American Premieres: The 1920s

The "Roaring Twenties" arrived at Symphony Hall with the sounds of Albert Roussel, Claude Debussy, and Manuel Falla.

Composer Title of Work First Performance
Debussy, Claude Fantasie for Piano and Orchestra April 16, 1920
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Ropartz, Joseph Guy Marie Divertissement for Orchestra October 22, 1920
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Ravel, Maurice Le Tombeau de Couperin October 22, 1920
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Bax, Arnold In the Faery Hills (symphonic poem) December 17, 1920
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Impressioni dal Vero, Suite No. 1 December 23, 1920
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Strauss, Richard Suite from Der Burger als Edelmann February 11, 1921
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Falla, Manuel Three Dances from The Three Cornered Hat December 30, 1921
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Szymanowski, Karol Symphony No. 2 in B fl, Op. 19 January 20, 1922
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Saminsky, Lazare Two fragments from Lament of Rachel, Op. 8 March 3, 1922
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Davico, Vincenzo Symphonic Poem, Polyphemus November 17, 1922
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Honegger, Arthur Horace Victorieux November 24, 1922
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Stravinsky, Igor Suite No. 1 from Pulcinella December 22, 1922
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Turina, Joaquin Danzas Fantasticas February 9, 1923
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Koechlin, Charles Three Chorales March 23, 1923 
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Goossens, Eugene Tam O'Shanter, Scherzo for Orchestra, Op. 17 March 23, 1923
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Bliss, Arthur A Colour Symphony December 28, 1923
Pierre Monteux, conductor
Vivaldi, Antonio Concerto in D for Orchestra with Organ October 10, 1924 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Honegger, Arthur Pacific 231, Orchestral Movement October 10, 1924
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Falla, Manuel El Amor Brujo October 17, 1924
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Roussel, Albert Symphony in B flat October 31, 1924
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Moussorgsky/Ravel Pictures at an Exhibition November 7, 1924
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Rigel, Henri Joseph Symphony in D Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Stravinsky, Igor Concerto for Piano and Wind Orchestra and Double Basses January 23, 1925
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Roland-Manuel, Alexis Sinfonia from Isabelle et Pantalon March 30, 1925
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Caplet, Andre Simon Epiphanie, Fresco for Violoncello and Orchestra March 30, 1925
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Concerto for Violin, Op. 19 April 24, 1925 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Ibert, Jacques Escales October 9, 1925
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Tansman, Alexandre Sinfonietta November 14, 1925 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Hindemith, Paul Concerto for Orchestra, Op. 38 March 6, 1926
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Delmas, Marc Overture to Penthesilee March 26, 1926 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Sept, ils sont Sept! Cantata for Tenor, Chorus & Orchestra April 23, 1926
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Ibert, Jacques Les Rencontres October 22, 1926
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge The Love for Three Oranges, Suite from the Opera November 12, 1926
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Walton, William Portsmouth Point, Overture November 19, 1926 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Krasa, Hans March and Pastoral from Symphony November 19, 1926
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Falla, Manuel Concerto for Harpsichord, Fl, Ob, Cl, Vn and Vc December 31, 1926 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Suite from the Ballet, Le Pas d'Acier October 21, 1927
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Malipiero, Gian Francesco Cimarosiana, Five Orchestral Pieces by Cimarosa November 11, 1927 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Stravinsky, Igor Oedipus Rex February 24, 1928 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Frederick the Great Symphony in D, No. 3 March 1, 1929
Igor Stravinsky, conductor