The IBM Symphony

by scholastress

I thought you might enjoy Vittorio Giannini’s IBM Symphony, comissioned for the 1939 New York World’s Fair. The event and IBM’s president were jointly committed to the idea of world peace and prosperity through free trade, and the symphony was one of many spectacles dedicated to this theme.

Listen as the tumultuous passages of the initial movement gives way to a rousing, if not entirely artistically meritorious, blend of national anthems and company song. Ever onward IBM!

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