American Premieres: The 1950s

During the 1950s, Leonard Bernstein's Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra and Percussion made its American debut, followed by Henry Barraud's Te Deum, in memory of Serge Koussevitzky.

Composer Title of Work First Performance
Barraud, Henry Le Mystere des Saints Innocents December 1, 1950 
Serge Koussevitzky, conductor
Foss, Lukas Concerto for Piano No. 2 November 2, 1951
Charles Munch, conductor
Honegger, Arthur Monopartita February 1, 1952
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Harsanyi, Tibor Symphony in C January 9, 1953
Ernest Ansermet, conductor
Strauss, Richard Divertimento, Op. 86 (after Couperin) March 6, 1953
Charles Munch, conductor
Bloch, Ernest Concerto Grosso No. 2 for String Orchestra October 9, 1953
Charles Munch, conductor
Milhaud, Darius Suite Concertante (for Piano and Orchestra) December 24, 1953
Charles Munch, conductor
Dutilleux, Henri Symphony January 8, 1954
Charles Munch, conductor
Honegger, Arthur A Christmas Cantata December 13, 1954
Charles Munch, conductor
Peragallo, Mario Concerto for Violin October 15, 1955
Charles Munch, conductor
Bernstein, Leonard Serenade for Violin, String Orchestra and Percussion April 15, 1955 
Charles Munch, conductor
Tansman, Alexandre Concerto for Orchestra November 23, 1956
Vladimir Golschmann, conductor
Walton, William Johannesburg Festival Overture March 15, 1957
Charles Munch, conductor
Martinon, Jean Hymne a la Vie, Op. 37 March 29, 1957
Jean Martinon, conductor
Barraud, Henry Te Deum, in Memory of Serge Koussevitzky April 26, 1957 
Charles Munch, conductor