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Title
The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-08-25
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Names
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Presenter)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Harris, George, 1844-1922 (Lyricist)
Taylor, Deems, 1885-1966 (Lyricist)
Gilbert, W. S.(William Schwenck), 1836-1911 (Librettist)
Pérez Freire, Osmán, 1880-1930 (Composer)
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 (Composer)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 (Composer)
Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945 (Composer)
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864 (Composer)
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900 (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: 1941-08-25
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Ay, ay, ay / Pérez Freire ( (Melton, orchestra) ) Announcement ; Tell me why (originally for voice and piano) / music by Tchaikovsky (orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad -- Link 2: Announcement ; Off in the silence of night (originally for voice and piano) / music by Rachmáninoff ; English words by Harris and Taylor (White, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Intermezzo from opera "L'amico Fritz" / music by Mascagni (orchestra) ; Announcement ; Beautiful dreamer (originally for voice and piano) / music by Foster (orchestra) ; Bell telephone ad -- Link 3: Announcement ; Selections from comic opera "Pirates of Penzance" / music by Sullivan ; libretto by Gilbert (Melton, White, chorus, orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 906-907
Topics
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Orchestral music, Arranged
Operas
Radio programs, Musical
Pérez Freire, Osmán, 1880-1930. Ay, ay, ay; arranged
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Romansy, op. 6. Otchego?; arranged
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Romansy, op. 4. V molchanʹi nochi taĭnoĭ; arranged. English
Mascagni, Pietro, 1863-1945. Amico Fritz. Intermezzo
Foster, Stephen Collins, 1826-1864. Beautiful dreamer; arranged
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900. Pirates of Penzance. Selections
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: BB27824 B1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB27826 B1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB27825 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 70, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 70, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 70, 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 August 25.
Language: Sung in Spanish and 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
Spanish, Castilian
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 949797437
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20958824
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 311503b0-2eb4-0136-fa9e-079ed279af3d
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/f556d540-3b99-0134-96e8-60f81dd2b63c

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 September 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/f556d540-3b99-0134-96e8-60f81dd2b63c

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/f556d540-3b99-0134-96e8-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour