NBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH ARTURO TOSCANINI {SERIES PREMIERE} (TV)

Summary

This program marks the first televised broadcast of the NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Arturo Toscanini. Ben Grauer introduces David Sarnoff, chairman of RCA, who states that this telecast is the realization of a dream that began many years ago. This program of works by Richard Wagner begins with the Prelude to Act 3 of "Lohengrin" and continues with the Overture and Bacchanal from "Tannhauser," and "Dawn" and "Siegfried's Rhine Journey" from "Die Gotterdammerung." The program concludes with the "Ride of the Walkure" from "Die Walkure." This program is a simulcast. Parts of this program are out-of-sync.

Details

  • NETWORK: NBC
  • DATE: March 20, 1948 Saturday 6:30 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:59:00
  • COLOR/B&W: B&W
  • CATALOG ID: T77:0540
  • GENRE: TV - Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Orchestral music
  • SERIES RUN: NBC - TV series, 1948-1949, 1951-1952
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CREDITS

      Hal Keith........ Producer
    • Arturo Toscanini........ Conductor
    • NBC Symphony Orchestra........ Symphony Orchestra
    • Ben Grauer........ Announcer
    • David Sarnoff........ Speaker
    • Richard Wagner

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