Columbia Symphony Orchestra

The Columbia Symphony Orchestra was an orchestra formed by Columbia Records strictly for the purpose of making recordings. In the 1950s, it provided a vehicle for some of Columbia's better known conductors and recording artists to record using only company resources. The musicians in the orchestra were contracted as needed for individual sessions and consisted of free-lance artists and often members of either the New York Philharmonic or the Los Angeles Philharmonic, depending on whether the recording was being made in Columbia's East Coast or West Coast studios.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1913 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Notes: Do not confuse the various orchestral names used by CBS and the Columbia record label, which include the Columbia Broadcasting Symphony (1930’s into the WWII period, conducted by Howard Barlow), the Columbia Concert Orchestra (made recordings apparently mostly in the 1940’s), and the Columbia Symphony Orchestra (made recordings in the 1950’s and 60’s, principal conductor Bruno Walter). The Columbia Phonograph Co. used the the name Columbia Orchestra through 1927.

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Recordings (Results 76-100 of 108 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia W147392 10-in. 11/9/1928 Scarf dance Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W147393 10-in. 11/9/1928 The flatterer Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98369 12-in. 7/21/1927 Wedding march Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98370 12-in. 7/21/1927 Bridal chorus Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98371 12-in. 7/22/1927 Aïda : Grand march Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98372 12-in. 7/22/1927 Morning, noon and night in Vienna : Overture Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98373 12-in. 7/22/1927 Morning, noon and night in Vienna : Overture Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98374 12-in. 7/22/1927 Coronation march Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98375 12-in. 7/22/1927 Poet and peasant : Overture Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98382 12-in. 9/7/1927 Poet and peasant Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98383 12-in. 9/7/1927 Light cavalry : Overture Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98384 12-in. 9/7/1927 Light cavalry : Overture Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98385 12-in. 9/8/1927 March of the Bojaren Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98386 12-in. 9/8/1927 Bridal procession Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98387 12-in. 9/8/1927 La bohème : Selection Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98388 12-in. 9/9/1927 La bohème : Selection Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98389 12-in. 9/9/1927 Dance of the hours Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98390 12-in. 9/9/1927 Dance of the hours Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98391 12-in. 9/13/1927 Maritana : Overture Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98392 12-in. 9/13/1927 Maritana : Overture Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98393 12-in. 9/13/1927 Madame Butterfly Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98394 12-in. 9/13/1927 Madame Butterfly Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98395 12-in. 9/14/1927 Faust : Selection Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98396 12-in. 9/14/1927 Faust : Selection Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
Columbia W98471 12-in. 2/21/1928 March of the toys Robert Hood Bowers ; Columbia Symphony Orchestra Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 76-100 of 108 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Columbia Symphony Orchestra," accessed June 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102926.

Columbia Symphony Orchestra. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102926.

"Columbia Symphony Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 24 June 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102926

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