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
101 Don Quixote, Op.35 2 Audio RCA
102 Dvořák's Symphony -Nouveau Monde 5 Audio
103 Rossini Overtures 8 Audio 1949 Victor Red Seal
104 Pathétique Symphony No. 6, In B Minor, Opus 74 10 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
105 Rhapsody Liszt Enesco Stokowski 5 Audio Pickwick
106 Feste Romane 4 Audio His Master's Voice
107 Elgar * Enigma Variations / Brahms * Variation On A Theme By Haydn (St. Antoni Chorale) 4 Audio His Master's Voice
108 Dvořák's Symphony - From The New World 5 Audio 1954 RCA Victor Red Seal
109 Unfinished Symphony No. 8, In B Minor 2 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
110 Brahms Concerto No. 2, In B-Flat, Op. 83 8 Audio 1951 RCA Victor
111 William Tell Overture / The Skaters Waltz 4 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
112 Victory At Sea 11 Audio 1953 RCA Victor Red Seal
113 Symphony No. 6, In B Minor, Op. 74 ("Pathétique") 4 Audio 1950
114 Symphony No. 3 In E-Flat, Op. 55 ("Eroica") 4 Audio 1950 RCA Victor Red Seal
115 Otello 8 Audio
116 Symphony No. 2 In D Major, Op. 73 4 Audio 1974 RCA
117 Symphony No. 3 In F Major, Op. 90 4 Audio 1975 RCA
118 Arioso (Sinfonia) 2 Audio Victor Red Seal
119 The Magic Flute: Overture/The Barber Of Seville: Overture 2 Audio RCA
120 Concerto No. 1 • Leonore Overture No. 3 2 Audio 1970 RCA Victrola
121 Ouverture La Gazza Ladra 2 Audio His Master's Voice
122 Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica") 5 Audio 1953 RCA Italiana
123 Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite 3 Audio 1953 RCA Victor Red Seal
124 Invitation To The Dance 12 Audio RCA Victrola
125 Symphony No. 6, In B Minor, Op. 74 ("Pathétique") 4 Audio 1967 RCA Victrola
126 Verdi Preludes And Choruses 10 Audio 1983 RCA
127 Rossini's William Tell Overture 4 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
128 Symphony No. 7 5 Audio 1953 RCA Victor Red Seal
129 Toscanini Conducts Wagner 9 Audio RCA Victor
130 Verdi: Otello 7 Audio 1969 RCA Victrola
131 Stars And Stripes Forever / Tritsch - Tratsch Polka 2 Audio Victor Red Seal
132 La Traviata 2 Audio His Master's Voice
133 Unfinished Symphony No. 8, In B Minor 2 Audio 1954 His Master's Voice
134 The 4 Symphonies 4 Audio 1999 RCA Red Seal
135 Rossini Overtures 6 Audio 1956
136 Pictures From An Exhibition / The Sorcerer's Apprentice 3 Audio RCA Victrola
137 Concerto No. 2 In B-Flat Op. 19 3 Audio RCA Victor
138 Concerto In D Major 4 Audio 1953
139 Missa Solemnis 30 Audio 1972 RCA
140 Concerto No. 1 • Leonore Overture No. 3 6 Audio 1970 RCA Victrola
141 Orpheus & Eurydice (Act II) 2 Audio 1955 RCA Victor Red Seal
142 Dvořák's Symphony - From The New World 5 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
143 Symphonie No. 8, En Fa Majeur, Op. 93, Symphonie No.9, En Ré Mineur, Op. 125, 1er Mouvement 7 Audio 1952 RCA
144 Symphonie No.9, En Ré Mineur, Op. 125, 1er - 2er - 3er Mouvements 4 Audio 1952 RCA
145 Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18 10 Audio 1950 RCA Victor Red Seal
146 Symphonie Nº 7 En La Majeur, Op. 92 5 Audio 1951 RCA
147 Symphonie Nr. 9 C-Dur "Große C-Dur-Symphonie" 4 Audio 1956 RCA
148 Symphony In D Minor 3 Audio 1955 RCA Victor Red Seal
149 Toscanini Conducts Dukas The Sorcerer's Apprentice 5 Audio 1956 RCA Victor Red Seal
150 Matthias The Painter (Mathis Der Maler), Symphony No. 93, In D 7 Audio


[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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