Leo Smit - Playing the work he commissioned.

The NBC Summer Symphony With Milton Katims And Leo Smit Play Music Of Mozart And Haieff – 1953 – Past Daily Weekend Gramophone

Leo Smit - Playing the work he commissioned.

Leo Smit – Playing the work he commissioned.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Summer Symphony with Milton Katims, Conductor – Leo Smit, Piano – 1953 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection

More rarities.This week it’s The NBC Summer Symphony series featuring conductor Milton Katims and pianist Leo Smit in music by Mozart and Alexei Haieff. Mozart’s Symphony Number 41 (Jupiter) and the broadcast premier of Alexei Haieff’s Piano concerto, with the work’s commissioner, Leo Smit as soloist. The concert was recorded on April 18, 1953 (a bit early for Summer but . . . ).

The Haieff Concerto won the New York Critics Circle Award in 1953 and the award was presented during the mid-point of the concert by Music Critic Howard Taubman, who was Chairman of the New York Critics circle.

And you get to hear it here.

Enjoy.

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