Date: February 15, 1967
Creator: Gillis, Don
Description: This recording is a part of the radio series “Toscanini: Centennial Series,” which was a tribute to conductor Arturo Toscanini on the hundredth anniversary of his birth, and was a subset of the radio series "Toscanini: The Man Behind the Legend". The broadcasts consist of music performed by the NBC Orchestra as well as interviews with composers, conductors, orchestra members, and other people associated with Toscanini. This segment includes performances of William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini, Skater's Waltz by Emile Waldteufel, 'Ballabile' and 'Triumphal March' from Aida by Guiseppi Verdi, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Claude Debussy, 'Dance of the Hours' from La Gioconda by Amilcare Poncielli, and interviews with Jerome Hannes, Eugene Ormandy, and Vivian Della Chiesa.
Contributing Partner: UNT Music Library