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Title
The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast,1941-03-31
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Names
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Commentator)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Voorhees, Donald (Arranger)
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 (Lyricist)
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828 (Composer)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908 (Composer)
Nogero, Francisco di (Composer)
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918 (Composer)
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 (Composer)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (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: 1941-03-31
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Who is Sylvia (originally for voice and piano) / music by Schubert ; words after Shakespeare (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Excerpt from act 2, from opera Golden Cockerel / music by Rimsky-Korsakov (orchestra) ; Announcement ; My love is a muleteer / music by Di Nogero (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; Rêverie / music by Debussy ; arr. for orchestra by Voorhees ; Announcement ; Camptown races / words and music by Foster (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement with commentary on Rachmaninoff by Melton ; Oh, lovely maiden sing no more / music by Rachmaninoff (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 3: Announcement ; Farewell duet, from opera Queen of Spades (Act1, end of scene 2) / music by Tchaikovsky (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 874-875
Topics
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Two gentlemen of Verona
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Operas
Orchestral music, Arranged
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Radio programs, Musical
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Who is Sylvia
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. An Sylvia; arranged. English
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908. Zolotoĭ petushok. Vyplyvai︠u︡ i︠a︡ snachala; arranged
Nogero, Francisco di. My love is a muleteer
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918. Rêverie (Piano work); arranged
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Camptown races; arranged
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Romansy, op. 4. Ne poĭ, krasavit︠s︡a, pri mne; arranged. English
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Pikovai︠a︡ dama, deĭstvie 1, kartina 2. Selections. English
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Radio commercials
Advertising
Notes
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB26223 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB26225 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB26224 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 49, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 49, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 49, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor and commentator ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, arranger and conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 March 31.
Language: Sung in English.
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 (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 944972430
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20919843
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): be6bc490-5d35-0136-2f08-0fd48f71d6c3
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/91355430-c372-0133-8798-60f81dd2b63c

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 July 23, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/91355430-c372-0133-8798-60f81dd2b63c

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/91355430-c372-0133-8798-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour