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For AFRTS from the Jubilee season recorded on July 16, 1946. Leopold Stokowski, conductor. Brahms Academic Festival Overture and Symphonic excerpts from Wagner operas.


OFFENBACH Gaite Parisienne 
 BEETHOVEN Symphony No 5 
 FINZI Fall of the Leaf 
 ALBENIZ Iberia 
 ELGAR Serenade For Strings 

BEETHOVEN Pastoral Symphony


Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. ABBADO Vienna P O - Pastoral Symphony No 6 Op 68 - BEETHOVEN

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BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No 5 in e flat major. Op 73. Performance by Helene Grimaud with Paavo Jarvi conducting Frankfurt Radio Sinfonia. The Emporer concerto was composed between 1809 and 1811 in Vienna and dedicated to Beethoven's patron and pupil Archduke Rudolph of Austria. First Performance in Vienna with the Archduck as soloist. The epitthet EMPORER was coined by the English publisher of the concerto. more at wikipedia
official website Grimaud

Andre Kostelanetz

The Andre Kostelanetz Radio Programs

 In the 1930s, he began his own weekly show on CBS, AndrĂ© Kostelanetz Presents. Kostelanetz was known for arranging and recording light classical music pieces for mass audiences, as well as orchestral versions of songs and Broadway show tunes.

Voice of Firestone OTR series

The Voice of Firestone was a long-running radio and television program of classical music. The show featured leading singers in selections from opera and operetta. Originally titled The Firestone Hour, it was first broadcast on the NBC Radio network on December 3, 1928 and was later also shown on television starting in 1949. The program was last broadcast in 1963.


MET OPERA AUDITIONS Old Time Radio series

The Metropolitan Opera Auditions of the Air was an annual singing competition sponsored by the Metropolitan Opera of New York City for more than two decades and hosted by Milton Cross. The competition's purpose was to find, encourage, and promote developing young opera singers with promising future careers.
Winners of the competition were given a cash prize and the opportunity to perform opera selections on the radio with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.



Hollywood Bowl Silver Jubilee Series

The series was conducted by Leopold  Stokowski and was a grand introduction to classical symphonic music at the Hollywood Bowl - selections include the opera Carmen sung in English, featured soloists Isaac Stern, Dorothy Eustis, Roman Totenberg, and Percy Grainger, with selections from Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, and Cellini.

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The Bell Telephone hour

The Bell Telephone Hour (also known as The Telephone Hour) was a concert series which began April 29, 1940, on NBC Radio and was heard on NBC until June 30, 1958. Sponsored by Bell Telephone as the name implies, it showcased the best in classical and Broadway music, reaching eight to nine million listeners each week. It continued on television from 1959 to 1968. Throughout the program's run on both radio and television, the studio orchestra on the program was conducted by Donald Voorhees.



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