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Title
The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-05
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Names
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943 (Composer)
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907 (Composer)
Lecuona, Ernesto, 1896-1963 (Composer)
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912 (Composer)
Herbert, Victor, 1859-1924 (Composer)
Fletcher, John (Composer)
Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Associated name)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)
Collection

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1940-05
Table of Contents
1st link: Opening announcement ; Prelude in G minor (arr. for orchestra) / music by Rachmaninov (orchestra) ; I love thee / music Grieg (Melton with orchestra) ; Siboney / music by Lecuona (Melton (starts in English and ends in Spanish) with orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Anecdote from the life of Massenet -- 2nd link: Méditation from Thaïs / music by Massenet, arranged without solo violin ; If I were on the stage / music by Herbert (White, orchestra) ; Quilting party [Seeing Nellie home] (Originally for voice and piano) / music by Fletcher (chorus with orchestra) -- 3rd link: Bell Telephone ad ; Will you remember / music by Romberg (Melton, White with orchestra) ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 794-796
Topics
Orchestral music, Arranged
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Operas
Musicals
Choruses with orchestra
Radio programs, Musical
Radio advertising
Rachmaninoff, Sergei, 1873-1943. Preludes, piano, op. 23. No. 5; arranged
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907. Hjertets melodier. Jeg elsker dig; arranged. English
Lecuona, Ernesto, 1896-1963. Siboney. English
Romberg, Sigmund, 1887-1951. Maytime. Will you remember
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Notes
Content: Title and credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB22184B2 (disc 1); BB22785 C1 (disc 2); BB22286B2 (disc 3).
Content: "The Telephone Hour, Prog 2, part 1; The Telephone Hour, Prog 2, part 2; The Telephone Hour, Prog 2, part 3"-- On run-out of discs 1, 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1940 May.
Language: Sung in English.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 3 one-sided audio discs (approximately 29 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 936337833
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20886032
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 11a64ae0-c362-0133-c9c0-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1904: Creator Born
  • 1940: Created
  • 1961: Creator Died
  • 2018: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-05" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1940. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/491017a0-c362-0133-d631-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-05" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 17, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/491017a0-c362-0133-d631-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1940). The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-05 Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/491017a0-c362-0133-d631-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour : radio broadcast, 1940-05