• Receives an honorary degree at Occidental College in LA.
  • US premiere of the First Piano Concerto, with pianist Ellen Ballon and the Dallas Symphony under Antal Dorati.
  • Canadian premiere of the First Piano Concerto, with Ellen Ballon and the CSM (Société des concerts symphoniques de Montréal, the precursor of the Montreal SO) under Désiré Defauw.
  • Concertizing in Europe: Paris in July, Rome and Lisbon and back to Paris in August.  See this post at Tumbling Villa-Lobos.
  • December 26: U.S. premiere of Madona, with the Boston Symphony under Eleazar de Carvalho.


The World
  • Death of composer Leevi Madetoja
  • Birth of conductor John Neschling

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