Artur Rodzinski - Our Two Lives     (Halina Rodzinski)      ( 0684145111 )
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Artur Rodzinski - Our Two Lives     (Halina Rodzinski)      ( 0684145111 )
B1390. (ARTUR RODZINSKI) HALINA RODZINSKI. Our Two Lives. New York, Scribner’s, 1976. 403pp. Index; Michael Gray Discography; Photos; DJ. - 0-684-14511-1


“Rodzinski was appointed music director of the New York Philharmonic in 1943. Though his four year tenure was marked by struggles with Arthur Judson, the powerful manager of the orchestra, Rodzinski achieved high standards of performance. The renowned music critic and composer Virgil Thomson wrote about Rodzinski's tenure at the Philharmonic: ‘We now have an orchestra that is a joy to hear...and we owe it all to Artur Rodzinski’. During Rodzinski's time on the podium the Philharmonic recorded extensively, performed weekly live broadcasts on CBS Radio, and appeared in the feature film CARNEGIE HALL.

However, despite the quality of the orchestra's performances, numerous artistic matters such as the prerogative of the music director to dismiss musicians, select soloists and determine repertoire were persistent grounds of contention. Not willing to compromise on these matters, Rodzinski resigned in 1947. His reputation as a conductor was so prominent at this time that his resignation was the subject of a cover story in Time magazine in February 1947.”

- Z. D. Akron