Opera Air Check Recordings collection 1937-1956


Opera Air Check Recordings collection 1937-1956

350 instantaneous disc air check recordings of mostly Metropolitan and San Francisco Opera live performance broadcasts (in addition to other, unnamed orchestras) from 1937 to 1956. Because the provenance of these discs is not known, they have been retained, though duplicate recordings of these performances may be held elsewhere.

4 linear feet; (350 record discs).



SNAC Resource ID: 6649276

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