NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC, THE, PT. 1 OF 2: LEONARD BERNSTEIN DEBUT (RADIO)

Summary

Part one of two. One in this series of programs featuring the New York Philharmonic in performance at Carnegie Hall. In this program, Leonard Bernstein, appointed assistant conductor earlier in the year, makes his debut conducting the Philharmonic when called in to replace the ailing Bruno Walter. After the announcer outlines the day's program, "The Star-Spangled Banner" is played. Robert Schumann's Overture to Byron's "Manfred," op. 115, is introduced and played. The announcer then introduces Miklos Rozsa's Theme, Variations, and Finale, op. 13, and speaks about Hungarian music in general before the piece is played.

Historian and biographer Carl Van Doren introduces the first in a series of features called "American Scriptures." In this first segment, Orson Welles, speaking from Chicago, reads an essay by Nancy Hale titled “American Scriptures” that tells the story of the Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale and compares him to the soldiers fighting in the current war.

Includes a lengthy public service announcement from the United States Rubber Company, urging the conservation of rubber car tires to aid in the war effort. Continues with R87:0231.

Details

  • NETWORK: CBS
  • DATE: November 14, 1943 Sunday 3:00 PM
  • RUNNING TIME: 0:40:00
  • COLOR/B&W:
  • CATALOG ID: R87:0230
  • GENRE: Radio - Music
  • SUBJECT HEADING: Conductors (music)
  • SERIES RUN: CBS - Radio series, 1930-1963
  • COMMERCIALS: Radio - PSAs - United States Rubber Company

CREDITS

    • James Fassett … Producer
    • Nancy Hale … Writer, "American Scriptures"
    • Robert Schumann … Composer
    • Miklos Rozsa … Composer
    • Leonard Bernstein … Conductor
    • New York Philharmonic, The … Symphony Orchestra
    • Bernard Dudley … Announcer
    • Van Doren, Carl … Introduction, "American Scriptures"
    • Orson Welles … Readings by, "American Scriptures"