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.
Today in WMH: Utilizing the Technology of the Day
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