Thursday, 16 June 1932 Vienna Symphony Orchestra at the Wiener Konzerthaus
Conrad Beck (Switzerland, b. 1901; d. 1989): Innominata for orchestra (1931) conducted by Ernest Ansermet;
Nicolai Lopatnikoff (Germany, b. 1903 Russian-occupied Estonia; d. 1976 in the United States): Piano Concerto No. 2 in f minor, op. 15 (1929) featuring pianist Walter Frey;
Miroslav Ponc (Czechoslovakia, b. 1902; d. 1976): Předehra ke starořecké tragédii (Overture to an Ancient Greek Tragedy) for orchestra in quarter-tones (1930) conducted by Karel Ančerl;
Karel Hába (Czechoslovakia, b. 1898; d. 1972): Violin Concerto, op. 6 (1927) featuring Stanislav Novák;
Roberto Gerhard (Spain [Catalonia], b. 1896; d. 1970 in the United Kingdom): 6 Cançons Populars Catalanes for Soprano and Orchestra (1928-29, orch 1931) [13′] featuring soprano Conxita Badia d’Agusti a.k.a. Cochita Badía, conducted by Anton Webern [world premiere];
Claude Delvincourt (France, b. 1888; d. 1954): Bai Venitien (Venetian Ball), dance suite for orchestra (1927) conducted by Roger Désormière.
Friday, 17 June 1932
Gian Francesco Malipiero (Italy, b. 1882; d. 1973): String Quartet No. 3 ‘Cantari alla Madrigalesca’ (1931) [15′];
Fidelio F. Finke (Czechoslovakia, b. 1891; d. 1968 in East Germany): Sonata for Flute and Piano (1927);
Walter Leigh (United Kingdom [England], b. 1905; killed in action in 1942): Sonatina for Viola and Piano (1930) [11′];
Julius Schloss (Austria, b. 1902; d. 1973 in the United States): Piano Sonata (1928-29) [18′] performed by Jakob Gimpl;
Boleslaw Woytowicz (Poland, 1899; d. 1980): Kinderlieder zum Preise Gottes und der Sonne, a small cantata;
Josip Mandić (Yugoslavia [Croatia], b. 1883; d. 1959 in Czechoslovakia): Wind Quintet (1931) [12′] performed by the Prague Wind Quintet.
Monday, 20 June 1932
Eduard Erdmann (Germany, b. 1896 in Latvia; d. 1958): Ständchen for small orchestra, op. 16 (1930) [15′] conducted by Heinrich Jalowetz *;
Norbert von Hannenheim (Germany, b. 1898, in Romania; d. 1945 in Poland): Piano Concerto No. 2 with Small Orchestra in one movement conducted by Jalowetz;
Jerzy Fitelberg (France, b. 1903, Poland; d. 1951 in U.S.A.): Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (No. 1) (1928, revised later) featuring Stefan Frenkel and conducted by the composer *;
Ernst Krenek (Austria b. 1900; d. 1991 in the United States): Durch die Nacht, op. 67 [Karl Kraus], for soprano and chamber orchestra (1931) [18′];
Hanns Jelinek (Austria, b. 1901; d. 1969): Symphony for Brass;
(* NOTE: According to Haefeli, the works by Erdmann and Fitelberg were omitted from the index in the festival programme book, but as they were both reviewed by Hubert J. Foss they were definitely performed at the concert).
Tuesday, 21 June 1932
Arthur Bliss (United Kingdom [England], b. 1891; d. 1975): Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet (1927) [22′] performed by Léon Goossens and the Kolisch Quartet;
Karel Reiner (Czechoslovakia, b. 1910; d. 1979): Little Sonata for piano, op. 10 (1931);
Vittorio Rieti (Italy, b. 1898; d. 1994 in the U.S.A.): Serenade for violin and 11 instruments (1931) [17′];
Leopold Spinner (Austria, b. 1906; d. 1980 in the United Kingdom): String Trio (1931-32) [lost] performed by members of the Kolisch Quartet [world premiere?];
Jean Françaix (France, b. 1912; d. 1997): 8 Bagatelles for piano and string quartet (1932) [8′] performed by the composer with the Kolisch Quartet;
Tibor Harsányi (Hungary, b. 1898; d. 1954): Nonet for wind quintet and string quartet (1930) [33′] featuring and the Kolisch Quartet.
Tuesday, 21 June 1932 Workers’ Symphony Society of Vienna conducted by Anton Webern
Arnold Schönberg (Austria, b. 1874; d. 1951 in the U.S.A.): Friede auf Erden, op. 13, for unaccompanied chorus (1907) [10′];
Arnold Schönberg: Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene (Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene), op. 34, for orchestra (1929-30) [9′];
Alban Berg (Austria, b. 1885; d. 1935): Der Wein for soprano and large orchestra (1929) [13′] sung by Ruzena Herlinger;
Gustav Mahler (Austria, 1860-1911): Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’ (1888-94, revised 1903) [85′].
??? Church concert
featuring works by Johann Nepomuk David, Josquin des Prez, Karl Krafft, Karl Koch, Josef Haas, Giulio Bas, Otto Jochum, Josef Lechthaler, Adolf Pfanner, and Heinrich Lemacher.
Additional staged performances attended by delegates
Julius Bittner (Austria, b. 1874; d. 1939): Der Musikant (1909)
Alban Berg: Wozzeck (1914-22)
Egon Wellesz (Austria, b. 1884; d. 1974 in England): Die Bakchantinnen (1928-29)
Goethe’s play Triumph der Empfindsamkeit (Triumph of Sensitivity) (1777) featuring incidental music by Ernst Krenek (1926)
Sopranos: Enid Szánthó, Hedda Kux
Pianists: Else C. Kraus, Václav Holzknecht, Hubert J. Foss
Ensembles: Wiener Bläservereinigung (Vienna Wind Association)
Choruses: Wiener Sängerknaben, Freie Typographia, Singverein der Kunststelle.
Conductors: Oswald Kabasta and (?) Otakar Jeremiáš
David Drew, “Spinner, ‘Die Reihe’, and Thematicism Notes towards a Thirteenth Question,” Tempo, New Series, No. 146 (Sept. 1983), pp. 9-12 [available online via JSTOR].
Hubert J. Foss, “The International Festival at Vienna,” The Musical Times, Vol. 73, No. 1074 (Aug. 1, 1932), pp. 701-703.
Anton Haefeli, Die Internationale Gesellschaft für Neue Musik (IGNM), Ihre Geschichte von 1922 bis zur Gegenwart (Atlantis Musikbuch-Verlag, 1982), pp. 489-490 [in German].
Nicolas Slonimsky, Music Since 1900, Sixth Edition edited by Laura Kuhn (Schirmer Reference, 2001), pp. 270-271.
(annotated by Frank J. Oteri)