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 Dwnld Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
51 Concerto K 595 / Concerto No 3 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1987 Concordia (2)
52 Toscanini Conducts Debussy The Complete April 13, 1940 All-Debussy Concert ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio Olympic Records (4)
53 Symphony No.5 In E Minor, Op.95 "From The New World" ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio His Master's Voice
54 The Toscanini Collection - Highlights ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1990
55 Symphonies Nos. 1 And 2 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1972 RCA Victrola
56 Concerto No. 2 In C Minor, Op. 18 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1950-03-00
57 Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1941 Victor Red Seal
58 Pines Of Rome / Fountains Of Rome ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1955
59 Daphnis And Chloe Suite, No. 2 / Leonore Overture, No. 3 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 1950 RCA Victor Red Seal
60 Symphony In D, Septet In E Flat ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 12 Audio 1953 RCA Victor Red Seal
61 Symphony No.1 ("Classical") / Finlandia / Háry János ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 16 Audio RCA Victrola
62 Symphony No. 3 In E Flat ("Eroica") ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio His Master's Voice
63 Sinfonie Nr.9 E-moll Op. 95 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1976 Eterna
64 Symphony No.6 In F Major, OP.68 (Pastoral) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio Olympic Records (4)
65 Klavierkonzert Nr.1 - Toscanini Edition ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1960 RCA
66 Unfinished Symphony No. 8, In B Minor ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
67 Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") • Symphony No. 5 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1968 RCA Victrola
68 Wagner - Tannhäuser • Götterdämmerung • Lohengrin ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 7 Audio 1992 RCA Victor Gold Seal
69 Symphonies Nos. 1 And 9 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 24 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
70 Toscanini Conducts Wagner Volume Two ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio RCA
71 Daphnis And Chloe Suite, No. 2 / Leonore Overture, No. 3 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 1950 RCA Victor Red Seal
72 Symphony No.39, Divertimento No.15 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 11 Audio His Master's Voice
73 Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 ("Italian") / Weber: Overtures: Der Freischütz • Euryanthe • Oberon ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1968 RCA Victrola
74 The Pines ... The Fountains Of Rome ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1953
75 Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio
76 LaTraviata (Complete Opera) ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
77 Sinfonia In Re Min. ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio La Voce Del Padrone
78 "Jupiter" Symphony: No. 41, In C, K. 551 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
79 Die Götterdämmerung ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 7 Audio RCA Victor Red Seal
80 Franck: Symphony In D Minor ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1978 RCA Red Seal
81 Don Juan • Die Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Rhine Journey ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1951 RCA Victor Red Seal
82 Don Quixote ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio 1956 RCA Victor Red Seal
83 Symphonies Nos. 5 & 8 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio 1952 RCA Victor Red Seal
84 Rossini Overtures ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio 1946 RCA Victor Red Seal
85 Grand Canyon Suite ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1945-09-10 RCA Victor Red Seal
86 Rossini Overtures ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1945 Victor Red Seal
87 Symphonies Nos. 4 And 8 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 10 Audio 1972 RCA Victrola
88 Symphony No. 7 / Egmont: Overture ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 7 Audio 1972 RCA Victrola
89 Two Favorite Symphonies: Beethoven's Fifth, Schubert's "Unfinished" ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1972 RCA Victrola
90 Nine Beethoven Symphonies / Overtures / Others ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 60 Audio 1958 RCA Victrola
91 Overtures ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 6 Audio 1956 RCA Victrola
92 La Wally: Prelude To Act IV ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 2 Audio 1956 RCA Victor Red Seal
93 Dvořák: Symphony No. 9 ("From The New World") And Schumann: Manfred Overture ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1967 RCA Victrola
94 Ballet Suites - Prokofiev: Romeo And Juliet And Menotti: Sebastian ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 14 Audio 1978 RCA Red Seal
95 Symphony No. 3 ("Eroica") ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 5 Audio 1980 RCA Victrola
96 Egmont-Overtüre, Op. 84 - Studentanz ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 3 Audio RCA Red Seal
97 La Mer And Iberia ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 8 Audio 1955 RCA Victor Red Seal
98 "Jupiter" Symphony No. 41, In C, K. 551 / Concerto No. 1, In B-Flat For Bassoon And Orchestra, K. 191 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 9 Audio
99 Nine Beethoven Symphonies ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 46 Audio 1958 RCA Victor Red Seal
100 Concerto N°1 In B Flat Minor, Op. 23 ↓ mp3 ↓ zip 4 Audio 1983 RCA


[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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