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By Edward Arian

ISBN-10: 0817348158

ISBN-13: 9780817348151

The altering position of an excellent orchestra within the overall musical lifetime of the group is the topic of Dr. Arian's notable and, certainly, targeted research of the executive difficulties of the Philadelphia Orchestra. As either musician and professional in organizational habit, Dr. Arian describes the improvement of the orchestra by means of Leopold Stokowski into an incomparable musical device, the monetary difficulties it confronted, the transitority answer of those difficulties by means of a means of bureaucratic compromise, and the disappointment of some of the orchestra's greater musical probabilities through the very compromises designed initially to make sure its sability.

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Keffer 1901-2 to 1907-8 Oscar A. Knipe 1901-2 C. Hartman Kuhn 1901-2 to 1933-34 (SR) Edward G. McCollin 1901-2 to 1907-8 Thomas McKean, Jr. 1901-2 to 1914-15 (SR) Clement B. Newbold 1901-2 to 1913-14 (SR) James W. Paul, Jr. 1901-2 to 1907-8 (SR) Mrs. Frank H. Rosengarten 1901-2 to 1912-13 (SR) Edgar Scott 1901-2 to 1913-14 (SR) Simon A. Stern 1901-2 to 1903-4 Miss Anne Thomson 1901-2 to 1910-11 (SR) Alexander Van Rensselaer 1901-2 to 1932-33 (SR) Henry Whelen, Jr. 1901-2 to 1906-7 (SR) P. A. B.

In other words, they feel that the Association may be more inclined to buy off its enemies than to reward its friends, which actually encourages conflict. ROUTINIZATION A bureaucracy not only rationalizes operations, it also routinizes them. That is, once efficient and economical methods are developed, they are adhered to on a day-to-day basis. Table II-3 reveals the extent to which the Philadelphia -37- Orchestra has succeeded in doing this for almost a quarter of a century. This random sampling of six winter seasons over a twenty-three year period reveals: only three concerts were played in Philadelphia at places other than the Academy of Music; the Friday-Saturday-Monday subscription formula continued without interruption until 196869; all concerts in each season have been standard symphonic concerts at regular prices with the exception of three pension concerts, five Children's Concerts, and three Youth Concerts (which were increased to six by 1968-69 when the three pension concerts had been dropped); the large majority of out of town concerts have taken place in the same cities ( New York, Washington, and Baltimore) for the same audiences (they are sold on an annual renewable subscription basis).

1934-35 to 1968-69 (SR) Harl McDonald 1935-36 to 1954-55 Phillip C. Staples 1935-36 to 1948-49 (SR) Thomas S. Gates 1935-36 to 1947-48 (SR) J. Stogdell Stokes 1935-36 to 1947-48 (SR) Eugene V. Alessandroni 1935-36 to 1959-60 Miss Mary Stewart Hodge 1935-36 (SR) C. David Hocker 1936-37 to 1937-38 William Fulton Kurtz 1937-38 to 1962-63 (SR) c 1938-39 to 1968-69 (SR) Curtin Winsor W. Logan MacCoy 1938-39 to 1946-47 (SR) c Lessing J. Rosenwald 1938-39 to 1968-69 Harry A. Batten 1938-39 to 1965-66 H.

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