1940's

1940-1941

1940-1941

Dorothy Maynor (soprano)
Lotte Lehmann (soprano)
Anatol Kaminsky (violin)
Paul Robeson (bass)
Egon Petri (piano) - pictured


1941-1942

1941-1942

Don Cossack Chorus
The Marriage of Figaro
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra
José Iturbi (piano) - pictured


1942-1943

1942-1943

Igor Gorin (baritone)
Yehudi Menuhin (violin) - pictured
Vitya Vronsky (piano) and Victor Babin (piano)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra


1943-1944

1943-1944

James Melton (tenor)
Don Cossack Chorus
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
Richard Bonelli (baritone) & Natalie Bodanya (soprano) w/ Joan Field (violin)
Robert Casadesus (piano) - pictured
Alexander Kipnis (bass) & Martha Lipton (mezzo-soprano)


1944-1945

1944-1945

Don Cossack Chorus w/ Serge Jaroff
Ezio Pinza (bass)
Pierre Luboshutz (piano) & Genia Nemonoff (piano)
Isaac Stern (violin)
Bidu Sayao (soprano) - pictured


1945-1946

1945-1946

William Primrose (violin)
Helen Traubel (soprano)
Paul Robeson (bass)
Trapp Family Singers - pictured
Rudolf Serkin (piano)


1946-1947

1946-1947

Patrice Munsel (soprano) - pictured
Vitya Vronsky (piano) & Victor Babin (piano) w/ University Symphony
William Kapell (piano)
Zino Francescatti (violin)
Charles Kullman (tenor)


1947-1948

1947-1948

Bel Canto Trio
Tossy Spivakovsky (violin) - pictured
Licia Albanese (soprano)
Robert Casadesus (piano)
Leonard Warren (baritone)


1948-1949

1948-1949

Fritz Kreisler (violin)
Florence Quartararo (soprano)
Todd Duncan (baritone)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
Vladimir Horowitz (piano) - pictured


1949-1950

1949-1950

Risë Stevens (mezzo-soprano)
Vienna Choir Boys
Kerstin Thorborg (contralto) & Alexander Sved (baritone)
Joseph Szigeti (violin) - pictured
Myra Hess (piano)
Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra