NBC Symphony Orchestra

Also known as Оркестр NBC, Симфонический Оркестр, Симфонический Оркестр Эн-Би-Си, Хор И Оркестр NBC, Former NBC Symphony Orchestra, The, La Orquesta Sinfonica NBC, Members Of The NBC Symphony, Members Of The NBC Symphony Orchestra, N. B. C. Symphony Orchestra, N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra, The, NBC SO, NBC Symph. Orchester, NBC Symphonic Orchestra, NBC Symphonie-Orchester, NBC Symphony, NBC Symphony Orchestra New York, NBC Symphony Orchestra, The, NBC-Orchester, NBC-Symphony-Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica della NBC di New York, Orchestra Sinfonică NBC, Orquesta Sinfónica N.B.C., Orquesta Sinfónica NBC, Orquesta Sinfonica NBC, Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini Orchestra, The, Victory At Sea Orchestra, The
Members of NBC Symphony Orchestra: Alexander Williams, Arthur Berv, Benar Heifetz, Carlton Cooley, Daniel Guilet, Edwin Bachmann, Elias Carmen, Emanuel Vardi, Felix Galimir, Harry Glantz, Harry Lookofsky, Harvey Shapiro, Henry Siegl, John Wummer, Neal DiBiase, Paul Renzi, Philip Sklar, Robert Bloom
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.bach-cantatas.com/Bio/NBCSO.htm, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NBC_Symphony_Orchestra

Discography of NBC Symphony Orchestra:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Symphony No. 6 "Pathétique" / Piano Concerto No. 1 9 Audio 1998 Naxos Historical
2 Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 5 Audio 1998 RCA Red Seal
3 Symphonies Nos. 5, 6, 7 & 8 4 Audio 1998 RCA Red Seal
4 Symphony No. 9 · Missa Solemnis 2 Audio 1998 RCA Red Seal
5 9 Symphonies; Missa Solemnis 55 Audio 1998 RCA Red Seal
6 Pinos De Roma / Fuentes De Roma 10 Audio RCA
7 Sinfonia Nº3 En Do Menor, Op 78 2 Audio 1958 RCA
8 Symphony No. 4 26 Audio 1990 RCA Victor Gold Seal
9 Grand Canyon Suite 6 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
10 Symphony No. 9 In C 5 Audio 1957 RCA Victor Red Seal
11 Pictures From An Exhibition / The Sorcerer's Apprentice 3 Audio RCA Victrola
12 Sinfonien Nr. 4 Und 5 10 Audio 1975 ETERNA
13 Enigma Variations, Op. 36 / Variations On A Theme By Haydn, Op. 56a 26 Audio 1952 RCA Victor Red Seal
14 Symphonie Nr.1 F-moll, Nr.7 C-dur "Leningrader Symphonie" 10 Audio 1975 RCA
15 Carmen / Mignon 2 Audio RCA
16 Victory At Sea 9 Audio 1953
17 'Pastoral' Symphony • Sounds Of Nature 8 Audio 1954 RCA Victor Red Seal
18 Leonore Overture In C Major / Caprice Viennois 2 Audio
19 Fidelio (Complete) 6 Audio 1954 RCA Victor Red Seal
20 Nutcracker Suite / The Skaters Waltz / William Tell: Overture 3 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
21 Jota Aragonesa / Hungarian Dance No. 1 3 Audio V Disc
22 Symphonie No. 8, En Fa Majeur, Op. 93, Symphonie No.9, En Ré Mineur, Op. 125, 1er Mouvement 7 Audio
23 Symphonie Nr. 1 C-Moll 5 Audio 1973 RCA
24 Symphonie No. 3 En Mi Bémol Majeur Op. 55 "Héroique" 4 Audio La Voix De Son Maître
25 Symphonie No. 4 En Si Bémol Majeur Op. 60 - Symphonie No. 5 En Ut Mineur Op. 67 10 Audio La Voix De Son Maître
26 "New World" Symphony / William Tell Overture 7 Audio 1966 RCA Victrola
27 Symphonie No. 6 En Si Mineur Op. 74 "Pathétique" 4 Audio La Voix De Son Maître
28 Pathétique Symphony No. 6, In B Minor, Opus 74 10 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
29 Concerto N°1 Pour Piano Et Orchestre 4 Audio
30 Symphonie N°8 En Si Mineur, D.759 "Inachevée" / Symphonie N°5 En Si Bémol, D.485 8 Audio 1971-01-00
31 Eroica - Sinfonia N. 3 In Mi Bemolle Maggiore Op. 55 4 Audio RCA Victrola
32 Air / Dance Of The Sprits 2 Audio 1951 RCA Victor Red Seal
33 La Wally: Prelude To Act IV 2 Audio
34 Manfred, Poème Symphonique 5 Audio La Voix De Son Maître
35 Pictures At An Exhibition • Psyche And Eros 2 Audio 1954-09-00 RCA Victor Red Seal
36 Strauss-Dukas-Berlioz 4 Audio 1967 RCA Victrola
37 Symphonies Nos. 1 And 9 24 Audio 1953 RCA
38 Fountains Of Rome • Pines Of Rome / Roman Carnival / Danse Macabre 8 Audio 1967
39 Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat, Op. 55 ("Eroica") 4 Audio 1950
40 Overtures 4 Audio
41 Pastorale - Sinfonia N. 6 In Fa Maggiore, Op. 68 4 Audio 1967 RCA Victrola
42 Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18 10 Audio 1950 RCA Victor Red Seal
43 Nine Beethoven Symphonies 46 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
44 Feste Romane 5 Audio 1950 RCA Victor Red Seal
45 Manfred, Symphony After Byron, Op. 58 (Toscanini Edition) 4 Audio 1976 RCA
46 Victory At Sea 9 Audio 1953 RCA Victor Red Seal
47 Dvořák's Symphony - From The New World 5 Audio 1954 RCA Victor Red Seal
48 Toscanini Edition - Römische Feste, Der Zauberlehrling, Kikimora, Psyche Und Eros 11 Audio 1975
49 Lohengrin 4 Audio
50 A Midsummer Night's Dream 9 Audio 1964 RCA Victor


[b]Founded:[/b] 1937 - New York, USA

[b]Disbanded:[/b] 1954

This was a fabled orchestra specially constituted by David Sarnoff, chairman of RCA (which owned both RCA Victor Records and NBC radio) for conductor [a=Arturo Toscanini]. Offering the highest salaries of any orchestra at the time and a 52-week contract, NBC attracted top orchestral musicians: 21 of them were former section leaders of other orchestras. [a=Artur Rodzinski] was hired to train and mold the Orchestra to impeccable standards in anticipation of the leadership of Arturo Toscanini. The Orchestra took the air under Toscanini on Christmas day, 1937. It was immediately ranked as one of the world's great orchestras, famed for its precise and lean sound. It made numerous classic recordings for RCA, sometimes recording as the "RCA Victor Symphony," including the famous recording of Richard Rodgers' [i]Victory at Sea[/i] (a 13-hour musical score), and worked with famous conductors such as [a=Leopold Stokowski] (who was co-conductor from 1941 to 1944). Arturo Toscanini led the Orchestra for 17 years.

Toscanini retired after his April 4, 1954, concert. Much to his distress, NBC laid the Orchestra off after that. Most of its members (with a few new players) reassembled as the "[a=Symphony of the Air]", which went on to charter its own distinguished, if brief, path to fame. "[a=Symphony of the Air]" finally disbanded in 1963.


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