A man in a studio with a bunch of vinyl records.
Photo by Mike Thomas
June 23, 2017

John Frayne’s News-Gazette column

Each week, John Frayne shares his love for classical music and opera with you on WILL-FM. Did you know he also shares his knowledge via the News-Gazette?

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
April 21, 2018

Mitusko Uchida

Most famous for her playing of Mozart's piano works.

April 14, 2018

Ballet Suites

Hear some ballet suites which have become enduring top hits in the concert hall.  

George Frideric Handel by Balthasar Denner
By attributed to Balthasar Denner - National Portrait Gallery. Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6364709
April 07, 2018

From M to M

Sir Malcolm Sargent’s career ran from M (Messiah) to M (Mikado).

Painting of Beethoven
"Beethoven" by Joseph Karl Stieler - Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia
March 31, 2018

The Frick Collection

Hear selections from this famous concert on April 4, 1948.

Bernstein conducting the New York City Symphony (1945)
By Fred Palumbo, World Telegram staff photographer - Library of Congress. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection. http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3c27783, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1273889
March 24, 2018

Bernstein, the last recordings

As Bernstein mellowed with age, his tempos got slower as his career drew to a close.

Remains of the 12th-century Trim Castle in County Meath, the largest Norman castle in Ireland
By Andrew Parnell - Trim Castle, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1589876
March 17, 2018

Ireland in Symphonic Music

Ireland's scenic beauty as well as its songs and dances have found their way into symphonic music.

Vladimir Putin at award ceremonies (2017-05-24) with Gennady Rozhdestvensky.
By Kremlin.ru, CC BY 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59257116
March 10, 2018

Conductors of the Soviet Russian Era

One of the major conductors who introduced modern music to Russians was Gennady Rozhdestvensky.

Mengelberg (1919)
By Jacob Merkelbach - Beeldbank Stadsarchief Amsterdam (using Dememorixer), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=51625607
March 03, 2018

On the air

The New York Philharmonic was a pioneer in broadcasting their concerts.

Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California
By Thomas Wolf, www.foto-tw.de, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=43944546
February 24, 2018

Hollywood String Quartet

Hollywood film studios of the 1940s would seem to be a strange breeding ground for a famous string quartet, but it did happen. 

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