Programs

Program at St. Petersburg Conservatory, October 31 1910. Glazunov, director of the Conservatory, invited Gabriel Faure to celebrate his 65th birthday. Essipova. Borovsky's piano teacher, asked Borovsky to perform Faure's piano quartet, Op. 45. Richard Burgin played violin in the quartet. My thanks to Diana Burgin (daughter of Richard, concertmaster of the Boston Symphony for 30 years) for sending me this program.

















Borovsky performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 5 in E-flat Major, Op 73 "Emperor" with Koussevitzky conducting in the House of Soviets, February 11, 1919:


Professor Borovsky performs solo piano recital in Small Hall of the Moscow Conservatory in memory of A.N. Scriabin, October 5, 1915 (Scriabin had died in April, 1915)          
                                                                               

A series of piano recitals was also given in memory of Scriabin, at which various Moscow pianists devoted themselves solely to Scriabin's work. Borovsky included the "Ninth Sonata" in his program, finishing with the "Third Sonata." Igoumoff, a Professor at the Conservatory, performed the "Second Sonata" while Alexander Goldenweiser played the "Tenth Sonata."
                                                                 
                                                               November 19, 1916
                               Borovsky performs Tchaikovsky Piano  Concerto No 1
                                                        Alexander Siloti, Conductor
                                                              Mariinsky Theatre



Serge Koussevitzky's Symphonic Concerts Season XI - Friday, 16th January 1920, conducted by Koussevitzky with participation of A. Nezhdanova (1873-1950), Russian lyric coloratura soprano and A. Borovsky. (Due to circumstances beyond the concert management's responsibility, the Divine Poem by A. Skriabin is to be postponed from today's concert to the 2nd concert on the 30th of January.)
Programme:
Liszt Torquato Tasso, symphonic poem played by the orchestra
Liszt's Totentanz played by A. K. Borovsky
Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite no. 1
Grieg: Romances sung by A.V. Nezhdanova
                                       May 6, 1921 Koussevitzky-Borovsky at Salle Gaveau Concert                                                                                        "Trois  Festivals de Musique Russe"
                                    Borovsky performs Scriabin's "Le Poem du Feu (Promethee), Op 60
                                                                               
                                                             
February 2, 1923 concert at la Societe Nationale de Musique, 2 rue de Conservatoire, Paris
Borovsky performs Prokofiev and Ravel with other artists
                                                                     



Borovsky as soloist with Wilhelm Furtwangler in Liszt's Totentanz 
with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, February 15, 1923:


London Symphony Orchestra-Queens Hall-March 5, 1923 Borovsky performs 
Liszt's "The Dance of Death" with Serge Koussevitzky conducting:

                                                                 
                                                                       
                                                         BOROVSKY'S AMERICAN DEBUT
                                                                                   
                   Announcement of Borovsky's First Appearance in the United States, Carnegie Hall,                                                        October 17, 1923-Tickets 75 cents to $2.50
                                                                       

 Borovsky's Carnegie Hall Debut program, October 17, 1923:





Borovsky's Second New York Carnegie Hall Recital, November 14, 1923

Borovsky, Wilhelm Furtwangler and Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, October 25, 1925: 
J.S. Bach's Concerto in D Minor
                                                     

 October 31, 1924 recital in Leipzig at Stadtisches Kaufhaus in works of Handel, Bach, 
Bach-Busoni, Beethoven, Hindemith, N. Medtner, Bartok, Stravinsky, Wagner-Liszt


 Borovsky, Pavel Ludikar (Bass-Baritone) and Bronislaw Huberman (violinist) gave a special concert at Carnegie Hall, November 13, 1923 for an audience of blind children, crippled children & orphans.

FIRST of 25 appearances of Borovsky with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Dec. 9, 1924 in Beethoven's Piano Concerto No 4 in G major, Op 58. The list below lists the Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1 but this was in error. The 1945 Bach-Mozart Festival at Tanglewood is not listed in the complete list.


List of Borovsky's performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra
beginning on  December 9, 1924, under Koussevitzky:
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                 Mention of Borovsky performing in 1929 on Bluthner piano in Medan, Sumatra
                                                                       


                                                                             
                         My thanks to Olga de Kort of the Netherlands for translating newspaper clippings in                                                           Archive of Borovsky's recitals that are undated


                                                                         

                                                                           

                                      Mention of the all-Bach concerts in Vienna, 1937
                                                                         
                                                                         
                                                                         

                         Borovsky in Recital, December 20, 1939 Muzieklyceum, Amsterdam
                                   Scriabin Sonatas 3,7,9 and Prokofiev Sonata No 2
                                                                           



                                        BACH CYCLE of four recitals Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels
                                                        February 22,27,29; March 5, 1940
                                                                             



Borovsky gives Masters Classes and Lessons in 1938-1939 at MUZIEKLYCEUM, Amsterdam



Borovsky performs August 12, 1940 in Argentina with the Lener String Quartet: Schumann Piano Quintet, Op 44 and Dvorak's Quintet in A Major, Op 81




American Czechoslovak Orchestral Society Symphonietta, Frederick Dvonch, conductor: December 13, 1942, New York City. Borovsky performs Vivaldi-Bach-Concerto in A minor for Four Pianos and String Orchestra with Germaine Leroux, Rudolf Firkusny and Mieczyslav Horzowski 

                    
October 16, 1945 Carnegie Hall Concert. Note American music: Villa-Lobos "Three Marias," Roy Harris "Occupation," Edward Ballantine Hill "Interlude," "Toccationa," and "Scherzino," and Copland's "Celebration after Billy's Capture" arr. Lucas Foss.


Roster of Carnegie Hall performances:


Borovsky's list of 58 performances of J.S. Bach's Piano Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052


200th Anniversary of J.S. Bach's Aria and 30 Variations, "Goldberg" BWV 988, November 14, 1942


Borovsky and Brahms Piano Concerto in D minor with Paul Paray, January 18, 1940


February 6, 1940: Concertegouw recital


Liszt Piano Concerto No 1 in E-flat and Bach Concerto in D minor, Eduard van Beinum, conducting, Concertegouw, Amsterdam. June 11, 1939

London Trinity College of Music Artist Classes, May-July 1938

1938 Wigmore recital concert

North Of England Pianoforte Society, November 12, 1936


Bluthner-Saal Recital, November 24, 1924
    Noteworthy here are Poulenc's "Promenades" (1921) and Hindemith's "Shimmy" (Suite 1922), possibly first performances in Germany


List of works performed in Paris, 1925-1926


Quatre Concerts, 1926-1927


1926 Concert in London






                                                                           
                                                                               



                      Borovsky's first return concert to Russia in 1927 after leaving  in 1920
Vivaldi-Bach-Stradl -- Organ Concerto in D minor
Rameau-Godovsky -- Tambourin
Lully-Godowsky -- Gigue
Beethoven -- Sonata, Op 27 ("Moonlight")
Schumann -- Carnival
Poulenc -- Promenades
Stravinsky -- Carnival from "Petrouchka"


Borovsky's piano recitals, Konzerthaus, Vienna, beginning in 1921;
duo recital Nov. 1921 with E.Belousoff, cello


June 18, 1939 - Tchaikovsky Concerto in Netherlands with Ernest Ansermet 


Piano recital program in Estonia, March 31, 1922


Program of a reception given in honor of Mr. Josef Hofmann, January 11, 1925 at Old Steinway Hall. "A Borovsky's" signature is written over, "Old." The program is also signed by Frederic Lamond, Wm Thorner, Arthur Whiting, Paul Kochanski, F.B. Kahn, L. Auer, Fritz Kreisler, Frank Damrosch, Rubin Goldmark, Nahan Franku, Harold Bauer, Wilhelm Furtwangler, to my old friend Kneisel from Josef Hofmann, Frederick T. Steinway, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Nicholas Medtner, A. Siloti, Walter Damrosch, Igor Stravinsky and others. 


Bach-Mozart Festival at Tanglewood, directed by Serge Koussevitzky and Boston Symphony Orchestra. Borovsky performs J.S. Bach's Concertos in D minor and F minor on August 4, 1945.


Nibya Marino Bellini (1919-2014) played Bach's Piano Concerto in D minor for 2 pianos with Borovsky in Uruguay, October 26, 1935. Nibya made her debut at age 6 performing Schumann's Piano Concerto under Ansermet. Nibya autographed this photo 11 days after performance in Montevideo.




Borovsky gave a cycle of six all J.S. Bach recitals, October-November, 1955 at Ecole Normale de Musique. The cycle included the complete 48 Preludes & Fugues, 6 French Suites, 6 English Suites, Inventions & Sinfonias (complete) together with several toccatas and fugues, fantasias, and Italian Concerto.
 

Borovsky performs the complete "48" Well Tempered Clavier with a Beethoven piano sonata at Salle de' L'Ecole Normale de Musique, December 8,10,12,15, 1958


Borovsky performs J.S. Bach's 48 Preludes & Fugues in a cycle of 4 recitals. 
At each concert a Beethoven sonata was included. Odd Fellow Palace, Copenhagen, 
December-January 1958-1959 season


Borovsky's Montreal recital program, February 16, 1950 including works of J.S. Bach-Busoni, Scarlatti, Beethoven, Messiaen, Prokofieff and Chopin


The Frick Collection Recital, January 7, 1945

Borovsky as soloist with Chicago Symphony, November 22-23, 1951, Rafael Kubelik in Bach's Concerto for Piano in D minor and Albert Roussel's Piano Concerto, Op 36 (first performance at these concerts)

World Premiere of Albert Roussel's (1869-1937) Piano Concerto, June 7, 1928 in Paris, Serge Koussevitzky, conductor

Harvard Musical Association: The Richard Wait Room Recital, November 30, 1962


Harvard Musical Association Recital: March 9, 1945


Commemorating the 12th Anniversary of establishing U.S.-U.S.S.R. diplomatic relations,
November 18, 1945 at Symphony Hall, Boston. Borovsky is a participant.


Master Pianists: Great Hall Tonhalle Zurich, Switzerland


5 Masters Of the Piano & Chopin: Conservatoire de Musique-Geneva, November 15, 1956
Borovsky in all-Chopin recital


Faculty Recital, Boston University-Alexander Borovsky-the Forty-eight Preludes and Fugues, November 10, 17, 24, 1958


Boston University announcement of Professor Borovsky's presentation of J.S. Bach's 48 Preludes & Fugues of the "Well-Tempered Clavier" on a series of 11 telecasts on WGBH-TV, Channel 2, beginning January 13, 1958

Borovsky performs on WGBH Channel 2 Boston in 12 programs Bach's "48" Preludes & Fugues-Monday evenings, January 13-March 24, 1958


One of several solo recitals of Borovsky at Teatro Colon, May 4, 1946 with works of J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Mussorgsky and Chopin


Borovsky performs in Denmark at Odd-Fellow Paleets, February 25, 1963 All BACH program: Brandenburg Concerto No 3 in G Major, Piano Concerto in F minor, Piano Concerto in A Major, Italian Concerto and Piano Concerto in D minor




A brief repertoire compilation of Borovsky by George Kehler

Two piano recitals of Borovsky in Great Hall, Leningrad State Philharmonic Society
October 6th and 8th (either 1927 or 1936)


Listing of concerts in Germany and Vienna, 1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924,




Additional concerts in Germany and Vienna found in "Historic Newspapers"
October 21, 1921-Mozart Saal-Vienna---Solo Recital
November 15, 1921 Musikverein-Large Hall-All Beethoven concert with 3 Russian professors-Alexander Borovsky, Evsei Beloussoff, cello, Rudolf Pollak, (1880-1962), violin
January 25, 1925 Berlin-Logenhaus: Borovsky & Beloussoff
March 12, 1927: Berlin-Bluthnersaal: Solo Recital, after returning from concerts in Italy, St. Petersburg and Moscow
October 20, 1928-Berlin-Recital
April 9, 1929 Berlin-Recital (3rd concert)
January 7, 1930 Berlin-solo recital
January 9, 1931-Berlin Staatsopher (Borovsky is back from Scandaniva) Concerto
November 3,8,18, 1937--3 Berlin recitals
November 20, 22, 1946 2 Berlin recitals


6 Concerts in Vienna Konzerthaus, October 20, 1928-November 22, 1946


Borovsky's 1951-1952 Repertoire with Impresario Jack Adams
In addition to the classical repertoire from Mozart to Brahms, Mr. Borovsky also plays Bach Concertos in D minor, F minor, A Major, Prokofiev Concerto No 3 in C, Roussel-Concerto in C-sharp minor, Scriabine-Piano Concerto in F-sharp minor and Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy



French Billboard of "Les Artistes du Mois,"

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