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Chicago symphony launches its 60th season 13/10/1950

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On the Aisle Chicago Symphony Launches Its 60th Season with Kubelik New at Helm BY CLAUDIA CASSIDY UNDENIABLY it was an eventful night in Orchestra hall. The Chicago Symphony orchestra was launching its 60th season, with. Rafael Kubelik new at the helm as its fifth " permanent " conductor. The hall it calls home furnishing a fine additional topic for intermission debate, and the programs had followed the decor into the realm of the blue and the gray, with handsome if not entirely legible results. The orchestra had had rAre pre-season pre-season pre-season rehearsal than at any time in its history. As the auditorium darkened and the vast- vast- ly improved new stage lights went up, the crucial question was what would Kubelik do with the three B's he had chosen Bart ok, Brahms, and Bach. If you think I have listed them upside down, I agree, but that is the way they ranked in Kubelik performance. Nor was this particularly particularly surprising if you remember remember the Kubelik concerts last season, season, for while it remains disconcerting disconcerting it is not unexpected that a man who played Martinu better than Mozart would do better Bar-tok Bar-tok Bar-tok than Bach. had been expensively redecorated, Concert by the CMcaco Symphony orchestra, orchestra, Rafael Kabellk, condactor. Presented Presented In Orchestra hall Tharsday eTenlnc; Oct. 12, 1950, and Schedaled for repetition, Friday afternoon. The program: Snlte No. 4, In D major Bach Mmate for Strlncs, rercosslon, and Celesta Bartok First performance at these concerts') Symphony No. 4, in E minor Brshms fresh, imaginative and understanding, understanding, and it won Mr. Kubelik his major success of the evening. , Altho the orchestra was in good shape, Bach's Fourth Suite got off to a harsh and heavy start, the balance of winds and brasses being especially unfortunate, and

Clipped from Chicago Tribune, 13 Oct 1950, Fri,  Page 31

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Chicago Tribune
(Chicago, Illinois)
13 Oct 1950, Fri  • Page 31