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Today in WMH: Utilizing the Technology of the Day

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4/22 Today in Weird Music History: 1939.  Giancarlo Menotti’s opera The Old Man and the Thief is premiered in New York City as a NBC radio broadcast.  Menotti would embrace technology again later in his career with the 1951 NBC television premiere of Amahl and the Night Visitors.

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1 Comment

  1. shoreacres says:

    I’m old enough to remember when our family only had a radio. Even once we got a television, about 1950, radio was as big a means of entertainment as the television, which only broadcast a few hours each day. Radio was magic – that photo captures it well.

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