso No. 11
Orchester)
Onegin) Bruckner: Symphony No. 8
Beethoven: Leonore III
Liszt: Mazeppa 17/18 November, Vienna - WTO Schumann: Symphony No. 4
Hausegger: Aufklänge Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica
14 October, Frankfurt - FMO
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 Glazounov: Violin Concerto (Alma Moodie)
13 January, Frankfurt - FMO
Brahms: Violin Concerto (Adolf Busch) Brahms: Symphony No. 2
Sekles: Passacaglia and Fugue
23 November, Berlin - BSOK Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 (Edwin
17 October, Hanover (Städtische Opern und
Gluck: Alceste, Overture Fischer)
Schauspielhaus Orchester)
Braunfels: Fantastic Impressions Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica
Beethoven: Leonore III
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 Brahms: Symphony No. 2
20 January, Berlin - BSOK
23/24 October, Hamburg (Staatsoper Š Being sick in Vienna, he is replaced by Schumann: Symphony No. 1
Schil-lings (Vossische Zeitung, 30 November Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica
Orchester)
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (abridged by 1921)
23 January: Arthur Nikisch's death
WF)
Schubert: Wanderer-Fantasie (Alexandre 26 January, Leipzig - GOL (Nikisch
30 November / 1 December, Vienna - VSO
Siloti) Memorial)
Beethoven: Missa solemnis
Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture Beethoven: Coriolan, Overture and
Gertrud Foerstel, Olga Bauer-Pilecka, H.
Symphony No. 3 (Funeral March only)
Š Furtwängler gave this concert as candidate Gallos
for this orchestra's conductor position. The 30 January, Berlin - BPO
4 December, Berlin (Schauspielhaus am
other candidates were: Hermann Abendroth, Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Gen-darmenmarkt)
Fritz Busch, Fritz Reiner and Karl Schuricht. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2

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Edouard Erdmann 28 April, Berlin - BSOK
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Mozart: Symphony No. 40 and Concerto for
harp and flute (Emil Prill, flute and Max
3 February, Berlin - BSOK (Nikisch Saal, harp)
Memorial) Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Mozart: Maurerische Trauermusik
Braunfels: Fantastic Impressions 29 April, Berlin - BSOK
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 Beethoven: Egmont, Symph. No. 1 and 3

6 February, Berlin (Nikisch Memorial) - 10 May, Mannheim (Hoftheater Orchester)


BPO Wagner: die Walküre
Brahms: 4 ernste Gesänge (Raatz-Brockmann Anna Wolf-Ortner, Gunnar Graarud,
and WF, piano) and Symphony No. 3 Wilhelm Rode

16/17 February, Vienna - WTO 24 May, Berlin - BPO


Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 Brahms: Haydn Variations, Rhapsody for
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique Alto-solo (Emmi Leisner) and Symphony No.
4
22 February, Berlin - BSOK
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 Hamburg: 5th Brahms Festival
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 28 May
Busoni: Doktor Faust (Sarabande, Cortège) Brahms: Violin Concerto (A. Busch)
Liszt: Hungarian Fantasy (soloist ?) Š Julius Spengel conducted Rinaldo and
28 February and 1 March, Vienna - VSO Sigrid Onegin sang Lieder, Michael
Pfitzner: von deutscher Seele Raucheisen playing the piano
Berta Kiurina, Emilie Rutschka, Hermann 29 May
Gallos, Richard Mayr Brahms: Rhapsody for Altosolo (Sigrid
4 March, Munich (Konzertvereins- Onegin), Piano Concerto No. 1 (Edwin
Orchester) Fischer) and Symphony No. 2
Beethoven: Symphony No. 1 30 May
Brahms: Symphony No. 4 Brahms: Symph. No. 1 and Haydn Variations
Š Spengel conducted the Schicksalslied

7 March, Mannheim (Hoftheater Orchester)


Beethoven: Symphony No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 4
13 March, Berlin - BPO
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Leonard, Demlow, Walter, Raatz-Brockmann
17 March, Berlin - BSOK
Koch: a romantic Suite
Reger: Mozart Variations
Beethoven: Symphony No. 8
21/22 March, Vienna - WTO
Mozart: Maurerische Trauermusik
Haydn: Symphony No. 94
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
25/26 March, Vienna - VPO
(753th concert of the Vienna Philharmonic
cele-brating the 25th anniversary of Brahms'
death and Furtwängler's First performance
with this Orchestra)
Brahms: Haydn Variations, Schicksalslied
for Choir and orchestra and Symphony No. 4
31 March/1 April, Vienna - VSO
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Foerstel, Kittel, Maikl, Mayr
Rome, Accademia Santa Cecilia Orchestra
16 April
Beethoven: Leonore III and Symphony No. 5
Malipiero: Pause del Silencio
Wagner: Tannhäuser, Overture
19 April
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Strauss: Don Juan
Weber: der Freischütz, Overture
23 April
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
Beethoven: Leonore III
Reznicek: Theme and Variations
Wagner: Flying Dutchman, Overture

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