(musical advisor - uncredited)
/ Moderator (1948)
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(1950's). He provided the commentaries on the original edition of the Mercury Living Presence early stereo recording of Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture" and Beethoven's "Wellington's Victory", both conducted by Antal Dorati. Taylor's commentaries, explaining how the recordings were made using the sound of real cannons, muskets, ...
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[on 'Rhapsody in Blue', 1924] Mr. Gershwin will bear watching. He may yet bring jazz out of the kitchen.
Served, with Milton Cross, as co-commentator during the first season of Metropolitan Opera broadcasts (NBC: 1931-1932). Commenting on the action while the opera was in progress, much as if it were a sporting event, he was relieved of his duties when many listeners complained that "some idiot keeps talking," disrupting the music. After that, commentary on the broadcasts, which continue today, was ...