American Premieres: The 1940s

Serge Koussevitzky conducted both Arthur Honegger's Symphony for Strings and Richard Strauss'Metamorphosen, a study for 23 solo string instruments among others in the '40s.

Composer Title of Work First Performance
Hindemith, Paul Concerto for Violin April 19, 1940
Walter Piston, conductor
Miaskovsky, Nikolai Symphony No. 21, Op. 51 October 30, 1942
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Prokofiev, Serge Symphony No. 5, Op. 100 November 9, 1945
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Collins, Anthony A Threnody for a Soldier Killed in Action January 18, 1946
Sir Adrian Boult, conductor
Britten, Benjamin Passacaglia and Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes March 1, 1946
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Guarnieri, Carmago Symphony Novmember 29, 1946
Carmago Guarnieri, conductor
Honegger, Arthur Symphony for Strings November 27, 1946
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Jaubert, Maurice Sonata a Due for Violin, Violoncello and Strings December 27, 1946
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Strauss, Richard Metamorphosen (Study for 23 Solo String Instruments) January 3, 1947
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Khatchatourian, Aram Concerto for Cello March 5, 1948
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Jolivet, Andre Concerto for Ondes Martenot and Orchestra November 4, 1949 
Charles Munch, conductor