Together with Madeline Foley, replaces Schneider as Artistic Director of the Prades Festival. Hires new soloists (Kapell, Grumiaux, Fuchs) and an orchestra mainly composed of outstanding American instrumentists. Tragic death of his friend William Kapell in a plane crash. In December, impressive series of tremendous successes: Brahms’ Second in New York with Szell, Chopin’s Second in Detroit with Paray and Beethoven’s Fourth in Philadelphia with Ormandy. Records two Beethoven Trios with Fuchs and Casals.

Rehearsing with Casals in Prades