New York Symphony Orchestra

The New York Symphony Orchestra was founded as the New York Symphony Society in New York City by Leopold Damrosch in 1878. For many years it was a fierce rival to the older Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York (New York Philharmonic). It was supported by Andrew Carnegie who built Carnegie Hall (opened in 1891) expressly for the orchestra. The Symphony was known for performing more colorful French and Russian works than the Philharmonic, which excelled in German repertoire.

Upon his death in 1885, Leopold Damrosch was succeeded as musical director by his son Walter Damrosch.

In 1903, during a reorganization, it was renamed the New York Symphony Orchestra, and its first recordings were made that year as the "Damrosch Orchestra" for Columbia Records (of which only one was commercially issued, the prelude to Georges Bizet's Carmen). In 1920 it became the first American orchestra to tour Europe, and radio broadcasts of its concerts began in 1923. In 1928, the orchestra merged with the Philharmonic Society of New York to form the Philharmonic-Symphony Society of New York, later the New York Philharmonic.

Later, in 1998, the New York Symphony name was revived in Queens, NY under the Maestro Dong Ki Shin. Since then, the orchestra has performed annual concerts at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, and LeFrak Concert Hall.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1878, Died 1928

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 98077 12-in. 5/1/1923 Roses of the South Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98078 12-in. 5/1/1923 Norwegian dances nos. 1 and 2 Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98080 12-in. 5/2/1923 The merry wives of Windsor : Overture Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98081 12-in. 5/2/1923 Der Freisch├╝tz : Overture Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98082 12-in. 5/3/1923 First movement : Allegro molto Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98083 12-in. 5/3/1923 Third movement : Menuetto Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98127 12-in. 3/3/1924 Symphony no. 5 : Andante Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98128 12-in. 3/3/1924 Symphony no. 6 : March Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98130 12-in. 3/4/1924 Rosamunde : Overture Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98131 12-in. 3/4/1924 Symphony no. 2 : Allegretto New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98132 12-in. 3/5/1924 Symphony no. 8 : Allegretto Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98133 12-in. 3/6/1924 Symphony no. 9 : Minuet Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98226 12-in. 2/3/1926 Capriccio espagnol Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98227 12-in. 2/3/1926 Danse bacchanale Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98363 12-in. 6/7/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98364 12-in. 6/7/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98365 12-in. 6/7/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98366 12-in. 6/9/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98367 12-in. 6/9/1927 Entrance of the little fauns Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98368 12-in. 6/9/1927 Mother Goose suite (Ma mere l'oye) Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98422 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98423 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98424 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98425 12-in. 1/4/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
Columbia 98426 12-in. 1/5/1928 Symphony in D major Walter Damrosch ; New York Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Performer  
(Results 1-25 of 30 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "New York Symphony Orchestra," accessed September 20, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100350.

New York Symphony Orchestra. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved September 20, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100350.

"New York Symphony Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 20 September 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100350

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