American Premieres: The 1960s

Symphony Hall resonated during the 1960s with the music of Leos Janácek, Alberto Ginastera, and Alexander Scriabin.

Composer Title of Work First Performance
Martinu, Bohuslav Fantasia Concertante for Piano and Orchestra March 4, 1960
Charles Munch, conductor
Schmitt, Florent Symphony No. 2, Op. 137 November 18, 1960
Charles Munch, conductor
Ghedini, Giorgio Federico Sonata da Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion March 2, 1962
Carlo Maria Giulini, conductor
Bernstein, Leonard Symphony No. 3 (Kaddish) January 31, 1964
Charles Munch, conductor
Britten, Benjamin Symphony for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 68 October 22, 1965
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Janacek, Leos Suite from The Cunning Little Vixen September 30, 1966
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Ginastera, Alberto Estudios Sinfonicos, Op. 35 April 12, 1968
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor
Scriabin, Alexander Symphony No. 2 December 16, 1968 
Georg Semkow, conductor
Strauss, Richard Ariadne auf Naxos January 3, 1969 
Erich Leinsdorf, conductor