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A blast from the Wolf-Ferrari past, with Arturo Toscanini conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra* in 1947:

*The NBC Symphony Orchestra was established especially for conductor Arturo Toscanini, and it performed weekly radio concert broadcasts from 1937 till 1954. A few words from Samuel Chotzinoff, NBC music chief during those years:

“A medium already existed that was to bring the music of Toscanini and the NBC Symphony directly to the largest audiences in the world. Radio had created a concert hall that extended across the continent and, by means of short wave, circled the globe. The performances of the NBC Symphony, listened to by millions and capable of being heard in every living room on earth, established radio as the most powerful instrument developed up to that time for cultural extension.”

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