Saturday, 6 April 1929 orchestral concert performed by the Orchestre de la Suisse romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet
Roger Sessions (United States, b. 1896; d. 1985): Symphony (No. 1) in e minor (1927) [19′];
Henriëtte Bosmans (Netherlands, b, 1895; d. 1952): Concertino for Piano and Orchestra (1928) [15′] featuring the composer as piano soloist;
Marcel Delannoy (France, b. 1898; d. 1962): Le Fou de la Dame, Chanson de Geste (1928) [world premiere of full ballet score?];
Frank Martin (Switzerland, b. 1890; d. 1974): Rythmes for orchestra (1926) [18′].
Sunday, 7 April 1929 afternoon choral concert
Karl Marx (Germany, b, 1897; d. 1985): Werkleute sind wir (Workers We Are), op. 6 [Rilke], motet for eight-part unaccompanied choir (1927) sung by the Holles Madrigal-Vereinigung under the direction of Hugh Holle;
Krsto Odak (Yugoslavia [Croatia], b. 1888; d. 1965): Madrigal, op. 11, for unaccompanied chorus (1928) [6′];
Leoš Janáček (Czechoslovakia, 1854-1928): Mša glagolskaja for 4 soloists, double chorus, organ, and orchestra (1926-27) [in memoriam] performed by the Brno Philharmonic Choir Beseda conducted by Jaroslav Kvapil.
Sunday, 7 April 1929 evening chamber music concert
Julius Schloss (Austria, b. 1902; d. 1973 in the United States): String Quartet in one slow movement (1928) [15′] performed by the Pro Arte Quartet;
John Ireland (United Kingdom [England]), b. 1879; d. 1962): Piano Sonatina (1926-27) [9′] performed by the composer;
Nicolas Nabokov (France, b. 1903 in Russia; d. 1978 in the United States): Songs to the Virgin Mary for soprano and piano;
Viktor Ullmann (Austria, b. 1898 in Silesia [now in the Czech Republic]; d. 1944 in Auschwitz-Birkenau): Five Variations and a Double Fugue on a small piano piece by Arnold Schönberg, op. 3a for piano (1925, revised later) [13′] performed by Franz Langer;
Erwin Schulhoff (Czechoslovakia, b. 1894; d. 1942 at the Wülzburg concentration camp): Sonata for Violin and Piano (No. 2) (1927) [15′] performed by violinist Richard Zika and the composer [world premiere].
Monday, 8 April 1929 afternoon chamber music concert
Sándor Jemnitz (Hungary, b. 1890; d. 1963): Serenade for Violin, Viola, and Violoncello, op. 24 (1927) performed by members of the Pro Arte Quartet;
Manuel Rosenthal (France, b. 1904; d. 2003): Sonatine for two violins and piano (1922);
Berthold Goldschmidt (Germany, b. 1903; d. 1996 in England): Piano Sonata, op. 10 (1926) [18′] performed by Franz Osborn
Maurice Delage (France, b. 1879; d. 1961): Sept haï-kaïs for soprano, flute, oboe, clarinet, piano and string quartet (1924) [6′] sung by Madeleine Grey;
Jerzy Fitelberg (Poland, b. 1903; d. 1951 in the United States): String Quartet No. 2 (1928) [17′] performed by the Pro Arte Quartet.
Monday, 8 April 1929 An Opera-abend organized by the Geneva branch of the ISCM Swiss Section
Claudio Monteverdi (Italy, 1567-1643): ???
Domenico Cimarosa (Italy, 1749-1801): ???
Adriano Lualdi (Italy, b. 1885; d. 1971): ???
Tuesday, 9 April 1929 closing concert
Ralph Vaughan-Williams (United Kingdom [England], b. 1872; d. 1958): Flos Campi for viola, wordless chorus, and small orchestra (1925) [21′] featuring violist Raymond Jeremy;
Emmy Heil-Frensel-Wegener (Netherlands, b. 1901; d. 1973): Dance for Clarinet and Orchestra (1929) [world premiere];
Johannes Müller (Germany, b. 1893; d. 1969): Concerto for Piano and chamber orchestra featuring Franz Osborn;
Max Butting (Germany, b. 1888; d. 1976 in East Germany): Symphony No. 3, op. 34 (1928) conducted by Hermann Scherchen.
Other significant interpreters
Singers: Nelly Friedrich, Hedwig Cantz, Gertrud Dreher, Anton Knoll, Hans Hager.
Pianists: Johnny Aubert.
Edwin Evans, “Geneva Festival,” The Musical Times, Vol. 70, No. 1035 (May 1, 1929), pp. 432+440 [available online via JSTOR].
Anton Haefeli, Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM), Ihre Geschichte von 1922 bis zur Gegenwart (Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag, 1982), p. 487 [in German].
Aloys Mooser: “Geneva — Another disappointment,” Modern Music, Vol. 6, No. 4 (May-Jun 1929), pp. 10-14.
Henry Prunieres, “The Geneva Festival; International Society for Contemporary Music Hears Varied Schools,” New York Times, 5 May 1929, Arts & Leisure, p. 122 (available online).
Nicolas Slonimsky, Music Since 1900, Sixth Edition edited by Laura Kuhn (Schirmer Reference, 2001), p. 242.
(annotated by Frank J. Oteri)