The actual date of this episode is 1941-02-12. For technical reasons, it shows up incorrectly above.
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
2nd Annual WNYC American Music Festival
Begins abruptly with musical performance. WNYC’s Joe Fishler announces Elie Siegmeister’s work, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight sung by the American Ballad Singers. The disc cuts off at this point. We hear instead, (at the new Hunter College’s Auditorium) Morton Gould conducting the first performance of his Spiritual for String, Choir and Orchestra. Fishler announces that Deems Taylor is conducting his work, The Highwayman. Richard Hale is the baritone with the Manhattan Chorus, under the direction of Albert Chiaretti.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 37930
Municipal archives id: LT3225