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

TOSCANINI & NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
CONCERT'S DOCUMENTS
December 25, 1937 - April 4, 1954
February 9, 1947
BERLIOZ
Romeo and Juliet
  • Gladys Swarthout
  • John Garris
  • Nicola Moscona
    • Chorus prepared by Peter Wilhousky
LM - 7034
February 16, 1947
BERLIOZ
Romeo and Juliet ( Completion )
  • Nicola Moscona
    • Chorus prepared by Peter Wilhousky
LM - 7034
Damiation of Faust : Scene 7
  • Mack Harrell
  • Nicola Moscona
    • Chorus prepared by Peter Wilhousky
LM - 7034
February 17, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
BERLIOZ
Romeo and Juliet :
  • Romeo Alone
  • Fete
  • LoveScene
DM - 1160, DV - 7, LM - 1019, VIC - 1398
February 23, 1947
SINIGAGLIA
La Baruffe Chiozotte Overture
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 9
February 25, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
SCHUBERT
: Symphony No. 9
  • Romeo Alone
  • Fete
  • LoveScene
DM - 1167, LM - 1040
March 2, 1947
FRANCK
Redemption
DUKAS
Ariane et Barbe-bleu
DEBUSSY
La Mer
March 4, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
DEBUSSY
La Mer
March 5, 1947
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Tragic Overture
Serenade No. 1 : Minuet 1 & 2
Symphony No. 2
March 16, 1947
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Consecration of the House Overture
Prometheus : Adagio & Allegretto
Symphony No. 6
March 23, 1947
CHERUBINI
Symphony in D
CATALANI
La Wally : Prelude to Act 4
CATALANI
Loreley : Dance of the Nymphs
RESPIGHI
Fountains of Rome
March 30, 1947
ALL MENDELSSOHN PROGRAM
Octet for Strings
Symphony No. 5
April 6, 1947
ALL WAGNER PROGRAM
Parsifal : Prelude & Good Friday Spell
Walkurie : Act 1 Scene 3
  • Sieglinde : Rose Bampton
  • Siegmund : Set Svanhalm
May 12, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
WAGNER
Tristan und Isolde : Prelude
BERLIOZ
Romeo & Juliet : Queen Mab Scherzo ( both not released )
June 12, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( STUDIO 3A )
HAYDN
Symphony No.101 ( 1st movement, others recorded in 1946 )
DM - 1368, LM - 1038, VIC - 1262
BERLIOZ
Romeo & Juliet: Queen Mab Scherzo ( not released )
September 6, 1947
Concert given at Ridgefield High School in Connecticut. ( NOT BROADCAST )
ROSSINI
L'Italiana in Algerie Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1
MENDELSSOHN
Midsummer Night's Dream Music : Nocturne & Scherzo
WAGNER
Siegfried Idyll
J.STRAUSS
Voices of Spring
J.STRAUSS
Tritsch - Tratsch Polka
SOUSA
Stars and Stripes Forever
September 21, 1947 BROADCAST RESUMED
KABALEVSKY
Colas Breugnon Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 1
SMETANA
The Moldau
GILLIS
GILLIS : Symphony No. 5 1/2
October 25, 1947
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Consecration of the House Overture
Quartet No. 16 : Lento & Vivace
Symphony No. 7
October 27, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARIEGIE HALL )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 7 ( not released )
November 1, 1947
ALL MENDELSSOHN PROGRAM
Fair Melusine Overture
String Quintet : Adagio & Lento
Midsummer Night's Dream Music
  • Overture
  • Intermezzo
  • Nocturne
  • Scherzo
  • "You Spotted Snakes"
  • Wedding March
  • Finale
    • Women's Chorus under Peter Wilhousky
November 4, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARIEGIE HALL )
MENDELSSOHN
A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Overture
  • Intermezzo
  • Nocturne
  • Scherzo
  • "You Spotted Snakes"
  • Wedding March
  • Finale
    • Edna Phillips
    • Genevieve Warner
    • Women's Chorus under Peter Wilhousky
NOTE : "You Spotted Snakes" was rejected.
  • LP# : DM - 1280, LM - 1221, VIC - 1337
November 8, 1947 BROADCAST RESUMED
ALL MOZART PROGRAM
Marriage of Figaro Overture
Bassoon Concerto K.191
  • Leonard Sharrow, bassoon
Divertimento in B - flat K.287
Magic Flute Overture
November 15, 1947
PROKOFIEV
Classical Symphony
TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6
November 18, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( STUDIO 8H )
MOZART
Divertiment No.15 K.287
  • LP# : WDM - 1355, DM - 1355, M - 13, LM - 2001
Bassoon Concerto K.191
  • Leonard Sharrow, bassoon
  • LP# : WDM - 1304, DM - 1304, M - 1030
November 22, 1947
BACH
Orchestral Suite No. 3
VIVALDI
Violin Concerto in B - flat
  • Mischa Mischakoff, violin
HANDEL
Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op.6 - No.12
BACH-RESPIGHI
Passacaglia in C Minor
  • Musicians Foundation No. 3
November 24, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
TCHAIKOVSKY
Symphony No. 6
  • LP# : WDM - 1281, DM - 1281, DV - 27, LM - 1036, VIC - 1268
November 29, 1947
WOLF-FERRARI
Le Donne Curiose Overture
KODALY
Hary Janos Suite
DEBUSSY
La Mer
December 2, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
DEBUSSY
La Mer ( not released )
December 6 & 13, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARIEGIE HALL )
VERDI
Otello
  • Otello : Ramon Vinay
  • Desdemona : Herva Nelli
  • Jago : Giuseppe Valdengo
  • Emilia : Nan Merriman
  • Cassiov : Virginio Assandri
  • Roderigo : Leslie Chabay
  • Montano : Arther Newman
  • Lodovico : Nicola Moscaona
      • Chorus by Peter Wilhousky
      • Boys Chorus prepared by Edoardo Petri
NOTE : "You Spotted Snakes" was rejected.
  • LP# : DM - 1280, LM - 1221, VIC - 1337
December 16, 1947 RECORDING SESSIONS ( STUDIO 8H )
BEETHOVEN
Consecration of the House Overture
BERLIOZ
Faust : Dance of the Sylphes ( not released )
February 14, 1948
R.STRAUSS
Don Juan
BERLIOZ
Romeo & Juliet : Queen Mab Scherzo
MOUSSORGSKY
Pictures at an Exhibition
February 21, 1948
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
Symphony No. 3
February 28, 1948
GLINKA
Jota Aragonesa
TCHAIKOVSKY
Manfred Symphony
March 6, 1948
HAYDN
Sinfania Concertante Op.84
  • Mischa Miscakoff
  • Frank Miller
  • Paulo Renzi
  • Reonard Sharrow
LP# : LM 6711
MOZART
Symhony No.39
LP# : LM 2001, VIC 1330
BEETHOVEN
Leonore Overture No. 3
March 13, 1948
DONIZETTI
Don Pasquale Overture
MANCINELLI
Venetian Scenes : Flight of the Lovers
BUSONI
Berceuse Elegiaque
MARTUCCI
Noveletta
VERDI
Otello : Dances
  • Act 3 Ballet Music
    • LP# : LM 6041, VIC 1321
TOMMASINI
Carnival of Venice
ROSSINI
Semiramide Overture
March 20, 1948
ALL WAGNER PROGRAM
LD# & DVD#
  • Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc, 10LDs, Vol.1 SRLM - 955
  • TOSHIBA EMI, DVD - TOBW3531 ( 5 DVDs/SET )
Lohengrin : Prelude to Act 3
Tannhauser : Overture & Bacchanale
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
Gotterdammerung : Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Ride of the Valkries
March 27, 1948
ALL DEBUSSY PROGRAM
Iberia
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
  • ATS 1013
Fetes
La Mer
April 3, 1948
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 9
  • McKnight
  • Hobson
  • Dillon
  • Scott
    • Collegiate Choral, Robert Shaw
LD# & DVD#
  • Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc, 10LDs, Vol.2 SRLM-956
  • TOSHIBA EMI, DVD - TOBW3531 ( 5 DVDs/SET )
April 26, 1948 Benefit concert given at Carnegie Hall ( NOT BROADCAST )
ALL VERDI PROGRAM
Te Deum
Requiem
  • Herve Nelli
  • Nann Merriman
  • Collegiate Choral
  • Norman Scott
    • Collegiate Choral, Robert Shaw
October 23, 1948
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Serenade No. 1 : Allegro Molto
Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Vladimir Horowitz
October 30, 1948
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Tragic Overture
Symphony No. 1
November 6, 1948
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Academic Festival Overture
  • LP# : LM 7026, VIC 6400
Serenade No. 1: Minuet 1 & 2
Symphony No. 2
November 13, 1948
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Double Concerto
  • Mischa Mischakoff, violin
  • Frank Miller, cello
    • #LM 2178
LD# & DVD#
  • Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc, 10LDs, Vol.3 SRLM-957
  • TOSHIBA EMI, DVD - TOBW3531 ( 5 DVDs/SET )
Liebeslieder
  • Arther Balsam
  • Joseph Kahn
    • Choir under Walter Preston
Hungarian Dance No. 1
November 20, 1948
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Variations on a Theme by Hyden
Symphony No. 3
November 27, 1948
ALL BRAHMS PROGRAM
Gezang der Parzen
  • Chorus under Robert Shaw
Symphony No. 4
December 4, 1948
LD# & DVD#
  • Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc, 10LDs, Vol.4 SRLM-958
  • TOSHIBA EMI, DVD - TOBW3531 ( 5 DVDs/SET )
MOZART
Symphony No. 40
DVORAK
Symphonic Variations
WAGNER
Tannhauser Overture
December 11, 1948
MENDELSSOHN
The Fair Melusine Overture
LIADOV
Kikimora
R.STRAUSS
Don Quixote
  • Frank Miller, cello
  • Carlton Cooley, viola
February 12, 1949
ALL BERLIOZ PROGRAM
Roman Carnival Overture
Queen Mab Scherzo
Harold in Italy
  • Carlton Cooley
February 19, 1949
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Coriolan Overture
Symphony No. 3
February 26, 1949
KABALEVSKY
Symphony No. 2
SIBELIUS
En Saga
WAGNER
Gotterdammerung : Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
March 5, 1949
ROSSINI
Scala di seta Overture
SCHUBERT
Symphony No. 8
FRANCK
Les Eolides
R.STRAUSS
Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
March 12, 1949
HAYDN
Symphony No. 99
WEBER
Invitation to the Dance
MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 4
March 19, 1949
ALL BEETHOVEN PROGRAM
Consecration of the House overture
Prometheus : Adagio & Allegretto
  • ATS 1022
Symphony No.6
March 26 & April 2, 1949 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARIEGIE HALL )
VERDI
Aida ( Also Telecast)
  • Aida : Herva Nelli
  • Amneris : Eva Gustavson
  • Jago : Giuseppe Valdengo
  • Amonasro : Giuseppe Valdengo
  • Ramfis : Norman Scott
  • King of Egypt : Dennis Harbour
  • Priestess : Teresa Stich-Randall
      • Robert Shaw Choir, Robert Shaw
NOTE : "Portions redone for the record release on June 3rd & 5th, 1954
  • LP# : LM - 6132, VIC - 6113
LD# & DVD#
  • Sony Music Entertainment(Japan)Inc, 10LDs, Vol.5 SRLM-959/60
  • TOSHIBA EMI, DVD - TOBW3531 ( 5 DVDs/SET )
April 20, 1949 Benefit concert given at Carnegie Hall ( NOT BROADCAST)
BEETHOVEN
Prometheus Overture
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
WAGNER
Tannhauser : Overture & Bacchanale
WAGNER
Walkure : Act 1. Scene 3
  • Sieglinde : Rose Bampton
  • Siegmund : Set Svanholm
WAGNER
Ride of the Valkyries
October 7, 1949 Concert given at Ridgefield, Conneticut ( NOT BROADCAST)
THOMAS
Mignon Overture
MENDELSSOHN
Symphony No. 4
DEBUSSY
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
SAINT-SAENS
Danse Macabre
WAGNER
Siegfried : Forest Murmurs
WALDTEUFEL
Skaters' Waltz
October 29, 1949
BERLIOZ
Romeo and Juliet :
  • Romeo Alone
  • Feast
  • Queen Mab Scherzo
DEBUSSY
La Mer
November 5, 1949
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 2
ELGAR
Enigma Variations
November 7, 1949 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 2
  • DM 1723, WDM 1723, LM 6900. LM 6901, VIC 8000
  • Other sessions on October 5, 1951
BERLIOZ
Faust : Dance of the Sylphes ( not released )
November 12, 1949
CIMAROSA
Il Matrimonio per raggiro Overture
  • LM 7026
SCHUMANN
Symphony No. 3
  • LM 2048, VIC1337
TCHAIKOVSKY
Romeo & Juliet
November 19, 1949
BOCCHERINI
Quartet in D Op. 6 - 1
HAYDN
Symphony No. 98
RAVEL
Daphnis & Chloe Suite No. 2
November 21, 1949 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
RAVEL
Daphnis & Chloe Suite No.2
  • DM 1374, WDM 1374, LVT 1025, LM 1043. LM 6113, LM 7032, VIC 1273
November 26, 1949
MOZART
Magic Flute Overture
  • LM 7026
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No. 3
November 28, 1949 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
BEETHOVEN
Symphony No.3
  • WDM 1375, DM 1375, LM 1042, LM 6900, LM 6901
December 3, 1949
CHERUBINI
Ali Baba Overture
  • LM 7026
TCHAIKOVSKY
Manfred Symphony
December 5, 1949 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
TCHAIKOVSKY
Manfred Symphony
  • WDM 1372, DM 1372, LVT 1024, LM 1037, VIC 1315
December 10, 1949
GIORDANO
  • Siberia : Prelude to Act 2
  • Il Re : Dance of the Moor
PUCCINI
Manon Lescaut : Prelude to Act 3
BUSONI
  • Berceuse ElegiaqueLM 7026
  • Rondo Arlecchinesco
    • Samuel Gallu
RESPIGHI
Feste Romane
December 12, 1949 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
RESPIGHI
Feste Romane
  • WDM 1490, LM 55, LM 1973, VIC 1344
December 17, 1949
ALL WAGNER PROGRAM
Parsifal : Prelude & Good Friday Spell
Gotterdammerung : Dawn and Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Gotterdammerung : Siegfried's Death & Funeral Music
Ride of the Valkyries
December 22, 1949 RECORDING SESSIONS ( CARNEGIE HALL )
ALL WAGNER
Gotterdammerung : Siegfried's Dawn and Rhine Journey
  • WDM 1564, LM 1157, LM 6020, VIC 1369
Parsifal : Prelude & Good Friday Spell
  • WDM 1376, DM 1376, LM 15, LM 6020, VIC 1278