Andre Previn

By Bert Verhoeff / Anefo - Nationaal Archief, CC BY-SA 3.0, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

May 11, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Andre Previn

We honor this famous composer who died this past February, at the age of 89.


Benno Moiseiwitsch in 1920

By Bain - Library of Congress, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=61247873

May 04, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Benno Moiseiwitsch

The Russian pianist was one of the most brilliant piano virtuosos of the middle 20th century.


Anne-Sophie Mutter, a violinist from Germany, in Berlin.

By A.Savin (Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpace) - Own work, Public Domain

April 20, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Hear more from one of the world’s most famous violin soloists.


Leon Botstein conducts the American Symphony Orchestra at The Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Bard College

By American Symphony Orchestra – Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

April 06, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Leon Botstein

This conductor has become famous as the reviver of neglected composers.


Arturo Toscanini

By Unknown (De Augostini Collection) - Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

March 23, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Toscanini conducts Wagner

Learn more about the famous conductor’s long association with the music of Richard Wagner.


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March 14, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Enjoy this archival program on Irish Symphonic Music.


Portrait of Wolfgang Amadeusz Mozart

Wikimedia Commons

March 09, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Famous overtures to forgotten operas

What makes one score collect dust on a shelf while another stands in the active concert repertory?


Frederick Delius, aged 45, photographed in 1907

By Unidentified - "Fritz Delius, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

March 02, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

The spell of Delius’ music

The great conductor Sir Thomas Beecham was a great admirer, in fact.


Stokowski and the Philadelphia Orchestra at the March 2, 1916 American premiere of Mahler's 8th Symphony.

Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

February 23, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Post-war German composers

There seemed to be three possible roles to play between 1933 and 1945: hero, victim, or émigré.


Franz Schubert

By Josef Kriehuber - http://www.portraitindex.de/documents/obj/oai:baa.onb.at:3497513, Public Domain.

February 16, 2019 - Classics of the Phonograph

Franz Schubert

Learn how his piano music was turned into a symphony.


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