The
MAESTRO November 1970, Volume 2 : Nos. 1 - 4

TOSCANINI & NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CONCERT'S DOCUMENTS
December 25, 1937 - April 4, 1954
January 7, 1939
MOZART
Symphony No. 35
BRAHMS
Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel(orch:Rubra)
LOEFFLER
Memories of My Childhood
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
January 10, 1939 Boston
SCARLATTI
Good Humored Ladies : Balett Suite
RAVEL
Daphnis & Chloe : Suite No. 2
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 3
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
WAGNER
Gotterdammerung : Siegfried Funeral Music
January 14, 1939
BAZZlNl
Overture to Alfieri's "Saul"
SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 1
FRANCK
"Psyche": No.4, Psyche & Eros
R.STRAUSS
Salome: Dance of the seven veils
January 21, 1939
BERLIOZ
Harold in Italy
  • William Primrose, viola
CATALANI
Wally: Prelude to Act 4
CATALANI
Lorelei : Dance of the Water Nymphs
RAVEL
Bolero
January 28, 1939
GLUCK-WAGNER
Iphigenia in Aulis Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 8
de Falla
El Amor Brujo
  • Josephine Bruzio
ROSSINI
" William Tell ": Overture
January 31, 1939 Chicago
ROSSINI
"Barber of Seville": Overture
ROSSINI
Cenerentola Overture
BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
February 1, 1939 Pittsburgh
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
February 4, 1939
MOZART
Symphony No. 38 "Prague"
RESPIGHI
Fountains of Rome
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
ELGAR
Enigma Variations
February 7, 1939 Providence, Rhode Island
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
February 11, 1939
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Symphony No. 4
Liebeslieder Waltze
  • Erich Leinsdorf
  • Joseph Kahn
    • 17 voices under Preston
Academic Festival Overture
February 18, 1939
ALL SIBELIUS PROGRAM
Symphony No. 2
Swan of Tuonela
En Saga
Finlandia
February 25, 1939
ALL WAGNER PROGRAM
Flying Dutchman ; Overture
Tannhauser : Preludes to Act 3
Tannhauser : Overture & Bacchanale
Tristan und Isolde : Prelude and Liebestod
Gotterdammerung : Rhine Journey
Ride of the Valkyries
February 27, 1939 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5
March 1, 1939 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5
March 7, 1939 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 8H )
MOZART
Symphony No. 40
March 14, 1939 Washington
RESPIGHI
Fountains of Rome
WAGNER
Gotterdammerung : Dawn and Rhine Journey
WAGNER
Tannhauser : Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7
March 29, 1939 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 8H )
ROSSINI
William Tell : Overture
March 29, 1939 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5
April 17, 1939 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 8H )
PAGANINI-TOSCANINI
Moto Perpetua
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 8
October 14, 1939
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8
R.STRAUSS
Don Juan
HAYDN
Sinfinia Concertante,Op.84
  • Mischa Mischakoff
  • Frank Mille
  • Robert Bloom
  • Williarm Polisi
BACH-RESPIGHI
Passacaglia & Fugue
October 21, 1939
PROKOFIEV
Classical Symphony
BRAHMS
Doublle Concerto
  • Mischa Mischakoff
  • Frank Miler
STRONG
Die Nacht
WAGNER
Parsifal : Good Friday Spell
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
October 28, 1939
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Fidelio : Overture
Symphony No.1
Symphony No.3
November 4, 1939
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Symphony No.2
Symphony No.4
Leonore Overture No. 3
November 11, 1939
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Coriolan Overture
Symphony No.6
Symphony No.5
November 18, 1939
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Egmont Overture
Septet
Symphony No. 7
November 25, 1939
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Leonore Overture No. 1
Symphony No. 8
Quartet No.16 : Lento assai & Vivace
Prometheus : Adagio & Allegretto
Leonore Overture No.2
December 2, 1939
Benefit for the Junior League Welfare Fund
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM (Carnegie Hall)
Choral Fantasy
  • Ania Dorfman
  • Westminter Choir,John Finley Williamson
Symphony No. 9
  • Jarmila Novotna
  • Kerstin Thorborg
  • Jan Peerce
  • Nicola Moscona
    • Westminster Choir, John Finley Williamson
December 29, 1939
Charity concert for Chatham Square Music School
MORZART
A Musical Joke
JOHANN STRAUSS‡U
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
WALDTEUFEL
Skater's Waltz,Op.183
GILLET
Loin de Bal
  • Special Orchestra Members
    • Heifetz
    • Milstein
    • Busch
    • Primrose
    • Feuermann
    • Wallenstein and others.
February 21, 1940 Newark, New Jersey
BEETHOVEN
Leonore Overture No. 2
ROSSINI
William Tell : Passo a sei & Dance of the Soldiers
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7
WAGNER
Parsifal : Prelude & Good Friday Spell
R.STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks)
March 11, 1940 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Violin Concerto
  • Jascha Heifetz
March 16, 1940
SCHUMANN
Symphony No.3 "Rhenish"
R.STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche
HARRIS
Symphony No.3
PAGANINI-TOSCANINI
Moto Perpetuo
ROSSINI
William Tell : Overture
March 23, 1940
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 2
WAGNER
Parsifal :
  • Prelude to Act 1
  • Good Friday Spell
  • ntroduction to Act 3
  • Klingsor's Magic Garden
  • Finale
March 30, 1940
CASTELNUOVO=TEDESCO
Taming of the Shrew Overture
MARTUCCI
Symphony No. 2
VERDI
Aida Overture
RESPIGHI
Roman Festivals
April 6, 1940
ALL TCHAIKOVSKY PROGRAM
Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"
Nutcracker Suite
Romeo & Juliet Overture
April 13, 1940
ALL DEBUSSY PROGRAM
March Ecossaise
Danse (Tarantella : arr.Ravel)
Damoiselle Elue:
  • Jarmilla Novotna, soprano
  • Hertha Glatz, Narrater
    • Women's Chorus of the Scola Cantorum
Nuage & Fete
Iberia
La Mer
April 20, 1940
ELGAR
Introduction and Allegro for Strings
MOZART
Symphony No.41
DVORAK
Scherzo Capriccioso
MOUSSORGSKY-RAVEL
Pictures at an Exhibition
April 27, 1940
GRIEG
Holbegr Suite
SIBELIUS
Symphony No.4
FRANCK
Les Eolides
RAVEL
La Valse
May 6, 1940
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Serenade No.1 : Allegro Molto
Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Vladmir Horowitz
Symphony No.1
May 9, 1940 RECORDING SESSION (Caregie Hall)
BRAHMS
Piano Concerto No.2
  • Vladimir Horowitz
May 14, 1940 Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C.
KEY
Star Spangled Banner
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1
BEETHOVEN
Egmont Overture
BARBER
Adagio for Strings
FERNANDEZ
Reisado do Pastorsio : Batuque
R.STRAUSS
Don Juan, Op20
RAVEL
La Valse
This is concert for "The American Scientific Congress"
THE SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR
June 13, 1940 Rio de Janeiro
ROSSINI
Cenerentola : Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
MIGNONE
Congada
SMETANA
The Moldau
BERLIOZ
Queen Mab Scherzo
WAGNER
Parsifal : Good Friday Spell
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Acts 1 and 3
June 14, 1940 Rio de Janeiro
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 9
PAGANINI
Moto Perpetuo
BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
RAVEL
La Valse
BERLIOZ
Queen Mab Scherzo
GOMEZ
Il Guarany Overture
June 15, 1940 Sao Paulo
ROSSINI
"Barber of Seville": Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7
MIGNONE
Congada
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
MENDELSSOHN
Midsummer Night's Dream Music: Scherzo
R.STRAUSS
Death & Transfiguration
June 19, 1940 Buenos Aires
MOZART
Magic Flute : Overture
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1
FRANCK
Les Eolides
RESPIGHI
Fountains of Rome
WAGNER
Parsifal : Good Friday Spell
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
June 19, 1940 Buenos Aires
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
R.STRAUSS
Don Juan
BERLIOZ
Queen Mab Scherzo
DEBUSSY
La Mer
June 22, 1940 Buenos Aires
ROSSINI
"Barber of Seville" : Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7
AQUIRRE
Two Dances
PAGANINI
Moto Perpetuo
BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
R.STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegels Lustige Streiche (Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks)
June 23, 1940 Buenos Aires
MOZART
Symphony No. 40
BEETHOVEN
Leonore Overture No. 3
WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll
WAGNER
Tristan : Prelude & Liebestod
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
WAGNER
Tannhauser Overture
June 25, 1940 Buenos Aires
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 9
DEBUSSY
Iberia
WAGNER
Lohengrin : Preludes to Act 1 and 3
R.STRAUSS
Death & Transfiguration
June 27, 1940 Buenos Aires
WEBER
Oberon Overture
BRAHMS
Synphhont No. 2
BARBER
Adagio for Strings
SAINT-SAENS
Dance Macabre
TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo & Juliet Overture
RAVEL
La Valse
June 29, 1940 Buenos Aires
CHERUBINI
Anacreon ; Overture
BEETHOVEN
Synphhont No. 6
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS
Symphony No. 7
SMETANA
The Moldau
WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde : Prelude and Liebestod
WAGNER
Ride of the Valkyries
July 1, 1940 Buenos Aires
ROSSINI
Cenerentola Overture
BEETHOVEN
Synphhont No. 5
MENDELSSOHN
Midsummer Night's Dream Music: Nocturne & Scherzo
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
MOUSSORGSKY-RAVEL
Pictures at an Exhibition
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
July 3, 1940 Montevideo
ROSSINI
Barber of Seville Overture
BEETHOVEN
Synphhont No. 7
MENDELSSOHN
Midsummer Night's Dream Music: Nocturne & Scherzo
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
PAGANINI-TOSCANINI
Moto Perpetuo
SMETANA
The Moldau
DEBUSSY
La Mer
July 4, 1940 Montevideo
BEETHOVEN
Egmont Overture
BRAHMS
Synphhont No. 2
RESPIGHI
Fountains of Rome
WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde : Prelude and Liebestod
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
July 8, 1940 Sao Paulo
BEETHOVEN
Egmont Overture
BRAHMS
Synphhont No. 2
FERNANDEZ
Reisado do Pastorsio : Batuque
BERLIOZ
Queen Mab Scherzo
ROSSINI
William Tell : Passo a sei & Dance of the Soldiers
WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde : Prelude and Liebestod
WAGNER
Tannhauser Overture
GOMEZ
Il Guarany Overture
July 9, 1940 Rio de Janeiro
BEETHOVEN
Egmont Overture
BRAHMS
Synphhont No. 1
FERNANDEZ
Reisado do Pastorsio : Batuque
RESPIGHI
Fountains of Rome
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
DEBUSSY
La Mer
July 10, 1940 Rio de Janeiro, Part of this program was broadcast shortwave.
CHERUBINI
Anacreon Overture
BEETHOVEN
Synphhont No. 5
MENDELSSOHN
Midsummer Night's Dream Music: Nocturne & Scherzo
WEBER-BERLIOZ
Invitation to the Dance
MOUSSORGSKY-RAVEL
Pictures at an Exhibition
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
November 23, 1940 a benefit for Roosevelt Hospital
VERDI
Te Deum
  • Westminster Choir, John Finley Williamson
VERDI
Requiem
  • Zinka Milanov
  • Bruna Castagna
  • Jussi Bjoerling
  • Nicola Moscona
    • Westminster Choir, John Finley Williamson
December 7, 1940
ALL SIBELIUS PROGRAM
Symphony No. 2
Pohjola's Daughter
Swan of Tuonela
Lemminkainen's Homecoming
Finlandia
December 14, 1940 a benefit for Roosevelt Hospital
FRANCK
Symphony in D minor
VIEUXTEMPS
Ballade
FRANCHETTI
Cristoforo Colombo ; Nocturne
  • William, Horne
ENESCO
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1
December 21, 1940
TCHAIKOVSKY
Manfred Symphony
GLINKA
Kamarinskaya
STRAVINSKY
Petrouchka : Tableaux 1 & 4
RUBINSTEIN
Valse Caprice
December 28, 1940
BEETHOVEN
Missa Solemnis
  • Zinka Milanov
  • Bruna Castagna
  • Jussi Bjoerling
  • Alexander Kipnis
    • Westminster Choir, John Finley Williamson