The Boston Symphony Orchestra

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


53258. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. August 1943. Program #11. Blue Network. The concert originates from Symphony Hall, Boston. It's identified as a "Pops" concert. The first selection (after the national anthem) is, "The Stars and Stripes Forever." Also heard are: "The Minute Waltz" (Chopin), the overture to "The Barber Of Seville (Rossini), "The Flight Of The Bumble-Bee" (Rimsky-Korsakov), "The Dance Of Death" (Liszt). The first 42:45 of the program only. The date is approximate. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Donald Lowe (commentator), Arthur Fiedler (conductor). 42:45. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

93483. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. April 14, 1945. Blue net, rebroadcast on WFMT-FM, Chicago. Sustaining. The broadcast originates from Hunter College, New York City. Joseph Di Pasquale (principal viola of the orchestra and relative of Dr. Koussevitzky) recalls the conductor). Koussevitzky introduces Beethoven's Symphony #3 ("The Eroica"), which is followed by the national anthem. The program rebroadcast is also known as, "The Art Of Serge Kpoussevitzky." The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky (conductor), William Pierce (announcer), Joseph Di Pasquale. 56:56. Audio condition: Excellent. Apparently complete.

62524. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. August 10, 1946. ABC net, KECA, Los Angeles aircheck. Sponsored by: Allis Chalmers, Santa Fe Wine (local). The broadcast originates from The Berkshire Festival at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts. The American premier of the Symphony #9 by Shostakovitch. The performance is met with wild enthusiasm by the audience. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture." The Boston Symphony Orchestra, William Harrison (announcer), Serge Koussevitsky (conductor). 62:00. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

102476. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. October 22, 1946. ABC net, WCAE, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sustaining. "Pavanne For A Dead Princess" (Ravel) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4 are heard. Gene Hamilton does an excellent job filling during an extended period between selections (or, he had a great deal of excellent copy prepared in advance). The first 29:34 of the program only. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky (conductor), Gene Hamilton (announcer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

102333. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. December 10, 1946. ABC net, WCAE, Pittsburgh aircheck. Sustaining. 9:00 P.M. The program originates from Detroit. The orchestra performs the prelude to, "Khovanschina" (Mussorgsky) and Symphony #5 (Tchaikovsky). The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitsky (conductor). 15:39. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

21543. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. November 11, 1950. Program #7. AFRS. A rehearsal. The program originates from Symphony Hall, Boston. The 3rd and 4th movements of David Diamond's Symphony #4. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch (conductor), Ben Grauer (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

111458. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. October 5, 1958. WQXR-FM, New York City. Sustaining. 3:05 P.M. A benefit performance for the orchestra's "Pension Fund." The program originates from Symphony Hall, Boston. Commentator Martin Bookspan mentions that this broadcast is using a 15kc telephone line from Boston (the widest frequency range offered by the phone company at this time). The orchestra plays Schumann's A minor Piano Concerto (prolonged applause is heard at the conclusion). Also heard are "The Concerto #3 in D Minor (Rachmaninoff) and "The Roman Carnival Overture" (Berlioz). During an intermission, Abram Chasens and Martin Bookspan interview Van Cliburn. The station I.D. has been deleted. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch (conductor), Van Cliburn, Martin Bookspan (commentator), Abram Chasens. 1:37:24. Audio condition: High fidelity. Complete as above.

75975. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. June 11, 1960. The QXR Network, WQXR-FM, New York. Sponsored by: Rover, The Book Of The Month Club. The broadcast originates from Symphony Hall, Boston. The first selection is not identified, the second selection is Brahms' Piano Concerto #2. The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch (conductor), Sviatoslav Richter (piano, first appearance with The Boston Symphony), Martin Bookspan (host, commentator). 1:36:00. Audio condition: High fidelity. Incomplete.

76134. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. May 5, 1981. WQXR-FM aircheck. Sponsored by: Astor, Emigrant Savings Bank, The Bank Of New York, Allstate. 9:00 P.M. This recording is in stereo. "Symphony #6 in C Major (Schubert), "Midnight," "Piano Concerto #1" (Bartok), Rhapsodie Espagnole (Ravel). The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Colin Davis (conductor), Eli Wallach (commercial spokesman for Emigrant), Maurizio Pollini (pianist), William Pierce (announcer, who has voice that can put you to sleep). 1:43:48. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

111237. The Boston Symphony Orchestra. October 17, 1981. WGBH-FM, Boston origination, WQXR-FM, New York City aircheck. Sustaining. This recording is in stereo. The 100th birthday concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; originating from Symphony Hall, Boston. The program consists of Beethoven's "Overture To The Consecration of The House," "Concerto in D for Two Violins" (Vivaldi), "Concerto in C for Cello (Haydn), and an aria from "Il Trovatore" (Verdi). Seiji Ozawa is interviewed during the intermission. Itzhak Perlman (host), Seiji Ozawa (conductor), Leontyne Price, Isaac Stern, Rudolf Serkin, Mstislav Rostropovich, The Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver (choral director), John Ehler (vocal soloist), Dennis Bailey (vocal soloist), John Cheek (? vocal soloist), Lily Trakazian (? vocal soloist), Susan Deverny-Weiner (? vocal soloist), William Pierce (host). 2:00:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

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