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

TOSCANINI & NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CONCERT'S DOCUMENTS
December 25, 1937 - April 4, 1954
March 5, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Prometheus : Overture
Prometheus : Adagio & Allegretto
Symphony No. 6
March 12, 1944
MOUSSORGSKY
Khovantchina : Prelude
TCHAIROVSKY
Tempest : Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH
Symphony No. 1
March 19, 1944
WEBER
Oberon : Overture
HAYDN
Symphony No. 92
RESPIGHI
Pines of Rome
March 26, 1944
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
Taming of the Shrew Overture
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 2
BERLIOZ
Queen Mab Scherzo
SMETANA
The Moldau
April 2, 1944
MIGNONE
Symphnic Impression : Four Old Brazilian Churches
GERSHWIN
Piano Concerto in F
  • Oscar Levant
April 9, 1944
WAGNER
Parsifal : Prelude & Good Friday Spell
MENDELSSOHN
Violin Concerto
  • Jascha Heifetz
April 18, 1944
  • Star Spangled Banner
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5
May 25, 1944 Broadcast from Madison Square Garden
NBC SYMPHONY and THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAS
WAGNER
  • Tannhauser : Overture
  • Gotterdammerung : Siegfried's Rhine Journey
  • Ride of the Valkyries
VERDI
Rigoletto : Act 3
  • Rigoletto : Leonard Warren
  • Sparafucile : Nicola Moscona
  • Gilda : Zinka Milanov
  • Maddalena : Nan Merriman
  • Mantova : Jan Peerce
    • All City High School Chorus, Wilhousky
VERDI
Hymn of the Nations
  • Rodolfo : Jan Peerce
SOUSA
Stars and Stripes Forever
June 25, 1944
PROROFIEV
Classical Symphony
MANCINELLI
Venetian Scenes : Flight of Lovers
WALDTEUFEL
Skaters Waltz
TCHAIKOVSKY
Nutcracker Suite
ROSSINI
La Gazza Ladra Overture
July 2, 1944
HAYDN
Symphony No. 99
FRANCK
Les Eolides
PUCCINI
Manon Lescaut :
  • Act 2: Minuet
  • Act 3: Intermezzo
BRAHMS
Hungarian Dances Nos. 17, 20 & 21
August 27, 1944
HEROLD
Zampa : Overture
BOCCHERINI
Minuet in A
HOFFSTETTER
Serenade from Quartet in F. Op.3 - No. 5
SIBELIUS
Swan of Tuonela
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
TCHAIKOVSKY
Eugene Onegin : Waltz
SOUSA
Semper Fidelis
SOUSA
El Capitan
September 3, 1944
BOSSI
Intermezzi Goldoniani
MOZART
Symphony No. 29
de Falla
El Amor Brujo : Fire Dance and Dance of Terror
GOLDMARK
Rustic Wedding Symphony : In the Garden & Serenade
GLINKA
Jota Aragonesa
October 22, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Symphony No. 1
Symphony No. 8
October 29, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Leonore Overture No. 1
Prometheus : Adagio & Allegretto
Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Artur Rubinstein
October 31, 1944 New York City Center
ROSSINI
Barber of Seville : Overture
VERDI
Nabucco : Va Pensiera
Rigoletto : Quartet
  • Gertrude Ribla
  • Nan Merriman
  • Jan Peerce
  • Francesco Valentino
Vespri Siciliani : Overture
Traviata : Prelude to Act 3
Ballo in Maschera : "Eri tu"
  • Renato : Francesco Valentino
PONCHIELLI
Dance of the Hours
November 5, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Symphony No. 3
November 12, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Egmont Overture
Quartet No. 16 : Lento & Vivace
Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Ania Dorfmann
November 19, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Symphony No. 7
Leonore Overture No. 2
November 26, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Coriolan Overtuure
Quartet No. 13, Op.130 : Cavatina
Quartet No. 9, Op.59 : Fugue
Piano Concerto No. 4
  • Rudolf Serkin
December 3, 1944
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Septet : 1st, 4th & 6th Movements
Symphony No. 2
December 10 & 17, 1944
BEETHOVEN
Fidelio
  • Florestan : Jan Peerce
  • Leonore : Rose Bampton
  • Don Fernando : Nicola Moscona
  • Don Pizarro : Herbert Janssen
  • Rocco : Sidor Belarsky
  • Marzelline : Eleanor Steber
  • Jaquino : Joseph Laderoute
    • NBC Symphony Chorus, Peter Wilhousky
December 18, 1944 RECORDING SESSIONS ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Prometheus Overture
Symphony No. 2
December 19, 1944 RECORDING SESSIONS ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Leonore Overture No. 3
January 21, 1945
KABALEVSKY
Colas Breugnon Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY
Manfred Symphony
January 28, 1945
ALL DVORAK PROGRAM
Scherzo Capriccioso
Cello Concerto
  • Edmund Kurtz
February 4, 1945
CHERUBINI
Anacreon Overture
MOZART
Symphony No. 41
BERLIOZ
Queen Mab Scherzo
WAGNER
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
February 11, 1945
ALL DEBUSSY PROGRAM
Iberia
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
La Mer
February 19, 1945 Carnegie Hall, Benefit Concert
WEBER
Der Freischutz : Overture
BRAHNS
Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Vladimir Horowitz
RAVEL
La Valse
MOUSSORGSKY-RAVEL
Pictures at an Exhibition
March 18, 1945
SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 3 "Rhenish"
MENDELSSOHN
Octet : Scherzo
GERSHWIN
An American in Paris
March 25, 1945
HAYDN
Symphony No. 98
KABALEVSKY
Symphony No. 2
April 1, 1945
GLUCK
Orfeo : Act 2
  • Orfeo : Nan Merriman
  • Euridice : Edna Philips
    • NBC mixed chorus, Peter Wilhousky
Bach
St. Matthew Passion : Final Chorus
  • NBC mixed chorus , Peter Wilhousky
May 18, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 5
GERSHWIN
An American in Paris
SOUSA-TOSCANINI
Stars & Stripes Forever
SOUSA
El Capitan
May 25, 1945
HAYDN
Symphony No. 98
WEBER
Freischutz Overture
June 1, 1945
BEETHOVEN
Coriolan Overture
MENDELSSOHN
Octet Scherzo
BEETHOVEN
Leonore Overture No. 3
June 8, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
ALL ROSSINI
Barber of Seville Overture
Cenerentola Overture
William Tell : Passo a sei
Signor Bruschino Overture
La Gazza Ladra Overture
June 14, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
ROSSINI
Siege of Corinth Overture
June 22, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
MOZART
Symphony No.41
June 28, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
VERDI
La Forza del Destino Overture
WALDTEUFEL
Skaters Waltz
ROSSINI
Barber of Seville Overture
ROSSINI
Cenerentola Overture
ROSSINI
William Tell : Passo a sei
ROSSINI
Signor Bruschino : Overture
ROSSINI
La Gazza Ladra : Overture
July 19, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No.7
August 9, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Ania Dorfmann
September 1, 1945 Special V-J Day broadcast
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
  • Star Spangled Banner
September 2, 1945 Special V-J Day broadcast
  • Star Spangled Banner
FORONI
Overture in c Minor
GROFE
Grand Canyon Suite
BERLIOZ
Rakoczy March
September 9, 1945
CHERUBINI
Anacrean Overture
SMETANA
The Moldau
MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 5
September 11, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
GROFE
Grand Canyon Suite
September 25, 1945 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
ALL BEETHOVEN
Egmont Overture
Leonore Overture No. 2
Symphony No. 9
  • Norma Andreotti
  • Nann Merriman
  • Jan Peerce
  • Lorenzo Alvary
    • Collegiate Chorale,Robert Shaw
October 28, 1945
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Tragic Overture
Symphony No. 4
November 4, 1945
MENDELSSOHN
Fingal's Cave Overture
BERLIOZ
Romeo & Juliet :
  • Romeo Alone
  • Fete
  • Love Scene
  • Queen Mab
GLINKA
Jota Aragonesa
November 11, 1945
ROSSINI
Il Signor Bruschino Overture
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 9
November 18, 1945
VAUCHAN-WILLIAMS
Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis
WOLF-FEREARI
Le Donne Curiose Overture
ELGAR
Enigma Variations
November 25, 1945
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO
Fairy Tale Overture
RIETI
Symphony No.4 "Sinfonia Tripartita"
CRESTON
Frontiers
SIEGMEISTER
Western Suite
December 2, 1945
BELLINI
Norma : Introduction and Druids' Chorus
  • Oroveso : Nicola Moscona
    • Westminster Choir, Peter Wilhousky
VERDI
Te Deum
  • Westminster Choir, Peter Wilhousky
BOITO
Mefistofele : Prologue
  • Mefistofele : Nicola Moscona
    • Westminster Choir, Peter Wilhousky
    • Edoardo Petri Boys Choir
December 9, 1945
MOZART
Magic Flute Overture
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS
Symphony No. 2
January 6, 1946
ALL WAGNER PROGRAM
Tannhauser : Purelude to Act 3
Siegfried Idyll
Gotterdammerung : Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
January 13, 1946
HUMPERDINCK
Hansel & Gretel : Overture
PROKOFIEV
Classical Symphony
LIADOV
Kikimora
MANCINELLI
Venetian Scenes : Flight of Lovers
ENESCO
Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1
J.STRAUSS
Voices of Spring
January 20, 1946
WOLF-FERRARI
Secret of Suzanne Overture
BUSONI
Rondo Arlecchinesco
  • Andrew McKinley
MARTUCCI
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor
  • Glacco d'Attili
January 27, 1946
MOZART
Don Giovanni Overture
MOZART
Symphony No.40
VERDI
Quartet in E Minor : Prestissimo, Scherzo - Fuga
VERDI
Otello : Act 3 Ballet Music
VERDI
Forza del Destino : Overture
February 3 & 10, 1946
PUCCINI
La Baheme
  • Mimi : Licia Albanese
  • Musetta : Anne McKnight
  • Rodolfo : Jan Peerce
  • Marcello : Francesco Valentino
  • Schaunard : George Cehanovsky
  • Colline : Nicola Moscaona
  • Benoit, Alcindro : Salvatore Baccaloni
    • Chorus prepared by Peter Wilhousky
    • Boys Chorus prepared by Eduardo Petri
LP# : LM-6006, VIC 6019
March 11, 1946 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
ALL WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll
Ride of Valkyries
Meistersinger : Prelude to Act 1
March 17, 1946
SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 2
R.STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Prank
March 24, 1946
SCARLATTI - TOMMASINI
Good Humored Ladies Suite
FRANCK
Symphony in D Minor
March 31, 1946
WAGNER
Flying Dutchman : Overture
BRAHMS
Symphony No. 3
April 7, 1946
KABALEVSKY
Colas Breugnon Overture
ROUSSEL
Spider's Feast
ROGER-DUCASSE
Sarabande
  • Offstage Chorus directed Peter Wilhousky
TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo & Juliet
LP# : ATS - 1013
April 8, 1946 RECORDING SESSION ( CARNEGIE HALL )
TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo & Juliet
  • DM 1178, LM 1019, LM 7032, VIC 1245
BACH
Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3
  • DM 1080, LM7032
KABALEVSKY
Colas Breugnon Overture
  • DM 1178, LM7032
October 27, 1946
WAGNER
A Faust Overture
BERLIOZ
Harold in Italy
  • William Primrose
November 3, 1946
ALL MOZART PROGRAM
Magic Flute Overture
Divertimento in B flat, K.287
Symphony No. 35
November 4 & 6, 1946 RECORDING SESSION ( STUDIO 3A )
MOZART
Symphony No. 35
  • DM 1172, LM 1038
GLUCK
Orfeo : Dance of the spirits
  • DM 1172, LM1505, LM 7032
MENDELSSOHN
Midsummer Night's Dream : Scherzo
  • DM 1167, 1368, LM 7032
HAYDN
Symphony No.101
  • DM 1368, LM 1038, VIC 1262
  • Porsions recorded in other sessions
November 10, 1946
SCHUMANN
Manfred Overture
TCHAIKOVSKY
Manfred Symphony
November 11, 1946 RECORDING SESSION ( CARNEGIE HALL )
SCHUMANN
Manfred Overture
  • DM 1287, LM 9022, VIC 1244
WAGNER
A Faust Overture
  • DM 1135, LRM 7023, LM 7023, VIC 1247
November 17, 1946
SMETANA
Bartered Bride Overture
HUMPERDINCK
Die Konigskinder : Prelude to Act 3
BRAHMS
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
R.STRAUSS
Death and Transfiguration
November 24, 1946
BEETHOVEN
Corialan Overture
BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No. 3
  • Myra Hess
    • ATS - 1021
WAGNER
Gotterdammerung : Siegfried's Rhine Journey
December 1 & 8, 1946
VERDI
La Traviata
  • Violetta : Licia Albanese
  • Alfredo : Jan Peerce
  • Giorgio : Robert Merril
  • Flora : Maxine Stellman
  • Gastone : John Garris
  • Baron : George Cehanovsky
  • Marquis d'Obigny : Paul Dennis
  • Annina : Johanne Moreland
  • Dr.Grenvil : Arther Newman
    • NBC Symphony Chorus, Peter Wilhousky
LP# : LM 6003