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The NBC Symphony Orchestra was a radio orchestra established by David Sarnoff, the president of the Radio Corporation of America, 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 RatingReleases
1940 Beethoven: Missa Solemnis / Toscanini Ludwig van Beethoven; Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
1952 Symphony no. 1 Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini 1
1953 Symphony no. 2 Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini 1
1990 Arturo Toscanini Collection, Volume 32: Pini di Roma / Fontane di Roma / Feste Romane Respighi; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 2
1990 Brahms Symphony no. 4 / Liebeslieder-Walzer, op. 52 / Gesang der Parzen Johannes Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1990 Symphony No. 3 / Double Concerto Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Mischa Mischakoff, Frank Miller 1
1991 Arturo Toscanini Collection, Volume 57: Falstaff Verdi; Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Valdengo, Nelli, Merriman, Elmo, Guarrera, Stich-Randall 1
1998 Verdi Requiem Giuseppe Verdi; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Symphony no. 6 "Pathétique" / Piano Concerto no. 1 Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Vladimir Horowitz 1
1998 Otello Giuseppe Verdi; NBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Arturo Toscanini, Vinay, Nelli, Valdengo, Assandri, Chabay, Nicola Moscona 1
1998 Symphony No. 2 / Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia Sibelius; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1999 Symphonies Johannes Brahms; Arturo Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
2001 The Rubinstein Collection, Volume 17: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Frédéric Chopin; Arthur Rubinstein, Alfred Wallenstein, William Steinberg, Los Angeles Philharmonic, NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
2007 Piano Concerto No. 2 Brahms; Horowitz, Toscanini, NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
2008 Symphony no. 3 in E-flat major, op. 55 "Eroica" Ludwig van Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Arturo Toscanini, Volume 12: Falstaff Verdi; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
NBC: A Soundtrack of Must See TV William Burroughs & NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
Overtures Rossini; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Symphonies nos. 1 & 2 Johannes Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Symphony no. 1, op. 68 Johannes Brahms; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Symphony No. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Concerto no. 1 per pianoforte, op. 23 / Sinfonia no. 6 "Patetica" Čajkovskij; Orchestra RIAS Berlino, István Kertész, Van Cliburn, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1990 Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 / Kodaly: Hary Janos, Suite / Smetana: The Moldau Antonín Dvořák, Zoltán Kodály, Bedřich Smetana; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1997 Symphony no. 2 / Pohjola's Daughter / The Swan of Tuonela / Finlandia Jean Sibelius; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
2000 Violin Concertos Beethoven, Brahms; Jascha Heifetz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Serge Koussevitzky 1
2000 Great Conductors: Toscanini J. S. Bach, Vivaldi, Handel; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini, Mischa Mischakoff 1
2003 The 9 Symphonies Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
2003 Brahms: Piano Concerto no. 2 / Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto no. 1 Brahms, Tchaikovsky; Vladimir Horowitz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 2
2004 Arturo Toscanini - All Debussy Claude Debussy; Arturo Toscanini & NBC Symphony Orchestra 1
2006 Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (highlights) / Johann Strauss II: On the Beautiful Blue Danube, Tales from the Vienna Woods / Beethoven: Turkish March / Mozart: Turkish March Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss II, Beethoven, Mozart; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1998 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, Overture Coriolanus / Wagner: Siegfried's Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung Beethoven, Wagner; Dame Myra Hess, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Fidelio Overture / Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto / Wagner: Parsifal Mendelssohn, Wagner; Jascha Heifetz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Piano Concerto no. 2 / Symphony no. 1 Brahms; Vladimir Horowitz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Symphony no. 7 / Septet Ludwig van Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Symphony No. 8 / Overtures Beethoven; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
1998 Symphony no. 9 "Choral" / Choral Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra Beethoven; Jarmila Novotna, Kerstin Thorborg, Jan Peerce, Nicolai Moscona, Ania Dorfmann, Westminster Choir, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1
Iberia / Prelude à l’après‐midi d’un faune / La Mer Debussy; NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1953 Victory at Sea, Volume 1 Richard Rodgers, Members of the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Robert Russell Bennett 3

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