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March 03, 2018
Mengelberg (1919)

Mengelberg (1919)

By Jacob Merkelbach - Beeldbank Stadsarchief Amsterdam (using Dememorixer), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51625607

The New York Philharmonic was a pioneer in broadcasting their concerts, beginning in the 1920s, and in 1930 starting their memorable series with CBS radio. The earliest concerts featured such conductors as Willem Mengelberg, and concerts from the 1930s featured the great Arturo Toscanini. From a series of CDs of the Philharmonic on the radio, we will hear some of these early broadcasts on this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM.

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