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Title
The Telephone Hour: radio broadcast, 1941-01-20
Additional title: Bell Telephone Hour
Additional title: Bell Telephone hour (Radio program)
Additional title: Londonderry air
Names
Anderson, Warner, 1911-1976 (Host)
Melton, James, 1904-1961 (Performer)
White, Francia, 1908-1984 (Performer)
Voorhees, Donald (Conductor)
Voorhees, Donald (Commentator)
Illica, Luigi, 1857-1919 (Librettist)
Giacosa, Giuseppe, 1847-1906 (Librettist)
Procter, Adelaide Anne, 1825-1864 (Lyricist)
Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868 (Composer)
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907 (Composer)
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924 (Composer)
Glière, Reinhold Morit͡sevich, 1875-1956 (Composer)
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900 (Composer)
Serradell, Narciso, 1843-1910 (Composer)
Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra (Performer)
Bell Telephone Hour Chorus (Performer)
National Broadcasting Company (Producer)
Collection

The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1941-01-20
Table of Contents
Link 1: Opening announcement ; Low-back'd car / music by S. Lover (Melton, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Anitra's Dance, from Peer Gynt (announced as "Pagan suite") / music by Grieg (orchestra) ; Announcement -- Link 2: Mi chiamano Mimì, from opera La Bohème / music by Puccini ; libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa (White, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; Londonderry air with lyrics "April's one" (chorus, orchestra) ; Announcement ; Commentary on composer Glière by Voorhees -- Link 3: Sailor's dance, from ballet "The red poppy" / music by Glière ; Announcement ; The lost chord (originally for voice and piano) / music by Sullivan ; lyrics by Procter (Melton, orchestra) ; Bell Telephone ad ; Announcement ; The Swallow (Golondrina, Mexican "Home sweet home") ; Closing announcement.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 858
Shelf locator: *LK-16 860
Topics
Songs, Irish
Songs (High voice) with orchestra
Suites (Orchestra)
Incidental music
Operas
Choruses, Secular (Mixed voices) with orchestra
Ballets
Swallows -- Songs and music
Exiles -- Songs and music
Popular music -- Mexico
Radio programs, Musical
Lover, Samuel, 1797-1868. Low back'd car
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907. Peer Gynt. Anitras dans
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Bohème. Sì, mi chiamano Mimì
Glière, Reinhold Morit︠s︡evich, 1875-1956. Krasnyĭ mak. Tanet︠s︡ sovetskikh mori︠a︡kov
Sullivan, Arthur, 1842-1900. Lost chord; arranged
Serradell, Narciso, 1843-1910. Golondrina
Genres
Radio programs
Music
Radio commercials
Advertising
Notes
Content: Title and date from original disc label; credits from audition.
Source note: Streaming files transferred from original audio discs.
Content: Matrix nos: BB25435 C1 (Disc 1, side 1), BB25437 C1 (Disc 1, side 2), BB25436 B2 (Disc 2).
Content: "Telephone Hour, Prog 39, part 1; Telephone Hour, Prog 39, part 3; Telephone Hour, Prog 39, part 2 "-- On run-out of discs sides 1 and 2 and 3 respectively.
Performers: Warner Anderson, announcer ; James Melton, tenor ; Francia White, soprano ; Bell Telephone Hour Chorus ; Bell Telephone Hour Orchestra ; Donald Voorhees, commentator and conductor.
Venue: Broadcast on NBC Radio in New York 1941 January 20.
Language: Sung in English, Italian and Spanish.
Citation/reference: Forms part of: The Bell Telephone Hour collection of sound recordings, *L(Special) 89-33.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 2 (1 two-sided and 1 one-sided) audio discs (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, vertical cut, mono ; 16 in.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
Languages
English
Italian
Spanish, Castilian
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 941283109
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20906014
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 7cb51c10-c371-0133-8228-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1911: Creator Born
  • 1941: Created
  • 1976: Creator Died
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1941. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/81074dd0-c371-0133-3066-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "The Telephone Hour" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 21, 2019. http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/81074dd0-c371-0133-3066-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1941). The Telephone Hour Retrieved from http://digital.gallery.nypl.org/items/81074dd0-c371-0133-3066-60f81dd2b63c

Wikipedia Citation

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The Telephone Hour