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The NBC Symphony Orchestra was a radio orchestra established by David Sarnoff, the president of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), especially for the celebrated conductor Arturo Toscanini. The NBC Symphony performed weekly radio concert broadcasts with Toscanini and other conductors and served as house orchestra for the NBC network. The orchestra's first broadcast was on November 13, 1937 and it continued until disbanded in 1954. A new ensemble, independent of the network, called the "'Symphony of the Air'" followed. It was made up of former members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra and performed from 1954 to 1963, notably under Leopold Stokowski.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Symphony No. 3 / Double Concerto Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Mischa Mischakoff, Frank Miller 1
1991 Arturo Toscanini Collection, Volume 57: Verdi - Falstaff Giuseppe Verdi; Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Valdengo, Nelli, Merriman, Elmo, Guarrera, Stich-Randall 1
1998 Symphony no. 6 "Pathétique" / Piano Concerto no. 1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Vladimir Horowitz 1
1998 Symphony No. 2 / Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia Sibelius; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
2007 Piano Concerto No. 2 Brahms; Horowitz, Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV William Burroughs & NBC Symphony Orchestra 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 / Kodaly: Hary Janos, Suite / Smetana: The Moldau Compilation Antonín Dvořák, Zoltán Kodály, Bedřich Smetana; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1995 Violin Concertos Compilation Beethoven, Brahms; Jascha Heifetz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky 1
1997 Symphony no. 2 / Pohjola's Daughter / The Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia Compilation Jean Sibelius; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
2000 Great Conductors: Toscanini Compilation J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Handel; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Mischa Mischakoff 1
2003 The 9 Symphonies Compilation Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
2004 Arturo Toscanini - All Debussy Compilation Claude Debussy; Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1953 Debussy - Iberia; Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune; La Mer Live Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
1998 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Overture Coriolanus / Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung Live Beethoven, Wagner; Dame Myra Hess, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Fidelio Overture / Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Live Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Wagner: Parsifal Live Mendelssohn, Wagner; Jascha Heifetz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Symphony no. 1 Live Brahms; Vladimir Horowitz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Symphony No. 8 / Overtures Live Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Symphony no. 9 "Choral" / Choral Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra Live Beethoven; Jarmila Novotna, Kerstin Thorborg, Jan Peerce, Nicolai Moscona, Ania Dorfmann, Westminster Choir, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1

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