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The Great Orchestrator
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This biography charts the career and legacy of the pioneering American music manager Arthur Judson (1881 - 1975), who rose to prominence in Philadelphia and New York at the beginning of the twentieth century. A violinist by training, Judson became manager of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1915 under the iconic conductor Leopold Stokowski. Within a few years, Judson also took on management of the New York Philharmonic as well as several individual artists and most of the important conductors working in America. In addition to his colorful career behind the scenes at two preeminent American orchestras, Judson founded a nationwide network of local managers and later became involved in the relatively unexplored medium of radio, working first with WEAF in New York City and then later forming his own national radio network in 1927. Providing valuable insight into the workings of these orchestras and the formative years of arts management, The Great Orchestrator: Arthur Judson and American Arts Management is a valuable portrait of one of the most powerful managers in American musical history.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-3
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  1. Title Page
  2. pp. 4-4
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  1. Copyright
  2. pp. 5-7
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 8-9
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction: Confronting the Silent Giant
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part I: Discovering the Audience 1900–1921
  2. pp. 13-13
  1. 1 The Young Educator
  2. pp. 15-28
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  1. 2 The Lessons of Musical America
  2. pp. 29-43
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  1. 3 Fertile Ground in Philadelphia, 1915–1921
  2. pp. 44-62
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  1. Part II: Cooperation and Cultivation 1921–1942
  2. pp. 63-63
  1. 4 New Alliances, New Media, New York
  2. pp. 65-92
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  1. 5 Managing a Renewal, 1922–1930
  2. pp. 93-119
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  1. 6 The List, the Old Man, and the English Replacement
  2. pp. 120-145
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  1. 7 Competition and Indecision
  2. pp. 146-165
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  1. Part III: The Empire of Diminishing Returns 1942–1956
  2. pp. 167-167
  1. 8 The War Years and a Shift to a New Era
  2. pp. 169-193
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  1. 9 Troubled Waters
  2. pp. 194-218
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  1. Conclusion: Lessons From AJ
  2. pp. 219-230
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  1. Epilogue: The Final Years
  2. pp. 231-239
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  1. Appendix: Leaders of the New York Philharmonic Board of Directors, 1921–1963
  2. pp. 241-241
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 243-266
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 267-268
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 269-274
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