The 1923 broadcasts are authentic but unrecorded. The were conducted by
Gabrilowitsch. They may have been the first radio broadcast of a regular
symphony orchestra concert. The Minneapolis Symphony under Verbrugghen also
broadcast in that same year.
On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:41 PM, John Haley <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Thanks, Leo. Great info.
> Best, John
> On Wed, Mar 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM, Leo Gillis <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > The online archives of the DSO for the Ford Sunday Evening Hour goes from
> > 2/16/1934 to 3/8/1947. A couple are listed for 1923, but I'm not sure if
> > those are correct.
> > http://www.dso.org/performanceTitle.aspx?page_id=648
> > The list of conductors includes: Victor Kolar, Fritz Reiner, Mischa
> > Levitsky, Alexander Smallens, Charles Hackett, Richard Bonelli, Sir
> > MacMillan, Emma Otero, Franco Ghione, Elwyn Carter, Andre Kostelanetz,
> > John Barbirolli, Sir Thomas Beecham, Wilfrid Pelletier, Jose Iturbi,
> > Szell, Sir Eugene Ormandy, Reginald Stewart, Artur, Rodzinaksi, Eugene
> > Goossens, Victor Kolar, Harold Koch, Dmitri Mitropoulos, Karl Krueger,
> > William Steinberg, Leonard Bernstein, Efrem Kurtz, and C. Valter Poole.
> > The first few years were all Kolar, (DSO principal conductor) then Reiner
> > and Ormandy began appearing. Kolar, Reiner, Ormandy, Iturbi, Pelletier
> > Beecham did numerous performances, and many of these in later years were
> > held at the Music Hall, another fine, small venue in downtown Detroit,
> > still in operation. Several of the listings unfortunately do not include
> > the performance venue.
> > -- Leo Gillis
> > On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 7:38 PM, Don Tait ([log in to unmask])
> > <
> > [log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> > > I have tapes or private CD-Rs of some of those
> > broadcasts. From circa
> > > 1941/2. Each 30 minutes. All I have are conducted by
> > Fritz Reiner, who
> > > presumably took the train up from Pittsburgh for the
> > gig. I got the
> > > recordings
> > > from fellow Reiner collectors and have no idea
> > who might have conducted
> > > other
> > > programs. As one might expect, the selections are short
> > and the musical
> > > gruel is pretty thin. The "theme music" for each
> > program is the French
> > > horn
> > > "bedtime" music from Hansel und Gretel.
> > >
> > > I do not remember whether the
> > announcer(s) said from where the
> > > broadcasts originated. Sorry.
> > >
> > > Don Tait
> > >
> > >
> > > In a message dated 3/18/2014 3:38:10 P.M. Central
> > Daylight Time,
> > > [log in to unmask]
> > writes:
> > >
> > > Starting in 1934 and continuing for a number of
> > years thereafter, the
> > > Detroit Symphony appeared on a radio program, the
> > Ford Symphony Hour.
> > > Some
> > > of the most distinguished conductors of that time
> > regularly guested on
> > > this
> > > show, which also featured big name soloists.
> > Preserved broadcasts show
> > > that the orchestra was an excellent one during this
> > period, and the
> > > acoustics audible on these recordings sound OK, with a
> > touch of nice hall
> > > ambiance. A number of these broadcasts are sought
> > after by collectors. I
> > > don't know where these shows were recorded, but I
> > assume they predate the
> > > Ford Auditorium referred to previously.
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > John Haley
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