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The Telephone Hour :radio broadcast,1941-02-10
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Additional title: Steal away
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Voorhees, Donald (Commentator)
Weatherly, F. E. (Frederic Edward), 1848-1929 (Lyricist)
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919 (Librettist)
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906 (Librettist)
Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916 (Composer)
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904 (Composer)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908 (Composer)
Flotow, Friedrich von, 1812-1883 (Composer)
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881 (Composer)
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1941-02-10
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Parted (originally for voice and piano) / music by Tosti ; lyrics by Weatherly (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Slavonic dance no. 10 (shortened by 2 min.) / music by Dvořák ; (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Song of India / music by Rimsky-Korsakov (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcemet ; Steal away to Jesus (chorus) -- Link 2: Announcement ; M'apparì from opera Martha / music by Flotow (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement with commentary by Voorhees ; The great Gate of Kiev from suite Pictures at an exhibition (originally for piano) / music by Mussorgsky (orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; O soave fanciulla from opera La Bohème / music by Puccini ; libretto by Illica and Giacosa ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 865
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Dance music
Orchestral music, Arranged
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Spirituals (Songs)
Suites (Orchestra)
Radio programs, Musical
Tosti, F. Paolo (Francesco Paolo), 1846-1916. Parted; arranged
Dvořák, Antonín, 1841-1904. Slovanské tance, op. 72. No. 2; arranged. Selections
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908. Sadko (Opera). Pesni︠a︡ indiĭskogo gosti︠a︡. English
Flotow, Friedrich von, 1812-1883. Martha. Ach! so fromm, ach! so traut
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich, 1839-1881. Kartinki s vystavki. Bogatyrskie vorota; arranged
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Bohème. O soave fanciulla
Radio programs
Radio commercials
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB25677 B1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB25678 C2 (Disc 1, side 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 42, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 42, part 2"-- On run-out of disc.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor and commentator.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 February 10.
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: 1 two-sided audio disc (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16130236
MSS Unit ID: 20502
RLIN/OCLC: 944249751
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20914232
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 36df1a00-5c65-0136-886c-02d9a90cdaaf
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2023: Found by you!
  • 2024

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The Telephone Hour :radio broadcast,1941-02-10