Los Angeles Philharmonic / Music News & Info: Classical

LA Phil’s history with Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade

Following up regarding my last post about Friday night’s Los Angeles Philharmonic concert, here’s one extra little tidbit about Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade and the orchestra:

  • As stated in both printed and online version of the program notes, the first performance was March 26, 1942, with George Szell conducting.
  • Until this season, the most recent performance was one day later, March 27, 1942, again with Mr. Szell on the podium.

I realize that this serenade isn’t exactly regular fare, but I was a bit surprised to know that it hasn’t been played by the local band in over 70 years!  I guess this qualifies as a forgotten gem of sorts, at least around these parts.

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One thought on “LA Phil’s history with Mozart’s Posthorn Serenade

  1. I saw the note about the original performance but hadn’t realized that it hadn’t been done in 70 years. Amazing.

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