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The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-07-07
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Woods, Eddie (Lyricist)
Meilhac, Henri, 1831-1897 (Librettist)
Gille, Philippe, 1831-1901 (Librettist)
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908 (Composer)
Madriguera, Enric (Composer)
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899 (Composer)
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891 (Composer)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 (Composer)
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912 (Composer)
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546 (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: 1941-07-07
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; March from Coq d'or / music by Rimsky-Korsakov (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Adiós / music by Madriguera ; English lyrics by Woods ; Announcement ; Medley from operetta Fledermaus / music by Strauss (White, chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad - Link 2: Announcement with commentary by Voorhees ; Pizzicato Polka from ballet Sylvia / music by Delibes (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Floods of spring / music by Rachmaninoff (White, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Dream song from opera Manon / music by Massenet ; libretto by Meilhac and Gille (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 3: Mighty fortress Is our God / by Luther (chorus, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 895-896
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Dance music
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Reformation Festival music
Radio programs, Musical
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay, 1844-1908. Zolotoĭ petushok. Svadebnoe shestvie
Madriguera, Enric. Adiós. English
Strauss, Johann, 1825-1899. Fledermaus. Selections; arranged
Delibes, Léo, 1836-1891. Sylvia. Pizzicati
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Romansy, op. 14. Vesennie vody; arranged. English
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912. Manon. En fermant les yeux je vois
Luther, Martin, 1483-1546. Feste Burg ist unser Gott; arranged. English
Radio programs
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Content: Matrix nos: BB27305 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB27307 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB27306 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 63, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 63, 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 July 7.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
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
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16130236
MSS Unit ID: 20502
RLIN/OCLC: 948824844
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20955104
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b9fcf3f0-2c7a-0136-fcbd-4b776c10d69e
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 23, 2024.

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Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour