The Longines Symphonette was a pre-recorded classical music program broadcast nightly on many Mutual
Broadcasting System stations from 1943 to 1949. It then moved to CBS where it was heard Sundays at 2pm from 1949 to 1957. The initial
conductor was Macklin Marrow, followed for most of the run by Michel Piastro, one-time concert master of the New York Philharmonic.
Frank Knight was the program's announcer. The introductory theme was the final movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony. The series was
sponsored by the Longines watch company. A spin-off program was The Longines Choraliers which aired on CBS from March 13, 1949 to
April 22, 1955.