World Premiere of Concerto for Trombone & Orchestra
For the 6th annual WNYC American Music Festival in 1945, Maestro Leopold Stokowski conducted the New York City Symphony Orchestra and Tommy Dorsey on trombone. The work: the world premiere of Nathaniel Shilkret's Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra.
The crowd goes wild. WNYC's announcer at one point says "the youngsters are still very noisy" having been "stirred up by that bit of rhythm." Listen in.
Thanks this week to Lee Hernandez and Soterios Johnson for embarking upon the biweekly archive-based series Way Back.
They're kicking things off with one of our favorites from 1948: Defending Brooklyn Before Brooklyn Was Cool.