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Title
The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-08-19
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Names
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Smetana, Bedřich, 1824-1884 (Composer)
Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951 (Composer)
Debussy, Claude, 1862-1918 (Composer)
Arditi, Luigi, 1822-1903 (Composer)
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828 (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: 1940-08-19
Table of Contents
1st link: Opening announcement ; Dance of the comedians from The bartered bride / music by Smetana (orchestra) ; Anecdote from the life of Sigmund Romberg ; Serenade from Student prince / music by Romberg (Melton, chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; En bateau (arr. for orchestra) / music by Debussy -- 2nd link: Il bacio / music by Arditi (White, orchestra) ; Hark, Hark! The lark at Heaven's gate sings (arr. for chorus) / music by Schubert (chorus, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Love duet from act 1, Tosca / music by Puccini (White, Melton, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 820-821
Topics
Operas
Orchestral music
Dance music
Musicals
Orchestral music, Arranged
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Choruses with orchestra
Radio programs, Musical
Smetana, Bedřich, 1824-1884. Prodaná nevěsta. Skočná
Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951. Student prince. Serenade
Arditi, Luigi, 1822-1903. Bacio
Schubert, Franz, 1797-1828. Ständchen, D. 889; arranged. English
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Tosca. Mario! Mario! Son qui! Perchè chiuso?
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: BB23873-C1 (disc 1); BB20874-B2 (disc 2).
Content: "The Telephone Hour, Prog 17, part 1; The Telephone Hour, Prog 17, part 2"-- On run-out of discs 1 and 2 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 1940 August 19.
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 one-sided audio discs (approximately 29 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Italian
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 936554486
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20886040
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b3b7d290-c362-0133-d3d3-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1940: Created
  • 1961: 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 : radio broadcast, 1940-08-19" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b7ba6ee0-c362-0133-5554-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-08-19" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 21, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b7ba6ee0-c362-0133-5554-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-08-19 Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/b7ba6ee0-c362-0133-5554-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-08-19