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Title
The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-09-15
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Additional title: Intermezzo (Motion picture : 1939)
Names
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918 (Librettist)
Henning, Robert (Lyricist)
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919 (Librettist)
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906 (Librettist)
Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Provost, Heinz, b. 1891 (Composer)
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849 (Composer)
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 (Composer)
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)
Collection

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1941-09-15
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Psalmody (excerpt) from Prologue of opera "Mefistofele" / music and libretto by Boito (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Swear not by the inconstant moon (arranged from the Love theme of Romeo and Juliet) / music by Tchaikovsky ; words from the play by Shakespeare (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; Intermezzo (originally for violin and piano) / music by Provost ; lyrics by Henning (White, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Fantasie-impromptu (originally for piano) / music by Chopin (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Come where my love lies dreaming (originally for unacc. vocal quartets) / music by Foster (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 3: Announcement ; Love duet from opera "Madama Butterfly" / music by Puccini ; libretto by Illica and Giacosa (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 911-912
Topics
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
Operas
Motion picture music
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Orchestral music, Arranged
Radio programs, Musical
Boito, Arrigo, 1842-1918. Mefistofele. Prologo in cielo. Salmodia finale
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Romeo et Juliette (Fantasy-overture). Selections; arranged
Provost, Heinz, 1891-1959. Intermezzo, violin, piano, F major; arranged
Chopin, Frédéric, 1810-1849. Impromptus, piano, no. 4, op. 66, C♯ minor. Moderato cantabile; arranged
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Come where my love lies dreaming; arranged
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Madama Butterfly. Vogliatemi bene; arranged
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Radio commercials
Advertising
Notes
Content: Title from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB28037 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB28039 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB28038 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 73, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 73, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 73, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 September 15.
Language: Sung in English and Italian.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 2 (1 two-sided and 1 one-sided) audio discs (30 minutes) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Italian
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 949894085
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20961045
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 888f7700-2eb7-0136-e683-777cef59e8d4
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a276730-3b9a-0134-55ef-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a276730-3b9a-0134-55ef-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/1a276730-3b9a-0134-55ef-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour