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NBC Symphony Orchestra

The NBC Symphony Orchestra was a radio orchestra established by David Sarnoff, the president of the Radio Corporation of America, especially for the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini. The NBC Symphony performed weekly radio concert broadcasts with Toscanini and other conductors and served as house orchestra for the NBC network. The orchestra's first broadcast was on November 13, 1937 and it continued until disbanded in 1954. A new ensemble, independent of the network, called the "'Symphony of the Air'" followed. It was made up of former members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and performed from 1954 to 1963, notably under Leopold Stokowski.

Birth and Death Data: Born 1937, Died 1954

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1938 - 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: Musical group

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CS-018834 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018835 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018836 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018837 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018838 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018839 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018840 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018841 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018842 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018843 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018844 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-018845 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor CS-018846 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor CS-018847 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor CS-018848 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor CS-018849 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor CS-018850 12-in. 2/6/1938 Symphony no. 9, in D minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra, vocal soloists, and vocal chorus Musical group  
Victor CS-021300 12-in. 3/7/1938 Symphony no. 40, in G minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-021301 12-in. 3/7/1938 Symphony no. 40, in G minor NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-021302 12-in. 3/7/1938 Symphonie no. 40 NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-021303 12-in. 3/7/1938 Symphonie no. 40 NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-021304 12-in. 3/7/1938 Symphonie no. 40 NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-021305 12-in. 3/7/1938 Symphonie no. 40 NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-021306 12-in. 3/8/1938 Symphony no. 88, in G major NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
Victor CS-021307 12-in. 3/8/1938 Symphony no. 88, in G major NBC Symphony Orchestra ; Arturo Toscanini Orchestra Musical group  
(Results 1-25 of 45 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "NBC Symphony Orchestra," accessed July 29, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103406.

NBC Symphony Orchestra. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 29, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103406.

"NBC Symphony Orchestra." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 29 July 2021.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103406

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