06 November 2011

Sibelius and Rod Serling

So . . . when clips of the Opus 63 were used to underscore the 11 October 1956 broadcast of Requiem for a Heavyweight, was that the first occasion that the Sibelius Fourth Symphony sounded through American television sets?

1 comment:

  1. Toscanini and the NBC Symphony were still giving concerts on Sunday afternoons, so maybe Sibelius was heard.

    "NBC Symphony" sounds so impossible today!

    Today the "CBS Orchestra" has about 8 guys with a conductor who is a Bozo-wannabe!