César Franck at the console, painting by Jeanne Rongier, 1885
By Painting: Jeanne Rongier (1852-1934)[2]; Photo: Braun & Co - This photo was published in: Indy, Vincent d'; Newmarch, Rosa (translator) (1910) [1907] César Franck: a Translation from the French of Vincent d'Indy, London &
November 19, 2016

French Chamber Music of late 19th Century

The year 1871 was a decisive year for French instrumental music.


statue of Beethoven
"BEETHON" by Hans Weingartz - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 de via Wikimedia Commons
November 12, 2016

Beethoven in the 1950s

Thanks to two of the outstanding Austrian/German conductors, his works were brought to life. 


By Scan by NYPL - http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-e34c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=49797715
November 05, 2016

Conductors with many pseudonyms

In the 1960s, the famous magazine Readers Digest went into the record business.


A man conducting an orchestra
October 28, 2016

Great Conductors of Wagner

Three famous maestros and their memorable recordings of Wagner's music. Details within. 


Joseph Stalin 1938
By Bundesarchiv, Bild 183-R80329 / CC-BY-SA 3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5368597
October 15, 2016

Joseph Stalin, record collector

The dictator of the Soviet Union was a music lover who enjoyed special privileges.


Painting of Mozart
"Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart 1" by Barbara Krafft - Deutsch, Otto Erich (1965) Mozart: A Documentary Biography. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
October 08, 2016

Mozart Complete

His genius on CD, where to begin or where to end?


a stack of records
Wikimedia Commons
October 01, 2016

Vintage Vinyl

Record collection: Hobby, obsession, career.


Vinyl record
Wikimedia Commons
September 24, 2016

Vinyl Remains

Let’s talk record collecting in preparation for another Vintage Vinyl sale. 


8-track tape player
By Tagido - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=19836231
September 17, 2016

Strange Recordings: 8 Tracks

Bringing your favorite music into your car.


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Experience Yorkshire, Cambridge and London with fellow Friends of WILL


Garden tour

A day of gardening fun, including being a part of the live audience for Mid-American Gardener